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You’re overestimating Google’s driverless cars

You’re overestimating Google’s driverless cars

Never tested in snow or heavy rain, potentially ignoring police, and confused into swerving by crumpled newspaper: Google's self-driving cars face more than a few lingering problems before they're truly ready for the road. The search behemoth's plans to start tests of its control-free "pods" out in public had already collided with California's DMV, which demanded that at least rudimentary steering and pedals be fitted before they'd be road-legal, but that may only be the start of Google's headaches.

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Motorola Luge: RAZR M reborn

Motorola Luge: RAZR M reborn

The first reveal of the DROID RAZR M had us surprised - surprised that Motorola would make such a small phone and surprised that such a phone would feel so right in our hand. Now nearly 2 years after that device’s first reveal, (and our review), a rebranded iteration has been shown by Verizon as the Motorola Luge.

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NASA’s drone airspace expert clamps down on enthusiasm

NASA’s drone airspace expert clamps down on enthusiasm

The drone expert leading NASA's air traffic control scheme for autonomous flying vehicles expects the first applications to begin "inside of the next year," though warns drone deliveries aren't likely to get anywhere near mainstream for another five years. Dr Parimal H. Kopardekar, who manages NASA's NextGen-Airspace Project, predicted that agricultural monitoring using drones is likely to be the first application to get the green-light, as concerns around autonomous and remote-control vehicle safety in urban environments continue.

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Gamer’s 25 year sentence for swatting is a hoax

Gamer’s 25 year sentence for swatting is a hoax

Swatting, the obnoxious prank in which a gamer calls the cops on another gamer in order to get a SWAT team sent to their house, has been growing in number. We saw one example last month, and the latest happened to well-known gamer Kootra recently (video after the jump). A report has been circulating saying the person behind the prank was sentenced to 25 years in prison -- that's a hoax, folks.

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Moto G2 headed to stores in droves

Moto G2 headed to stores in droves

This week international shipping records show a new Motorola smartphone being shipped in large quantities around the world. The model number associated with the second "Moto G" device appears in these records, suggesting that the upcoming Motorola event scheduled for next week will reveal the "Moto G2" amongst other devices.

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