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Daily Roundup: Tesla Model X, DARPA YouTube robots and more!

Dave Schumaker, @davely
January 31, 2015
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Tesla's Model X has been spotted in the wild; a new DARPA technology lets robots learn from YouTube videos; and Verizon is changing its policy on "supercookies." Get the details on these stories and more in the Daily Roundup.

Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV is testing in California

Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV was recently spotted in the wild. A skateboarder riding at a nearby park captured this video of the mysterious car being tested at an abandoned airfield.

DARPA's new tech lets robots learn from YouTube videos

What may be the best way to teach a robot new tricks? Have them learn by watching YouTube videos. Hopefully, these future robots will be more inclined to help us out with mundane tasks, as opposed to the alternative.

Verizon Wireless will let you dodge those sketchy 'supercookies'

Verizon Wireless appears to be backing off its scummy policy of tracking users with a "supercookie." However, there's no word yet on when this change will happen.

Jay Z is buying Spotify rival Tidal for $56 million

Jay-Z is getting into the streaming-music business. A company indirectly owned by Jay-Z has made a bid for Aspiro, a Norwegian company behind the streaming service Tidal.

Google Now finally pulls in data from your favorite apps

Google Now is rolling out support for third-party apps. The predictive-search app will now push relevant data from 40 apps and services.

'Lego Jurassic World' game packs four movies' worth of brick dinosaurs

In case you haven't had your fill of dinosaurs yet, (and let's be honest, who has?) the Lego Jurassic World game is set to be released alongside the blockbuster movie. Get ready to explore Isla Nublar and run from brick-built velociraptors this summer.

Of course 'Law & Order: SVU' is doing a GamerGate episode

NBC's Law & Order: SVU plans to tackle the seedier side of the "GamerGate" movement and its harassment tactics in an upcoming episode to air in February.

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