Christian Acevedo has been surfing in Chile for 26 years. Known in the community as El Macha, or “the clam,” because of the amount of time he spends at the ocean and in the rocks, Acevedo is one of Chile’s first certified instructors.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
The Quest to Perfect the Universal Language of Science
For millennia, humans have turned to the sky to tell time. Our planet rotates once on its axis, and we’ve lived another day. We divide that day into smaller fractions: the hour, minute, and second. But Earth is an imperfect clock.
Domino’s testing self-driving pizza delivery
Someday soon your Domino’s Pizza could be delivered to you — without an actual delivery person. Ford and Domino’s are testing out a specially-equipped Ford Fusion that comes not only with self-driving technology but also an oven.
Saturn plunge nears for Cassini spacecraft
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is shown heading for the gap between Saturn and its rings during one of 22 such dives of the mission’s finale in this illustration. The spacecraft will make a final plunge into the planet’s atmosphere on Sept. 15.
U.S. Test Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile
WASHINGTON — The United States conducted a missile-defense test on Wednesday off the coast of Hawaii and intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile, just days after North Korea’s bold missile test over Japan.
Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree
On a warm Phoenix night five years ago, Aaron Cashatt walked down the red-carpeted hall of the second floor of a Marriott hotel, trying to move casually despite the adrenaline and methamphetamine surging through his bloodstream.
I Doped Like Maria Sharapova And It Was Actually Pretty Great
I have some personal news I’d like to share: I’m doping. With performance-enhancing drugs, even.
Google Ads, Analytics and DoubleClick Announcements Keynote
Watch this video to learn about Google’s latest Ads, Analytics and DoubleClick innovations—powered by our machine learning technology. You’ll hear about products designed to improve how brands reach consumers, simplify campaign measurement and increase your productivity.These products were ann
Inside Waymo’s Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars
In a corner of Alphabet’s campus, there is a team working on a piece of software that may be the key to self-driving cars. No journalist has ever seen it in action until now. They call it Carcraft, after the popular game World of Warcraft.
Facebook set to launch ‘Aloha’ big screen video chat device and smart speaker in move to hardware
The laptop-sized touchscreen and smart camera technology, codenamed Aloha, is said to make it so people connecting digitally through the device feel like they’re actually in the same room.
Your Car Is Now Worth Less Than You Think
Car sales in the U.S. have been rising for seven consecutive years now, and it’s denting the value of whatever is currently parked in your garage or driveway.
Self-driving campus shuttle to rise from ashes of Apple’s ‘Project Titan,’ report says
After massive investments into self-driving car technology, Apple is transitioning away from a branded vehicle in favor of a shuttle service that will transport employees between corporate buildings, according to an in-depth report published Tuesday.
Video: Calibration machine video allegedly shows Touch ID embedded into ‘iPhone 8’ Apple logo
AppleInsider discusses a new iPhone 8 video, allegedly depicting a Touch ID calibration machine —and the sensor for the technology on the back of the phone. For reviews, news, tips, features and more, subscribe to AppleInsider on YouTube.
Medium will now pay writers based on how many claps they get
Medium plans to start letting more and more authors publish paywalled articles. And to determine how they get paid, the blogging platform has selected a fairly unorthodox method: claps, which are, basically, Medium’s equivalent of a Like.
Walmart uses Google’s AI shopping assistant to fight Amazon
Google’s Express delivery service has just gained another big player in addition to Target and Costco: Walmart. Soon, you’ll be able to buy items from the major retailer with your voice through Google Home or via the Google Express website or app and then have your purchase delivered to your home.
Thanks to Google, Shutterstock can stop automated watermark removal
Stock photos have watermarks to make sure that you don’t use them without paying for them. Removing them used to take some Photoshop know-how, but Google found a way to remove them automatically. The team also explained how to counteract the strategy with slightly varied watermarks.
Om Malik Interviews Louis Rossetto
Terrific interview by Om Malik with Wired magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto. Rossetto:
Driverless Cars Need Ears as Well as Eyes
You need just two eyes and two ears to drive. Those remarkable sensors provide all the info you need to, say, know that a fire engine is coming up fast behind you, so get out of the way. Autonomous vehicles need a whole lot more than that.
Scientists remotely hacked a brain, controlling body movements
Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t authorize.