It’s time for Washington to start working on artificial intelligence

 One of the more unexpected sights within the United States Capitol lies just outside the Old Supreme Court Chamber. There you can find a plaque marking the first ever long-distance communication by electronic telegraph, which took place inside the Capitol in 1844, when Samuel Morse sent and received messages from Baltimore. Morse’s first experimental line was made possible thanks to a… Read More

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The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out

 As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury duty or blast out some Stairway while giving plasma at the local blood bank, and I often note to friends that I enjoy rocking and rolling all night and part of every day. Are you in the same rocking boat? Read More

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Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches cube-sat with experimental water detection tech

 Planetary Resources, the space mining company backed by Google’s Larry Page and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, has taken another step in its quest to actually mine resources from asteroids and other planetary bodies. The company successfully launched its Akryd-6 cubesat, which is holding an experimental technology designed to detect water resources in space. Planetary Resources is… Read More

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Yesojo’s Nintendo Switch projector dock is a dream accessory

 The Yesojo Nintendo Switch projector dock got a lot of attention when we covered the launch of its crowdfunding campaign last year, but at CES, it was on display and working, with the company ready to ship to its early backers. We got to spend some time with the portable projector, which gives your Switch a high-resolution screen you can take with you anywhere – and we came away very… Read More

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Ford cars with SYNC 3 are getting Waze support

 Ford is bringing crowdsourced navigation app Waze to its SYNC 3 infotainment system, the companies announced at CES 2018. The app will be available via Ford’s AppLink tech, offering up a Waze interface powered by your phone on the in-car central display on vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. The app will support both touch and voice input, and will be available when you plug your smartphone… Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S9 to be announced in February

 The next version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is to be announced next month at Mobile World Congress. The word comes from DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, speaking at a CES 2018 event. Samsung has used MWC to launch several Galaxy phones including the Samsung S7 Edge in 2016. The massive annual show in Barcelona is traditionally a stage for Motorola, LG, Xiaomi and Huawei… Read More

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AAA will test Torc’s self-driving cars to build out safety criteria

 The American Automobile Association is doing work to help ensure it remains relevant in a future age of autonomous driving, and its latest partner in that effort is Torc Robotics, a self-driving technology company with loads of experience in automating heavy machinery and commercial equipment that’s now applying its expertise to the consumer market. At CES 2018, AAA announced that… Read More

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Toyota will offer Alexa in its cars starting later this year

 Toyota announced at CES this year that the carmaker will be offering support for Amazon Alexa within its vehicles – no additional hardware required. There’s a lot of third-party devices out there that are putting Alexa on your dashboard as an aftermarket add-on, but Toyota is one of the first automakers to fully embrace loading their vehicles up with Amazon’s voice-powered… Read More

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