GM begins expanding its autonomous Chevy Bolt fleet

GM begins expanding its autonomous Chevy Bolt fleet

Back in February it was revealed that General Motors has plans to have thousands of self-driving taxis on the road from 2018, with many serving as vehicles for ride-sharing service Lyft. Now the car manufacture is taking steps to make that happen, as a new report says that GM and Cruise, its autonomous car development arm, are looking to put another 300 self-driving Chevy Bolts on the road in the coming weeks in order to improve data collection.

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Apple will provide iPads to NHL coaches

Apple will provide iPads to NHL coaches

In the world of tech, one on-going pattern we see is tablet makers eager to get their devices into the hands of sports coaches, in turn making them visible from the sidelines. This strategy is now making its to the sport of hockey, where Apple has signed a deal with the NHL to supply both coaches and referees with iPads.

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Microsoft confirms Windows’ NSA hacking loopholes have been patched

Microsoft confirms Windows’ NSA hacking loopholes have been patched

Yesterday, the computer security industry woke up to the news that a hacker group known as "Shadow Brokers" had released a handful of exploits for Windows operating systems, along with details about how these tools had been created by and stolen from the NSA. While alarms are ringing about the US government's ability to hack consumer PCs, Microsoft has fortunately come forward to clarify that Windows has already been patched to prevent use of these exploits.

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Sennheiser MKE 2 elements is a waterproof microphone for GoPro

Sennheiser MKE 2 elements is a waterproof microphone for GoPro

GoPro action cameras can capture great footage, but audio has traditionally been lacking. Sennheiser aims to change that reality with the launch of its new MKE 2 elements, a waterproof microphone designed specifically for GoPro action cameras. This microphone has received 'Works with GoPro' verification and was made under the GoPro Developer Program, meaning it should work seamlessly with the latter company's products.

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Galaxy S8 orders are shipping early at T-Mobile

Galaxy S8 orders are shipping early at T-Mobile

T-Mobile customers who preordered the Samsung Galaxy S8 have been on the receiving end of a nice surprise: the carrier is shipping out the phones a handful of days earlier than it said it would. That's great news for those who can't wait to get ahold of the handset, and it's likely not an accident: the Uncarrier did the same thing with the Galaxy S7. It seems like a calculated -- and very welcomed -- move.

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Microsoft and Porsche strike partnership for Forza franchise

Microsoft and Porsche strike partnership for Forza franchise

Microsoft and Porsche have announced a new partnership that will see the duo working together on Forza-related efforts. The partnership is for the next six years, and will have both companies collaborating on 'co-branded initiatives' between Microsoft's Turn 10 Studios and Porsche. All of its starts with the Forza Racing Championship Season 3: The Porsche Cup, which Porsche is sponsoring. Registration for that is now open.

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Verily Study Watch is a health wearable designed for medical use

Verily Study Watch is a health wearable designed for medical use

Alphabet has officially introduced the Verily Study Watch, an unassuming smartwatch packing a bunch of features tailored for the medical and health industries. This watch uses a variety of sensors to monitor a vast array of health metrics, storing the encrypted data on the device until it is synced with Verily's cloud-based platform. Unlike most smartwatches, the Study Watch's battery can go all week without charging, and the internal storage can hold multiple weeks of raw data in between syncs.

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HTC One X10 arrives: 2-day battery, 16MP camera, fingerprint sensor and more

HTC One X10 arrives: 2-day battery, 16MP camera, fingerprint sensor and more

Following a leak yesterday, the HTC One X10 smartphone has been officially launched. The handset brings with it a sleek, familiar design, as well as fairly notable features, including a fingerprint sensor for biometric security, a super-wide-angle lens on the front-facing camera, and a large battery boasting two-day battery life. Info about availability is still scarce, but all the features have been detailed.

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miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

Smoovie has introduced a new portable stabilizer device designed for smartphones and action cameras: the miniRIG. This new model aims to combine the best of both worlds -- portability and stabilized shots -- into a single device, which collapses into a small unit when not in use. In addition to holding the smartphone or GoPro, miniRIG also features interchangeable support with accessories, a microphone, and lights.

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Pokemon GO’s Easter Event Temporary Egg Chart Update

Pokemon GO’s Easter Event Temporary Egg Chart Update

Today we've got a new Pokemon GO Egg Chart that includes all the Pokemon known to hatch from eggs with the latest update to the game. Over the weekend all of our most hardcore Pokemon GO friends will be involved DEEPLY in the Eggstravaganza. During this egg-related event, the egg cracking ratios will be different from what they were before the event, and almost certainly different from what they will be in the near future.

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Synology DiskStation DS1517+, DS1817+ launch alongside DX517 expansion unit

Synology DiskStation DS1517+, DS1817+ launch alongside DX517 expansion unit

Synology has taken the wraps off a trio of new products, the DiskStation DS1517+ and DS1817+, as well as the new Expansion Unit DX517. The two tower servers bring with them 5-bay and 8-bay arrangements, respectively, both featuring a PCIe slot with support for either the maker's M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter or the 10GbE network interface card. Both of the products, as well as the Expansion Unit, are available to purchase now.

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Here’s how to turn on YouTube’s hidden Dark Mode

Here’s how to turn on YouTube’s hidden Dark Mode

YouTube, for all of its benefits, still lacks at least one basic feature a lot of other video players around the web have. That, as you've probably guessed from the title, is dark mode - even though YouTube has been around since 2006, there's been no official way to "dim the lights" so you can better focus on the video in front of you. Or, to put a finer point on it, there's been no official way that we know about.

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