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Waymo driverless car crash video released after Arizona collision

Waymo has released a video from the driverless car involved in a collision in Arizona today, suggesting there was little either the vehicle or the …

Introducing Amazon Go and the world’s most advanced shopping technology

My Self-Driving Uber Needed Human Help - MIT Technology Review

A handful of people who order Ubers in Pittsburgh this morning will discover that their driver is less chatty than usual. And like those lucky …

Top Safety Official Doesn’t Trust Automakers to Teach Ethics to Self-Driving Cars - MIT Technology Review

Rapid progress on autonomous driving has led to concerns that future vehicles will have to make ethical choices, for example whether to swerve to …

Understanding the fatal Tesla accident on Autopilot and the NHTSA probe

The first reported death in a Tesla Model S crash while the Autopilot was activated has been shaking the Tesla and self-driving car community since yesterday. The tragic accident happened May 7th in Florida, but we only learned about it yesterday when Tesla revealed that the U.S. National Highway …

Tesla

India Is Trying Out 3D Crosswalk Optical Illusions to Slow Drivers

The evolution of the zebra stripes.<p>Here's a great talking point for your next conversation lull: What do you reckon is the law broken the most? Speeding, most likely. Jaywalking is in the picture. And somewhere in the top tier must be drivers cutting off pedestrians at crosswalks, where the person …

Optical Illusions

Ego depletion, an influential theory in psychology, may have just been debunked.

Nearly 20 years ago, psychologists Roy Baumeister and Dianne Tice, a married couple at Case Western Reserve University, devised a foundational …

Psychology

Ikea Brings Kitchen Design to Virtual Reality in New App

Explore three different kitchen schemes<p>Ikea may have wild ideas about the kitchen of the future, but in the interim, the Swedish furniture giant is unveiling a new way for consumers to tinker with kitchens of the present. Launching today on the major game platform Steam, the Ikea VR Experience is a …

Virtual Reality

Cube 6 by Naho Matsuno

<b>Milan 08:</b> Cube 6 by designer Naho Matsuno turns from a cube into six stools and back again.<p>Matsuno showed the project in the Salone Satellite at the …

Your Future Toyota May Know Where You’re Going Before You’ve Told It - MIT Technology Review

Whether the car of the future runs on electricity, hydrogen, or old-fashioned gasoline, it will emit billions of bytes of data. And the battle to …

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

Machine Learning

Up for the ride? Where self-driving cars are really taking us

When most people think about self-driving vehicles, they picture themselves sitting in the passenger seat with their legs up, arms folded behind their head, as the car autonomously drives itself from Point A to Point B. It could be cross-country, down the street.<p>Or, maybe they’re not even in the …

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

Art Institute of Chicago Rents Replica of Van Gogh Painting on Airbnb

Ten bucks is all it costs to dream in color inside a Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece.<p>The Art Institute of Chicago has built a replica of one of the Dutch master's famous "Bedroom in Arles" paintings and is renting it out on Airbnb.<p>Located in an apartment in Chicago's trendy River North neighborhood, …

Your Favorite Museums Are Sharing Their Deep, Dark Secrets On Twitter

Frank Lloyd Wright wanted to name the Guggenheim building in New York City the "Archeseum," and other random facts.<p>It's #MuseumWeek, an occasion that happens mostly on Twitter, but also in the very real hallways of institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Bilbao.<p>From …

Chatty Cars Are Getting Out on the Road - MIT Technology Review

Self-driving cars get all the attention, but another, much simpler technology called car-to-car communications might save just as many lives. And the …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Why We Copy Each Other, and 5 Ways It Can Change Us

Emotions and moods, such as anxiety and happiness, can spread from person to person. The emotional states of the other people we interact with affect …