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Waymo One robot taxis are here and we took a ride

Waymo One robot taxis are here and we took a ride

Today, Waymo rolls out a driverless taxi service called Waymo One in Arizona. The company has been operating self-driving cars, occasionally without safety drivers behind the wheel, for about a year and half now. The goal is to use all the data they have collected to make Waymo’s autonomous vehicles the safest drivers on the…

How this top producer turns his laptop into a studio

How this top producer turns his laptop into a studio

Advancements in hardware and software have made it possible to do the bulk of producing on a phone or laptop. Mobile music production has become increasingly popular – out of convenience and sometimes necessity. Even for artists and producers with access to professional studios, there is a need to create hits on the fly. And…

The real reason Google made Android

The real reason Google made Android

So, why did Google make Android? In this week’s Processor episode, Dieter Bohn looks at the launch of Android ten years ago. The HTC G1, codename Dream, was the first commercially available phone that ran Android and it was released more than a year after the iPhone. But, here’s the thing, Android wasn’t meant to…

How science could save the diamond industry from itself

How science could save the diamond industry from itself

Diamonds have always been extremely rare and valuable…but that might change soon. Over the past five years, the synthetic diamond industry has exploded, producing large and perfect diamonds to rival anything that comes out of the Earth. We look at the technology making this possible and ask, “When diamonds are no longer rare, what are…

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere. Batteries are becoming more useful at powering bigger things like bikes, cars, and soon, entire cities. We explore some of the zanier forms of energy storage already in use around the country. Learn…