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Alibaba’s New AI System Can Detect Coronavirus in Seconds With 96% Accuracy

Chinese technology giant Alibaba recently developed an AI system for diagnosing the COVID-19 (coronavirus)…


Rare Nintendo Play Station Console Sells for $360,000 at Auction

A prototype of the Nintendo Play Station, a console that never came to market, fetched $360,000 at an auction over the weekend, CNN reports. Greg McLemore, founder of Pets.com and Toys.com had the winning bid, beating out other collectors, including Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR…


Ford’s Best-Selling Transit Is Going Electric, and It’s Coming to America

The pickup truck versus the work van is one of those (possibly tired) transatlantic tropes that each side uses as proof of its inherent superiority. Having grown up in London, I fall more toward the van side of things, because vans appear able to do everything a truck can do—carry stuff, tow stuff, drive stuff to places—while keeping that stuff dry and safe from the elements at the same time. Plus they look more aerodynamic, and they’re what I was used to. In recent years—perhaps but probably not due to the popularity of @itsvantime on Twitter—vans have become more of a thing here in the US. And with any luck that trend will increase in 2022, because that’s when Ford will launch an all-electric Transit here in the North American market…


GM Unveils Battery with Capacity Twice as Big as Tesla’s

Although General Motors has been very open about its ambitious plan to electrify its lineup and sales, the manufacturer has been coy—until now—about how it’ll get there. At an “EV Day” event today in Detroit, the Detroit-based automaker divulged details on the battery tech that will sit in products such as the forthcoming Hummer EV, among many, many others…


Self-Driving Wheelchairs Are Tootling About JFK Airport in British Airways Test

British Airways is testing out an autonomous electric wheelchair for people with mobility needs at JFK airport in New York City…


Scientists Create Wearable Device That Camouflages against Heat Sensors

Night vision goggles won’t be able to withstand a new wearable technology that scientists at the University of California, San Diego just created…


For $3, a ‘Robot Lawyer’ Will Sue Data Brokers That Don’t Delete Your Personal and Location Info

In January, a new law gave consumers the power to stop companies collecting their personal information. The law, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (or the CCPA), can be a powerful tool for privacy, but it comes with a catch: Consumers who want to exercise their CCPA rights must contact every data broker individually, and there are more than a hundred of them. But now they have an easier option…

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