The driverless cars cometh. Waymo just became the first company allowed to test fully self-driving cars—the kind with no carbon-based beings behind the wheel—in the state of California.
Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical.
Spectrum TV and internet customers will see their rates go up again in November. Among other increases, the broadcast TV surcharge will rise to $9.95 from $8.85 a month, and the monthly fee for a set-top box will jump to $7.50 from $6.99.
We’ve all read about the disruption to retail as e-commerce eats brick-and-mortar’s lunch and is causing the demise of so many malls, often referred to as the mall apocalypse.
The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, can be used to easily upgrade existing networks and significantly boost efficiency, scientists say.
If you’ve ever worked in IT, you know that most problems require eye-rollingly simple solutions. One, check that the device is plugged in. Two, turn the device off and back on again. Three, wiggle some things around.
Every minute, a dumptruckful of plastic plops into the world’s oceans. That’s eight billion metric tons every year. Once waterborne, whatever doesn’t wash ashore eventually breaks down into itty bits.
The world is not quite what it seems. Most of the maps you see day-to-day are based on Mercator projection. Designed almost 450 years ago, even Google Maps used a variant of this projection until just a few months ago.
We wrote that because that’s what we were told by Facebook executives. But Facebook has since reached out to change its answer: Portal doesn’t have ads, but data about who you call and data about which apps you use on Portal can be used to target you with ads on other Facebook-owned properties.
Amazon comes to conquer brick-and-mortar retail, not to bury it. In the last two years, the company has opened 11 physical bookstores. This summer, it bought Whole Foods and its 400 grocery locations.
The movement to reduce our usage of smartphones shows no sign of slowing. Palm, one of the pioneers of the personal digital assistants that grew into smartphones, is back with a miniature phone designed to minimize our usage of the device … Simply called Palm, the 3.
This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth’s orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art. It’s called “Orbital Reflector,” and it’s the latest work by artist Trevor Paglen.
ICANN has scheduled the Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover for today, and it could affect some DNS users all over the world.
Alphabet’s driverless-car company Waymo announced a new milestone today (Oct. 10): its vehicles have driven a collective 10 million miles on US roads.
The Portal is a sleek new video camera and screen that makes chats with family and friends look great. It has just one problem: It was made by Mark Zuckerberg.
Now that Apple has put its stake in the ground, I expect a few advancements moving forward. It sounds corny to say that a new digital watch is going to save lives, but I think it’s undeniably true here. Dozens, hundreds, thousands? I don’t know the number.
VideoThe enigmatic artist’s “Girl With Balloon” sold for $1.4 million before being shredded by a rigged frame at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Friday.
British billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson believes Virgin Galactic is “more than tantalizingly close” to its first trip to space. “We should be in space within weeks, not months.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a $100 billion (£80 billion) science and engineering laboratory that orbits 250 miles (400 km) above Earth. It has been permanently staffed by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts since November 2000.