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Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

When Amazon.com Inc.'s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods was announced, John Mackey, the grocer's chief executive officer, addressed employees, …

Uber is rolling out self-driving cabs this month

We’ve seen numerous car manufacturers and tech companies make noise about their plans to launch autonomous vehicles in the near future, including Tesla, Google, Ford and BMW. But it looks like Uber will beat them to the punch in bringing self-driving technology to consumers.<p>Bloomberg reports that …

Autonomous Vehicle

‘Smart’ locks yield to simple hacker tricks

It’s an open secret that the Internet of Things (if we must call it so) is pretty terrible, whether in standards, interoperability or security. You don’t really expect good security in a smart light bulb or coffee maker, though. A smart <i>front door lock</i>, however, really shouldn’t be quite this easy …

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 miles) in the Netherlands, on a route that connected Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the nearby town of …

SoftBank confirms $32B acquisition of U.K.-based chipmaker ARM to target ‘Internet of Things’

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has confirmed earlier rumors that it planned to acquire U.K.-based semiconductor chipmaker ARM Holdings (ARM) in a £24.3 billion ($32 billion) cash deal.<p>This deal represents Softbank’s biggest acquisition since the $21.3 billion buyout of U.S. telecoms company …

Venture Capital

Commercial Drones Make a Splash at British Air Show

Farnborough air show defies tradition with over 90 exhibitors from the global unmanned aircraft industry<p>FARNBOROUGH, England—Commercial drones and the companies that produce them have made a dramatic appearance at the tradition-filled international air show in this town, southwest of London.<p>The …

WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests In Indian Connected Car Tech

Brian Aton is the Co-Founder of WhatsApp and has now decided to expand his business. He has invested in Trak-N-Tell, which is a GPS tracking system. …

mercedes plans to unveil EV concept at paris motorshow 2016

<b><br>mercedes plans to unveil tesla rival EV concept at paris motorshow 2016</b><p><b>stuttgart-based company mercedes-benz is designing a luxurious, all-electric</b> …

Electric Vehicles

Segway creator's advanced prosthetic arm arrives in late 2016

Segway creator Dean Kamen's Luke prosthetic arm has been a long time in coming -- the FDA approved it two years ago. At last, however, it's nearly here. Mobius Bionics has revealed that it will offer the Luke arm sometime in late 2016. It's not clear what it will take to get one (you can register …

Bionics

This App Turns Your iPhone Into An Intelligent Dash Cam To Avoid Car Accidents

Few things are more maddening than reckless drivers getting away with it; especially when it’s your car they’re hitting! That’s why Nexar has …

Insurance

Six new medical technologies worth watching

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big …

Medical Technology

Self-Driving Cars Will Likely Have To Deal With The Harsh Reality Of Who Lives And Who Dies

We talk about self-driving cars and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) on an regular basis here at <i>HotHardware</i>. At this stage in the game, …

Autonomous Cars

The NSA wants to spy on the Internet of Things

We already know the National Security Agency is all up in our data, but the agency is reportedly looking into how it can gather even more foreign intelligence information from internet-connected devices ranging from thermostats to pacemakers. Speaking at a military technology conference in …

GM, Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis

Move aimed at fighting off Silicon Valley giants amid a reshaping auto industry<p>General Motors Co. and Lyft Inc. within a year will begin testing a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric taxis on public roads, a move central to the companies’ joint efforts to challenge Silicon Valley giants …

Automotive Industry

Real Estate for Autonomous Car Facilities Gains Movement in Silicon Valley

Apple, Google parent Alphabet and several car makers seeking large expanses of property<p>Apple Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and several car makers are seeking large expanses of real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area for their autonomous-car operations, a top landlord in the area said …

Real Estate

Hacker tears open Tesla Autopilot module

Jason Hughes shows us the heart of Tesla's autonomous driving technology.<p>Because Tesla does things other automakers don't, or in ways other automakers don't, it stokes a lot of curiosity among car and tech fans alike. The hacking community has taken quite an interest in the Tesla Model S since its …

A Convoy of Self-Driving Mercedes Big-Rigs Is Driving on Public Roads

Three Wi-Fi-connected self-driving tractor-trailers navigated Autobahn traffic in close formation, saving fuel and cutting emissions thanks to formation driving.<p>Take a close look at the driver in that silver Mercedes big-rig. See where his hands are? Way up behind his head, in the classic pose of …

Physicists Unleash AI to Devise Unthinkable Experiments

Quantum physics can fly in the face of human intuition—even that of a physicist such as Mario Krenn at the University of Vienna. This …

After Google's AlphaGo program beats Go champion, what's next for AI?

When a person's intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.<p>When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go.<p>But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a …

Artificial Intelligence

F-16s Are Deploying Swarms of Tiny Drones Now

Perdix drones are real.<p><i>This post originally appeared on War Is Boring</i>.<p>In the middle of June 2015, a US Air Force F-16 fighter took off from an air base in Alaska and flew over a military training range at 430 miles per hour. On command, something burst from the fighter's flare dispenser—a drone …

Drone racing takes off with Dubai's $1 million World Drone Prix

Drone racing sure has gathered speed in a short space of time. For evidence of that, look no further than a new cashed up competition out of Dubai, a …

Drones

Feds OK Cadillac's high-res LCD rear view mirror - ExtremeTech

Feds OK Cadillac’s high-res LCD rear view mirror<p>By on February 25, 2016 at 11:14 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

See a guy summon his Tesla with an Apple Watch

Tesla's Summon feature, which lets you call upon the car to unpark itself out of the garage and arrive at your doorstep, is cool enough by itself, …

Google chairman Eric Schmidt: Artificial intelligence platforms can 'change the world'

The billionaire, who is now executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, delivered a talk in New York this week where he claimed AI has the potential to fix some of the world's "hard problems," including population growth, climate change, human development, and education.<p>The conference …

Goldman Sachs explains why virtual reality will explode instead of notoriously flopping like before

"So, what has changed that differentiates the current state from the 1990s flop? The answer is the technology, in our view," Goldman Sachs writes.<p>In the early 1990s, says the note, ambitious early efforts in virtual reality like the Nintendo Virtual Boy or Virtuality arcade machines, alongside …

Augmented Reality

The Top UX Predictions for 2016

December 30, 2015It’s that time of year again, where we present our annual UX predictions for the coming year. Will there be an increased focus on …

UX Design

Buckle Up for the Next Automotive Revolution

The “connected car” is going to be one of those insufferably buzzy expressions you’ll be hearing a lot in coming months and years. I say insufferable …

Reps. want to study hacking connected cars

A House Democrat introduced legislation this week pushing for a federal agency-led study on the regulation of Internet-connected cars and other …

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …