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Samsung’s next smartphone display was designed for VR

It’s becoming more and more clear that virtual reality is going to the be the driver to push the spec race in smartphones to the next level. This week, Samsung demonstrated a new smartphone display designed specifically for VR and likely headed to a future Samsung smartphone. According to a report from UploadVR, the 5.5-inch panel packs 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, making it a 4K class screen. It has a staggering 806PPI, 350 nit brightness level, and can reproduce 97 percent of the  ...

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‘Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h’ is an awkward name for a gorgeous car

Audi is introducing a special edition of its R8 sports car to celebrate its victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours last year in the racing version of the car, the R8 LMS. It’s called the "Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h." It’s a weird name — but there’s nothing weird about the beautiful car itself. It’s based on the already great Audi R8 V10 plus, but has a number of additional special bits to make this 24-unit limited edition run a little more special. A ton  ...

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A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is bootstrapping his own self-driving racing series

Every month, it seems, we get closer to a world full of self-driving cars. Google’s tiny self-driving cars keep popping up in new states and cities; Ford and GM keep making strategic investments; and the all-electric Formula E is helping create Roborace, a fantastic-looking autonomous racing series. So it’s almost not surprising that angel investor and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Josh Schachter recently announced plans to start his own autonomous racing series — though he admits  ...

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Watch a Ferrari F12 and Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Hit the Drag Strip

There are a lot of differences between the Ferrari F12 and Lamborghini Aventador. But at the same time, there are a few similarities too. They both have about 700 horsepower, give or take. They both are large touring cars. And they both make everything else on the road look inferior—but that’s beside the point. With that in mind, two drivers took to the track in their respective Italian supercars; the Ferrari F12, with a 731 horsepower V12, and the Lamborghini Aventador, with a 691  ...

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Volvo is sending 100 self-driving cars to China for testing

Swedish automaker Volvo will send up to 100 self-driving cars to China for testing on public roads in a variety of conditions, the company’s CEO announced at a seminar in Beijing today. The company will hold discussions with Chinese officials to see which cities can accommodate its autonomous cars in terms of regulations and infrastructure. Volvo will first conduct a public test of its self-driving technology in Sweden in 2017 before launching its test fleet in China. (Volvo was  ...

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Valve will let you watch Dota 2 games in virtual reality

Valve is about to combine two of the hottest buzztrends in gaming into one: spectating and VR. Its own Dota 2 title, rivaled in popularity as a spectator e-sport only by Riot’s League of Legends, will get a VR spectator mode. The mode is teased briefly in a supercut on Valve’s SteamVR website of upcoming VR features being added to your "favorite games." The video shows a standard e-sports-style stream of a Dota 2 match hanging in space, with a 3D minimap of the game  ...

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FIFA 16 added to free vault of EA Access, Origin Access games

FIFA 16 is the next title going into the vault of games offered to subscribers of EA Access and Origin Access. EA Sports’ acclaimed soccer simulation will be available on both premium services beginning April 19. The addition means last year’s NBA Live 16 and Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and barely-a-month-old UFC 2, are the only current EA Sports series not available through the Access program on Xbox One. Worth mentioning also is the fact EA Access and Origin Access members get a 10  ...

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The self-driving race cars of Roborace will have a brain from Nvidia

The autonomous race cars in the upcoming Roborace driverless racing series will use Nvidia’s Drive PX 2 supercomputer as a brain. The PX 2, which was announced back at CES in January, uses 12 CPU cores to produce eight teraflops of computing power and 24 trillion operations a second. It can combine information from a wide array of sensors, including radar, LIDAR, cameras, GPS, and high-definition maps. Roughly translated, that means it’s a very, very smart car. Driving on a  ...

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Inside Microsoft’s HoloLens

When I tried Microsoft’s HoloLens headset last year, security guards lined the walls of a hotel, and I had to stash all my belongings in a locker before I even set foot near it. Microsoft was petrified someone would take a photo of the device and deconstruct it to help rival companies catch up. Fast forward a year and a lot has changed. Microsoft is now shipping HoloLens development editions to app and game developers, and it’s ready to give the world a much closer look at the headset. I  ...

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The First Corvette Grand Sport Will Be Auctioned Off This Weekend

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the new Corvette Grand Sport, then grab a duffel bag full of cash and get your butt to Palm Beach, Florida, this weekend. The automotive auction masters at Barrett-Jackson will preside over ceremonies featuring the newest Corvette model on Friday, April 8th, at 6 p.m. sharp, so make sure to leave plenty of time to get from Hooters to the auction house. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State  ...

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