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Two Well-Known Hackers Built A $150 Device That Protects Cars From Cyber Attacks

At last summer's Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, the two researchers, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller, described ways to launch dangerous attacks, including manipulating the brakes of the moving Prius and the Ford Escape.<p>Valasek told Reuters on Tuesday that he and Miller will show off a …

Japan's prime minister wants to host the first 'robot Olympics' in 2020

Tokyo is already the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, so why not add nonhuman machines to the mix?<p>For as long as there have been robots, humans have wanted to thrust them into battle. Now Japan's prime minister wants to take that idea to the largest stage possible. Speaking to reporters last …

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite May Launch Separately Despite Integration Features

While iOS and Mac OS X have traditionally followed different release schedules, Apple's recently announced Continuity features suggested it was possible for Apple's two operating systems to debut at the same time. However, Apple is planning to stagger the releases of both iOS 8 and Mac OS X …

Continental offers cheaper head-up displays for cars

With the company's simpler "combiner" HUD, more cars could overlay information like driving directions atop drivers' view of the road. But distractions must be kept to a minimum.<p>Head-up displays, a technology that got its start overlaying useful information onto pilots' windscreens, is something of …

BMW

Toyota reveals fuel-cell vehicle sedan

Toyota introduced its fuel-cell vehicle, the FCV, in Japan recently, with production sheet metal and a coat of medium blue metallic paint. It will go …

Buenos Aires new lighting can be monitored and controlled from a browser

LED lighting offers a host of benefits for cities, such as reduced energy usage and costs. For Buenos Aires, which is in the process of having its …

Why slowing iPad sales didn’t surprise Apple and shouldn’t surprise you

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>In case you hadn’t heard, the sky is falling in Cupertino. Missed the news, did you? Here’s the headline: Apple …

The Quest For The Ultimate Workout Headphones

By Steven Melendez3 minute Read<p>As an avid weightlighter, Dr. Eric Hensen knows how annoying earbuds can be at the gym. Hensen, who is also an ear, …

Are Camera Drones the Future of Filmmaking?

Movie magic is undeniable and production used to be limited to giant studios with massive budgets. In the final episode of Hardwired 2.0 I explore how technology is helping to make the creation and distribution of your own movie easier and more affordable.<p>Remote controlled camera drones are …

Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion

Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.<p>These people say that the …

OS X Yosemite preview: the Mac gets a major makeover

The last time Apple released a new version of OS X, we came away feeling a little... underwhelmed. Don't get us wrong: We'll never say no to a free software upgrade. But despite a handful of new apps and features, last year's Mavericks release still felt like the same old OS X. You can't say that …

Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRL) : Extra Arms to Enhance Human Capability in Doing Difficult/Multi Tasks

Remember Dr. Octopus from Spiderman? Well, having extra limbs seem like tempting idea, they could help us hold objects, support our body, share …

Robotics

HELIX: Furniture That Acts As Architecture

HELIX is an interesting shelving system that debuted at the 2014 Milan Design Week. Not only is it furniture, it also acts as an architectural piece …

Articles about 9 things you didn’t know about frank lloyd wright on Dwell.com - Dwell

Unrealized projects and incredible sketches from the master architect.<p>Clowns, churches, and an aquarium: Find out how far the boundless curiosity of Ray and Charles Eames stretched.<p>You’ve heard the term thrown around, but what does it actually mean, and where in the world is...<p>Fritz Hansen …

Architecture

Sweet Buggy For Two

The Trans Pro CX features an innovative interiors solution for the one fixed seat cabin in vehicles. As the designer explains, for the requirement of …

Star Wars Prequels: Standing On The Shoulders of Model Makers

Few endeavors in the history of cinema have been as divisive as the Star Wars prequels. Or rather, I can't think of another trilogy that so many …

Apple's 2014 Product Roadmap: A Closer Look At What The Company May Release Before Year's End

That could all change very soon.<p>Judging by the rumors, we can expect to see some new products that are radically different than what Apple has today in addition to a few minor refreshes.<p>Here's a closer look at the products Apple will probably release this year.<p>The iPhone 6<p>Apple will probably …

MacBook Air

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

New 'Exosuit' To Take Ocean Divers To Stupendous Depths (PHOTO, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC)

Talk about taking the plunge. A new submersible body suit will take ocean divers to a depth of 1,000 feet and let them spend hours there observing and collecting marine species that are hard to get at with conventional diving gear or submersibles.<p>If all goes according to plan, the metal Exosuit …

Leak suggests leather-wrapped Samsung Chromebook is on the way

Take one <i>@evleaks</i> image<i>,</i> add a familiar looking faux-leather finish and a Chrome logo, and what do you get? Well, a new Samsung Chromebook on the way would be our guess.<p>Source: @evleaks

So you want to fly drones? Here’s what the law says

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Amazon(s amzn) may have big plans to fill the urban air with drones, but many amateurs have already beaten the company to the …

Amazon Drone Delivery: Why It's Not Crazy

When is a drone not a drone? When it's a robot, which technically describes Amazon's just-unveiled Prime Air delivery vehicles. Made to fly and …

The National Forest Service Bought Weed-Tracking Drones -- And Can't Even Use Them

<b>As Washington celebrates</b> its one year ganja-versary of legalized weed with a huge public smoke-in beneath the Space Needle today, the Forest Service is feeling the kind of heat once rationed out to illicit tokers. The public is lighting them up for spending $100 grand on some marijuana-grower …

Cannabis

Amazon drones are 'fantasy,' says eBay CEO

In the race to deliver online shopping purchases faster, drones don’t impress eBay’s CEO.<p>”We’re not focusing on long-term fantasies, we’re focusing on things we can do today,” John Donahue said in a televised interview with Bloomberg TV Friday morning.<p>He was reacting to a television interview Jeff …

San Francisco

Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones have become infamous for their use as weapons, but a far more altruistic purpose awaits these unmanned robots. Scientists from the Surfzone …

Oil & Gas Industry

Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

If you're psyched about Amazon's scheme to someday have unmanned drones deliver products to your doorstep, scale your excitement back a couple notches. Not only is FAA approval of such a service still a ways off, Amazon's plan potentially faces one more hurdle: hacker attack drones.<p>As crazy as that …

Americans Aren't Sure If They Like The Idea Of Amazon Drones

Americans aren't so sure they like the idea of allowing Amazon to deploy a fleet of miniature delivery drones, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Most of them also believe the plan could become a reality within the next decade.<p>Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos told "60 Minutes" last week that …

Half Of The Team Behind Amazon's Drone Delivery Are Ex-Microsoft Employees

What about the legalities? How about the risks? And who is part of the team behind the mission?<p>TechCrunch spoke to sources close to to the project to get an idea of who's working behind the scenes.<p>Gur Kimchi is VP of Profit Systems and Prime Air. He's ex-Microsoft, and he's been at Amazon for a …

Employment