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2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge? – Roadshow

When the second-generation Mazda CX-9 went on sale in 2016, critics praised it for its relatively agile handling that set it apart from other three-row crossover SUVs. It didn’t hurt that it looked really good, too. In spite of all that, its sales haven’t been stellar, but perhaps Mazda’s revisions ...

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Google is convinced it can get game streaming right

I’m hesitant to believe him. I lived through the hype of OnLive a decade ago; we’ve heard these promises before, only to be sorely disappointed. Of course, 10 years on, Google is promising even more — seamlessly streaming games at 4K and 60fps with HDR, integrating “play now” options into ...

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Apple announces new AirPods

Apple has just announced the second-generation AirPods. The new AirPods are fitted with the H1 chip, which is meant to offer performance efficiencies, faster connect times between the pods and your devices, and the ability to ask for Siri hands-free with the “Hey Siri” command. Because of its performance efficiency, ...

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Toyota will be first to use NVIDIA's self-driving simulator

Toyota’s Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) will be the first customer for Drive Constellation. The automaker is already using the NVIDIA Drive AGX Xavier computer (below) to power self-driving vehicle testing in the real world, and will assist NVIDIA in developing its simulation and self-driving tech. The system consists of two ...

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Textiles become circuits in 'The Embroidered Computer'

The Embroidered Computer has flippable relays like those used in mainframes before semiconductors came along. While they’re not nearly as fast, you have to admit that they look a lot cooler in operation (above). The dominant material is gold, used for its highly conductive properties, arranged in patterns to form ...

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