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Project ONE: SlashGear interviews AMG Head Tobias Moers

Project ONE: SlashGear interviews AMG Head Tobias Moers

Almost all car makers have made promises about putting a street-legal race car on the road, by which they really mean a road car with race car power and speed. AMG, on the other hand, intends to put a literal one in consumer’s hands. At least that was the big splash it made in Frankfurt last September when it unveiled the Project ONE hypercar, which not only leave other road cars in its dust but even looked like an F1 speed demon. At the North America International Auto Show (NAIAS), Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear's Editor-in-Chief got a chance to sit with Tobias Moers, Chief Executive of AMG, to get his insight on Project ONE, electrifying the future, and, of course, the MBUX.

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LG G7 development reportedly halted, started from scratch

LG G7 development reportedly halted, started from scratch

If this latest rumor circulating media is true, then LG’s next flagship will have more than just rebranding to worry about. According to an anonymous official from within LG’s own ranks, the vice chair and CEO of LG Electronics, Jo Seong-jin, allegedly ordered a complete halt to the development of the current LG G7. He is tasking the mobile communications business to, instead, start all over again. Not only will this mean a delay in launching the company’s early 2018 flagship, it could also raise doubts and concerns about its sustainability.

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Moto E5 rear fingerprint scanner revealed in leak

Moto E5 rear fingerprint scanner revealed in leak

Fingerprint scanners are so common today that people are in an uproar when they are removed or wrongly placed. There are, after all, only two places for the sensor really: on the bottom front or the back. Three if you count the power button on the side. For years, Motorola has gone with the standard location, putting the fingerprint scanner on under the home button in the front. But based on this latest leak for the Moto E5, it seems to be revamping its design at long last.

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Microsoft AI reads documents, answers questions better than humans

Microsoft AI reads documents, answers questions better than humans

Some bemoan how present society has devalued reading skills and comprehension, which doesn’t bode well for human civilization as a whole. To add insult to injury, it seems that computers may soon become even better than humans at comprehending what they read. The Microsoft Research team in Asia have created an artificial intelligence that can not only read a document, it can even answer questions about said document, scoring higher than humans on that same test.

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Samsung Metal12 to make phones sturdier, lighter

Samsung Metal12 to make phones sturdier, lighter

Smartphones have always been and continue to be a design puzzle. How to cram so much components inside while keeping the phone lightweight and, at the same time, keeping them durable. Since little can be done to change the materials used in making circuit boards and other components, some OEMs turn their attention to the frame and materials used outside instead. Indeed, based on this trademark filing, Samsung might be eying using its new “Metal12” alloy for future smartphones and even wearables as well.

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2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 was Ford’s one more thing at NAIAS

2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 was Ford’s one more thing at NAIAS

Company’s today have learned from the showmanship of the late Steve Jobs in ending a presentation with a punch. That has become true even for car shows. At the Detroit Auto Show, also known by its longer name, the North American International Auto Show, Ford already had a few cars to reveal. It may, however, just saved the best for last. No actual car was shown, of course, but Ford did show off a video revealing the upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500, poised to breach the 200 mph barrier next year.

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YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

YoutubeAuto for Android Auto brings YouTube, even Plex to your car

While Google has recently brought interesting new features to Android Auto, like Google Assistant and wireless pairing, there are still some things it refuses to add, more for safety than anything. Of course, that’s not going to stop some very enterprising app developers, especially those with access to an unofficial Android Auto SDK. Take for example this all too obvious YoutubeAuto app, which, funnily enough, adds more than just YouTube to your Android Auto enabled vehicle.

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Google Cast devices causing routers to drop Wi-Fi connections

Google Cast devices causing routers to drop Wi-Fi connections

Google has lately received a lot of flak for its buggy or, at the very least less than stellar, hardware. The Pixel 2 XL has a litany of faults, and the newer Google Home Mini and the Google Home Max aren’t spotless either. This time, however, users are reporting problems not with new Google products but with ones that have been in the market for years at most. Owners of the Google Chromecast and the original Google Home report getting Wi-Fi drops, but the problem is more complex than it seems.

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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 puts Android Wear in a smaller form

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 puts Android Wear in a smaller form

It might seem like a distant memory but, once upon a time, smartwatches were made by smartphone makers. Having lost interest in what was deemed a business failure, the wearable market was salvaged by fashion and luxury brands instead. One of the first such saviors is TAG Heuer who just last year launched the Connected Modular 45 Android Wear smartwatch. This time, it’s announcing the Connected Modular 41, designed for smaller wrists. Its petite size, however, can be deceiving.

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Chrome OS Android APK sideloading will soon be easier

Chrome OS Android APK sideloading will soon be easier

Just because it can install Android apps doesn’t make Chromebooks Android devices. For one, Android behavior and performance on Chrome OS still leave much to be desired. For another, sideloading APKs, that is, installing from unverified sources, isn’t as straightforward. That might soon be a thing of the past when the new code in Chrome OS makes its way to a future version, allowing the installation of APKs without having to wipe your Chromebook.

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Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu launched by Citra devs

Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu launched by Citra devs

Like any other new gaming console, the Nintendo Switch has its fair share of exclusives you won’t find anywhere else. And as with any other console, there will be gamers interested in those titles but not in the hardware at all. For better or worse, legal or (often) not, emulation is their go-to solution. It was really only a matter of time before a Nintendo Switch emulator popped up. But while this new yuzu experimental emulator is indeed a real thing, don’t plan on doing much with it just yet.

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GPD WIN 2 Windows handheld console sells out fast on Indiegogo

GPD WIN 2 Windows handheld console sells out fast on Indiegogo

How do you know when you have a winning product? When over 1,000 people collectively raise more than half a million dollars for a $600 product from a company that many have already complained about in the past for their late deliveries and lack of communication. Those seem to be inadequate to deter PC gamers from getting their hands on the GPD WIN 2, which promises no gaming laptop could: gaming on the go, even while standing up.

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