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The additional driving range is welcome, but the range-topping Model S's increase in performance is overkill, even if it is very entertaining The Tesla Model S P100D gets its new moniker thanks to the addition of a 100kWh battery. It's a hardware upgrade for Elon Musk's company, which can usually be relied upon for an almost constant supply of revisions and software upgrades over the air.If the official figures for the Model S P100D are to be believed, a range of 381 miles is available from a fully charged battery. Even taking into account the kind nature of official NEDC tests, the real-world range of this electric vehicle should comfortably exceed 250 miles if you drive carefully.The trouble is that being careful is trickier than you might think. As well as increasing the range, Tesla has increased the Model S's performance to hypercar-hassling levels.
Techradar
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5-inch display. During the recall phase, iPhone were among the phones you could trade-in in at carriers when you turned in your recalled Note 7. Ouch. Google launched the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL running its latest Android 7.0 Nougat software and compatible with the Google Daydream View VR headset. The fact that Google is taking a bigger role in hardware (and not just Android software) is a threat to Samsung. Finally, the LG G6 is the next big Android smartphone thats expected to be announced next month at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Its said to completely different from the LG G5 and include an extra-wide screen with an aspect ratio of 18x9. This story will continue to update as we hear more from Samsungs official press conference regarding its explanation of Galaxy Note 7 fires and battery explosions.
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But I think the proper analogy is that Silicon Valley techies view government as code, the operating system that defines the operation of society ...an operating system maybe overdue for disruption and a major upgrade. And Silicon Valley types think they know code, know complex systems, and are just the ones to do it. Let's explore the analogy between OS code and government a little. If you're not a coder type, skip ahead a bit . Government defines rules between the people, corporations, the administrations, foreign policy. An operating system defines rules, protocols, APIs between the users, administrators, programs and processes, hardware, networking with other computers. Government defines a market design that allocates public goods between competing interests. An operating system defines rules that allocate hardware (e.g. CPU time, peripherals) between different processes and users.
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The focus system is snappy and accurate with tons of flexibility and control. Unfortunately, the touch AF is not as snappy and I found it extremely unreliable. Focusing in video is also amount the best around but the lock on AF feature I use the most which locks on your subject and follows them around the frame does not work while shooting 4k video. Another amazing part of the A6500 is the shooting speed. With 11fps shooting, I picked off over 200 RAW shots before thing started to slow down. You can even view your images when righting to the card! The result is a camera that felt at home no matter what I was shooting. Hardware The small size is great for portability and saving space and the grip is nice enough to support most larger lenses. We do have quite a few dials & custom buttons but many other cameras like the Panasonic G85 also have on screen buttons which the A6500 doesn't use.
Fast Company
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Even in the era of Super Mario Run , Nintendo is serious about pursuing its own vision and building its own hardware. Here's why. Even in the era of Super Mario Run , Nintendo is serious about pursuing its own vision and building its own hardware. Here's why. Link, the elfin hero of the Legend of Zelda series, has been rescuing the princess for over 30 years and 17 games. With the latest installment, Breath of the Wild , he ventures to a new place: Nintendo's next-generation console, the portable Nintendo Switch. Read Full Story
Tom's Hardware UK
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Google released Tilt Brush Toolkit to make it easy to use virtual reality (VR) sketches made with its painting app in films, games, and other experiences.
Hackaday
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[Steve Collins] is a regular around Hackaday. He's brought homebrew LIDARs to our regular meetups, he's given a talk on a lifetime's worth of hacking , and he is the owner of the most immaculate Hackaday t-shirt we've ever seen. For the 2016 Hackaday SuperConference , [Steve] took a break from his day job of driving spacecraft around the Solar System. As you can imagine, NASA plans on things going wrong. How do you plan for that? [Steve] answers all your questions by telling you what happens when things go wrong in space. Space is the worst possible place for hardware. Not only do you have temperature swings of hundreds of degrees, solar radiation, and limited bandwidth, but you also can't fix a space probe once it's in orbit. Anyway you look at it, everything needs to go perfectly or you need to be exceptionally clever. Muphry's Law will inevitably crop up to defeat the former, leaving the latter par for the course.
Tom's Hardware UK
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Carbon Studios announced a new virtual reality (VR) project called "The Wizards." As you can surmise from the title, it has the potential to be quite the magical experience.
Hackaday
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The electric motor is the fundamental building block of almost all robotic projects but, without some form of feedback, it lacks the precise positional control required for the task. Small servos from the modelling world will often use a potentiometer to sense where they are on their travel, while more accomplished motors will employ some form of shaft encoder. Commercial shaft encoders use magnets and Hall-effect sensors, or optical sensors and encoder discs. But these can be quite expensive, so [Hello1024] hacked together an alternative in an afternoon. It uses another motor as the encoder , taking advantage of the minute changes in inductance as the magnet passes each of its coils. It's a technique that works better with cheaper motors, as their magnets are more imperfect than those on their expensive cousins. The sensing is rather clever in its economy, sending a pulse to the motor through an off the shelf motor controller and measuring the time it takes to decay through the body diode of the driving MOSFET.
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As we write this in January 2017, there is very little hardware that can handle 802.11ad. This WiFi uses the 60Ghz band, gets incredible speeds (up to 7 Gbps) - but has a short range. As we move into mid 2017, there should be more and more hardware that takes advantage of 802.11ad. The great thing about the Nighthawk X10 is that it can handle both 802.11ac and 802.11ad. This means if you buy this router today you will not have to replace it in 6 months or a year when 802.11ad is more popular. In a way, you are future-proofing by investing in the Nighthawk X10 today, even if you can't use it to its full speed potential right now. Should You Buy The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router? Yes, No and Maybe. Let me explain... If you are looking to get the fastest router on the market, with an incredible feature set, and not replace it within the next year - yes, you will want to get the Nighthawk X10.
Design Milk - Tech
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Like its body-less Siri/Alexa counterparts, Kuri's help can be activated by voice command via microphone array or be prompted by touch at the tap of its head. Through this combination of software, hardware, and mobile app, Mayfield Robotics has given a physical manifestation to the primarily body-less smart home experience today. A built-in HD camera so you can check in on the house or pets while you’re away. A drive system powered by small electric motors designed to wheel Kuri across a wide range of flooring and carpets, and even thresholds. A four-microphone array, powerful dual speakers, and Wi-Fi + Bluetooth connectivity, so it can react to voice commands or noises, play music, read the kids a bedtime story, or follow you around playing podcasts while you’re getting ready for work; Easily programmable tasks and IFTTT capabilities to connect within modern smart homes.
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But that $100100 price tag seems punishingly expensive given the lackadaisical attitude to file playback and lack of UK specific catch-up content. Remember, you can buy Sky's similar Roku-made Now TV box for under a tenner (sans Netflix) which offers much of the same functionality. Ultimately, where the Roku 3 really scores is in its wonderful usability, be it the blazing processor speed or the improved functionality the hardware tweaks have bestowed upon it. It's responsive, simple and not beholden to a proprietary content library. Whether you're looking for a streaming box to help you cut the cord, or augment your cable subscription, the Roku 3 has the features, build quality and simplicity you're looking for. Overall, we rate this latest iteration as the best Roku yet made. Original review written in November 2013
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Oh, and it's worth pointing out here that the aforementioned last bunch of services do not come free with the hardware and require separate monthly subscriptions. I can't tell you how often I hear horror stories of someone going out and buying a Roku expecting every app to be free. If you're in the UK and decide to obtain a Roku Streaming Stick from overseas, check out Sky's Now TV platform (Sky being a shareholder in Roku), the ubiquitous Netflix and Demand 5. Audio apps of note include Rdio, Pandora, Vevo and Spotify. However, unlike PlayStation Music on the PS4 , the latter requires a premium subscription in order to get anywhere. This barrier to entry makes the Roku Streaming Stick one of my least favorite music streaming devices, losing major ground to the new front-runner, Google's Chromecast Audio . But, while the Roku Streaming Stick doesn't win many points in the music or games categories, it has probably the most sports channels of any other platform.
Hackaday
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Every time we say We've seen it all, along comes a project that knocks us off. 60 year old [Mark Nesselhaus] likes to learn new things and he's never worked with hardware at the gate level. So he's building himself a 4-bit Computer , using only Diode-Transistor Logic. He's assembling the whole thing on card board perf-board, with brass tacks for pads. Why because he's a thrifty guy who wants to use what he has lying around. Obviously, he's got an endless supply of cardboard, tacks and Patience. The story sounds familiar. It started out as a simple 4-bit full adder project and then things got out of hand. You know he's old school when he calls his multimeter an analog VOM! It's still work in progress, but he's made a lot of it in the past year. [Mark] started off by emulating the 4-bit full adder featured on Simon Inns' Waiting for Friday blog .
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The Raspberry Pi version both crunches the numbers and drives the display, but the Pi doesn't have the oomph to run both the LEDs and the GUI, which is pretty interesting to look at by itself. The video below shows the different visualization modes available we're partial to the energy effect at the end. Take your pick of hardware and throw a couple of these things together for your next rave. And if you need a little more background on the aforementioned Larson Scanner, we've got you covered . [via r/raspberry_pi ] Filed under: led hacks , musical hacks
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Of course, I’ve also been a huge Tesla fan for some time. He added it was "a very difficult decision," but noted the opportunity to work with Tesla's Autopilot team was "irresistible." This was a very difficult decision, because I care deeply about the technology and people at Apple and because I could see myself staying there for many more years. In the end though, the opportunity to dive into a completely new area and work with the amazing Tesla Autopilot team was irresistible. At Tesla, Lattner will help the company achieve one of its biggest goals: fully self-driving vehicles. As of October 2016, Tesla said all vehicles produced in its factory, including the Model 3, have the hardware needed for "full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver," and it's now only a matter of time before the technology is enabled.
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