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The Autonomous Car: Tesla & The Winding Road

The Autonomous Car: Tesla & The Winding Road | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We kick off 2017 with a new series on autonomous vehicles and, for the short term at least, the focus will be on Tesla simply because they’ve moved the needle the quickest and have a billion+ driver-tested miles under their belt already. I’m reminded of a quip from a pilot friend who said, “Anybody can fly a plane at 30,000 feet with autopilot. What separates the living from the dead is what you do when something goes wrong.”
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AT&T International Pass Limits Phone Costs Abroad to $10/Day

AT&T International Pass Limits Phone Costs Abroad to $10/Day | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Day Pass allows users to talk, text, and surf for 24 hours without any shocking charges.
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Tesla says focus on safety is driving the step-by-step Autopilot 2 rollout

Tesla says focus on safety is driving the step-by-step Autopilot 2 rollout | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tesla is adopting a take-it-slow approach to the rollout of its next-generation Autopilot system, in an effort to balance safety against its race to put advanced self-driving technology i
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Google Voice gets a new look for its first major update in years

Google Voice gets a new look for its first major update in years | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The redesigned app now supports group texts and MMS.
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Mercedes will give Tesla's Autopilot its first real competition this year

Mercedes will give Tesla's Autopilot its first real competition this year | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Fifteen months ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released Autopilot: a semi-autonomous technology that allow cars to drive down the highway with little-to-no steering input. It’s been refined an
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Tesla's massive batteries are powering everything from exotic islands to breweries

Tesla's massive batteries are powering everything from exotic islands to breweries | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We rounded up all the infrastructure projects — from islands to breweries — being powered by Tesla's massive commercial battery, the Powerpack 2.
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Paul McCartney to U.S. Court: ‘Help!’

Paul McCartney to U.S. Court: ‘Help!’ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Paul McCartney is taking Sony Corp.’s music-publishing division to court in an effort to take back his copyrights in Beatles songs he mostly co-wrote with John Lennon.
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Elon Musk and Donald Trump: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

Elon Musk and Donald Trump: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Elon Musk and Donald Trump: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows, renewable energy, Tesla, Crony Capitalism, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, immigration
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Sending this text will cause any iPhone running iOS 10 to instantly crash

Sending this text will cause any iPhone running iOS 10 to instantly crash | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A peculiar new bug in iOS allows pranksters to crash any iPhone and iPad device by simply sending a text message containing this weird emoji combination.
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Your Smartphone Becomes the Grillmaster With This New Wi-fi BBQ

Your Smartphone Becomes the Grillmaster With This New Wi-fi BBQ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Some cooks pride themselves on their mastery of the grill and are happy to spend hours tending to meats. However, if you love barbecue but hate the idea of being stuck next to one all afternoon, Char-Broil’s new SmartChef gas grill connects to a smartphone app so you can monitor your dinner while doing anything else.
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Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years

Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The long and winding road of connected car surveillance, where car tech providers are forced to cough up location and audio data of suspect drivers.
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Due To Close In May After 146 Years

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Due To Close In May After 146 Years | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The circus will b
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Trump cybersecurity advisor taken to task over his own insecure website

Trump cybersecurity advisor taken to task over his own insecure website | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
When it comes to Donald Trump, it’s getting harder by the day to be surprised. His latest mishap comes from a cabinet appointment, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. It’s Giuliani, now, that’s tasked with protecting our nation from the best and most sophisticated cyber criminals both foreign and domestic. And it’s Giuliani that today …
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The Tinker Board is a more powerful Raspberry Pi rival from Asus

The Tinker Board is a more powerful Raspberry Pi rival from Asus | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Taiwanese computer company Asus has launched its own take on the hobbyist’s favorite, the Raspberry Pi. The newly-unveiled (and nicely named) Tinker Board is available in the UK and Europe fo
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Tesla VP wants to 'accelerate the path to cars being appliances'

Tesla VP wants to 'accelerate the path to cars being appliances' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Chris Lattner isn’t a car guy. In fact, Tesla’s new VP of Autopilot software wants cars to be a little more like your refrigerator. “I want to accelerate the path to cars being appliances that solve people’s problems,” he told Accidental Tech Podcast, an Apple-centric tech show. Ever been to a tech festival? TNW Conference …
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How I turned a traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of the century

How I turned a traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of the century | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Or, how I got a cop to admit that he perjured himself in Alabama traffic court.
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Tesla rolling out Autopilot to cars built since October, will limit Autosteer to 45 mph

Tesla rolling out Autopilot to cars built since October, will limit Autosteer to 45 mph | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Adaptive cruise control is limited to 75 mph
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Donald Trump has surrendered his Android phone

Donald Trump has surrendered his Android phone | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Donald Trump has given up his beloved Android phone ahead of today’s inauguration, the Associated Press reports, though it is unclear what type of device he will use in the White House
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The first GMO non-browning apples will go on sale in the US next month

The first GMO non-browning apples will go on sale in the US next month | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The first genetically-modified apples will go on sale in the US next month, according to agricultural site Capital Press. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under th
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Here's Why Netflix's Share Price Just Hit a New All-Time High

Here's Why Netflix's Share Price Just Hit a New All-Time High | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Netflix's stock soared after a fourth-quarter earnings report that showed the company's biggest quarterly subscriber growth ever.
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Google+ isn't dead and these are the people still using it the most

Google+ isn't dead and these are the people still using it the most | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google's social network still has a large and active following.
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Ubisoft Believes Nintendo Switch Will Have Same Impact As The Wii

Ubisoft Believes Nintendo Switch Will Have Same Impact As The Wii | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
When the Nintendo Wii was launched, it was an odd console but it worked and gamers took to it. This led to Sony and Microsoft coming u
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Could A Well-Equipped Tesla Model 3 Cost Well Over $100,000?

Could A Well-Equipped Tesla Model 3 Cost Well Over $100,000? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
While the Tesla Model 3 has a starting price of $35,000, adding popular performance options could spike up the price well over $100,000.
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Alec Baldwin's Trump Takes On Obamacare And Golden Showers On 'SNL'

Alec Baldwin's Trump Takes On Obamacare And Golden Showers On 'SNL' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
"Yes, this is really happening. I'm becoming president."
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Android Co-Founder Launching AI-Focused Smartphone Soon

Android Co-Founder Launching AI-Focused Smartphone Soon | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Android operating system has come a long away ever since it was co-founded by Andy Rubin more than a decade ago. He’s also know
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