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Stop & Shop's grocery pods will bring the store to your house - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 7:51pm
It's a bit different than the grocery delivery robots we've covered in the past.

VR headsets, augmented windshields, and multiscreen infotainment at CES

Ars Technica - January 18, 2019 - 7:44pm

Enlarge / Yes, I am wearing VR in the backseat of an electric car. Yes, this is Peak CES. (credit: Aurich Lawson)

LAS VEGAS—I'd been on the ground for less than twelve hours before I strapped on the virtual reality headset. It was only 8pm but felt far later thanks to time zones and air travel. I had already been chauffeured about that afternoon by a self-driving car, and here I was sitting in the back seat of an Audi e-tron at a race track a little south of the city. I'd already reached Peak CES, yet the show wouldn't even officially start for another 36 hours.

We were at Speedvegas for a rather exclusive look at Holoride, which Audi thinks is the next big breakthrough in in-car entertainment. According to the company—which has spun Holoride as an independent startup—it's a "radically new way to entertain backseat passengers in a brand new way." The idea is deceptively simple: you take telematics info from the car in real-time and use it to construct artificial environments in VR. Or, to put it another way, imagine you're flying in a spaceship, and every time the car accelerates, brakes, or turns, your spaceship accelerates, brakes, or turns as well.

I know what you're thinking: "wearing VR in the back of a car is going to make me carsick!" Holoride's magic formula has been to better match the car's motion to what happens in VR. That means less conflict between the messages from your eyes and your vestibular system, which means less motion sickness. (Now, only 27 percent of users will experience severe nausea, down from more than one in two before Holoride worked out its digital magic. And 53 percent experience no nausea at all.)

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2019 Ram HD to offer a Sport package, but don't get too excited - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 7:25pm
The Ram HD's new Sport package ditches some chrome and adds parking sensors.

World's oldest periodic table chart emerges from obscurity - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 7:24pm
Germanium, discovered in 1886, is not included on the chart.

Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy

Ars Technica - January 18, 2019 - 7:19pm

Enlarge / Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks to reporters following a closed briefing on intelligence matters on Capitol Hill on December 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Zach Gibson )

US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has proposed a federal privacy law that would preempt tougher privacy rules issued by states.

Rubio's announcement Wednesday said that his American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act "provides overdue transparency and accountability from the tech industry while ensuring that small businesses and startups are still able to innovate and compete in the digital marketplace."

But Rubio's bill establishes a process for creating rules instead of issuing specific rules right away, and it allows up to 27 months for Congress or the Federal Trade Commission to write the actual rules.

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Protestors beg Google not to build censored Project Dragonfly search engine

The Register - January 18, 2019 - 7:15pm
Anti-censorship demo reaches Chocolate Factory's London HQ

A small handful of protesters turned up outside Google’s London HQ today to protest against the ad company’s censored search engine, developed as part of an unholy bargain to gain access to the Chinese market.…

Fortnite season 7, week 7 challenges and how to destroy flying X-4 Stormwings - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 7:14pm
The official week 7 Fortnite challenges are here and we can help you get through a few more tiers of your Battle Pass.

Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown

BBC Technology News - January 18, 2019 - 7:12pm
A coalition of human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed in a week of protests.

Facebook manager exits, says she was 'harassed' for pro-diversity views - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 7:02pm
Sophie Alpert, a Facebook engineering manager, said in an internal post that she was targeted for calling out the company's lack of diversity, CNBC reports.

Jeep running pilot programs for car sharing, subscriptions - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 6:57pm
The car sharing will require a number of owners to get on board with the idea.

Verizon to extend free robocall, spam and call-blocking tools to all customers - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 6:50pm
Verizon customers will be able to sign on starting in March.

Veritas bowls two for Tooley, not out: Northern Europe role split

The Register - January 18, 2019 - 6:15pm
UK and Nordics each get their own boss

Privately owned shape-shifting Veritas has removed its northern European head Jason Tooley and split the role in two, externally hiring one person to run the UK and one to oversee the Nordics.…

Twitter CEO dodges question about banning Trump if he called for murder - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 6:11pm
"We'd certainly talk about it," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told The Huffington Post.

Hyundai is bringing a refreshed Ioniq Hybrid and PHEV to Europe this year - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 6:07pm
We don't yet know when the cars will hit US dealers, but we'd guess that it's coming soon.

Tesla to slash 7 percent of its workforce, CEO Elon Musk says - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 5:54pm
The CEO says the cuts are related to challenges with the Model 3 last year.

What Amazon's Alexa will tell us in 2019 - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 5:52pm
From Las Vegas to Chattanooga, Amazon starts the new year evangelizing all things Alexa.

To fight climate misinformation, point to the man behind the curtain

Ars Technica - January 18, 2019 - 5:51pm

Enlarge / Protest sign from a rally against the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain, BC. (credit: flickr user: Mark Klotz)

In 2018, Gallup’s annual environment survey found that overall concern about climate change in the US was roughly stable. But within that stability was a growing divide. The 87 percent of Democrats who reported in 2017 that they believe global warming is a result of human activity bumped up slightly to 89 percent in 2018. Meanwhile, for Republicans, that number dipped from 40 percent in 2017 to 35 percent in 2018.

How can the misinformation campaign driving this divide be fought? Just reporting and reiterating the facts of anthropogenic climate change doesn’t seem to work. A paper in Nature Climate Change this week argues that attempts to counter misinformation need to draw on the research that is illuminating the bad actors behind climate denialism, the money funding them, and how their coordinated campaigns are disrupting the political process.

Facts alone won’t cut it

“It is not enough simply to communicate to the public over and again the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change,” write Justin Farrell, Kathryn McConnell, and Robert Brulle in their paper, because “individuals’ preexisting ideologies and values systems can play a significant role in whether they accept or reject scientific consensus.”

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No delay for net neutrality lawsuit in spite of government shutdown - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 5:49pm
A federal appeals court denied the FCC's request to delay the suit challenging the agency's right to roll back net neutrality rules.

Nissan NV300 van concept lets you woodwork in the sticks with ease - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 18, 2019 - 5:37pm
Its portable power pack makes off-grid life a little easier.

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