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Google’s new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere

After months of teasing, Google’s finally brought its AR stickers to the Pixel 2. For most users with the company’s latest flagship handset, the feature will be available today as part of an Android 8.1 update. The feature was announced on-stage at the Pixel event back in January, offering a …

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Gains New Widebody Kit from Prior Designs

Like passing by the neighborhood holiday party without an invite, we’ve been eyeing the forbidden Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup with intense jealously. As tuners and design houses get their hands on the Benz truck, our envy only burns brighter—especially in the case of Prior Design’s new widebody kit. Despite utilizing a …

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Google launches three experimental photo apps for Android, iOS

CNET/CBS Interactive Google on Monday launched three experimental photography apps for iOS and Android to test experimental technology like object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding, and decoding technologies. Google is calling the three apps, Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, part of “appsperiments” inspired by Google’s Motion Stills app. …

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Researchers train robots to see into the future

Robots usually react in real time: something happens, they respond. Now researchers University of California, Berkeley are working on a system that lets robots “imagine the future of their actions” so that they can interact with things they’ve never seen before. The technology is called visual foresight and it allows …

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The Boring Co. tops 30,000 hats sold

That didn’t toque too long! The Boring Company has now sold 30,000 hats to fund its hole-some mission, founder Elon Musk tweeted today. That’s double the sales Musk announced just three weeks ago. Production will be capped at 50,000 hats, so if the current momentum doesn’t fez out, trilby all …

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Updated Alfa Romeo 4C Arrives in 2019

The Alfa Romeo 4C will get a significant refresh for 2019, according to a new report from Autocar. The carbon fiber-intensive sports car will receive revised suspension and steering, and might even get a new engine. But sadly, no manual transmission is in the cards. Roberto Fedeli, chief engineer for …

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