Technology and Money

Inside DJI's 'Robomasters' Robotics Competition
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pacopico writes: Every year, DJI hosts a robotics competition called Robomasters. It draws in hundreds of engineering students from around the world for two weeks of all out robotics mayhem. The students build and then control robotic vehicles that blast away at each other with rubber bullets, while drones strafe from overhead. Bloomberg Businessweek did […]

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Asteroid Strikes 'Increase Threefold Over Last 300 Million Years,' Survey Finds
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According to a survey of asteroid craters at least 6.2 miles wide, the number of asteroids slamming into Earth has nearly tripled since the dinosaurs first roamed. “Researchers worked out the rate of asteroid strikes on the moon and the Earth and found that in the past 290 million years the number of collisions had […]

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“Our worst fears have come true,” VW Group exec wrote to Audi exec
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Enlarge / A sign for car service for Audi and VW is pictured on January 09, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (credit: Photo by Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images) On Thursday, a federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, indicted four Audi executives for playing a role in the diesel cheating scandals that rocked parent company Volkswagen […]

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Galaxy S10 leak suggests a lineup with three variants
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Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has already posted an image that appears to show the front of Samsung's Galaxy S10, and now he's tweeted a family photograph showing off three variants wrapped in cases. Left to right, you're apparently looking at the…

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Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know     – CNET
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The antitrust case could decide how smartphones get made in the future — and what they cost.

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Every upcoming Marvel movie and TV show     – CNET
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If it’s confirmed or rumored, it’s on this list.

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Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay as seen by a ‘90s arcade rat
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Enlarge / Scorpion has come a long way in Mortal Kombat 11, but he’s still a golden ninja with flaming powers, so it works for me. I was 15 when Mortal Kombat first hit the arcades in 1992. It was a different era then—no social media, no modern Internet to speak of, and we didn’t […]

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Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself
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Enlarge (credit: Andri Koolme / Flickr) Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor the motion-sensor input of an infected device before installing a powerful banking trojan to make sure it doesn’t load on emulators researchers use to detect attacks. The thinking behind the monitoring is […]

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Bandcamp will open its first record store in California next month
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Bands and indie artists using Bandcamp to sell their music and merchandise might soon see their creations sold in the service's first brick-and-mortar location. The online platform, known for providing musicians an online portal where they can sell d…

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