Cruise technology on an Audi | Mobile-PC-Medics.comTech startup Cruise has developed a working prototype that would allow you to turn your existing car into a self-driving vehicle. The setup would include a sensor mounted just above the windshield to map the road, actuators in the gas pedals and wheels, and a computer in the trunk to control the whole operation. While there are limitations to the operation (including the cost), the developments by Cruise could force other self-driving car developers such as Google to make improvements of their own.

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Google recently purchased satellite company Skybox Imaging | Mobile-PC-Medics.comSeeking to further expand its global reach, Google purchased satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million. While the immediate impact of the deal will be improvements to Google Maps and Google Earth, the hope is for the satellites to eventually aid in spreading the internet to parts of the world that have never had web access before, or whose connections have been knocked out by natural or man-made disasters.

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PlayStation Vita | Mobile-PC-Medics.comWith the rise of smartphones and tablets, the need for dedicated handheld gaming devices has gone down dramatically, leaving much less business for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. The Vita still has usefulness because of its cross-platform capabilities of the PS4, and the 3DS has churned out a couple fun titles such as Super Smash Bros. , but overall, neither of the devices were featured very much at E3 this past week.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 is one of the PS4 games that Sony previewed at E3 | Mobile-PC-Medics.comPlayStation 4 is currently leading the Xbox One in sales, and Sony released a number of titles at this year’s E3 that should help keep the system No. 1 in the eyes of gamers. LittleBigPlanet 3, The Order: 1886, Entwined and Helldivers are just some of the best games that will be available for PS4.

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Cybercrime results in roughly $400 billion in losses annually | Mobile-PC-Medics.comIt is estimated that cybercrime across the globe results in $400 billion in losses annually. While lower than the $1 trillion figure that McAfee claimed back in 2009, most estimates for damages in cybercrime range from $375 billion to $575 billion, which is more than the gross domestic product of most countries worldwide.

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Several different brands of tablets | Mobile-PC-Medics.comThere are a number of high-quality tablets now on the market, and each one offers a different combination of design, price and usage. The Apple iPad Air rates as the best traditional tablet, while the Asus Transformer Book T100TA offers a great compromise between a tablet and a laptop. For people searching for a tablet with a smaller screen, the Google Nexus 7 offers a perfect balance between cost and performance.

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Origin EON 17-S gaming laptop | Mobile-PC-Medics.comOrigin has released a new version of its EON 17-S gaming laptop, with the updated model featuring Intel’s best mobile CPU. While the performance of the PC is top-notch, its design is both bulky and delicate, making it a less than ideal laptop to travel with. Further, several other PC makers offer similarly performing custom gaming laptops, shrinking the gap between Origin and its competitors.

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E3 in Los Angeles | Mobile-PC-Medics.comE3, the gaming industry’s signature trade show, is set to kick off in Los Angeles next week, and while not as highly anticipated as last year’s event, it should provide many answers to questions that have popped up over the last year. Last year, both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debuted to much fanfare, but a year later, neither system has a signature game to hang its hat on. Perhaps this year’s E3 will change that.

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Acer Smartwatch | Mobile-PC-Medics.comWith PC sales plummeting, Acer is attempting to makes its mark in the tech industry with other products, and has released a tablet, phone and smartwatch. According to Acer CEO Jason Chen, the first smartwatch that the company released is not perfect, but they felt it was more important to break into the market first and improve upon the product after seeing how it performed among the buying public.

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Newly appointed GoPro President Tony Bates | Mobile-PC-Medics.comGoPro, maker of the popular action cameras, has named former Skype CEO Tony Bates as the company’s new president. Bates, who had also been an executive with Microsoft after their acquisition of Skype in 2011, was seen as a potential successor to Steve Ballmer. However, after Microsoft named Satya Nadella as its new CEO, Bates parted with the company in March.

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Google Chrome | Mobile-PC-Medics.comGoogle Chrome is the preferred browser of individuals searching the Internet, with over 58 percent of people favoring it over the likes of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. There are several hints and features that make the experience on Google Chrome even better, including the ability to search directly within other websites using the search bar, the ability to use the omnibox as a calculator and conversion tool, and the ability to drag URLs directly from the web to your desktop.

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Sprint is poised to purchase T-Mobile | Mobile-PC-Medics.comSprint is close to purchasing T-Mobile USA for $50 billion, though the deal could still fall apart. If Sprint is able to complete the purchase, it would eliminate yet another large mobile provider from the market, leaving Sprint, Verizon and AT&T as the only major national carriers.

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