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January 5, 2016, 10:15 AM

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Nvidia announces Drive PX 2, a computer for self-driving cars that uses deep neural network called Drivenet capable of recognizing 120M+ objects  —  Nvidia Announces New Drive PX 2 ‘Supercomputer In A Lunchbox’ For Self-Driving Cars  —  Following last year's Drive CX …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Analysis of BlackEnergy malware linked to Ukraine's power grid outages confirms it was cyber attack, but not state level involvement  —  Malware Found Inside Downed Ukrainian Power Plant Points to Cyberattack  —  On December 23, a Ukrainian power company announced that a section of the country had gone dark.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Misift's Ray is the slender, more fashionable cousin of its Shine fitness band  —  Misfit has announced its newest device, the Misfit Ray, at CES 2016.  The thin, tubular tracker is the first device to come from Misfit since the company was acquired by Fossil last year …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Ford says it's working to integrate Amazon's Echo and Alexa and “internet of things” platform Wink with SYNC, linking cars to homes  —  Ford meets Amazon: Automaker to integrate Echo and Alexa with SYNC, linking cars to homes … Ford says it's working to connect its SYNC …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Stephen Kleckner / VentureBeat:
HP upgrades its Spectre X360 and Pavilion X2 laptops with larger screens  —  Bigger is better, right?  —  At least, that seems to be what HP believes, as the PC manufacturer announced at CES 2016 larger versions of both its Spectre X360 and Pavilion X2 products, due out in February.
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Source: waterproof 5.1" Samsung Galaxy S7 and 5.5" S7 edge will come with microSD support, larger 3000 mAh, 3600 mAh batteries, and 12 megapixel f/1.7 cameras  —  Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will feature microSD, water resistance, and larger batteries  —  EXCLUSIVE:
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Results & Ads Now Live On AOL Search  —  It was announced last year, but now it's official: “Bing powers AOL's web, mobile, and tablet search, providing paid search ads and algorithmic organic search results to AOL's properties worldwide.”  Citing comScore data, Microsoft now says that Bing is behind …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Parrot unveils Disco, a fixed-wing 50mph drone, capable of 45-minute flight on a single charge, coming later this year  —  Parrot's new Disco drone ditches quadcopter design for a fixed-wing aircraft  —  Over the past few years, the form factor of the consumer drone has become fairly standard.
Jeremy Gillula / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Confirms: T-Mobile's Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video  —  Back in November, T-Mobile announced a new service for its mobile customers called Binge On, in which video streams from certain websites don't count against customers' data caps.1 …
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
Profile of John and Patrick Collison and their digital payments company, Stripe  —  How John And Patrick Collison Built Stripe Into The PayPal Of The Mobile Era  —  THE FIRST SIGNAL YOU PICK UP that John and Patrick Collison, who cofounded mobile payment phenomenon Stripe …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Yahoo shuts down Yahoo Screen, moves video content to its digital magazines like Yahoo Music  —  Yahoo Shutters Video Service Yahoo Screen (Exclusive)  —  Yahoo has shut down Yahoo Screen, the video hub the beleaguered company launched over two years ago to unite its many original and syndicated programming under one roof.

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