SAN FRANCISCO — For more than a year, General Motors has tantalized investors with plans to build its future around self-driving cars. It has regularly announced big investments and progress reports, but the company has kept its prototype vehicles largely under wraps — until now.
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response.
Anyone Can Hack MacOS High Sierra Just by Typing “Root”
There are hackable security flaws in software. And then there are those that don’t even require hacking at all—just a knock on the door, and asking to be let in. Apple’s macOS High Sierra has the second kind.
Budweiser begins space experiments to be first to brew beer on Mars
When Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch announced earlier this year that it wanted to be the first company to brew beer on Mars, most commentators thought that it had its tongue lodged so firmly in its cheek that delicate surgery would be required to remove it.
Human Pilot Beats Artificial Intelligence In NASA’s Drone Race
Washington: An expert human pilot was successfully able to beat flying drones controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) systems in a race organised by NASA. However, the AI-driven drones were more consistent in their performance, scientists said.
Real-life Captain America? Scientist experiments on himself to push human limitations
The world is indeed a fascinating place where we get to see new marvels every day. Who knew that one day we will see in reality what we have come to know about through superhero comic books and films? Turns out a real-life Captain America is in the making. No, we are not talking about Chris Evans.
Russia unveils £30m plans to start mining on the Moon
RUSSIA is planning to colonise the Moon and explore its natural resources as part of ambitious plans to become a superpower in space. After more than 40 years since it last carried out a lunar mission, Moscow is ploughing £30 million into building a new spaceship bound for Earth’s satellite.
Inside the fake Facebook profile industry
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, around 3 p.m. (France local time). I’ve just uncovered the most important element of the entire investigation. It’s a photo of a group of friends on Facebook, really nothing special.
How to use SVG as a Placeholder, and Other Image Loading Techniques
I’m passionate about image performance optimisation and making images load fast on the web. One of the most interesting areas of exploration is placeholders: what to show when the image hasn’t loaded yet.
Amazon’s Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime Time
For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle. The idea is to let consumers walk in, pick up items and then pay for them without ever standing in line at a cashier.
Brain implant boosts human memory by mimicking how we learn
A “memory prosthesis” brain implant has enhanced human memory for the first time. The device is comprised of electrodes implanted in the brain, and is designed to mimic the way we naturally process memories, and can boost performance on memory tests by up to 30 per cent.
Alibaba: Singles Day sales top $25 billion, break last year’s record by lunchtime
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. had been expected to set records with this year’s Singles Day, and the Chinese e-commerce giant apparently did it with plenty of time to spare. Singles Day 2017, or the 11/11 Global Shopping Festival, surpassed last year’s total of 120.
Hasbro reportedly offered to buy Mattel
Hasbro is one of the largest toy companies in the world (after Lego), and according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, it recently made an offer to take over its chief rival, Mattel.
Uber loses key appeal over drivers’ rights
Uber has failed in its attempt to have a key ruling on its drivers’ employment rights overturned, a decision that could have major consequences for the transport app and the wider gig economy.
SUPERHUMANS: Chips inserted in brains will give us MIND-BLOWING abilities within years
People will be able to buy new memories and delete unwanted ones in the near future as experts believe they are close to biohacking the body’s most powerful tool, according to a leading technology entrepreneur.
Twitter’s 280-Character Own Goal
Twitter’s destroyed its USP. The whole point, for me, was how inventive people could be within that concise framework. USP is “unique selling proposition”. By doubling the character limit, Twitter has eliminated what made them unique.
The iPhone X Is A User Experience Nightmare
Need proof? Just take a look at this cheat sheet published alongside the Wall Street Journal’s iPhone X review:
One of the biggest names in the auto industry says that no one will own a car in 20 years
Now semi-retired, Lutz is partnered with designer Henrik Fisker at VLF Automotive, a maker of exotic, burly very expensive supercars. But he continues to freely offer his thoughts on the car business.
Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone
Apple Inc., seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020.
Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280
It’s official. We’re going to 280. Now every Twitter user — from first-day users to President Donald Trump — will have twice the room to share their thoughts.