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Tesla's master plan is here and it's not really anything new     – Roadshow
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Nothing that other automakers aren’t already looking into, that is.

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Two-thirds of Americans don’t bother seeking out science news
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Enlarge (credit: Victor Carreon) There are a host of issues, like vaccine safety, climate change, and GMO foods, where public opinion is a poor match for our scientific standing. That has led a lot of people to ask how we could do better at getting scientific information out to the public. But the Pew Research Center […]

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Alexa will soon gain a memory, converse more naturally, and automatically launch skills
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Alexa will soon be able to recall information you’ve directed her to remember, as well as have more natural conversations that don’t require every command to begin with “Alexa.” She’ll also be able to launch skills in response to questions you ask, without explicit instructions to do so. The features are the first of what […]

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Go-Jek extends ride-hailing service to the rest of Singapore
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After a limited rollout, Go-Jek said today that it will extend its ride-hailing service to all of Singapore tomorrow while continuing its beta phase. The Indonesian-based company began offering rides in Singapore at the end of November, but only for passengers riding to and from certain areas. It https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/gojek-introduces-dynamic-pricing-move-will-likely-attract-more-drivers-to-joinintroduced dynamic pricing there, which increases prices […]

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Monkeys, Like People, Believe in the Hot-Hand Phenomenon
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People are not good at dealing with randomness. We tend to perceive patterns that aren’t there. One example of this is the hot-hand bias: the tendency to perceive streaks in sequential events when the probabilities are in fact random. This phenomenon was first noticed in basketball. Both fans and players erroneously believe a player’s chance […]

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LOHAN unleashes ‘waiting for the FAA’ collector mug
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Spaceplane launch delayed? Stick the kettle on… It’s fair to say that waiting for US Federal Aviation Authority approval for our Vulture 2 spaceplane launch is a bit like sitting blindfolded in a room twiddling your thumbs while trying to imagine what paint drying on the wall of an adjacent room looks like.…

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AT&T really wants you off that unlimited-data plan – CNET
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Anyone still on one of the grandfathered plans will see a $5 increase starting in February.

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Bad wind halts space station resupply mission
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Android satellites will have to wait at least a day before leaving Earth Pics  Strong winds over the launch site and thick cloud cover have led NASA to delay its planned resupply mission to the International Space Station.…

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At CES 2019, I met a robot that showed me a future where we're not so lonely     – CNET
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Commentary: Half of Americans say they’re lonely, but Katie Collins finds hope at CES in the promise of Groove X’s Lovot robot.

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