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What happens to drivers? The ripple effects of autonomous cars go beyond safety

Self-driving cars bring a long list of benefits, but they also hold the potential to disrupt our economy and throw millions out of work. The potential ripple effects go far past the immediate benefits of driverless transportation.
Cars

How virtual racing is turning gamers into drivers

Auto racing video games have come a long way, to the point where top international racing teams use advanced virtual reality systems to train for big races, and also to scout gamers as the next generation of professional racing drivers.
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This Kevlar iPhone cable is supposed to survive anything … so we blew it up 3:42

Zus recently used its Kevlar-reinforced charging cable to tow a car -- but we wanted to put it to the test and see for ourselves just how strong it is. How much abuse can this cable really take?
Movies & TV

Where did all these after-show talk shows come from? And why do we love them?

Following in the footsteps of AMC and Chris Hardwick's "Talking" series, after-show talk shows for popular primetime dramas are being released in droves; shows like Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, and Mr. Robot have joined the list
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Weekend Workshop: Turn a pile of cardboard into a backyard geodesic dome

Essentially a 21st Century tree house, geodesic domes don't offer much outside of being a fun place to spend a quiet afternoon. Here's how to make your own geodesic dome using cardboard and a laser cutter (or X-Acto knife).
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Meet the hacker keeping ‘Mr. Robot’ so real it’s scary

'Mr. Robot' writer and tech consultant Kor Adna headed a panel in New York City discussing the politics of hacking. Following the panel, Adna spoke with Digital Trends about season two details, how his hacking past helped the show and…
Music

She can write a pop hit for anybody, but on ‘Death Valley,’ LP wrote for LP

“Good songs have a leeway to them. They respond to being done in different versions.” Identity is everything to recording artists. If that gets diluted in any way, musicians feel a clear disconnect has occurred between their intended…
Movies & TV

ESPN is now in the business of binge-able content thanks to O.J. Simpson

ESPN streamed the last three parts of its five-part 'O.J. Made in America' documentary on its WatchESPN streaming service prior to their live TV airings. ESPN spoke with Digital Trends about how that decision helped ESPN make more…
Cars

The best just got (a tiny bit) better – Mazda reveals G-Vectoring Control

What Mazda has done with G-Vectoring Control is to use steering input data to make subtle changes that increase front wheel grip, keeping the car more stable and predictable, while at the same time protecting the car from jerky motions.
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Melting mountains: How lidar and 3D printing helped create incredible candles

Cascadia Candle Co makes 3D topographical beeswax candles from lidar scans of real northwestern mountains, but turning datasets into solid wax required a lot of tech.
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Cozmo is like a lovable Pixar character come to life on your desk

Anki has created the robotic companion of your dreams: Cozmo, an AI-powered companion that's capable of conveying realistic emotions. It can play games, too, and entertain itself with dice-sized blocks.