Pedro Silva

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Computer learns like a human and (sort of) beat the Turing Test

There is a fundamental difference between the way computers learn and the way humans learn. Humans can see one example and intuit what that object or …

Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk

<b>A digital crypto-currency has launched that is generated by human movement.</b><p>Bitwalking dollars will be earned by walking, unlike other digital currencies such as Bitcoins that are "mined" by computers.<p>A phone application counts and verifies users' steps, with walkers earning approximately 1 BW$ for …

Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Porsche 911 GT3 RS & McLaren 650S Free-For-All: Video

The Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and McLaren 650S couldn’t be more different, yet they all have a common goal—and that’s to put down …

Sports Cars

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

Video: A Master Swordsman Cuts A 100-MPH Fastball In Half

Isao Machii has the quickest muscles in all the land<p>The last time we checked in with Isao Machii, the Japanese master of Iaido (which is a modern martial art involving swordplay), he was demonstrating his expertise of Iaijutsu, or quick draw, with an MH24 robot arm. The pair sliced through flowers, …

Female cells use RNA to turn off X chromosome

Males have an X and a Y chromosome inside each cell, and females have two X’s. This small difference explains why males are more at risk for a range …

Genetics

Hear the BMW M4 GTS, M2 Tackle Anglesey Circuit (W/Video)

BMW performance cars hit the track.<p>It’s only natural that BMW would want to take the fastest production car in its history around the challenging Anglesey Circuit in Anglesey, U.K. In the video below, the 2016 BMW M4 GTS shows its chops on the track.<p>We saw the 2016 BMW M4 GTS when it debuted …

Wales

New Misfit Shine 2 is stronger, larger and more connected than ever

Misfit’s high-end wearable has just been succeeded by the Shine 2, a new tracker that is expected to really turn things around for fans of these devices. Trust us when we tell you this is no incremental update. The device is bigger, stronger, faster and more connected than any of their other …

This self-driving electric DeLorean knows how to drift

Engineers from Stanford University have marked Back to the Future day by releasing footage of MARTY, a self-driving, electric DeLorean.<p>Developed as …

Stanford University

Tesla just transformed the Model S into a nearly driverless car

The most fun thing about driving a Tesla Model S might be not driving at all. The electric car company has unveiled a new software update that will allow its Model S cars to automatically steer, change lanes, and park on their own.<p>But don’t call the Model S an autonomous car—it’s not quite there …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla just remotely added autopilot mode to thousands of its Model S cars

Self-driving capabilities -- previously limited to cars tested by technology titans such as Google -- hit the streets "overnight" with the latest Tesla Version 7.0 software.<p>"We're being especially cautious at this early stage so we are advising drivers to keep their hands on the wheel just in …

Microsoft Dialer for Android said to replace your phone app, coming later this year

Microsoft has been learning to play well with others under Satya Nadella’s leadership. Though the tech giant sees Google as one of its main competitors, they haven’t hesitated to get their software in the hands of as many Android users as possible. They recently released apps Send, Translator and …

Zero Motorcycles' latest electric bikes pack more powerful engines

Electric motorcycle maker Zero has announced its 2016 lineup and in particular it's expanding its stable of two-wheeled vehicles. The new FXS is a lightweight supermoto-inspired bike for the city while the DSR adds more power to the company's fleet of dual sport bikes with additional toque and …