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5 tech trends set to explode in your life this decade

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The average time-frame of tech disruption in our lives has significantly diminished and things are changing at a rapid scale. In a span of few years, gadgets such as MP3 players, compact digital cameras, scanners, CDs, fax machines and several others have more or less disappeared. On the other hand, new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), content streaming, automation, robotics and 5G have been growing in leaps and bounds to make our lives better. Let's take a look at five tech trends that are expected to explode in the decade that has just begun. Imagine a chip that can perform target computation in 200 seconds, which would otherwise take the world's fastest supercomputer 10,000 years.


Detroit plant now producing self-driving vehicles with Waymo

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Not only is Detroit building vehicles people can drive, but now it is producing vehicles that can drive themselves. John Krafcik, CEO of Google self-driving affiliate Waymo LLC, said Monday that its Detroit plant is operating and outfitting fleets of vehicles with its autonomous driving hardware and software. The milestone allows the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary to put its automated "driver" into vehicles at mass scale. Doing so will help Waymo, an acknowledged leader in the self-driving space, to test its technology and expand its robotaxi service. Google self-driving affiliate Waymo LLC's Detroit plant already has outfitted 30 Jaguar I-PACE SUVs with the company's autonomous driving technology.


Week in Review: IoT, Security, Auto

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Products/Services Visa agreed to acquire the token and electronic ticketing business of Rambus for $75 million in cash. The business involved is part of the Smart Card Software subsidiary of Rambus. It includes the former Bell ID mobile-payment businesses and the Ecebs smart-ticketing systems for transit providers. Meanwhile, Rambus expanded its CryptoManager Root of Trust product line. "Security is a mission-critical imperative for SoC designs serving virtually every application space," Neeraj Paliwal, vice president of products, cryptography at Rambus, said in a statement.


Tesla bursts into flames, prompting investigation by electric car firm

The Independent - Tech

Tesla has sent a team of investigators to China after a video emerged appearing to show one of its electric cars bursting into flames. Smoke billows from beneath a parked Model S in Shanghai, before flames appear and the vehicle appears to explode. CCTV footage of the incident was posted on Chinese social media. "After learning about the incident in Shanghai, we immediately sent the team to the scene last night," Tesla said in a statement shared on the social media platform Weibo. "From what we know now, no one was harmed."


Tesla suffers biggest ever sales drop

The Independent - Tech

Tesla has reported its biggest ever drop in vehicle sales in the company's history. The electric car maker revealed the first quarter of 2019 saw 31 per cent less sale deliveries than the previous quarter, representing a fall of nearly 30,000 vehicles. It is the first time in nearly two years that Tesla has experienced a quarter-to-quarter sales decline but still represents a significant increase from the first quarter of 2018. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


New Tesla Model Y completes joke that Elon Musk has been working on for 10 years

The Independent - Tech

It has taken 10 years, but Elon Musk has finally got to the punchline. The Tesla CEO has revealed the company's new car: the Model Y, the last part of one of Mr Musk's many long term plans. It means that the company now makes the Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y. Parked next to each other, the model numbers spell out S3XY. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Apple will finally fix iPhones even if they have a third-party battery inside, leak suggests

The Independent - Tech

They were ineligible to be looked at by the Genius Bar, for instance, meaning that getting a battery replacement could mean passing up the chance for any other service work. That was the case even if the problem was with another component and not the battery, meaning that the entire phone would be banned from repairs just for having a third-party battery. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view. But a new note seen by Macrumors shows that Apple Stores and Apple's approved service providers will be able to fix those phones.


Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk reveals launch date for new model

The Independent - Tech

Tesla will unveil a brand new electric utility vehicle later this month, Elon Musk has revealed. The Tesla CEO took to Twitter to announce the launch date of the Model Y, as well as new details about the vehicle. "Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio," he tweeted. "Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10 per cent bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10 per cent more and have slightly less range for same battery... Detailed specs and pricing will be provided, as well as test rides in Y." Mr Musk had previously joked that the Model Y would be unveiled on 15 March because "the Ides of March sounded good", while Chinese media has speculated the event would take place at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. His posts generated thousands of replies from electric vehicle enthusiasts excited by the new product category, though Mr Musk suggested the launch event for the Tesla Truck later this year will be more groundbreaking.


Tesla starts taking orders for Model 3 electric car as Elon Musk admits company won't profit in first quarter

The Independent - Tech

Tesla has announced it is taking orders for the mass-market Model 3, which has a starting price of $35,000 (£26,400). The company said it would close stores and shift all its sales to the internet in order to cut costs for the electric car. Its CEO, Elon Musk, said the move was essential to Tesla's survival. "People want to buy online." Musk also backed off of earlier guidance that the company would be profitable in all future quarters.


Samsung Galaxy Buds for S10 are like Apple AirPods but with one key difference

The Independent - Tech

The latest Samsung Galaxy S10 leak has revealed the Apple rival's answer to the AirPod wireless earphones, expected to be called the Galaxy Buds. An image of the headphones in a charging case appears to show them resting on the as-yet unreleased Galaxy S10 smartphone. Previous rumours surrounding Samsung's next flagship smartphone suggest it will support reverse wireless charging, meaning it can share its battery power with other phones and devices nearby. The positioning of the Galaxy Buds on top of the phone hints that this feature will work with the new earphones – making them truly wireless. Wireless charging was meant to be rolled out with the Apple AirPod earphones, but the wireless charging system still hasn't been released more than two years after the launch of the AirPods.