Day: October 20, 2020

Ford will use its Escape SUV to power a self-driving car service

Ford With the unveiling of its latest autonomous test vehicle, Ford believes it’s one step closer to offering a commercial self-driving car service (via NBC News). In a new Medium post, the automaker detailed its fourth-generation autonomous test vehicle, claiming in the process that it includes all the technologies the company needs for commercialization.   “With …

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Tesla’s first Cybertruck-specific Supercharger spaces are now official

By Joey Klender Posted on October 20, 2020 The City Council has officially approved a Tesla V3 Supercharger project in Pasadena, California, that will equip Cybertruck-specific charging spaces. In September, Teslarati revealed that a new Supercharger site was submitted for the location of 85 E. State Street in Pasadena, California. The new EV charging location’s designs …

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Modder Turns ‘Beat Saber’ Into Super Mario Bros. Themed Platformer

Old-school gaming meets modern VR in this uniquely-crafted custom map. Since the launch of the popular VR rhythm game back in 2018, players have been having a field day designing their own custom beat maps set to a catalog of unlicensed music. This includes everything from a Fall Guys-inspired map that replaces the colored blocks …

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Bitcoin Proponents Bemoan Joe Biden’s Proposed Capital Gains Hike

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/398349″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/lottery_euro_1456x360_btc-4.jpg” alt width=”1456″ height=”360″></a></div><strong>The U.S. presidential election is only 14 days away, and a number of bitcoin proponents have been discussing the capital gains tax implications Joe Biden plans to invoke if he wins the American presidency. According to Biden’s plan, …

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Brazil is prepping an IPO for its state-run digital bank

Brazil’s Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, said during an online event this Tuesday that Brazil “is about to” join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and that the Brazilian government has plans to launch a public offering of shares (IPO) for the newly-created digital bank of Caixa Econômica Federal. Caixa Econômica Federal created …

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Microsoft’s ‘PIVOT’ Haptics Research Could Make Throwing A Ball In VR More Believable

Even if you were separated from family and friends by time or distance, what would it mean if virtual reality could believably offer you a game of catch with them anyway? The latest VR haptics research from Microsoft — called “PIVOT” — might see this dream realized more believably. The wrist-strapped accessory put together by …

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SpaceX Starlink partners with Microsoft Azure to deploy cloud computing anywhere

By Eric Ralph Posted on October 20, 2020 Microsoft Azure has announced a partnership with SpaceX that will give customers the ability to both access and deploy cloud computing capabilities anywhere on Earth with the help of Starlink internet. Ultimately designed with anywhere from ~4,400 to ~40,000 operational satellites in mind, SpaceX’s Starlink constellation aims …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; Ethereum Fees Fall to 3-Month Low

Bitcoin’s price passed $12,000 for the first time since September as Ethereum fees dipped. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,910 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 1.8% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $11,673-$12,058 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on Bitstamp …

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An Unknown HTC Vive Headset Has Appeared in New FCC Filings

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>New regulatory filings for an unknown HTC Vive headset have appeared at the US Federal Communications Commission. Since the confused introduction of HTC’s Vive Cosmos headsets earlier this year the company has been laying low on the hardware front while Facebook has stolen much of the spotlight with …

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What we know about the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google so far

Enlarge / If the company got broken up, maybe each business would take a different color with them when they go. JHVEPhoto | Getty Images The Justice Department today filed a landmark antitrust case against Google. The hotly anticipated, long-awaited lawsuit accuses Google of using its market dominance to force unfair contract terms on suppliers …

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