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Adventures Building a Self Driving RC Car

June 30 2019, Sunday Adventures building a Self Driving RC Car Having read some amazing books on Machine Learning, I had been looking for opportunities to apply ML from first principles in the real world. That was what got me curious about the wonderful Donkey Car project. The project is essentially a how-to guide to…

Building an LTE Access Point with a Raspberry Pi

In one of my last experiments I replaced my crappy T-Mobile (now Magenta) 4G modem/access point with an OpenWRT-based cheap travel router and a 4G USB LTE modem. That doubled my speed over the wireless (WLAN) network but the setup was limited by the outdated and under-powered travel rooter. So I got myself a cheap…
Building a Large-scale Distributed Storage System Based on Raft – Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Building a Large-scale Distributed Storage System Based on Raft – Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Guest post by Edward Huang, Co-founder & CTO of PingCAP  In recent years, building a large-scale distributed storage system has become a hot topic.  Distributed consensus algorithms like Paxos and Raft are the focus of many technical articles. But those articles tend to be introductory, describing the basics of the algorithm and log replication. They…
Fiverr CEO says he’s building the ‘everything store for digital services’

Fiverr CEO says he’s building the ‘everything store for digital services’

Freelance marketplace Fiverr has become closely associated with the gig economy, but Micha Kaufman argued that not all gig economy companies are created equal. I spoke to Kaufman yesterday afternoon, after Fiverr debuted on the New York Stock Exchange and spent the day climbing to 90% above the IPO price. As we talked about Fiverr’s…
Hyundai is building cruise control that mimics your driving style

Hyundai is building cruise control that mimics your driving style

Hyundai thinks you'll be more likely to use its new machine learning-based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML) because it will be able to match your own driving style. As for how SCC-ML works, Hyundai says the feature adjusts for a couple of factors. First, it will mimic the distance you keep between your vehicle and the…
Google is building a new private subsea cable between Portugal and South Africa

Google is building a new private subsea cable between Portugal and South Africa

Google today announced Equiano, a new private subsea cable that will connect Portugal and South Africa. The cable will be built by Alcatel Submarine Networks and the first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in 2021. In April, the WSJ first reported the company’s plans for this cable. This is the company’s third…
Building a State of the Art Bacterial Classifier with Paperspace Gradient and Fast.ai

Building a State of the Art Bacterial Classifier with Paperspace Gradient and Fast.ai

One of the great promises of Deep Learning is its applicability in a wide variety of complex tasks. Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of fields Deep Learning has seen successful application in. There have been enormous breakthroughs in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Healthcare, and Physics in particular. At Paperspace, part…
YC’s latest VR bet is a team building a cyberpunk anime MMO

YC’s latest VR bet is a team building a cyberpunk anime MMO

There are niche startups and then there are VR companies going after fans of the “cyberpunk fantasy anime aesthetic.” Ramen VR is one of only a few virtual reality startups that Y Combinator has bet on in the past few years and is only one of two in the company’s most recent batch of bets.…

The tech behind building an independent, internet radio station

Earlier this year I founded and built an internet radio station in Sydney called Nomad Radio. When I set out to create the station, I knew nothing about streaming. As a result of this I spent a lot of time fumbling around, trying to figure out the best way to approach it, taking bits and…
Kabuto is building smart suitcases for geeks

Kabuto is building smart suitcases for geeks

French company Kabuto is launching a Kickstarter campaign today for the second generation of its smart carry-on suitcase. The company was previously known as Xtend. If you think about smart suitcases, chances are you picture a suitcase with a battery pack in it and that’s it. In other words, they are not that smart. Kabuto…

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Scene Debuts on ‘Fortnite’

Good morrow, cousin. Welcome to this Monday’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. What’s happening in the news today? For starters, Disney might have finally learned how to mint money. Also, Fortnite debuted some exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage this weekend. Here we go.Fortnite Debuted an Exclusive Star Wars:…

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