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Snapchat's using dancing foam fingers to get fans to snap more during NBA games

Snapchat wants basketball fans to get onboard with its latest augmented reality feature. The app is rolling out a new set of AR “world lenses” that allow fans watching NBA games live in the arena to snap dancing 3D foam fingers. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s next trick could be adding facial recognition to Bitmoji The feature,…

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Self-driving cars are coming to the streets of New York City

Self-driving cars are slated to hit the Big Apple next year.  GM-owned Cruise Automation plans to launch an autonomous vehicle (AV) test program in New York City in early 2018, becoming the first company to put self-driving cars on the infamously busy streets of Manhattan.  New York’s densely trafficked roads and huge number of pedestrians…

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Google's Pixel 2 and 2 XL are perfect if you don't want to spend $1,000 on a new phone

By all accounts, Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL were failures. It’s not easy to admit, but outside of tech nerd circles, nobody really cared about them. The tech giant’s first premium phones were good phones that fell short of challenging Samsung and Apple’s dominance. But don’t think for a second that Google’s tossing in the…

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Only in Dubai—police now have hovercrafts

As if a fleet of supercars wasn’t enough, now Dubai police have hovercrafts. The police force will be adding this transport to their elaborate arsenal for emergency response whenever traffic is bad. The hovercrafts will give them the ability to bypass traffic effectively, reducing response time.  Read more… More about Transportation , Mashable Video ,…

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Groundbreaking, farm-loving robots could change the future of agriculture

The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics are pioneers when it comes to robotic farming. Having developed a series of driverless tractors, they give us a sneak peek of how future farms and orchards will operate in the era of mass automation. These robots can line themselves up and drive over crops, get…

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Why Microsoft turned the Surface Book into a 15-inch 'beast'

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Microsoft made the Surface Book bigger and more badass

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Google Pixel 2 review: The best boring phones, and that's not so bad

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