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Top Gear’s former Stig ‘terrified’ by driverless cars

You would think that the only thing that would terrify Top Gear’s former Stig Ben Collins would have been having to work with Jeremy Clarkson. Now the former test driver for the BBC motoring show has described the prospect of driverless cars as terrifying, saying that “robots are fantastic as dishwashers but they don’t make very good drivers”. “The best …

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Stuart O'ConnorTop Gear’s former Stig ‘terrified’ by driverless cars
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Roku teams up with Seagate to bring your own local media to the TV

Streaming media box Roku is getting a new Seagate channel for accessing videos you actually have on your own computer. Brilliant. Roku is best known for working with streaming media services, such as Netflix, YouTube and Sky’s Now TV. But what if you want to watch a video file you filmed on your phone? Or one of those films you …

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James O'MalleyRoku teams up with Seagate to bring your own local media to the TV
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Netflix hits 50m global subscribers as profits double

Streaming video may not have supplanted broadcast TV, DVD or Blu-ray quite yet, but it appears to be well on its way. Online TV and movie streaming service Netflix announced this week that it now had more than 50 million subscribers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Releasing its results for the second quarter of 2014 on Monday, Netflix also …

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Stuart O'ConnorNetflix hits 50m global subscribers as profits double

Polaroid announce a sub-$1000 4K TV

Old-timey camera makers Polaroid are backing a new horse – after giving up on, umm, Polaroid Cameras a few years ago, they're now trying their hand at making TVs – and have announced what is probably the cheapest 4K TV…

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James O'MalleyPolaroid announce a sub-$1000 4K TV