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GM wants to ditch the manual controls from its test cars in 2019
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Enlarge / Notice anything wrong with this picture? It’s a little disconcerting to see the interior of a Bolt EV without the driver controls. (credit: General Motors) General Motors is getting ready to ditch the driver for good—at least in its newest R&D vehicles. In 2019, Cruise—the self-driving startup acquired a couple of years ago […]

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New Open Source Tools Test for VPN Leaks
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ExpressVPN on Tuesday launched a suite of open source tools that let users test for vulnerabilities that can compromise privacy and security in virtual private networks. Released under an open source MIT License, they are the first-ever public tools to allow automated testing for leaks on VPNs, the company said. The tools are written primarily […]

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Amazon Key's big privacy test is now in your hands     – CNET
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The delivery service lets itself into your home, and that has some people freaked out. Amazon, though, may have a way past that anxiety.

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Facebook test splits news feed to highlight posts from friends     – CNET
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The change could have big ramifications for publishers. The social network emphasized, though, that it’s only a test.

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Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny
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A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the "world's most rapid" allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA's approval and will start telling…

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Apple’s Project Titan self-driving test car has a lot going on up top
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 When one self-driving technology entrepreneur highlights the efforts of another company working on autonomous vehicles, you pay attention: That’s what happened with Voyage co-founder MacCallister Higgins, who tweeted a short video of the top of Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ test Lexus SUV, outfitted with a suite of sensors and autonomous hardware. This isn’t the first… Read […]

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Twitter to Test Drive Double-Wide Tweets
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Twitter has announced a limited test to double the maximum tweet size to 280 characters. Twitter has been struggling to boost user engagement, and its tweet character limitation has been the subject of a longstanding debate among customers and company insiders. One reason for the possible change is to correct for the imbalance between applying […]

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As N. Korea threatens nuclear missile test, are US ballistic defenses ready?
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Sitrep #2: Facing down North Korea’s ballistic missile threat. (video link) After suffering yet another round of sanctions, as well as a provocative UN speech and further sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korea’s leaders have hinted that more ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests are to come—including a possible atmospheric nuclear test launched on […]

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Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries
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 Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras, to have their packages delivered inside their home instead of left on the doorstep. This test will also include online grocery orders, which won’t just be placed inside the […]

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