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Researchers say this technology could be the key to people taking hurricane warnings seriously

October 10 at 1:53 PM Thanks to immersive technology, it’s never been easier to set foot inside a hurricane without getting wet. Last month, a Weather Channel video using mixed reality technology demonstrated the effects of storm surge on an ordinary American neighborhood. The simulation — which is being used again with updated forecasts as […]

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The Lyft app will now tell you the fastest way to get anywhere – even if it means taking public transit instead of a Lyft ride

Carlos Jasso/Reuters Lyft and a company called Trafi are partnering to add additional transportation methods like public transit to Lyft’s in-app routing system. Riders will be able to choose different combinations of transit – like taking a subway or bus before or after hopping in a Lyft vehicle. The move is meant to give Lyft […]

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Live Briefing: Live Updates: Twitter’s Dorsey Avoids Taking Sides in Partisan House Hearing

• Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the moderation of online content. The hearing has taken a more political tone than a Senate hearing earlier in the day, but he has avoided taking sides. • Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and Mr. Dorsey testified at […]

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Engineers build new camera capable of taking pictures in five dimensions

Stefan Heist, Friedrich Schiller University / Fraunhofer IOF Engineers in Germany have developed a new compact imaging system that’s capable of recording hyperspectral images in five dimensions. This 5D process means capturing data related to multiple wavelengths of light, along with spatial coordinates, as a function of time. The 5D system represents the first laboratory […]

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EU taking another look at phone chargers because they’re still not standardized

Enlarge / USB Type-C cable and port. USB-IF EU regulators are planning to investigate if there’s a need for a legal mandate to force phone manufacturers to use standard chargers. Should they do so, proprietary chargers—including Apple’s non-standard Lightning connector on its phones—could wind up being prohibited. For the better part of a decade, the […]