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Darrell Etherington

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Volvo to target luxury buyers with self-driving car coming in 5 years

techcrunch.com — High-end vehicle, chauffeur included? You can see why it makes sense that Volvo would target the luxury end of the market with its upcoming self-driving car. Volvo announced plans to field a vehicle by 2021, thanks in part to a $300 million deal with Volvo that will let it leverage some of their work, but now we have some more details, including the vehicle's high-end approach.

ILMxLAB is working on a VR film with Alejandro G. Iñárritu

techcrunch.com — VR filmmaking could use some more big-name talent, and ILMxLAB's latest project does indeed offer that: The director attached is Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the visionary behind The Revenant and Birdman.

Qualcomm reportedly in acquisition talks with NXP Semiconductors

techcrunch.com — Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is looking to shrink the silicon space a bit further with a potential acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors, in a deal that could be worth over $30 billion according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The deal could be finalized in as few as two months from now, according to the report.

Here’s how Civilization VI brings new life to the epic game series

techcrunch.com — Civilization is a game I've been playing for more or less 15 years, across multiple iterations of the series, and yet each new version always seems to feel fresh.

Mercedes-Benz looks to the future with Generation EQ EV concept

techcrunch.com — Mercedes-Benz is trying to play with your emotions with its new electric vehicle concept, debuted at the Paris Motor Show today. The " Generation EQ " it unveiled is a sporty SUV design, which is reminiscent of the Tesla Model X in its lines and overall look.

Meet the I.D., Volkswagen’s first purely electric car on track for 2020

techcrunch.com — Volkswagen did indeed debut its first dedicated electric car at the Paris Motor Show, as heavily teased. The I.D. revealed at the show is still labeled a "concept," but VW says it's due to become a buyable car in 2020, with a total range of ups to 373 miles per charge, driven by a 168hp electric motor.

Nvidia’s new Xavier SoC is an AI supercomputer for cars

techcrunch.com — Nvidia's work in reinventing itself as a leader in automated car technology continues with the launch of a new system-on-a-chip, called Xavier and launched today at the GPU Technology Conference Europe. The Xavier SoC manages 20 trillion operations per second, while only using 20 watts of power.

Watch Nvidia’s AI car drive itself using only what it learned from human drivers

techcrunch.com — There are multiple approaches to tackling self-driving; one is to program algorithms or rules that will tell a car how to behave in specific situations. Nvidia is using a deep learning approach, however, by providing its autonomous system with real-world data from humans drivers and letting it learn how to drive on its own - like a supercharged, AI-powered teenager getting behind the wheel using only their experience of being a passenger to guide them.

TRI’s James Kuffner on ‘cloud robotics,’ aging-in-place and data sharing in self-driving

techcrunch.com — Twitter finally lets everyone create their own "Moments" Toyota Research Institute CTO James Kuffner believes the biggest asset to a future where robots are highly capable, useful things that people use daily on the road and at home might just be the cloud.

YouTube Considering An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

techcrunch.com — Google's YouTube online video service might soon provide a way to do away with those increasingly annoying pre-roll ads forever: The network is considering the adoption of a new version, says the Wall Street Journal, that would get rid of ads altogether, and introduce subscription-based billing for customers who want it instead.
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Sep 29, 2016

@alex is that like the in-house token currency they use at Dave & Buster’s?

Sep 29, 2016

@kylebrussell my nearly 4 year old car hasn’t broken 40k. but i also haven’t left my house in 5 days so

Sep 28, 2016

@dicebourbon I think it's more corporate jerk speak unfortunately

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