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U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) or Facebook Inc (FB.O).<p>The vote was along party lines, with 50 Republicans …

12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

Wellness

Professor praises creation of Cambridge University institute to study future of artificial intelligence<p>Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”, and praised the creation of an …

Artificial Intelligence

BMW's self-balancing motorcycle of tomorrow

In the distant future, motorcycle riders will have no need of helmets or padded clothing. They also won't need to put their feet on the ground when they stop. That's because, according to BMW, the motorcycle of the future will balance itself and will help the driver avoid crashes.<p>BMW, which is …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Automotive Industry

Xbox One now supports backward compatibility with multi-disc 360 games (update)

Praise the engineers<p>Xbox One now offers backward compatibility support for multi-disc Xbox 360 games, Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, Xbox Live's director of programming confirmed. In a post on reddit, the Microsoft employee said that work has been done to make these types of games available on the …

Mark Zuckerberg congratulates Google for ‘historic milestone in AI research’

Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had some complimentary things to say about Google today. His remarks came a few hours after Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) program beat Lee Sedol, a highly decorated player of the board game Go, in the third consecutive game of a five-game …

Desktop Theater Mode will let you play any Steam game with your Vive VR headset

Like any piece of new technology, virtual reality needs a legacy mode to handle content not designed for VR. Soon, the HTC Vive (and other Steam VR headsets) will have just that, with "Desktop Theater Mode."<p>Unfortunately, we don't have any images of the feature yet, but it's safe to assume it will …

Microsoft's plan to port Android apps to Windows is dead

Goodbye Project Astoria<p>Microsoft today announced it’s discontinuing efforts to offer developers an easy way of bringing Android apps to Windows 10. The decision confirms rumors from back in November that the company was considering killing the idea. Codenamed Project Astoria, the Android app …

Apple vs. FBI: Congressman urges Comey to drop demands, 'take a deep breath'

Amid the tense standoff between the FBI and Apple, a Los Angeles congressman on Tuesday urged FBI Director James Comey to drop the demand the tech giant help the agency unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists.<p>Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) wrote in a letter to Comey that it should …

Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks

Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino.<p>The clash reflects wider debates in the …

Privacy

Elon Musk: In Two Years, Your Tesla Could 'Summon' Itself Cross-Country

As of Saturday, your Tesla can autonomously exit your garage. In two years, Elon Musk thinks it could summon itself across the country.<p>With version 7.1 of its software, Tesla Motors rolled out a feature Saturday that lets Autopilot-equipped cars semi-autonomously "Summon" themselves from your …

14 of the Most Unlikely Rally Cars

You could go rallying with a Subaru WRX or a Ford Fiesta, but why would you when you could use a Ferrari 308 instead?<p>Yesterday we asked you what the coolest unlikely rally cars were. As always, there were a ton of responses, but here are the answers we saw repeated the most.

Here's how Gorilla Glass could come to your car, walls, and fridge

About five years ago, Corning — the company behind the ubiquitous strengthened Gorilla Glass found in countless smartphones — made a concept video called “A Day Made of Glass” designed to show off how glass could be applied in futuristic ways to pretty much every aspect of life. This year at CES, …

New, Cool Stuff at CES 2016: Pictures

Star Wars

Are the activists occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon 'terrorists'?

After an armed group drew attention to an Oregon land-use dispute by seizing a building in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, the government's reaction seemed almost low-key. The White House called the protest "a local law enforcement matter" and said the Federal Bureau of …

Former NASA Engineer Explains the Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Science proves you can blast away the fog twice as fast.<p>Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're …

Ferrari has Officially Separated From Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Prancing horse brand now ready to fly solo.<p>Only a month after we reported that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) would spin off Ferrari NV to help pay off some of its $10.9 billion debt, the automakers have announced that the separation is complete. The deal was completed January 3, 2016.<p>As part of …

BMW At The Detroit Auto Show: Dial M For Murderously Fast

BMW introduces a hot cherry pepper on top of its 2 Series, the BMW M2, at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 11.<p>The M2 gets a newly developed M TwinPower Turbo technology 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that produces 365 hp and 343 ft.-lbs. of torque, enough in a small package …

Detroit Auto Show

Texas will start the new year with new open-carry laws

Supporters said the law would enhance public safety in the state of 27 million people. Texas will be the most-populous U.S. state to allow open carry.<p>Opponents have said it could be chilling for the public to see armed people on city streets, and inside public buildings and designated stores.<p>Under …

The Problems With the American Driver

To go from driving in Canada (or England, France, Germany or Italy) into the U.S. is to feel exactly as if you've been demoted from adulthood and sent back to first grade.<p><i>This classic Side Glances originally appeared in the December, 2005 issue of Road & Track</i><p><b>WHEN OUR MOTORCYCLE CAME OVER THE</b> rise …

Lily Flying Camera Closes $14M In Funding, Delays Shipping Until Summer 2016

Lily, a drone that is meant to satisfy all your selfie needs, has today announced the close of a $14 million Series A round of funding, with investors including Spark Capital, SV Angel, Stanford-StartX Fund, Steve Aoki and Joe Montana.<p>That said, the company also announced it would be postponing its …

Drones

2017 Acura NSX Priced at $157,800, Tops Out at $207,500

Six-figure Acura arrives next year.<p>When the 2017 Acura NSX goes on sale next year, it’ll be the brand’s first vehicle to command a six-figure price tag. Acura announced today that the 2017 NSX will start at $157,800, which includes the destination fee of $1,800.<p>Complete pricing details won’t be …

Will your driverless car kill you so others may live?

It's 2025. You and your daughter are riding in a driverless car along the Pacific Coast Highway. The autonomous vehicle rounds a corner and detects a crosswalk full of children. It brakes, but your lane is unexpectedly full of sand from a recent rock slide. It can't get traction. Your car does some …

Square Enix: Final Fantasy VII Remake is ‘multipart’ because that’s the only way to ‘fit everything’

Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a “multipart” release, and now Square Enix is explaining why it made that decision.<p>The publisher published a blog post today from Final Fantasy VII Remake director Yoshinori Kitase where the developer defends the decision to distribute the game over several …

Technology,Self-driving cars,Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars,Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change,Ethical and green living,Motoring,Travel and transport,Environment<p>We asked designers to envision travel in 2065. From building-climbing autonomous pods to intimate entertainment vehicles, …

UX Design

The McLaren P1 GTR makes the base P1 look tame

The wickedest booty in supercardom.<p>The McLaren P1 GTR doesn't officially arrive for another year or so, but the car's design was revealed last night in Monterey. It's wicked.<p>The track only-behemoth's V8+electric IPAS powertrain makes a combined 986 hp in GTR trim—an 82-hp leap over the road car. …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Top 10 Amazing Facts about America's Most Powerful Car

No matter how you slice the data, Chrysler is enjoying great success in the automotive world. At Kelley Blue Book we’ve watched shopper traffic across every Chrysler division (Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram) effectively double over the past two years. This is reflected in the automaker’s …

Autobahn Dos and Don'ts – Feature

<b>DO</b> look after your car. Make sure you check tire pressures before trying any high-speed runs. Gas stations (or “<i>Rasthofs</i>”) can be far apart, especially considering the extra fuel you’ll burn at speed.<p><b>DO</b> build up gradually. Although we can’t fault your enthusiasm for wanting to know what 150 mph …