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Nuro's Self-Driving R-1 Doesn't Drive You—It Drives Your Stuff

Perhaps the clearest sign that self-driving vehicles are coming to a road near you is that the startup boom has settled down. Nearly all the outfits …

Autofill on Chrome and Safari Can Give Hackers Access to Your Credit Card Info [UPDATED]

With a simple exploit, browsers like Chrome and Safari can be tricked into handing over your credit card information to hackers. And you wouldn’t …

Boosted asks regulators to help handle its smoking electric skateboard problem

The company hopes to resume shipping in January<p>Boosted has turned to federal regulators to help handle the investigation into two battery failures on its electric skateboards last month. Boosted reported its short circuit problems to the Consumer Production Safety Commission, according to a …

Michigan’s new self-driving car rules are the most permissive in the US

Slowly but surely, states across the US are moving to allow the testing, and eventual sale, of self-driving cars.<p>Today, Dec. 9, Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder, signed a group of bills into law that will allow companies to test self-driving cars on state roads, and eventually set up a framework to …

Autonomous Cars

Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost

Throughout history, new technologies have constantly changed the way we’ve worked. They’ve been responsible for full-scale revolutions. And continued investments have come as corporate demand for worker productivity drives tech spending.<p>We should expect augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality …

Augmented Reality

Best tech gifts for kids

Looking for something a bit more high-tech for that kid, grandkid, niece, nephew, or the child of a family friend? We have your back. We’ve taken the time to dig through some of the highest rating tech gadgets this season, as well as a few general items we recommend such as smartphones, tablets, …

Kids

Google’s AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV

The AI system annotated TV footage with 46.8 percent accuracy<p>Researchers from Google’s AI division DeepMind and the University of Oxford have used artificial intelligence to create the most accurate lip-reading software ever. Using thousands of hours of TV footage from the BBC, scientists trained a …

Self-Healing Clothing Made From Squid Teeth Can Repair Itself

The self-repairing materials, created by researchers at Penn State University, are based on proteins from a squid’s ring teeth. By coating wool or …

Repairs

Meet the Disposable Bike Helmet of the Future: It Fits in Your Pocket

With bike share programs on the rise across the United States, one college student has invented a solution she hopes will encourage safer riding: A recyclable, foldable helmet that could be sold in vending machines.<p>Isis Shiffer, an industrial design student at the Pratt Institute in New York City, …

Barack Obama: America will take the giant leap to Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my earliest memories is sitting on my grandfather's shoulders, waving a flag as our astronauts returned to Hawaii. This was years before we'd set foot on the moon. Decades before we'd land a rover on Mars. A generation before photos from the International Space Station would show up …

The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future

Through the past few decades of summer blockbuster movies and Silicon Valley products, artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly familiar and sexy, and imbued with a perversely dystopian allure.<p>What’s talked about less, and has also been dwarfed in attention and resources, is human …

Swift Playgrounds Updated With New Coding Lessons, Hour of Code Challenge

Apple's Swift Playgrounds app received its first update today, introducing a new set of coding lessons and a few new features to enhance the coding experience.<p>Included in the update is the "Learn to Code 3" module, which features a fresh guided learning experience designed to walk children and …

Nest 'Instaclips' capture highlights with a single click

Time-lapse photography is super cool, but doing it yourself is a pretty involved undertaking. The folks at Nest want to take the work out of it though. With a new feature for Nest Aware subscribers you can make a short "instaclip" of the video footage it's grabbing. The outfit says that its …

Apple, Salesforce, Google Among Top 25 Companies For Women, As Voted By Female Employees

Women were reporting election-related anxiety and post-traumatic stress flare-ups even before Donald Trump won the presidency.<p>Now that he’s President-Elect, many women’s fears of losing fundamental rights are compounded by the realization that the gender equality agenda touted by Hillary Clinton …

Employment

Here's everything you need to know about Tesla's home battery

Shareholders voted in favor of Tesla buying SolarCity in a deal worth about $2 billion on Thursday, placing greater importance on Tesla's at-home battery.<p>Tesla unveiled its newly improved at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, during its big solar-roof unveiling at the end of October.<p>The battery comes …

Tesla

'Pokémon Sun And Moon' May Get An Updated Version Called 'Pokémon Stars' For The Nintendo Switch

Much as I expected, the media blackout for the Nintendo Switch is generating a variety of rumors. The latest of these being that the console will be getting an updated version of <i>Pokémon Sun and Moon</i> that is currently codenamed <i>Pokémon Stars</i>.<p>This is not the first time <i>Pokémon</i> has had a major release …

Pokémon

IoT security – what you need to know (Gary explains)

You have probably heard the term “the Internet of Things” (IoT) being bandied about, according to some it is the next big revolution after mobile, for others it is more hype than reality. The truth is somewhere in between. However one thing is sure: the number of computing devices connected to the …

Internet of Things

'Star Citizen' team will share its schedule with the public

Of all the complaints about <i>Star Citizen</i>'s development, transparency is one of the biggest. Outside of basic goals, it's hard to know how well the epic-scale space game is coming along at any given moment -- there are concerns that Cloud Imperium Games is frittering away all that crowdfunding money. …

Oculus' free VR painting tool Quill arrives in December

Oculus is giving away a virtual reality painting tool, but you'll still have to pony up some of your hard-earned dollars to be able to use it. The company will release the beta version of Quill for free on December 6th, the same day its Touch motion controllers start shipping out... because you …

Signal’s encryption verification process is now simpler and more secure

Open Whisper Systems, developer of the encrypted messaging app Signal, has made it easier for users to verify the privacy of their conversations.<p>Signal allows users to scan a QR code or compare a set of numbers to verify that their conversations are secure, so long as both users must have the app …

Information Systems

Nasa's 'impossible' EmDrive could work, study says

The so-called 'impossible' hypothetical EmDrive thruster, that was designed to propel craft through space using electromagnetic waves, is …

Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive

With Popular Times, Google introduced a nifty little feature for its search engine last year that lets you know how busy a restaurant, coffee shop or bar typically is at any given time of the week. Today, it’s taking this concept a step further by making this tool real-time. So now, you will know …

Here’s what you’ll need to run Windows 10 VR headsets next year

Excited about forthcoming Windows 10 VR support? You should be, since it’s going to open up who gets access to virtual reality considerably, thanks to third-party headsets from established OEM partners starting at just $299. Minimum PC specs are now available, too – and The Verge points out they …

Virtual Reality

The future of high-speed travel could take place in this Hyperloop pod

If Elon Musk gets his way, we'll not only send humans to Mars, but also make the Earth commute significantly more speedy.<p>One solution? A ground …

Microsoft Windows 10 VR headsets will run even on modest PCs

At an event to announce its feature-packed Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft revealed that it’s working with hardware makers to release PC-tethered VR headsets that’ll start at $299 – a lot cheaper than existing options like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>The trouble with the current …

Windows 10

Galaxy Note 8 An AI-Driven, JBL-Tuned Beast Designed To Redeem Samsung In 2017? Latest Specs, Release Date And Rumors

Samsung might have placed itself on dire straits due to the now-infamous Galaxy Note 7 debacle, but the company is far from giving up. Defying …

Galaxy Note

Disney launches free Moana-themed coding tutorials

As part of Code.org’s Hour of Code program, Disney is releasing “Moana: Wayfinding with Code,” a free online tutorial to teach kids the basics of computer science. The tutorial features characters from Moana, Disney’s upcoming animated feature film.<p>In the past, the company has created coding …

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

All right, don’t panic, but <i>computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now</i>. Well, that’s kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there <i>is</i> a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Google’s AI …

Language