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In a next step toward full vehicle autonomy, California now allows driverless shuttles testing in a private office park to cross public roads. The EasyMile shuttles won't have steering wheels, brakes, or accelerator as well as no human driver. The post New California law allows autonomous shuttle test without driver appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Sony's new Alpha Universe web portal features expanded educational content for photographers, a biweekly podcast, and a section dedicated to the new Alpha Imaging Collective, which promotes influential photographers using Sony cameras. The post Sony launches updated Alpha Universe website and podcast for photographers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google's Jakarta office has been raided by Indonesian authorities after a warning was issued when the company refused a tax audit. According to Indonesian authorities, Google could owe as much as five years' worth of back taxes. The post Google’s Indonesian office was just raided after the firm refused a tax audit appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Photographer Karl Taylor goes behind the scenes with Ralph Young, the director of sales at LEE Filters, to show how the company hand-produces its high quality DSLR lens filters from beginning to end. The post Video provides a behind-the-scenes look at how LEE lens filters are produced appeared first on Digital Trends.

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From a cellist who plays the violin between his legs, to a “happy accident” that filled dead air with an orchestra, Rachael Yamagata’s recording process for Tightrope Walker was anything but ordinary. The post Streaming finds new fans, but what pays the bills? Rachael Yamagata found a way appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Rio furniture line uses 3D printing and evolutionary algorithms to give each items its own unique flourish. If you like good design and cutting-edge tech, this is the table and chairs for you. The post Evolution of furniture: Genetic algorithms, 3D printing create unique pieces appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Rock Band series developer Harmonix showcased a new version of its in-development virtual reality experience Rock Band VR this week, revealing that the finished product will be compatible with legacy guitar peripherals when it ships later this year. The post ‘Rock Band VR’ first-person rhythm game compatible with legacy guitar controllers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google wants to take on Amazon Echo's voice assistant, Alexa, with Google Home. Resembling Google's OnHub wireless router, the device is essentially a $129 Chromecast with a bunch of new tricks. The post Will Alexa be jealous? Google Home is basically a Chromecast, may cost $129 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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It looks like Google isn't too worried about the success of the Google Home hardware -- what it really wants is for the software inside of it to do well. The company is reportedly encouraging other companies to build their own Google Home clones. The post Google eyes third-party speakers in bid to compete with Amazon Echo, report says appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The team behind Tilt Brush isn't resting on their laurels. They have teased a handful of new features for the popular VR painting app, including multiplayer, poseable manikins, and a magic brush that peels back reality. The post Tilt Brush team teases multiplayer mode, manikins, and sparkly mustaches, all in VR appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Ever dreamed of getting your Godzilla or Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on and stalking through a city, towering high above its buildings? Now you can, thanks to the wonders of virtual reality. The post Ever wonder how Gulliver felt? Explore real-life cities as a giant in VR appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google's sprawling web of official corporate blogs just became a little easier to wrangle. The company has launched Keyword, an searchable aggregator of all of its major announcements. The post Google launches Keyword to aggregate its many, many corporate blogs appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Audi has revealed its second generation Q5 compact crossover at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The new Q5 gets a mild redesign and upgraded technology. The post Audi’s new Q5 gets a mild face-lift and loads of new tech appeared first on Digital Trends.

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As we get older, finding the time to game is harder, so the ability to save games is really important. When Nintendo launches the Mini Classic in November, you'll be able to save wherever and whenever you like. The post Retro and revamped: Nintendo Mini Classic has save function, digital manuals appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The big-screen adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children hits all the right notes for a Tim Burton movie. The post ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft previously warned developers that it would boot non-compliant apps from the Windows Store if they didn't fill out the required IARC questionnaire. This is a new international age rating system for apps and games now used by Microsoft. The post Microsoft booting apps from Windows Store that fall outside age rating system appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Driving for Google's Waze Rider isn't a job or business, but a way to be reimbursed for your own commuting mileage. After months in beta, Waze is now open for carpooling in San Francisco. The post Google’s Waze Rider rideshare program ends testing phase, goes live in SF appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Valve has updated its Destinations app with a few new locales for virtual reality gamers to enjoy, including La Pedrera in Spain, and Valve's own lobby. Destinations lets you hang with your friends and the public in a variety of global locales. The post Let’s all go to the lobby: Update of VR app takes you to new locale in Valve HQ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Dishonored 2 lets you play the game as a pacifist, a murderer, or a combination of the two, and new protagonist Emily is more than up to the challenge. The game will be available a day early to those who pre-order. The post Pick ‘silent’ or ‘violent’ (or both) in these ‘Dishonored 2’ gameplay videos appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Adobe is working with researchers at UC Berkeley to develop software that uses artificial intelligence to help users realistically manipulate objects in an image with a few simple brush strokes. The post Adobe and UC Berkeley team up to develop neural network image editor appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Rosetta spacecraft snapped a series of images of Comet 67P during its 13-hour free fall that ended on Friday morning. The photos reveal the comet's bulbous “head," jagged cliffs, and shadowy crevasses in unprecedented detail. The post Goodnight, sweet princess! ESA releases final images of Rosetta’s crash-landing appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Digital Trends has learned that Google will host a series of pop-up events for its Daydream virtual reality platform in New York City. They will begin in October and continue through November. The post Google will take VR to the streets with Daydream pop-up shops all over NYC appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google's using a new method of machine learning to improve the quality -- and rapidity -- of Mandarin Chinese text translations in Google Translate. It's rolling out in the coming weeks. The post Google employs machine learning to boost translation capabilities to near-human level appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Open office spaces look cool, but disruption and lack of privacy are ongoing issues. Inspired by a conversation with Google, MIT's Self-Assembly Lab designed a drop-down cubicle that creates a 10-foot diameter private meeting area in open space. The post Ever needed private meeting space in an open office? MIT and Google invented one appeared first on Digital Trends.

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No money for the Karma? This Kickstarter project gives your GoPro wings for a two-digit price tag. The AER is essentially a foam football for your GoPro, but the sample footage looks surprisingly steady -- and incredibly fun. The post This Nerf-like Kickstarter turns your GoPro into a foam football for aerial shots appeared first on Digital Trends.

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