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By on May 31, 2016

You may not have heard of Otto yet, but you will. Founded by some of the minds behind Google's self-driving car including Anthony Levandowski, the team apparently got tired of working on tiny bubble cars that look like something out of a Playskool future world, and instead have set their sights on transforming the trucking business. While different semi-autonomous assistance devices have been around for a long time, the idea of the self-driving truck has always seemed like a...

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By on May 11, 2016

Autonomous vehicles have always been the domain of cheap sci-fi books and impractical tech demos. But, in the past few years huge strides in technology have been made and it seems like we've almost caught up with the future. Experts say the self-driving car will be a reality for Canadians, possibly within the next decade. But, are we ready for them? Google's bubble dome car, that looks somewhere between a classic VW Beetle and a golf cart, is the poster child of the self-driving...

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By on May 6, 2016

My father-in-law is an outdoorsy type and chronic hobbyist. He's always showing me some new piece of camping gear he's picked up or his latest piece of DIY handiwork. The other day he reached into his pocket, pulled out a small Altoid mints tin, and carefully opened it up to reveal the most compact first-aid kit I've ever seen. I was stunned.  My father-in-law created a shrink ray and this was the most impressive thing he could think to do with it? With the...

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