Ben Heck’s ‘IoT on Wheels’

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Ben and Felix are taking part in element14's IoT on Wheels design challenge with help from a local electrical engineer, Bob Baddeley, to use ST Microelectronic's Nucleo microcontroller board and Bluetooth module. The team decided to work on an In…

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Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites

imageAustralian authorities will make it much harder to keep up with the latest on Game of Thrones. They're expected to crack down hard on dozens of pirate websites that serve unauthorized movies and TV shows within the next couple of weeks. That's becaus…

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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ won’t get more single-player content

imageBioWare vowed to fix Mass Effect: Andromeda's numerous teething troubles shortly after launch, but there's apparently only so much it can do. The studio has revealed that its 1.10 patch is the last single-player update for the game — in a confirmat…

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Dell founder offers low-key response to Charlottesville violence

imageTech giants like Apple and Intel have vocally opposed both the racist violence in Charlottesville and President Trump's equivocating response to it, but former manufacturing council member Dell has remained silent. Where's its statement? Well, compan…

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ASUS ZenFone AR review: A ‘better’ Tango phone doesn’t mean much

imageGoogle's Tango augmented reality technology isn't new, and its debut last year on Lenovo's Phab2 Pro left a lot to be desired. I mean, honestly, as neat as AR apps can be, an enormous phone with a mid-range chipset wasn't the best vehicle for them. M…

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Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

imageLuxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and ha…

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Remember software’s dearly departed with Product Graveyard

imageVine. Sunrise. Google Reader. Over the years, we've seen many pieces of software thrown on the virtual garbage pile. The reasons behind their demise are numerous: Sometimes a startup is acquired, only to be have its indie darling absorbed by another,…

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Google and Deezer promise to expunge racist music, too

imageGoogle and Deezer don't want to be known as home for the hateful, racist music that Spotify started deleting earlier this week — so both companies have pledged to follow in its footsteps. Spotify began removing racist content after Digital Music New…

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Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter records

imageCybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems & Software (ES&S). The backup files of voter data were found o…

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Twitch starts its retro ‘Starcade’ marathon on August 28th

imageTwitch has nailed down the start of its Starcade marathon… and unlike many of its other marathons, it won't just involve playing episodes back to back. It'll stream the arcade-themed game show on Shout! Factory's channel starting August 28th at 2PM…

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