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September 7, 2017

The Morning After: Thursday, September 7th 2017

by John_A

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Good morning! T-Mobile is willing to pick up the tab for your Netflix habit, and trackball mice are back. Really.

Here’s the car that AI steering wheel is made for.All Jaguars will have electric drivetrains in 2020

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Jaguar has announced that within a few years, all of its new cars will be some type of hybrid or EV. To go along with the news, it also announced two concept vehicles, including this Future-Type autonomous vehicle, shown above, that works with its Sayer AI-powered steering wheel. The other is its E-Type Zero, a classic roadster reworked to fit a 220 kW electric motor.

Out of the shadows.Epson’s ultra bright projector can hide in plain sight

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Meet the new Home Cinema LS100, an “ultra short-throw” laser display. Basically, according to Epson, this $2,000 projector can be mounted within a few inches of a nearby wall and display a 120-inch 1080p image, even in a brightly lit room. Plus, the laser light source is supposed to last 10 years or more without needing a replacement.

This has never happened before.Computer Love: The surprisingly lackluster rise of VR porn

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Two years after his first visit to the world of virtual reality porn, Editor in Chief Christopher Trout is revisiting the platform. Despite great expectations, it seems that very little has changed, and some key players have retreated from their 360-degree efforts. Now it’s time to figure out if this is a VR “killer app” or just another niche.

It could be the first one.India wants its own 27-mile Hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate creating a route between Vijayawada and Amaravati. The company claims it could shrink the current 70-minute travel time to just six minutes.

Back like it never left.Logitech is bringing back the trackball mouse

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The MX ERGO marks Logitech’s first new trackball in almost 10 years, pairing an adjustable hinge for better wrist posture and pronation with a subtler color scheme.

From the track to the street.Williams redesigns the chassis for lighter and stronger EVs

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The F1 company is showing off a lightweight electric car chassis designed to make electric rides lighter, safer and greener.

They’re listening even when you can’t.Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to silent, nefarious commands

Chinese researchers have developed a technique they call DolphinAttack, which uses ultrasonic frequencies to command voice-controlled services without alerting their human operators.

Binge on.T-Mobile family plans now include free Netflix streaming

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It’s still 480p, though.

But wait, there’s more…

  • ‘Dragonfly’ hackers are actively targeting US and European power grids
  • Microsoft to unveil new Surface gear on October 31st
  • Martin Shkreli is selling his $2 million Wu-Tang album on eBay
  • Facebook: Russian group spent $100,000 promoting ‘divisive’ stories during 2016 election
  • ‘Flip-flop’ design makes quantum computers more affordable

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