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Google-funded NASA AI drone took on a world-class human pilot, and they finished just seconds apart

%name Google funded NASA AI drone took on a world class human pilot, and they finished just seconds apart by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Autonomous vehicles are one thing, but what about self-flying drones? AI-powered recreational craft are still in their infancy, but a Google-funded NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory project aimed to give it a serious boost, with two years of research and testing ultimately culminating in a head-to-head race between an AI drone and one of the world’s best drone pilots. As you might expect, the AI drone’s precision was on full display, but shocking it simply wasn’t enough to topple years of carefully honed human skill.

Veteran drone pilot Ken Loo was invited by JPL to face off against its own custom drone at a NASA warehouse, and both Loo and the AI were given the chance to run a drone race course multiple times to establish their averages. The completely AI-controlled drone, which was programmed to know the course and uses cameras to help guide its way, swooped in with a average time of just 13.9 seconds. Loo, on the other hand, soundly proved that his experience was simply too much for the software to handle, logging an average time of 11.1 seconds.

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Google-funded NASA AI drone took on a world-class human pilot, and they finished just seconds apart originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 16:54:42 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How next year’s iPhones will finally catch up to Samsung where it matters

%name How next year’s iPhones will finally catch up to Samsung where it matters by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

For years, Samsung (and the rest of the Android flagship stable) have consistently trashed the iPhone when it comes to wireless speeds. Despite the rest of Apple’s advancements, advanced LTE technologies have been notably absent from the iPhone range.

According to a pair of recent reports, that’s all set to change in 2018. Apple is working with modem suppliers and redesigning the antennas to make sure that this aberration never happens again.

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How next year’s iPhones will finally catch up to Samsung where it matters originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 16:29:03 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla Model 3 deliveries for early reservation holders are set for December

%name Tesla Model 3 deliveries for early reservation holders are set for December by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Truth be told, it’s not terribly surprising that Tesla’s production timeline with respect to the Model 3 is way behind schedule. Tesla, after all, has consistently missed production deadlines going all the way back to the Roadster. In fact, every vehicle Tesla has ever released has experienced production delays. And though the easier-to-manufacture Model 3 was supposed to be the exception to the rule, the reality is that Tesla is still struggling to get a handle on Model 3 production.

During Tesla’s recent third quarter, the company indicated that it’s only managed to produce 260 Model 3 units, a far cry from Elon Musk’s early and boastful projection of 1,500 units.

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Tesla Model 3 deliveries for early reservation holders are set for December originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 16:04:33 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES in January

%name Report: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES in January by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Following up on a tweet from last night in which he revealed that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were codenamed Star 1 and Star 2, VentureBeat’s Evan Blass reported on Wednesday that Samsung is planning to show the two phones off to the public at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this coming January. This is earlier than Samsung typically pulls the curtain back for new phones, but it’s unclear exactly how much Samsung will be revealing at the trade show.

As Blass said in his tweet yesterday, 2018 will be a “tock” year for the Galaxy brand, implying that there won’t be any major changes or additions to the line next year. The report claims that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will feature the same 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity displays as the S8 and S8+.

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Report: Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES in January originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 15:43:56 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung’s ‘The Frame’ TV is truly a work of art, and it’s in stock on Amazon

%name Samsung’s ‘The Frame’ TV is truly a work of art, and it’s in stock on Amazon by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Sometimes you come across something so amazingly hot, you just want to empty your checking account and throw all your money at it. Such is the case with the The Frame Smart TV by Samsung. This device is nothing short of amazing. It looks like a piece of art because it is a piece of art, which a stunning LCD panel surrounded by what looks like matboard, and then a real frame made of plastic, wood, or even metal to match whatever decor you have in your home. There’s nothing else on the planet like The Frame, and it’s available right now on Amazon.

Here are some key details from the product page:

* The Frame transforms into a beautiful work of art when you’re not watching TV.
* The Frame includes a gallery of professionally curated art, with one hundred pieces from ten different genres.
* Our Customizable Frame* has the flexibility to fit into any home’s décor. You can change the black bezel to a wood, white, or metal frame, perfectly complementing your home.
* With our No Gap Wall Mount**, The Frame hangs flush to the wall, just like a real picture.
* The Frame has 4K HDR Pro picture so you see a superior range of brilliant color and rich contrast.

Samsung Electronics UN55LS003A 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model): $1,997.99

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Samsung’s ‘The Frame’ TV is truly a work of art, and it’s in stock on Amazon originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 15:19:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

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It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and we have an oversized version of our paid apps gone free feature for you today. Games, photo editors, an app to capture baby milestones — we’ve got it all ahead of the holiday. We probably won’t have another set of apps for you tomorrow, so have a great holiday! Enjoy some family time!

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11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 14:57:26 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Black Friday: 10 of 2017’s best games you need to buy while they’re on sale

%name Black Friday: 10 of 2017’s best games you need to buy while they’re on sale by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Now that we’ve covered virtually every Black Friday sale that’s either already begun or is set to begin in the coming days, it’s time to dig a little deeper to find the best deals within those sales. Over the past few days, I’ve been hunting for the best video games deals I could find (to follow up on my best consoles deals post), and discovered that some of my favorite games of 2017 are on sale at steep discounts for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and so on.

So in what amounts to a preview of my game of the year post that will go up some time next month, I’ve collected the best deals on the year’s best games from a variety of retailers and digital storefronts. This isn’t an exhaustive list of the best game deals I could find, but rather the best deals I could find on the year’s best games.

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Black Friday: 10 of 2017’s best games you need to buy while they’re on sale originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 14:34:50 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Is this wireless charger for the iPhone X really worth $50? Why yes, yes it is

%name Is this wireless charger for the iPhone X really worth $50? Why yes, yes it is by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

There are dozens of wireless charging pads on Amazon that cost under $20, like this one from Choetech. With all the cheap options out there, can a $50 wireless charger really be worth the extra cash. In short, the answer is yes, definitely. The RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger is absolutely nothing like those inexpensive plastic chargers. It’s made of high-quality aluminum and it has a rubbery no-slip ring on the top to keep your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or Android phone in place. It also supports fast wireless charging at 7.5W, which Apple is enabling in the iOS 11.2 update on all 2017 iPhone models. Trust us, you’re going to love this charging pad.

Here’s what you need to know from Amazon’s product page:

* The fast wireless charging for newest iPhone will become available in a later iOS 11 update. Current iOS cannot support 7.5W fast charge. As of right now, standard charging is all it supports. Supports future iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X up to 7.5W Charging: 50% faster than traditional 3.5W – 5W wireless chargers with a maximum 7.5W output.
* Compatible with All Qi-Enabled Phones: Includes the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge Plus; non-Qi enabled phones are still compatible but will require a Qi wireless charging cover to power up
* Wireless Charging, Unlimited Freedom: Place on the pad for instant wireless charging; no cables or wires needed to be connected to your phone
* Fast & Free 24W QC 3.0 Adapter: Includes a powerful Quick Charge 3. 0 adapter that boosts the max output to 10W so selected Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, or Microsoft Lumia phones can charge even faster
* Portable, Practical, Stylish, and Safe: Lightweight, take anywhere size with silicone anti-skid design to prevent sliding; smart battery indicator; built-in over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection systems

RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger for iPhone X / iPhone 8 / 8 Plus QI Wireless Charging Pad for Ga…: $49.99

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Is this wireless charger for the iPhone X really worth $50? Why yes, yes it is originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 14:11:26 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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‘Pokemon Go’ is finally fixing Raid Battles

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Five months ago, Niantic released the biggest update that Pokemon Go had ever seen. Along with a total overhaul of the gym battle system, Raid Battles were also introduced into the game, which gave players the ability to cooperate in real time in order to take down Raid Bosses. Raid Battles were also the method by which Niantic brought Legendary Pokemon into the fold. They were an important step for the game, but Raids weren’t perfect.

The good news is that the developer has been listening to your feedback ever since the feature debuted back in June, and this week, Niantic announced a host of changes, adjustments and additions to Raid Battles and EX Raid Battles. If you’re burnt out on Raids, these updates might be enough to draw you back in.

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‘Pokemon Go’ is finally fixing Raid Battles originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 13:48:21 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Black Friday mattress deals just went live from our two favorite ‘bed in a box’ brands

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Black Friday is generally a pretty stressful time, though it’s far less stressful if you’ve been following the BGR Deals team’s coverage. Still, after the chaos is over and the dust settles, wouldn’t it be great to relax on a comfy new mattress? That’s right, Black Friday sales aren’t just for 4K TVs and video games. Our two favorite “bed-in-a-box” mattress brands are both running killer Black Friday sales on every single mattress in their lineups. And beyond mattresses, you can also save big on a smart sleep tracker that we absolutely love.

Oh, and shipping is completely free on every single one of these mattresses!

Amerisleep

First up is Amerisleep, which has been highly praised by reviewers. The company just listed its brand new lineup of mattresses on Amazon, and every single model has been discounted in every available size. From the firm Amerisleep AS1 to the luxurious AS5, this company has you covered.

Amerisleep AS1 10″ Memory Foam Mattress

  • Full size: Was $1049.00, Now $849.00
  • Queen size: Was $1199.00, Now $999.00
  • King size: Was $1399.00, Now $1199.00
  • Cali king size: Was $1399.00, Now $1199.00

Amerisleep AS2 12″ Memory Foam Mattress

  • Full size: Was $1149.00, Now $949.00
  • Queen size: Was $1299.00, Now $1099.00
  • King size: Was $1599.00, Now $1399.00
  • Cali king size: Was $1599.00, Now $1399.00

Amerisleep AS3 12″ Memory Foam Mattress

  • Full size: Was $1249.00, Now $1049.00
  • Queen size: Was $1399.00, Now $1199.00
  • King size: Was $1699.00, Now $1499.00
  • Cali king size: Was $1699.00, Now $1499.00

Amerisleep AS4 12″ Memory Foam Mattress

  • Full size: Was $1549.00, Now $1349.00
  • Queen size: Was $1699.00, Now $1499.00
  • King size: Was $1899.00, Now $1699.00
  • Cali king size: Was $1899.00, Now $1699.00

Amerisleep AS5 14″ Memory Foam Mattress

  • Full size: Was $1949.00, Now $1749.00
  • Queen size: Was $2099.00, Now $1899.00
  • King size: Was $2299.00, Now $2099.00
  • Cali king size: Was $2299.00, Now $2099.00

Eight Sleep

Next up is Eight Sleep, which is best known for its sleep tracker that fits over any mattress. It doesn’t just track your sleep though, it can also heat your bed, vibrate to wake you up in the morning, and much more. In fact, you can even connect your smart home gadgets to do thinks like set your Nest Thermostat to a certain temperature when you get out of bed!

The sleep tracker is awesome, but Eight also makes some of the best memory foam mattresses we’ve ever tested. Check out all of the company’s Black Friday deals below.

Eight Sleep Tracker, Smart Mattress Cover & Temperature Control

  • Full size: Was $399.00, Now $259.35
  • Queen size: Was $399.00, Now $259.35
  • King size: Was $419.00, Now $272.35
  • Cali king size: Was $419.00, Now $272.35

Eight Mattress, 10″ Premium 3-Layer Responsive Foam (Saturn mattress)

  • Full size: Was $499.00, Now $374.25
  • Queen size: Was $599.00, Now $449.25
  • King size: Was $749.00, Now $561.75
  • Cali king size: Was $749.00, Now $561.75

Eight Mattress, 10″ Premium 4-Layer Reactive Foam (Jupiter mattress)

  • Full size: Was $799.00, Now $599.25
  • Queen size: Was $899.00, Now $674.25
  • King size: Was $1,049.00, Now $786.75
  • Cali king size: Was $1,049.00, Now $786.75

Eight Mattress, 11″ Hybrid Memory Foam & Coils (Mars mattress)

  • Full size: Was $1,099.00, Now $824.25
  • Queen size: Was $1,199.00, Now $899.25
  • King size: Was $1,399.00, Now $1,049.25
  • Cali king size: Was $1,399.00, Now $1,049.25

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Black Friday mattress deals just went live from our two favorite ‘bed in a box’ brands originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 13:23:18 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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