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This drone shrinks to fit

Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL have created a robot that shrinks to fit through gaps, a feature that could make it perfect for search and rescue missions. The researchers initially created a drone that could assess man-made gaps and squeeze through in seconds using only one camera. ...

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Tesla's utility-sized Megapack battery may debut in California

That’s much, much bigger than the Powerpack, which has a length and width measuring 51.5″ x 32.4″ and has an energy capacity of 210 kWh. The illustrations in the documents show that Tesla plans to install two container-sized Megapack units back-to-back. It also plans to deploy 449 Megapacks with a ...

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Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music

Amazon recently said Apple Music would find its way onto Amazon Echo devices sometime soon — and sure enough, it appears to be rolling out now. To make Alexa work with Apple’s streaming service, you should just have to jump into the newly updated iOS/Android Alexa app and link up ...

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'The Grand Tour' confirmed for Season 4 and 'years to come'

Can we just be clear on this. The Grand Tour goes on. Amazon has commissioned another series of nothing but road trip specials. — Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) December 14, 2018 First off, it’s great to see the show is actually going to continue. There were unsubstantiated rumors awhile back that ...

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Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Lenovo's top 2-in-1 perfected – CNET

Editors’ note, Dec. 12: The Lenovo Yoga C930 has received an Editors’ Choice Award. The original review, published on Dec. 11, follows. Back in August, Lenovo announced it would use the Yoga name that’s become synonymous with convertible laptops for premium models of all kinds, including a Chromebook and a regular ...

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NASA's InSight lander proves it's on Mars with a selfie

InSight touched down on Mars on November 26th after traveling through space for six months. It was NASA’s first Martian landing since 2012. The spacecraft has since settled into its landing spot and has even taken photos of the area it’s studying (and stitched them together, as well) when it ...

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Patent describes how Lyft’s self-driving cars might communicate

“Drivers and pedestrians are accustomed to interacting in particular ways, removing a driver from some vehicles can lead to uncertainty and miscommunication,” says the patent. And the document shows some ways the described system could be used to communicate with the humans surrounding an autonomous vehicle. One image shows a ...

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