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NXP's New Automotive Computing Platform Targets Scalable Software Development

November 15, 2017

A new computing platform from NXP Semiconductors promises to simplify software development and speed creation of innovative electronic features for next-generation vehicles.

Uber Open-Sources Its AI Programming Language, Encourages Autonomous Car Development

November 14, 2017

Uber's self-driving car ambitions have been an open secret surrounding the company for some time now. If the ride share company's ambitions are met, someday when you hail a ride using its app it'll be an autonomous car that shows instead of a human looking to supplement his income.

Expert Tells Robot Makers to Focus on the ‘Good’ of AI

November 13, 2017

Engineers should concentrate on building "ethical robots," and not get too hung up on the potential threats of artificial intelligence, a robotics expert told attendees at ATX Minneapolis last week.

Smart Fabric Uses Magnetic Fields to Store, Transmit Data Without Electronics

November 13, 2017

One limitation to wearable technology is the need for electronics and wiring that make so-called “smart” clothing not so comfortable to wear.

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have found a way to make clothes smarter without on-board electronics using a new type of data-storing fabric that leverages technology already found in smartphones.

iPhone X Teardown: Take a Bite of a Glass Sandwich

November 10, 2017

Look ma, no Home button!

With the iPhone X Apple has gone for more than fancy Roman numeration in the name. The new flagship smartphone is the first to feature an exterior that has no buttons or framing. This phone's front is all-screen, specifically a 5.8 inch OLED multitouch Super Retina HD display with 2436 × 1125-pixel resolution (458 ppi). The iPhone X also features dual 12-megapixel cameras, a 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera for video and the phone's new facial recognition unlock feature (Face ID), and support for Qi wireless charging.