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Tesla’s Autopilot feature should see some huge performance improvements soon

Tesla Autopilot

When Tesla released its Autopilot feature a few years ago, it didn't take long before enthusiastic Tesla owners began pushing the feature to the limit. In fact, some of the early Autopilot videos we saw were so harrowing that Tesla was effectively forced to enact a number of safeguards around the feature. As a quick example, one video which made the rounds a few years ago featured a Tesla driver sitting in the backseat while Autopilot busied itself with the navigation.

In the years since, Tesla's Autopilot feature has seen a few transformations. In addition to implementing a number of safeguards, Tesla in 2016 cut ties with Mobileye, an Israeli company that provided Tesla with the advanced sensors that helped form the foundation for Autopilot. With Mobileye out of the picture, Tesla began work on a second-gen iteration of Autopilot, all based on sensor technology developed in-house. Of course, with Tesla starting from scratch, the second iteration of Autopilot has not been as reliable as the first.

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Tesla’s Autopilot feature should see some huge performance improvements soon originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at 19:46:14 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Why you should care about Google’s big push for RCS

RCS vs. SMS: Google Android Messages

Google just came out with a couple of announcements outlining its plans for this year’s Mobile World Congress. One of them was dedicated to RCS, an acronym you may have spotted in plenty of tech stories recently, especially the ones related to instant messaging.

RCS is short for Rich Communication Services, which is Google’s way of describing better SMS texting than anything you’ve experienced so far. RCS is the equivalent of having a WhatsApp-style experience, complete with rich content and true emoji, inside the standard SMS app on your phone.

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Why you should care about Google’s big push for RCS originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at 19:04:31 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Apple Pay Cash shows up in Messages app for users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain

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Apple Pay Cash is showing up in the Messages app for certain iOS users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain, suggesting an international rollout of Apple's peer-to-peer money transfer service is in the offing.

Netflix’s movie library is shrinking rapidly as focus on TV continues

Netflix Movies

Netflix's transformation over the past few years has been nothing short of astounding. Though the company's early success rested entirely on mailing out DVDs to customers across the globe, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had the foresight to recognize that media consumption was poised to change drastically with the proliferation of affordable and high-speed Internet. In turn, Netflix astutely shifted gears and made online streaming the core focus of its business. And following that, Netflix realized that the key to media dominance was a vast library of original content.

Before long, Netflix began rolling out a seemingly endless stream of compelling TV programming. And though Netflix's first breakthrough original was a political drama (House of Cards), the company's stable of original content today spans every genre imaginable. All that said, Netflix's laser-like focus on developing original TV series has naturally led to a discernible decline in the selection of movie titles the streaming giant carries.

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Netflix’s movie library is shrinking rapidly as focus on TV continues originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at 18:23:49 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

T-Mobile’s $200 iPhone discount is live right now

T-Mobile best iPhone X deal vs Galaxy S9

Two days ago, T-Mobile announced one of the better iPhone X deals we've seen so far. Starting right now, the network is offering $200 off any iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 Plus -- and unlike the rest of the iPhone deals available right now, you don't have to buy two phones.

The only catch is that you have to trade in an eligible smartphone, which means a relatively recent Samsung Galaxy device or iPhone. Doing so gets you a $200 Mastercard rebate on the new iPhone, and you also get the value of your trade-in applied to the balance of the new device.

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