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The Red Hydrogen One is out this week: Here's everything you need to know - CNET - Reviews - 2 hours 45 min ago
Preorders for the phone with a 3D screen start shipping Oct. 18.

Skydio made an Apple Watch app to control its self-flying drone - CNET - News - 2 hours 46 min ago
Choose cinematic shooting modes and select subjects for the drone to track -- all from your wrist.

Tesla buys 210-acre site for factory in Shanghai

Ars Technica - 2 hours 47 min ago

Enlarge / A Tesla car is charging at a Tesla electric vehicle charging station in front of Baolong building on July 15, 2018 in Beijing, China. (credit: Photo by VCG / Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Tesla announced that it had purchased a 210-acre site in Shanghai, China, where it will begin building a second battery and auto factory.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Robin Ren, Tesla’s vice president of worldwide sales, attended a signing ceremony in Shanghai today, stating, “Securing this site in Shanghai, Tesla’s first Gigafactory outside of the United States, is an important milestone for what will be our next advanced, sustainably developed manufacturing site."

A Shanghai government website tracking major land purchases in the city detailed a purchase in the eastern Lingang district for about $140 million, which likely reflects Tesla's latest acquisition.

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Our processor tech's got legs, says Arm: 'One million' data center servers will ship in 2018

The Register - 2 hours 48 min ago
By servers, it means boxes that do networking, storage, security

Analysis One million Arm-powered data center servers will ship in 2018, the processor design house claimed on Tuesday.…

Rocket Lab reveals new factory and launch site, aims for 16 flights next year

Ars Technica - 2 hours 52 min ago

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Rocket Lab last launched its Electron vehicle nearly nine months ago, in January, from its New Zealand launch site. This was the vehicle's second flight and first successful orbital mission. Nine months is a long gulf between launches for a company that ultimately aspires to send rockets into space on a weekly basis.

However, Rocket Lab has not been idle for much of this year. Earlier this month, the company opened a second rocket development and production facility in Auckland, New Zealand. And on Wednesday, Rocket Lab announced the location of its second launch site, Wallops Island in Virginia, on the East Coast of the United States. It hopes to have the site operational about one year from now.

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This artist's home theater and movie museum will freak you out - CNET - News - 2 hours 56 min ago
Show Us Yours: Artist Paul Snyder's home houses not only his movie theater, but also a museum filled with homemade statues of famous Hollywood characters you have to see to believe.

New Mazda3 teased ahead of LA Auto Show debut - Roadshow - News - 3 hours 6 min ago
The updated compact sedan and hatch will likely adopt new SkyActiv-X engines.

5G is almost a reality. Here's what it'll really feel like - CNET - News - 3 hours 11 min ago
Hype alert: Don't expect 5G to change your life right away.

Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?

BBC Technology News - 3 hours 12 min ago
The Trump-supporting right has a new favourite meme and they're trolling opponents far and wide.

Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy

The Register - 3 hours 17 min ago
It's playing a long game

Comment Google's artful but risky response to the European Commission highlights the weakness of Brussels' strategy dealing with big Silicon Valley companies.…

Grand Theft Auto 'cheats' homes raided

BBC Technology News - 3 hours 26 min ago
A court grants search warrants and freezes the assets of five people accused of making cheat software.

Some of this year’s best microscopy images

Ars Technica - 3 hours 28 min ago

Each year, Nikon runs a microscopy competition honoring the best images of all things small. And, well, we're kind of suckers for it here at Ars. So when the company got in touch and offered us the chance to share a peek at this years' winners, how could we say no?

Karl Deckart

While most of you may know Nikon as a camera company, microscopy is a sibling of photography in many ways beyond the involvement of high-end lenses. While it might not matter for scientific purposes, a compelling microscope image depends on things like composition, lighting, exposure, and more. And these days, both fields rely heavily on post-processing. Many of the images you see above are the product of multiple exposures, each on a different focal plane, all stacked and flattened to provide a full three-dimensional view that's actually not possible from a microscope alone.

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Arm PSA IoT API? BRB... Toolbox of tech to secure net-connected kit opens up some more

The Register - 3 hours 53 min ago
Programming interfaces, threat models, and more pop up online

One year on from launching its Platform Security Architecture – a recipe book and ingredients for securing Internet of Things gizmos – Arm has opened it up some more to get more manufacturers and developers involved.…

Volvo’s new V60 is proof the station wagon must never die

Ars Technica - 4 hours 1 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin)

Forget the impending death of the sedan, as an automotive species the station wagon should be on life support. Which is a shame, because station wagons are great: the utility of an SUV without the high seating position, sure, but also without the high center of gravity and drag coefficient. In return, they are a much more elegantly proportioned vehicle, one that would be more popular but for the decades-old stigma of being a "mom car." (The same fate is coming for you, SUV.) Almost no one sells a wagon any more, which makes some people cross enough to leave angry comments online about the stupidity of car companies. In their defense, the car companies tell me angry Internet comments aren't really worth the same as an actual deposit, and they have too few of those to make it worthwhile. Not Volvo, though.

The Swedish automaker has been fascinating to watch these past few years as it has bloomed thanks to Geely's investment. Little happened for the first few years, but Volvo used the investment to thoroughly modernize the way it designed and built cars. Platforms have given way to modular architectures that simplify production yet at the same time allow for great flexibility when it comes to designing different vehicles.

In 2015, the XC90 SUV marked the introduction of the first of these new architectures, called Scalable Product Architecture. SPA lets Volvo build large and midsized vehicles, and it was soon joined by an S90 sedan and V90 wagon. Three years later and the SPA line-up is complete. Last year the XC60 arrived, a more moderate take on the 21st century Swedish SUV. Yesterday we wrote about the new S60 sedan, which means we've saved the best one for last. The new V60 wagon.

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Google unshackles Android-device firms

BBC Technology News - 4 hours 26 min ago
Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android.

What do we actually know about the risks of screen time and digital media?

Ars Technica - 4 hours 37 min ago

Uh... this is fine, right? (credit: Getty Images)

“Yesterday after I wrote to you, I had an attack of asthma,” Marcel Proust wrote to his mother in 1901. “[It] obliged me to walk all doubled up and light anti-asthma cigarettes at every tobacconist’s I passed.”

While that sounds a bit crazy by 2018 standards, Proust was far from alone: “Medicated cigarettes marketed for respiratory complaints continued to be endorsed, and smoked, by doctors until well after the Second World War,” writes medical historian Mark Jackson.

Of course, tobacco eventually joined the list of treacherous substances once thought to be healthy and subsequently discovered to be harmful, keeping excellent company alongside radium and mercury. It's enough to make people constantly wonder what else might make it onto the list of friends turned foe. Could coffee be next? Processed meat?

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Google's Pixel 3 camera rewrites photo rules with nifty new tricks - CNET - News - 4 hours 37 min ago
Attention, photo nerds. Here's exactly how Google's pioneering photo technology helps both mainstream shooters and enthusiasts.

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