xHamster supports this motion sensor that hides porn when the door opens


xHamster wants to help you watch your weird porn in peace. The adult entertainment titan has lent a helping hand to a sex tech startup aspiring to build a cutting edge solution designed to save you from the embarrassment of getting caught in the act – once and for all. Now the adult entertainment titan is asking you to chip in for the crowdfunding campaign so the device can make it to market. The ‘minimeyes’ – as it’s called – is an inconspicuous motion sensor that leverages infrared technology to mute your speakers and hide all open windows from your desktop as soon as it…

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Google’s new free course could help you land a sweet gig localizing apps


Localization is a vital, but less talked-about part of the technology industry — and it can lead to a lucrative career, too. Now, to help people enter the field, Google just launched a free course on the Udacity online learning platform called Localization Essentials. This six-lesson series is fronted by two Google localization professionals, and features interviews, guides and quizzes, and represents a gentle introduction to the localization field. It introduces you to the challenges localization engineers face on a daily basis, as well as the tools they use. The course also gives you a hint of what you can expect…

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Even Russia’s Google is getting into self-driving cars


While American and Asian tech and automotive companies have been making great strides in autonomous vehicle tech over the past couple of years, Russia is now entering the fray: Yandex, one of the largest internet firms in the country, announced this week that it’s launched a self-driving car project to set its on-demand taxi business on course for the future of mobility. The company is currently building its stack of technologies necessary for Level 5 (read: no human intervention required) autonomous vehicles, and is set to begin testing on public roads next year. You can see one of its demo…

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Donuts delivered via drone is the future we all imagined


This Wednesday, a Denver-based bakery, in collaboration with Texas-based company Drone Dispatch, delivered fresh donuts to the Denver city officials via drone. Recipients include policemen, fire departments, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock this Wednesday. Hancock was excited, saying, “This is how we’re going to become a more efficient 21st century nation, society quite frankly.” The drones could only be flown short distances, due to Federal Aviation Administration regulations mandating that operators be within sight of the drone. As such, the operators were all within a block of the police, mayor, etc when they delivered the donuts. But why bother walking…

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Elon Musk threatens to break up with Trump over Paris climate deal


Tesla CEO Elon Musk today threatened to leave Donald Trump’s advisory council if the administration withdraws from the Paris Agreement. Don’t know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2017 Will have no choice but to depart councils in that case — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2017 The deal, a cornerstone agreement reached by the Obama administration, was negotiated and agreed upon by 195 (ratified by 147) countries in 2015. It went into effect in November…

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