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The 2019 Audi Q3 is a compelling crossover point of entry to the brand
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The all-new 2019 Audi Q3 is also available in more somber colors like white or metallic grey. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] NASHVILLE, Tenn.—I’m not normally one to gush over crossovers. But when Audi brought its new Q3 to the New York International Auto Show earlier this year, its looks won me over. From the outside […]

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An Automation Tipping Point? The Rise of 'Robotics as a Service'
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“Robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) is about to eat the world of work” argues Hooman Radfar, a partner at the startup studio Expa who’s been “actively investing in and looking for new companies” catalyzing the change.” Companies buy massive robots and software solutions that are customized — at great cost — to their specific needs. The massive conglomerates […]

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Rat brains provide even more evidence our brains operates near tipping point
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Enlarge / A real human brain suspended in liquid within a human silhouette carved into acrylic, on display at the Bristol Science Centre in England. New research finds more evidence that the brain operates near a critical point. (credit: Ben Birchall/PA Images/Getty Images) The human brain doesn’t seem like it would have much in common […]

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Microsoft's disc-free Xbox One S: What's the point?     – CNET
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Commentary: It’s still big and it’s still not that cheap. What’s the advantage for you?

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Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster reaches its farthest point from the Sun
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Enlarge / A launch-day photo of Starman leaving Earth orbit. (credit: SpaceX) Since its launch on February 6 atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster and its “passenger” Starman have been moving away from the Sun. Today, according to the Where is Roadster? website, the vehicle has reached its first apogee from […]

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At what point do we admit that geoengineering is an option?
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In 1883, Krakatoa erupted, spewing volcanic ash and gas into the stratosphere, making clouds more reflective and cooling the entire planet by roughly 1° C that year. In 2018, the UN reported that human activity has already raised Earth’s temperature by 1°, and if we don’t do something drastic soon, the results will be catastrophic. […]

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Snapchat test lets you point camera at products and buy them on Amazon     – CNET
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It’s not just about the filters anymore. Snapchat now wants to help you shop.

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Running Windows 95 in an “app” is a dumb stunt that makes a good point
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Enlarge (credit: Felix Rieseberg) A silly new app has been doing the rounds this week: Windows 95 as a standalone application. Running on Windows, macOS, and Linux, the Windows 95 “app” combines Electron (a framework for building desktop applications using JavaScript and other Web technology) with an existing x86 emulator written in JavaScript. The emulator […]

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Kubernetes stands at an important inflection point
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Last week at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen, we saw an open source community coming together, full of vim and vigor and radiating positive energy as it recognized its growing clout in the enterprise world. Kubernetes, which came out of Google just a few years ago, has gained acceptance and popularity astonishingly rapidly — and […]

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