Alok Ranjan

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How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Artificial Intelligence

Not Even Flying Is Better: Rinspeed Introduces Autonomous Car Interior Concept for a Less Attentive Future

Everyone’s favorite wacky Swiss idea house, Rinspeed, is back with yet another concept it says both embraces the future and ushers it forth more quickly. This time, the firm is tackling the “problem” surrounding autonomous cars’ interiors—specifically, what should such a space look like when …

Autos

This is the white Nexus 7 (hands-on)

The Nexus 7 has been out in a black hue since this summer, so it was only a matter of time before Google launched it in white. And this may not come as any sort of shock, but the white version of the ASUS-made Nexus 7 doesn't pack any unexpected surprises -- unless, of course, you were hoping the …

Researchers create a more accurate alternative to Wi-Fi for tracking people through walls

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>Back in June, MIT researchers revealed they had figured out how to use Wi-Fi to track moving objects through walls. …

Apple Patents Curved Touch Screen And Display Tech

Apple has received a patent for curved touchscreens and displays, according to AppleInsider, which describes a system for making curved touch sensitive glass. The method patented by Apple is designed to create a curved screen surface that remains touch sensitive without deforming or distorting the …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Eight-Speed Automatic Details Leaked in SAE Paper - Wide Open Throttle

By almost all accounts, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 is a fantastic car, and a big improvement over the C6 Corvette. If there were any criticisms, one commonly-heard gripe is that the six-speed automatic transmission carried over, as the “standard” transmission became a seven-speed manual. Even …

Sports Cars

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard about the recent study that “confirms” the differences between the brains of men and women. Confirmed is in inverted commas because it’s very easy to “confirm” even the most surreal of notions …

Inventing HP in 3D

ONE company you might expect to make three-dimensional (3D) printers is HP, a giant in the world of two-dimensional printing. There are similarities …

Could flying cars soon be a reality?

A patent by Chinese engineers reveals their plans to build a flying car; plus a new system that promises to reduce the amount of unpacking you need to do at airport security<p><b>Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads</b><p>Flying cars have been on our wish list as a future form of transport for decades. …