Drone home: Amazon’s new Ring indoor security camera gives flight to new privacy concerns

Ring Always Home Cam. (Ring Photo)
Amazon drones will probably be zipping around outside your house to drop off packages before too long. But before that day arrives, the drones could also be flying inside your home. Ring, the Amazon-owned smart doorbell and security company, unveiled a flying indoor camera on Thursday morning.
It’s “designed with privacy first,” the company

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First 4D Imaging Radar Sensors for ADAS to Ship in Vehicles in 2021

Continental announced it is using Xilinx FPGAs to deploy the automotive industry’s first production-ready 4D imaging radar, expected to ship in passenger vehicles in 2021. Continental’s new advanced radar sensor (ARS) 540 will use the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC platform, enabling vehicles equipped with the sensor to realize SAE J3016 Level 2 functionalities, paving the way toward eventual Level 5 autonomous

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Amazon redesigns the Echo with a new spherical design and a custom machine learning processor

Amazon has announced the fourth-generation version of its main Echo smart speaker, bringing a new spherical design and better sound performance. But the biggest change is a new, on-device speech recognition module that will locally process your audio on the Echo itself, making your requests faster than ever before.

One of the biggest additions

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Say Aloha To Self-Driving Cars As Hawaii Approves Roadway Testing, Though Paradise Not Assured

Self-driving cars testing in Hawaii gets approval to proceed.

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Why people might never use autonomous cars

Automated driving is advancing all the time, but there’s still a critical missing ingredient: trust. Host Jennifer Strong meets engineers building a new language of communication between automated vehicles and their human occupants, a crucial missing piece in the push toward a driverless future.

We meet: 

Dr. Richard Corey and

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Seattle startup Attunely raises $6M to help debt collection agencies collect payment

Attunely CEO Scott Ferris. (Attunley Photo)
Attunely is raising more cash to support increasing demand for its machine learning platform used by debt collection agencies. The Seattle startup raised a $6 million Series A round from Framework Venture Partners, Anthos Capital, Vulcan Capital, and others.
Founded in 2018 and spun out of Seattle-based startup studio Pioneer Square Labs, Attunely crunches

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“A.I. is a living and breathing engine”

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Artificial intelligence is a bit like 5G. Both are heavily hyped, genuinely new, and poorly understood. (This explainer by Brian Chen in The New York Times might help on 5G; I

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China’s cities will soon be crawling with self-driving robotaxis

The Chinese government’s investments in autonomous cars and 5G are supporting a series of new pilot programs in densely populated Chinese metropolises—a bid to stay competitive with the U.S.
As the taxi drove itself through Shenzhen’s bustling streets, Bill Russo marveled from the passenger seat. Be it a scooter making a u-turn in front of the robotaxi, or a nearby

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