Monthly Archives: May 2019
General Motors designs a new “brain and nervous system” for its vehicles
A common criticism of the increasingly digital nature of new cars and trucks is that all these new features are being shoehorned into systems that were not designed with features like connectivity in mind.
Apple and Amazon cut a deal that upended the Mac resale market
When John Bumstead looked at listings for his products on Amazon.com in early January, he was waiting for the guillotine to fall.
Watch an autonomous drone dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge a football
Drones are agile things, but they’re not exactly known for their quick reactions. If you want to knock one out of the sky, a well-thrown ball or even a spear should do the trick.
Space Engineer: We Could Move Earth’s Orbit to Escape a Dying Sun
In about five billion years, the Sun will begin to die, rapidly expanding and incinerating the Earth in its death throes. That’s not for a while, but any humans left will need to plan well in advance if they want to escape cosmic obliteration.
Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone Upgrade
Unimpressed by Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 and iPhone XR2? New information directly from Apple itself has teased a red-hot new iPhone upgrade that’s worth waiting for.
First look at Tesla’s new in-car driving visualization
Tesla is currently pushing a new software update with a revamp of its in-car driving visualization produced by its Autopilot system. Today, we get a quick first look at it with a new video. As we reported earlier this month, Tesla started pushing a new software update (2019.
Crosby: As millennials reject family treasures, baby boomers start to ask, ‘What do we do with all this stuff?’
Every time I enter the blue-tiled bathroom off the back door of my home I think about my mom, my millennial offspring and the overflowing shelves at the local Goodwill.
Oops! Scientists accidentally create new material that makes batteries charge much faster
Some of the most famous scientific discoveries happened by accident. From Teflon and the microwave oven to penicillin, scientists trying to solve a problem sometimes find unexpected things.
Why the Moon Matters to Jeff Bezos
Between the shipping and handling, the web servers, the groceries, the newspapers—Jeff Bezos never stopped thinking about the moon. He was five years old when Americans walked on the lunar surface, and he remembers the grainy, black-and-white footage from that historic moment.
Moms, Kraft will cover your Mother’s Day babysitting bill so you can do whatever the heck you want
If you forgot Mother’s Day is approaching, we’d be surprised since campaigns around the holiday are rolling in fast and furiously by way of muscular mascots, character-filled greeting cards and more.
IHMC Atlas Autonomous Path Planning Across Narrow Terrain
Atlas humanoid robot (DRC version) walking across narrow terrain using autonomous planning. The robot senses the terrain with LIDAR and builds a map of planar regions. A path planning algorithm plans footsteps across the planar regions to a goal location, specified by an operator. The robot is curre
Apple to Reveal New Home-Grown Apps, Software Features at WWDC
Apple Inc. is planning to unleash a slew of new apps, features and development tools at its annual software conference next month.
SpaceX confirms its astronaut capsule was ‘destroyed’ during testing at the Space Coast
SpaceX confirmed Thursday the explosion and destruction of its astronaut capsule during a recent test, adding that the company is hopeful it can still make its goal to launch astronauts by the end of the year.
ESPN the Magazine Will Stop Publishing Print Edition in September
ESPN told its staff Tuesday that the company’s 21-year-old magazine would print its final issue in September, as first reported by John Ourand.