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Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans

Engadget - 7 hours 51 min ago
Google has delivered further evidence that AI could become a valuable ally in detecting cancer. The company's researchers have developed a deep learning tool that can spot metastatic (advanced) breast cancer with a greater accuracy than pathologists...

Behind the wheel of Hyundai's Nexo Fuel Cell EV

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:01pm
Electric vehicles have yet to take over the world due to a pair of shortcomings inherent to the technology: limited range and long refueling times. Hyundai's hydrogen-powered 2019 Nexo FCEV addresses both issues -- all while it cleans the atmosphere...

Hyundai's Kona Electric is ready to hit the road

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:01pm
Hyundai likely isn't the first automaker that springs to mind when talking about electric vehicles, but maybe it should be. While industry stalwarts like Ford and startups like Tesla dominate the conversation around the future of the EV market, Hyund...

Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:18pm
Scientists might have a particularly clever way to help the environment: they've developed a material that can not only heal itself, but could reduce CO2 levels in the process. The substance uses its combination of a gel-like polymer with chloroplas...

Amazon's 'Transparent' will end with a movie-length musical episode

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 9:02pm
Much like Netflix's challenges with House of Cards, the creators of Amazon's Transparent have faced a problem: how do they wrap up the final season of a long-running show in a way that does the series justice, especially with the departure of a key c...

US Senators push Canada to exclude Huawei from its 5G strategy

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 7:33pm
American politicians aren't just nervous about having Huawei devices on their networks... they're worried about neighboring countries, too. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him t...

'Destiny 2: Forsaken' purchases now include earlier add-ons

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 6:04pm
Destiny 2: Forsaken is a significant improvement to a game that had a rough start, but it also had a rude surprise for newcomers: it didn't include the two expansions from the original game, making you pay twice just to catch up with people who had b...

US Senators ask India's PM to rethink strict data localization plans

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 4:32pm
Starting on October 15th, global payment giants such as Mastercard, Visa and AMEX would have to store transactions that occurred in India on servers physically located within the country. That's the deadline the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave them,...

Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' is coming to international TV networks

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 3:01pm
At this rate, BoJack Horseman is so ubiquitous that it might be harder to avoid the Netflix show than to watch it. Hot on the heels of the Comedy Central deal, Variety has learned that Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury has secured the rights to sell the fi...

'Fortnite' creator Epic Games sues YouTuber for selling cheats

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 1:27pm
Epic Games is no stranger to suing Fortnite cheaters, but now it's aiming at a particularly high-profile target. The developer has filed a lawsuit against YouTube personality Brandon Lucas (aka "Golden Modz") and his frequent partner Colton Conter ("...

The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
By Kevin Purdy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here. After interviewing infor...

After Math: Every robot was parkour fighting

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:30am
What a week it's been! Between Google's Pixel 3 event, the lucky landing by the Soyuz crew, and Facebook's latest data breach, it feels like we almost didn't have time to talk about Waymo's self-driving cars, Amazon's new line of picker bots and Bost...

Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:57am
The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed that a travel record data breach at an unnamed contractor exposed the personal info of military an...

PS4 owners say malicious messages are crashing their consoles

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 6:58am
Malicious message crashes aren't just for smartphones, it seems. Numerous PS4 owners have reported receiving PSN messages where an unrecognized character effectively bricks their consoles, making them crash and leaving them unable to start properly....

Teenage Engineering reluctantly adds Bluetooth audio to OD-11 speaker

Engadget - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 2:03am
For years, Teenage Engineering has chosen not to allow its users to stream music via Bluetooth to its flagship OD-11 speakers. And that's despite it actually having a Bluetooth radio inside. The Swedish engineers have finally, reluctantly, given in a...

Pixel Buds live translations work with any Google Assistant headphones

Engadget - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:46pm
To date, using Google's real-time translations has officially required a set of Pixel Buds. But what if you'd rather not use the official audio gear ? You might not have to. Droid Life has noticed that Google quietly changed a support page to stat...

Apple is using backpacks to collect map data in San Francisco

Engadget - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:09pm
Apple's quest to improve Maps' accuracy appears to include some on-foot action. Former Engadget writer Dante Cesa has posted photos of an Apple Maps worker carrying a backpack loaded with cameras, LiDAR sensors and other equipment as he walked throu...

Tesla reportedly made its 100,000th Model 3

Engadget - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 7:36pm
Tesla may have just hit a symbolic milestone in its quest to speed up Model 3 production: according to an Electrek source, the company has produced its 100,000th Model 3. It technically reached the mark earlier in the week if you count engineering a...

NASA's Chandra telescope follows Hubble into a shutdown

Engadget - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 6:03pm
NASA sure hasn't been having a great time with its telescopes. The Chandra X-ray Observatory has gone into safe mode and halted all its science operations a few days after Hubble shut down due a gyroscope failure. According to the agency, Chandra's t...

Marijuana growers wrestle with cannabis' high-tech, industrial future - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 5:45pm
You can't hand-prune the plants for a $32 billion business.

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