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January 5, 2016, 11:55 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.
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.
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:
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 …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Misfit'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 …
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.
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 …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Fitbit's new fitness watch, Blaze, offers 5-day battery, improved heart rate tracking, touch LCD display, swappable bands, more available in March for $200  —  Fitbit's new wearable is a fitness watch called Blaze  —  How do you compete in a growing smartwatch market without making a smartwatch?
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 …
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:
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
360fly Pushes Into Virtual Reality Sports And Gives A Sneak Peek At Its 360-Degree Camera Drone  —  The 360fly camera, a small, sturdy ball with panoramic views we first discovered at CES 2014, is back again and buddying up with sports brand BRG to bring us live or recorded, 360-degree …

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