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Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Credit: Apple The Tour de France pro cycling race is one of the oldest and most prestigious annual sporting events in the world. Each year about 200 cyclists compete during most of July in a race that crosses some 2,200 miles of varied terrain in France. The first Tour de France was in 1903. Back then it attracted mostly local …

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Google’s Plan for the Post-Typing World

Google’s Plan for the Post-Typing World

Google wants to make it easier to navigate the world, just by pointing your smartphone at an object. Google makes money by showing people ads after they type in search queries. But who will take the time to type when they can find an answer simply by pointing a smartphone or asking a question to a voice assistant? Google is …

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Huawei’s first laptop is a MacBook clone in looks alone

Huawei’s first laptop is a MacBook clone in looks alone

Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing the Surface Laptop , Huawei’s ready to unveil its first real Windows 10 notebook. It’s called the MateBook X, and it might remind you of Apple’s 12-inch MacBook . In fact, the resemblance is so striking that I could barely tell the two apart without looking at their logos. Although it looks very …

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How the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Life

How the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Life

At Microsoft’s Build conference in Seattle last week — its annual seminar/dog-and-pony-show for software developers, similar to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference — one thing became abundantly clear: the Apple vs. Microsoft war is over. Microsoft won. Well, so did Apple . Now that you mention it, Google won, too. Okay, it’s complicated. The reason it’s so complicated is because the …

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2018 Audi SQ5 first drive

2018 Audi SQ5 first drive

Audi’s Q5 is a premium B-segment crossover, occupying a sizable chunk of real estate in the epicenter of the automotive market. To broaden its SUV’s appeal, Audi introduced a high-powered version in 2013: the SQ5. Sharper styling and improved performance brought younger, predominately male consumers into the fold. With the Q5 now in its second generation, Audi has overhauled the …

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OK Google, what’s Android Auto? Here’s everything you need to know about it

OK Google, what’s Android Auto? Here’s everything you need to know about it

Google, Apple, and car companies are in a relentless three-way tug-of-war for control of your dashboard. Automakers generally prefer that motorists use a car’s native infotainment software, but the rival tech giants offer alternatives that are often better packaged and markedly more intuitive to use. Google’s proprietary projection standard is called Android Auto . Android Auto makes driving safer by …

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Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up

Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up

Getty Images When Bakul Patel started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going to land in front of the reviewers in his division. Back when medical devices were heavy on the hardware—your pacemakers and your IUDs—it would take manufacturers years to get them ready …

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India: 10 promising tech startups tapping AI to disrupt industries

India: 10 promising tech startups tapping AI to disrupt industries

Image from The Royal Society’s website The rise of a technology has Bill Gates issuing warnings of an apocalypse. Elon Musk, too. Even Stephen Hawking. What’s worrying these technologists? It’s Artificial Intelligence or AI, an idea whose time has come—it is incubating in science labs and being deployed by start-ups and industrial units alike. Why are Gates and Co. worried? …

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Prepare Yourself for the Sweet, Sweet Luxury of Riding in a Robocar

Prepare Yourself for the Sweet, Sweet Luxury of Riding in a Robocar

As electric and autonomous driving tech evolves, vehicles like Tesla’s Model X offer new visions of life inside the car. The driver’s seat may be on the left side, but it has long rested at the center of the way cars are designed. The basic interior setup derives from that of the horse-drawn carriage, with ready access to acceleration, steering, …

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