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Watch this self-driving race car hilariously smash into a wall

Autonomous vehicles will save us all! Self-driving cars are the future! …or, so I thought until I watched the following clip. Before we get to that, a bit of background. The video below is from a recent live broadcast of Roborace, the world’s first all autonomous full-scale motor race series. It’s a pretty simple concept: teams use their own electrically powered self-driving vehicles to race around real-life racetracks. All teams use the same chassis and drivetrain, but are responsible for coming up with their own self-driving software to actually drive the car. Like all other motor races, the fastest wins. [Read: 4 ridiculously easy ways you can be more eco-friendly] It’s been around for a few years already, and it seems it’s still got a little way to go before the cars are, uhm, finished. Earlier this week, at one of the race’s live broadcasted events, the vehicle from team Acronis SIT Autonomous, was waiting on the grid. Situation normal. However, immediately after taking off from the line, it crashed into a wall that runs alongside the home stretch. Obviously, no one was hurt. See it for yourself below. Roborace is the world first driver-less/autonomous motorsports category. This is one of their first live-broadcasted events. This was the second run. It drove straight into a wall. pic.twitter.com/ss5R2YVRi3 — Ryan (@dogryan100) October 29, 2020 You’d think getting an autonomous car to drive safely around a track wouldn’t be all that difficult, at least compared to other challenges self-driving car tests are…Continue readingWatch this self-driving race car hilariously smash into a wall

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Falcons vs Panthers live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football anywhere

The Panthers and Falcons renew their rivalry for a second time this month, but today’s Thursday Night Football clash has a very different look to their first encounter – former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff both being fired hours after Carolina ran out 23-16 winners in the week 5 game between the two. Can the Dirty Birds extract revenge tonight? Follow our guide as we explain where to find a Falcons vs Panthers live stream and watch the NFL online wherever you are. Falcons vs Panthers live stream The Falcons vs Panthers game kicks off at 8.20pm ET / 5.20pm PT (12.20am GMT) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Full Thursday Night Football live streaming and TV channel details are below – and you can watch your preferred coverage from anywhere with the aid of a good VPN. New Falcons head coach Raheem Morris got his tenure off to the perfect start, with Atlanta enjoying their first win of the 2020/21 season in week 6 – a 40-23 spanking of the Minnesota Vikings.  But they took a step back last week, suffering an agonizing one-point defeat at the hands of Detroit last Sunday after star running back Todd Gurley scored an accidental touchdown when he was meant to simply run down the clock. The rest is history, and Atlanta are still at the bottom of the NFC South standings with a dismal 1-6 record. Gurley’s stumble was a glorious metaphor for the Falcons…Continue readingFalcons vs Panthers live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football anywhere

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‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ Tackles Surveillance Without Humanity

Back in 2015, when creative director Clint Hocking and his team began crafting the near-future world of Watch Dogs: Legion, some of the biggest tech companies in the world were confidently predicting skies buzzing with package-delivery drones and streets full of autonomous vehicles. Everyone would be using cryptocurrency, playing AR games, and making stuff on 3D printers. So into the game they went. Technology moves faster than game development. For a speculative fiction game about mass surveillance, that creates some problems. “Technology companies—Tesla, Amazon—had started talking publicly about pretty aggressive timelines, schedules, and regulations,” Hocking said in an interview with WIRED. Navigating the marketing babble, his team overshot the mark. On October 29, Watch Dogs: Legion will release as both a game and a time capsule from 2015, back when a couple of big, stock-inflating daydreams painted a picture for 2020 that’s still far from materializing. It’s cute, like remembering how in the ’80s, your geeky friend wouldn’t shut up about how Star Trek’s holodecks would so totally happen. Except these forecasts are from just yesterday. Hocking’s team didn’t have a crystal ball, or an all-knowing AI, to tell the future. But even pushing aside the unpredictable, like the Covid-19 pandemic, Watch Dogs: Legion’s vision for the impending surveillance dystopia flounders because it tracked tech, not people. Watch Dogs: Legion takes place in a painstakingly reconstructed, sometime-in-the-future London, now a lightly gritty surveillance state. The government has done a poor job responding to years of economic turmoil, and a private…Continue reading‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ Tackles Surveillance Without Humanity

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The best Apple Watch apps we’ve used in 2020

It’s been an interesting year for even the best Apple Watch apps. In mid-2019 it seemed as if the Watch had lost its sparkle, with many big-name apps either languishing or being pulled from the Watch altogether. The problem wasn’t that Apple Watch apps are a bad idea, though. Far from it, as our selection here demonstrates. It was that sometimes, apps were designed to answer the wrong question: “could we make a Watch app?” but not “should we?” Now, watchOS 6 has brought an App Store to your Apple Watch for the very first time. That may encourage app developers to take the Apple Watch more seriously, and with watchOS 7 and the Apple Watch 6 – not to mention the iPhone 12 range – having landed, there’s never been a better time to join the ecosystem. Jump to best Apple Watch apps for… Our favorite apps, the apps that are still here after a bumpy year, both should and could have been made. They exist because they’re useful, or because they’re entertaining, or because they make your life that little bit better.  In this round-up you’ll find apps for podcasting and procrastinating, for getting fit and getting stuff done, for messing around and for sorting stuff out.  So dive in and start getting the most out of your Apple Watch, and make sure to check this article regularly, as we’ll add a new app every couple of weeks, highlighted below. Best new Apple Watch app: iHeart: Radio, Music,…Continue readingThe best Apple Watch apps we’ve used in 2020

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Realme Watch S is making its global debut on November 2

Previous leaks suggested that the Realme Watch S was certified on FCC much like its Pro variant. And now the global release date of the smartwatch has been revealed by the company itself.  In a new tweet from the official handle, the company announced that the Realme Watch S is arriving on November 2. The tweet also mentions some of the specs that the smartwatch is set to come with. Realme Watch S: Leaked specs The tweet happens to mention that the Realme Watch S will come with 16 Sports mode, a 1.3-inch auto-brightness adjustment display and multiple health monitors. The image attached also mentions that it will apparently feature a 15-day battery life along with a heart rate and blood oxygen monitor.  Previous leaks of the FCC certification states that the Realme Watch S has a model designation RMA207. According to the listing it apparently features a 390 mAh battery and has an IP68 rating. It confirms that it will also feature the heart rate and SpO2 sensors. These will be present on the back along with the charging connectors. Your world now on your wrist with #realmeWatchS. Get Fit with 16 Sports mode, 1.3″ auto-brightness adjustment display and multiple health monitors. #LeaptoNextGen on 2nd November by watching the Live event on FB and YT. #realme #DareToLeap pic.twitter.com/Ij6vCatDhUOctober 23, 2020 The schematic of the Realme Watch S is out and the arrangement seems a little different compared to the Pro edition. The Watch S will come with two buttons…Continue readingRealme Watch S is making its global debut on November 2

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Seahawks vs Cardinals live stream: how to watch NFL Sunday Night Football from anywhere

The 5-0 Seattle Seahawks are heading into Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals with a full week’s rest and one heck of a season so far. But their opponents last hit the field on Monday and come in with an impressive 4-2 record themselves, making this week’s Sunday Night Football primetime game one you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to watch a Seahawks vs Cardinals live stream and catch all of tonight’s NFL action online wherever you are. Seahawks vs Cardinals live stream Kick-off time for today’s Seahawks vs Cardinals game is 8.20pm ET/5.20pm PT in the US, or 12.20am GMT early Monday in the UK. A number of TV and streaming options are available for the game, and you can always enjoy your favorite NFL coverage wherever you are by drafting a good VPN. There’s no doubt about it, the Seahawks have taken well to the 2020 season. However, none of their five victories so far have been runaway leads. They scraped by the 1-4 Vikings by a single points, and needed a last-second goal line stop to beat the Patriots. The Cardinals would well take the Seahawks by surprise today, with Arizona’s defense growing in confidence every week and no doubt relishing the opportunity to take perennial MVP candidate Russell Wilson down a peg or two. In fact all of Seattle’s final scores could have been overturned by a defensive line on par with the Cardinals this season. Arizona’s own opponents have only managed to sneak 18.7…Continue readingSeahawks vs Cardinals live stream: how to watch NFL Sunday Night Football from anywhere

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World Series live stream: how to watch Dodgers vs Rays game 5 from anywhere today

2020’s shortened MLB season will come to an end this week and baseball will crown a new champion – but who will it be? The 2020 World Series is now well under way as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Tampa Bay Rays in of a best-of-seven series that’s tantalisingly poised at 2-2. Follow our guide below for all the ways you can get a World Series live stream and watch the Dodgers vs Rays game 5 online from anywhere tonight. 2020 World Series live stream Game 5 of the 2020 World Series begins at 8.08pm ET / 5.08pm PT today (Sunday, October 25). It’s being shown nationally on TV by Fox in the US and full streaming details can be found below – take your preferred MLB coverage with you wherever by using a good VPN. Baseball’s most remarkable season just keeps getting stranger – the incredible conclusion to game 4 proved that once again, with a double error from the usually reliable Dodgers defence allowing record breaking rookie Randy Arozarena to scamper home for the winning run. Star pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Clayton Kershaw go at it tonight – but which will propel their franchise to a series lead? Los Angeles got out to a 1-0 lead in the Fall Classic after pounding Tampa Bay 8-3 in the opener, but the Rays fought back in game 2, jumping out to an early lead and holding on to win 6-4 to level the series. Game 3 saw the…Continue readingWorld Series live stream: how to watch Dodgers vs Rays game 5 from anywhere today

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How to watch The Undoing online: stream the new HBO series from anywhere

Award-winning Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelley adapts another whopping tale of deception for HBO in this new 6-part series, with Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier directing Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, together on-screen for the first time. Watch The Undoing online and stream this nail-biting thriller from wherever you are. Watch The Undoing This 6-part limited series will be broadcast weekly on HBO starting from October 25 at 9pm ET/PT and at Sundays at the same time each week. It will also be available on its on-demand service HBO Max, which is available in the US or abroad via a VPN. Based on the 2014 novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Undoing introduces us to Jonathan and Grace Frazer: a happily married couple living a privileged life in Manhattan with their son Henry. Grace is a thriving therapist, about to publish a self-help book entitled “You Should Have Known Better”, while Jonathan is an esteemed paediatric oncologist and devoted father. So, when the mother of a fourth grader is found bludgeoned to death and Jonathan mysteriously disappears, Grace finds herself caught up in a very public scandal, devastated to realize she may not have heeded her own advice. In addition to superstars Kidman and Grant, the cast includes Edgar Ramirez as Detective Joe Mendoza, American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe as Sylvia Steinetz, Noma Dumezweni as defence attorney Haley Fitzgerald, and Hollywood legend Donald Sutherland, playing a retired financier and Grace’s protective father. Being described like “a Scandi-Noir…Continue readingHow to watch The Undoing online: stream the new HBO series from anywhere

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Chiefs vs Broncos live stream: how to watch NFL week 7 online from anywhere today

We know we’ve seen some crazy results recently, but this one would take the cake. Then again, the Broncos come into Week 7 off the back of a surprise victory over the New England Patriots, improving their record to a none-too-shabby 2-3. Can they upset the odds again? Follow our guide as we explain where to find a Chiefs vs Broncos live stream today and watch all the NFL action online. Chiefs vs Broncos live stream The Chiefs vs Broncos game kicks off at 4.25pm ET/1.25pm PT (8.25pm GMT) at Empower Field at Mile High. Full NFL live streaming and TV channel details are below – and you can watch your preferred coverage from anywhere with the help of a quality VPN. Kansas City found themselves on the wrong end of a shock defeat not that long ago, falling to the Raiders two weeks ago. They bounced back from that wobble on Monday with a huge W over the resurgent Buffalo Bills, and few would bet against the Super Bowl champs today. Patrick Mahomes was back to his best on Monday, throwing for two touchdowns and becoming the fastest player to throw for 90, hitting the milestone in 37 games to claim the accolade from Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who managed it in 40. But Kansas City native Drew Lock is out to spoil the party like an awkward wedding guest. Denver’s QB made a terrific return in the team’s Patriots win, and he’s got extra fire in his…Continue readingChiefs vs Broncos live stream: how to watch NFL week 7 online from anywhere today

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Packers vs Texans live stream: how to watch NFL week 7 online from anywhere

The Green Bay Packers roll into week 7 with an impressive 4-1 record and all signs point to that becoming 5-1 after today’s game against the Texans. Houston has just a single win under its belt this year, and not even a Herculean 355-yard, 4 TD game from star quarterback DeShaun Watson could see them notch a second last week.  Read on as we show you how to find a Packers vs Texans live stream and watch the NFL online from anywhere in the world this Sunday. Packers vs Texans live stream Kick-off time for this weekend’s Packers vs Texans game is 1pm ET/10am PT, which is 5pm GMT on Sunday October 25. A number of TV and streaming options are available for the game, and you can always enjoy your favorite NFL coverage wherever you are by using a reliable VPN – try our No. 1 pick ExpressVPN risk-free for 30-days. While the Packers’ most recent outing was a humbling at the hands of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs, it’s still easy to see them claim a morale-boosting victory at Houston’s NRG Stadium today.  They were simply dreadful last week, though, blowing an early 10-0 lead after Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions and failing to make it into Tampa Bay territory in the final three quarters of the game. It was an ugly match, and head coach Matt LaFleur will no doubt be keen to see his team right the ship this week. On the opposite sideline, the…Continue readingPackers vs Texans live stream: how to watch NFL week 7 online from anywhere