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Ford will showcase second-gen self-driving prototype at CES 2017

Ford will debut its second-gen self-driving prototype at CES 2017

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 event scheduled to be held in Las Vegas next week, bigwig automaker Ford will introduce its second-generation self-driving prototype --- an upgraded model of the company’s self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan.

The second-generation version of Ford’s self-driving prototype will be equipped with highly advanced sensors, along with substantially improved computing power and proprietary software which will give the car the ability to ‘think for itself.’

Samsung announces robotic vacuum cleaner POWERbot VR7000

Samsung announces new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner

Days ahead of the CES 2017 event coming up in January, Samsung has announced the newest model of its POWERbot robot vacuum cleaners --- the POWERbot VR7000. The pricing and availability details of the new robot vacuum cleaner have not yet been disclosed by Samsung.

The newly-announced POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner from Samsung is a 4-inch device which, going by Samsung’s claims, is 28 percent slimmer than the company’s previous robot vacuum cleaners.

People favor Self-driving Car That Kills Passenger to Save Many Others, but Don’t Want to Buy it for Themselves

People favor Self-driving Car That Kills Passenger to Save Many Others, but Don’t Want to Buy it for Themselves

Will you ride a self-driving car that may kill you intentionally? A new survey asked people whether they will prefer autonomous cars that are programmed to save most people during an accident, and found that most people weren’t in mood of sacrificing their life for others.

These self-driving vehicles have an algorithm that works to kill minimum people in case of a major crash. For examples, if the vehicle finds that there are five pedestrians and only one passenger, it will choose to kill a person inside the car.

Google plans to launch its own smartphone

Google plans to launch its own handset

For years, Google has relied on Nexus devices, whose parts are being built by outside handset manufacturers. But now, Google will build its own smartphone and would not depend on any other smartphone maker to deliver the goods.

As per reports, Google would launch a smartphone that would directly have competition with iPhone. Already, Google has its own Android operating system that runs on four in five smartphones, including LG and Huawei. It even endorses many smartphones under the label of the Google Nexus brand.

Microsoft announces to close down Surface 3 production by December

Microsoft announces to close down Surface 3 production by December

Microsoft recently announced to close down production of Microsoft's affordable Windows tablet, the Surface 3, by December. The company confirmed that the limited inventory of the Surface 3 is left. There were reports that inventory of the Surface 3 and Band 2 is limited in stores in the United States. It has been more than a year since the device was first revealed.

Boston Dynamics posts video of one of the quietest robots ever being built

Boston Dynamics posts video of one of the quietest robots ever being built

Lately, Boston Dynamics has released a new video of its robot called Mini Spot. In the video, the robot is seen running around outside, planning around objects in a home and climbing up stairs. The best part of the video is how delicately the robot picks up a wine glass and puts into the dishwasher.

The wine-glass act has been highlight as it could be judged as to how much skilled is the robot in handling delicate things. For robots to safely operate around humans they need to be able to sense their environment and capable of knowing how mighty they are.

Study evaluates people's perception about autonomous vehicles in case of crash

Study evaluates people's perception about autonomous vehicles in case of crash

Automobile companies are spending money and resources on developing autonomous vehicles and many projects are already conducting road tests for self-driving cars. Soon in future, you will see self-driving cars running on roads and making traveling easier for you than it is today. Some industry experts predict there will be fewer accidents due to these autonomous vehicles, but if such a car faces a situation like crash, whose life it will save? What will be more important for the vehicle: its own passenger’s life or lives of others?

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