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Leica announces new $300 instant camera --- Leica Sofort

Leica announces new $300 instant camera --- Leica Sofort

Premium camera manufacturer Leica has announced a new instant camera called the Leica Sofort. The new Leica camera is a point-and-shoot camera which makes use of Fujifilm’s Instax film for producing prints as soon as the shutter is snapped by the users.

In announcing the new Sofort instant camera, Leica shared its pricing and availability details. The company said that the camera will be priced at $300, and will be available for purchase from Leica stores and dealerships in November 2016.

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Tesla responds to former partner Mobileye’s comments on Autopilot technology

Tesla responds to former partner Mobileye’s comments on Autopilot technology

In a statement released on Thursday, US-based electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has responded to its spat with former partner Mobileye, an Israeli company that supplied cameras for Tesla’s Autopilot-equipped semi-autonomous vehicles.

Tesla’s statement comes in response to Mobileye’s recent criticism of the safety of Tesla’s Autopilot assisted driving technology.

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Apple asking about headphone jack in surveys sent to MacBook Pro users

Apple asking about headphone jack in surveys sent to MacBook Pro users

According to a MacRumors report, tech giant Apple has been sending out surveys to MacBook Pro users in recent weeks, asking them the headphone jack and other ports, including the SD card slot.

The questions asked by Apple in the survey hint at the possible removal of the headphone jack on the future versions of the MacBook Pro laptop, especially after the port has been removed on the company’s recently-announced latest iPhones – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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Mobileye chairman says Tesla’s Autopilot system is “pushing the envelope in terms of safety”

Mobileye chairman says Tesla’s Autopilot system is “pushing the envelope in terms of safety”

During the course of a recent interview with Reuters, Amnon Shashua – Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Mobileye, an Israeli manufacturer of collision detection and driver assistance systems – said that Mobileye’s former partner Tesla Motors is “pushing the envelope in terms of safety” so far as the design of its Autopilot driver-assistance system is concerned.

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Nvidia announces new DRIVE PX2 artificial intelligence computer

Nvidia announces new DRIVE PX2 artificial intelligence computer

On Tuesday, Nvidia announced the second-generation model of its DRIVE PX in-car autonomous driving computing platform.

The new DRIVE PX model is the palm-sized DRIVE PX2 artificial intelligence (AI) computer, which basically amalgamates mapping with AI for automated highway and point-to-point driving. The horsepower of the computer will give a car the ability to navigate its way on the road, avert collisions, and make driving decisions.

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Google Express online shopping service launches in Nebraska

Google Express online shopping service launches in Nebraska

Google Express has been launched at some locations in Nebraska. The platform offers the option to buyers to shop for goods from many retailers at Google Express website. The purchases made at different retailers are delivered in batches by Google.

Google Express service offers delivery of goods to doorstep and currently has 17 big and medium sized merchants using its platform. Google Express members pay $95 per year for free delivery of goods from different retailers.

Tim Cook talks about Apple’s AirPods in interview to be aired on Sept. 14

Tim Cook talks about Apple’s AirPods in interview to be aired on Sept. 14

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Good Morning America show will air a "wide-ranging and exclusive” interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. In the interview, recorded at a school in Harlem in New York City, Cook will talk to Robin Roberts about AirPods and other Apple products.

The interview to be aired by Good Morning America is apparently the first interview granted by Cook after Apple’s September 7 product launch event, at which the company unveiled its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, and launched iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10.

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Nvidia agrees to pay GeForce GTX 970 owners $30 each to settle class-action lawsuit

Nvidia agrees to pay GeForce GTX 970 owners $30 each to settle class-action lawsuit

Chip maker Nvidia has reached an agreement in the class-action lawsuit which accused the company of false advertising with regard to the memory of its GeForce GTX 970 graphics card.

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Apple making cuts in its self-driving car project

Apple making cuts in its self-driving car project

Something is going on in the minds of Apple executives with regard to the company’s self-driving project. It has said that Apple has closed certain parts of its self-driving car project and laid off a number of employees.

The latest step to sack out employees is quite an opposite step being taken by Apple, as not a long time has passed when it was adding resources to the project known as Titan. But it has also not remained hidden that the company has struggled in this area.

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Improvements in Tesla’s autopilot technology could have prevented Ohio accident: Musk

Improvements in Tesla’s autopilot technology could have prevented Ohio accident: Musk

Tesla’s head Elon Musk mentioned that improvements in the company’s Autopilot technology could have prevented the accident on May7 in Ohio. In the accident, an Ohio man was killed when his Model S car into Autopilot mode crashed into a tractor-trailer.

Tesla Motors said that the improvements would be released by next week or so. They include drivers to not take their hands off the steering wheel for long period of time and precise use of radar to identify potential obstacles in the road.

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