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CarPlay and cellular infrastructure

CarPlay is a great concept, increasing the lifespan of vehicles by potentially running their infotainment apps through connected smartphones with ever evolving software. It’s been around for a while now and it’s installed in millions of vehicles from different manufacturers. But it’s still a gimmicky feature, because a major point has been left out in the design of the Apps: offline functionality.

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Users will reset their devices!

With software in consumer electronics it can be reasonable assumed that stuff will crash.

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Electric Car Charging Network Fragmentation

While I appreciate the development of charging infrastructure for electric cars, the development of proprietary networks is unsettling.

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Cheetah 3D Keyboard Bindings

Cheetah 3D has a place in my heart as the smoothest 3D package out there. Even though I also use Maya for procedural and scripting stuff and Blender for baking, nothing comes close to how polished and efficient Cheetah3D is.

I would like to share my key bindings with fellow Cheetah3D users since Cheetah3D doesn’t come with a lot of default key bindings. I’ve build this mapping over a few years of using Cheetah3D and with it, working with Cheetah3D can be extremely efficient.

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What Apple Arcade is Really About

The Short Answer: Quality of User Experience.

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To get away with planned obsolescence, just call it DRM

The idea that customers just “license” software products instead of owning them has manifested and I see a daunting development in the consumer electronics world that could potentially lead to products becoming obsolete because the associated software is deemed obsolete by the manufacturer.

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BYTON M-Byte

The M-Byte is the first BYTON production vehicle, bringing the breakthrough Shared Experience Display of the concept car into production, along with a refined user experience.

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The Thing With SUV Crash Safety.

Unfortunately, it’s true that a heavier car (like an SUV) is often safer, simply because it’s heavier.

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Thunderbolt Target Boot Mode

Macs still have this incredibly useful, not very well-known feature: target disk and target boot mode. In combination, they allow you to boot one Mac using the boot partition of another Mac. Why is that useful? Well, here’s the number one use-case: If you have a MacBook – a portable work computer – but need more processing power (or a quieter workspace), you can hook up your MacBook to an faster desktop Mac and work with all the data and preferences just as if you’d be working on your MacBook. This is also useful for working with sensitive data that shouldn’t be copied to another drive as your Data essentially remains on the other boot computer’s drive.

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The Turing Test loop: Extrapolating the reCAPTCHA Development

For robots to serve us better, they need to be able to tell the difference between humans and other, potentially malicious robots. Every time we prove we’re not a robot through reCAPTCHA, robots get a tiny bit smarter. This means that in the future, the threshold for proving that we’re not robots will go up, which means that we’ll have […]