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Are We Getting Close To Flying Taxis?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from public news station KNPR about how close weare flying taxi services: The dream of flying cars is as at least as old as the automobile itself. Bell, which makes attack helicopters for the U.S. Navy, is working on this new project with another high-profile partner, Uber. The prototype, the Bell Nexus, was unveiled ... Read More »

Texas Lawmakers Want To Stop Tesla From Fixing Its Own Cars

In Texas the local car dealer lobby has blocked Tesla from selling its cars directly to customers. They’re using old laws meant to prevent car manufacturers from competing with their own local dealers — but Tesla never had any local dealers! And according to Electrek, it gets worse… Despite this issue, Texans have bought thousands of Tesla vehicles, which the ... Read More »

To Avoid Demonetization, YouTube and Twitch Streamers Sing Badly Over Copyrighted Songs

To avoid copyright claims, “YouTube creators and Twitch streamers have been performing terrible a capella covers of popular songs,” reports the Verge: React videos are a huge part of YouTube’s current culture; people lift popular movie trailers and film their reactions to what’s happening on-screen. These videos are typically monetized… In recent months, YouTube creators have run into copyright issues ... Read More »

Linux-driven, 4K-ready thin client starts at $204

VXL’s compact “Itona IQL2-64” thin client runs Linux on a dual-core Celeron N3350 with 2GB RAM, and offers 4K-ready HDMI and mini-DP, 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.1, and support for Citrix, RDP, VMWare, and more. We don’t cover the thin client market exhaustively, but we find ourselves intrigued by low-cost, mini-PC-like thin clients that run [[he]#8230[/he]] Read More »