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DARPA’s New Autonomous Submarine-Hunter Could Change Naval Combat Forever

In 2010, DARPA announced it was creating an autonomous, submarine-hunting war machine that would be manned with exactly zero people. Now, that vehicle is ready for action.

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Michael Nunez

February 12th

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A Brand New Vision of the Future From io9 Founder Annalee Newitz

There’s a killer new novel about a pharmceutical pirate and the robot that hunts her, set in the world of 2144, coming from Annalee Newitz, the founding editor of io9. Annalee just sold her first novel, Autonomous, to Tor Books. Tor is describing Autonomous as a novel of ideas about intellectual property law, set in a world where robots are indentured for 10 years, before they can earn their freedom—and humans can also be indentured. I’ve read it, and it’s a totally brilliant book that has fascinating things to say about identity and personhood in a world of smart drugs and even smarter machines.

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December 14th

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Faraday Future: The Mysterious New Car Company Making Big Promises

“The mysterious new car company making big promises” is something we’ve heard many times before with no result, but this particular new company is making big hires and even bigger commitments, including a brand new billion dollar factory.

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November 21st

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Skydio Turns Your Phone Into a Crash-Proof Magic Wand for Flying Drones

Skydio Turns Your Phone Into a Crash-Proof Magic Wand for Flying Drones

Fully autonomous flight is the future of consumer drones. But today's "autonomous" drone technology isn't foolproof . Now, a startup called Skydio wants to change that with a new kind of auto-pilot that uses a drone's camera. It looks insanely great.

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Adam Clark Estes

January 15th

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Skydio Turns Your Phone Into a Crash-Proof Magic Wand for Flying Drones

Skydio Turns Your Phone Into a Crash-Proof Magic Wand for Flying Drones

Fully autonomous flight is the future of consumer drones. But today's "autonomous" drone technology isn't foolproof . Now, a startup called Skydio wants to change that with a new kind of auto-pilot that uses a drone's camera. It looks insanely great.

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Adam Clark Estes

January 15th

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​This Is How Bad Self-Driving Cars Suck In The Rain

​This Is How Bad Self-Driving Cars Suck In The Rain

Hyundai recently held its Future Automobile Technology Competition in South Korea, pitting 12 teams against each other to see which autonomous tech comes out on top. Only four teams made it to the final round, and on the second day, disaster. A strange liquid fell from the sky.

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Damon Lavrinc on Jalopnik, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

December 3rd

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Volvo’s Awesome New Autonomous Self-Parking Car Is Pure Magic

Volvo's Awesome New Autonomous Self-Parking Car Is Pure Magic

Realizing that cars that automatically parallel park themselves are old news, Volvo has taken the concept one step—actually several miles—further with a new concept vehicle that can actually find an empty spot and park itself in a lot. You just abandon your car at the entrance of a parking lot, and like a valet you never have to tip, it takes care of the rest.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 20th

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Volvo’s Awesome New Autonomous Self-Parking Car Is Its Own Valet

Volvo's Awesome New Autonomous Self-Parking Car Is Its Own Valet

Realizing that cars that automatically parallel park themselves are old news, Volvo has taken the concept one step—actually several miles—further with a new concept vehicle that can actually find an empty spot and park itself in a lot. You just abandon your car at the entrance of a parking lot, and like a valet you never have to tip, it takes care of the rest.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 20th

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Volvo’s Awesome New Autonomous Self-Parking Car Is Its Own Valet

Volvo's Awesome New Autonomous Self-Parking Car Is Its Own Valet

Realizing that cars that automatically parallel park themselves are old news, Volvo has taken the concept one step—actually several miles—further with a new concept vehicle that can actually find an empty spot and park itself in a lot. You just abandon your car at the entrance of a parking lot, and like a valet you never have to tip, it takes care of the rest.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 20th

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A Toddler-Driven Power Stroller Means Parents Never Have To Push

You might think you've got the most badass stroller at the playground, but it's got nothing on Xandon Frogget's creation which adds motors and a wireless steering system using a Wiimote controller. And thanks to an onboard Kinect sensor, his toddler can even drive it without the risk of crashing into anything. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

November 15th

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