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In today’s edition of Top 10, we take a stroll the virtual information lane during May Day and see what’s interesting around the globe. Flying Cars, Electric Trucks and Human Face in VR.

How Kuku Robots Create The New Tesla Model 3…

“Tesla has received a large shipment of production robots that’ll play a major role in the assembly of its Model 3 electric vehicle. Leaked images from Tesla’s Fremont factory revealed the hundreds of Kuku robots the company has recently received and is now installing.”

…who is getting ready to unveil the Electric Semi Truck? Yes, Tesla

“The CEO also confirmed that the vehicle will be capable of long hauls, which was previously uncertain due to its expected all-electric powertrain which requires an incredibly large battery pack in order to travel hundreds of miles with a large payload.”

Did something new come out recently? Intel’s doing well

The first quarter was another record quarter, coming off a record 2016. We continued to grow our company, shipped our disruptive new Optane memory technology, and positioned Intel to lead in new areas like artificial intelligence and autonomous driving,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. “The ASP strength we saw across nearly every segment of the business demonstrates continued demand for high-performance computing, which will only increase with the explosion of data.

HTC Vive ecosystem expands with eye tracking

“A Chinese startup known as 7invensun (pronounced seven-in-ven-sun) is announcing it will be releasing  a new eye tracking module for the Vive next month. The module is called the aGlass and it will be available for “limited pre-order sales” next month, according to HTC. The company is referring to this first roll-out as a developer kit, but pre-orders are open to anyone.”

A palpable speed improvements for SSD

“The Element AIC offers a Gen 3.0 x8 PCIe interface, which enables high throughput and low latency transactions and utilizes the latest NVMe protocol in order to deliver increased performance and efficiency from a single device. The AIC outperforms legacy architectures by delivering 1.25 M IOPS of random performance, over 7 GB/s of throughput, and ultra-low transactional latency of 20 us.”

More toys for adults: Are Flying Cars a future reality?

“Silicon Valley is often credited for defining and redefining many things, and it seems it is set to redefine what a “car” is. One that can fly in air, float on water, but not drive on land. That might be the impression you’ll get from seeing this flying car prototype from Kitty Hawk, until you realize what it really is: a successful test of a personal flying vehicle designed to be accessible and available before the year ends.”

Sky is the limit but AR is now here, NASA sightings in Apple

“Apple is currently something of a sleeping giant in the immersive tech industry. While other major tech companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have raced into the VR/AR markets, Apple has been biding its time.”

Let’s outsmart the nature and speed up the rate of human learning

“The teams plan to research both non-invasive solutions and invasive alternatives in the form of a brain implant. The side effects of brain stimulation will be monitored, as well as any possible risks the human subjects would undertake and the ethics surrounding such ‘artificial’ rapid learning.”

New frontiers of internet – Federal Communications Commission

“Ajit Pai argued that classifying ISPs as utilities was unnecessarily “heavy-handed” and was all about politics. “Earlier today I shared with my fellow commissioners a proposal to reverse the mistake of Title II and return to the light touch framework that served us so well during the Clinton Administration, Bush administration, and first six years of the Obama administration,” Pai said in a speech today in Washington.”

Samsung is testing human face as a VR controller

“Our faces are regarded to be the most expressive part of our body. A simple change in the curve of our lips, a wrinkling of the forehead, or a raising of an eyebrow can mean the difference between a grin and a grimace, an innocent smile or a loaded smirk. Those subtle changes, however, carry more than just expressions. They also bring along some electric signals. Signals that can be interpreted into commands for a computer or a program.”