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Why Telegram has become the hottest messaging app in the world

Why Telegram has become the hottest messaging app in the world | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
When WhatsApp went down for four hours this weekend, nearly 5 million people signed up for messaging service Telegram. The app skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts, and is now the top...
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Nest 4K Smart Camera Rumored

Nest 4K Smart Camera Rumored | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Nest has been in the business of selling Wi-Fi enabled smart home security cameras for a while now and it appears that the company is looking t
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The US Supreme Court just made life much harder for patent trolls

The US Supreme Court just made life much harder for patent trolls | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Eastern Texas won’t be the go-to for patent trolls anymore.
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Startup unveils new open-source electric and self-driving car platform

Startup unveils new open-source electric and self-driving car platform | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, OSVehicle, an Italia and Silicon Valley-based company backed by YCombinator, unveiled an interesting new $12,000 open-source hardware platform to develop electric vehicles. The i…
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Volvo credits Tesla for creating EV demand, says they will stop developing diesel engines to focus on EVs

Volvo credits Tesla for creating EV demand, says they will stop developing diesel engines to focus on EVs | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Today, Volvo Chief Executive Officer Hakan Samuelsson said that the current generation of diesel engines will the automaker’s last and that they will instead focus on electric vehicles. And h…
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AT&T and DirecTV face thousands of complaints linked to overcharging, promotions

AT&T and DirecTV face thousands of complaints linked to overcharging, promotions | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Customers who sign up for AT&T bundled services feel like they're getting a deal -- until their bill comes in the mail
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Elon Musk turned down Uber’s self-driving partnership offer

Elon Musk turned down Uber’s self-driving partnership offer | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A new book on Uber by Fortune's Adam Lashinsky is coming out soon, but Bloomberg has revealed one juicy anecdote ahead of time. CEO Travis Kalanick reportedl
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Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Flawless curves, milled aluminum, endless glass, walled garden—sounds like an Apple product. In fact, it’s the company’s biggest launch ever.
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WARNING: Amazon’s Echo calling doesn’t let you block people

WARNING: Amazon’s Echo calling doesn’t let you block people | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Anyone with your phone number and the Alexa app can get through.
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Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It

Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program.
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Google has bigger challenges with Home than just recognizing different voices

Google has bigger challenges with Home than just recognizing different voices | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Okay Google, how are you going to make money with this?
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Sinclair Requires TV Stations to Air Segments That Tilt to the Right

Sinclair Requires TV Stations to Air Segments That Tilt to the Right | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Journalists at KOMO broadcast station in Seattle, which was acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2013, have chafed at programming directives.
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Elon Musk On His Own Company's Technology: 'Safe, But Unpleasant'

Elon Musk On His Own Company's Technology: 'Safe, But Unpleasant' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Your run-of-the-mill corporate CEO couldn’t get away with this shit. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed that a new Autopilot software update should be ready for next month, and then went on to say that, Autopilot—of which the latest version is designed by Tesla, which, so you’re clear, is his company—is “safe, but unpleasant.” Hm.
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Look inside Tesla’s onboard Nvidia supercomputer for self-driving

Look inside Tesla’s onboard Nvidia supercomputer for self-driving | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In the past, we have extensively covered the fact that Tesla has been equipping all its vehicles produced since October 2016 with a very powerful computer in order to eventually enable fully self-d…
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Shameless FCC Votes to Charge Ahead on Plan to Kill the Open Internet

Shameless FCC Votes to Charge Ahead on Plan to Kill the Open Internet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In a completely expected but still shitty move, the FCC voted today to move ahead with Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to roll back net neutrality rules enacted under the Open Internet Order of 2015.
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BMW is now working with Intel/Mobileye and Delphi on autonomous driving

BMW is now working with Intel/Mobileye and Delphi on autonomous driving | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In the race to develop self-driving cars, companies are racing to make partnerships and acquisitions in order to increase their chances. BMW, which had already partnered with Intel and Mobileye (be…
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Google Home will soon notify you about reminders, flight updates, and more

Google Home will soon notify you about reminders, flight updates, and more | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google is adding notifications to the Google Home, letting its assistant keep you posted on the things you need to know and get around to doing.
The feature, called "proactive assistance" wil
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The rise of the Android-powered car

The rise of the Android-powered car | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google’s thesis to the automotive industry came packaged in a red glinting Maserati Ghibli.
The luxury sedan, parked outside last year’s Google I/O developer conference, might have looke
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It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop

It's official: AMD's Threadripper will bring a 16-core, 32-thread monster to the desktop | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power. Due out this summer, Intel should be worried about this monster.
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Access codes for United cockpit doors accidentally posted online

Access codes for United cockpit doors accidentally posted online | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
United Continental Holdings alerted pilots that access codes to cockpit doors were accidentally posted on a public website by a flight attendant, reports the..
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Tesla wants to make self-driving cars a reality by collecting more video data from drivers

Tesla wants to make self-driving cars a reality by collecting more video data from drivers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tesla is asking vehicle owners for permission to collect more video data in an effort to "make self-driving a reality," according to Electrek. The company is also updating its Autopilot softwar
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The Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017

The Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Whether you want something with a cool design for your living room, or a waterproof model that can float in the pool, these are the best Bluetooth speakers we've tested.
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Bloomberg: Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a merger again

Bloomberg: Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a merger again | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly trying to pick up where they left off a few years ago. According to Bloomberg, the mobile carriers and their paren
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Alexa Calling & Messaging with Amazon Echo Devices

Alexa Calling & Messaging with Amazon Echo Devices | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With Alexa you can use your Echo device to call or message anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App on their phone—for free.
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