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Could a hacker hijack your connected car?

<b>As more carmakers adopt "over the air (OTA)" software updates for their increasingly connected and autonomous cars, is the risk of hacker hijack also increasing?</b><p>Imagine jumping in your car but being taken somewhere you didn't want to go - into oncoming traffic, say, or even over a cliff.<p>That may …

Rhode Island

Hyperloop One: Passenger pod tested successfully

Hyperloop One has carried out its latest test of a futuristic high-speed transport system in the Nevada desert.<p>The creators hope to carry passengers at speeds of up to 650mph in pods propelled through very low air-pressured tubes.

Transportation

Robot 'drowns' in fountain mishap

<b>A security robot in Washington DC suffered a watery demise after falling into a fountain by an office building.</b><p>The stricken robot, made by Knightscope, was spotted by passers-by whose photos of the aftermath quickly went viral on social media.<p>For some, the incident seemed to sum up the state of …

Robots

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

<b>The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier has left its home port for the first time.</b><p>HMS Queen Elizabeth - one of two new carriers being built at Rosyth dockyard in Fife at a cost of more than £6bn - is to begin sea trials.<p>The ship passed under the Forth Bridge just before midnight.<p>It is the largest …

Military

It's so hot in Phoenix, they can't fly planes

Aviation

'Bottled nature' helps ease dental pain

<b>Could sitting in the dentist's chair really be as enjoyable as a walk on the beach?</b><p>UK scientists found that putting patients in a virtual reality (VR) environment while being treated can reduce anxiety levels.<p>The researchers said this "bottled nature" approach could help many people get past their …

Virtual Reality

'Little sunfish' robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor

It'll be a tough journey - previous robots sent in to the ruined nuclear reactor didn't make it back.

Fish

Bat-Signal shines in honour of Batman star Adam West

<b>LA's skyline has been lit up with the Bat-Signal to honour Batman star Adam West, who died last week.</b><p>Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA Police chief Charlie Beck were expected to be at the public event at City Hall, which started about 21:00 local time (05:00 BST).<p>The signal originated in the DC Comics …

Batman

Tomorrow's Cities: Singapore's plans for a smart nation

<b>Singapore is aiming to be the world's first Smart Nation - but what does that actually entail?</b><p>You know what it's like. You're waiting for the bus on your way to work and inevitably, you're late. Enter Singapore's Smart Nation solution, which aims to merge technology into every aspect of life on the …

Singapore

Cyber security: Experts warn on rise of hacker ransoms

<b>Smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data, cyber security experts have warned.</b><p>Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their owners pay to unlock them, has become increasingly prevalent in the past year, they say.<p>Devices …

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Regulations Get Demanding

As more government agencies get involved with creating cybersecurity regulations, security professionals will need to monitor new laws and understand …

John Lewis And Jaguar Land Rover Are Trialing Shopping Deliveries Straight To Your Car

UK department store John Lewis has teamed up with Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility and venture arm InMotion, to trial delivery to shoppers’ car trunks.<p>Enabled via start-up toBoot (named for the English car “boot”), which is supported by InMotion, the service places a “smart box” in the customer’s …

Trucks

SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year

We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the Moon late next year. They have already …

Why your car servicing costs could be about to rise

<b>An almighty row has broken out over who should have access to all the data new cars generate.</b><p>Manufacturers want to have control of it all, but independent repair shops, fleet operators, insurance companies and anyone else who could benefit from this data, argue that this would be blatantly …

Transportation

Preview ISSN 2513-857X

Did you spot the ISSN on the latest issue of Preview? We decided to apply for an ISSN so that Preview is now easier to reference and will be …

Archives

News story: New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric vehicle infrastructure

New insurance rules for self-driving cars and measures to improve provision of electric vehicle charge points will be introduced today (22 February …

Transportation

Now elevators can speak their minds! Listen to machines talk

LISTEN TO MACHINES TALK<p>Now elevators can speak their minds. Thanks to KONE 24/7 Connected Services, with Watson IoT, you can for the first time …

Tomorrow's cities - nightmare vision of the future?

<b>The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting.</b><p>Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in cities in Finland, the …

Cities

Driverless cars - no halfway house?

<b>The progress in driverless car technology over recent years has been astounding. A future when you can hop in and have a sleep while an autonomous vehicle takes you to your destination appears to be closer than anyone thought just five years ago.</b><p>Getting there, however, will involve quite a few …

Driverless Cars

You've bought the house, but the seller controls the lights. Now what?

SAN FRANCISCO — Chad Curry recently talked to a home buyer who worried there was something wrong with the furnace in her new house. Every time she set the thermostat to 70º, it reset itself to 80º.<p>Some sleuthing finally revealed the problem — the former owner’s new house was cold and he kept trying …

Home Automation

First scheduled steam train service used by 5,500 people

<b>More than 5,000 people travelled on the first timetabled steam train service on the Settle to Carlisle railway line in 50 years, Northern Rail has said.</b><p>Tornado, the newest steam locomotive in Britain, pulled 12 Northern services over three days from 14 -16 February.<p>The company described the event …

Trains

IBM Built a Copy of the Internet for Mock Cyberattacks

A new Massachusetts facility will help companies recover from attacks.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Cybersecurity

The engineering gap

<b>When Dawn Bonfield, the former chief executive of the Women's Engineering Society, ran a stand recently at a big military airshow, she was in for a shock.</b><p>There were around 900 Brownies amongst the crowd and Ms Bonfield recounts, "I'm saying to all these girls, 'Do you know about engineering, would …

Education

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Business Strategy

Requirements Engineering Magazine: 2017-01 All lights on green

The Magazine for RE Professionals from IREB Issue 2017-01: All lights on green<p><b>feature story</b><p>Functional Requirements and their levels of …

Thousands apply for train driver jobs on east coast route

<b>More than 15,000 people have applied for 78 jobs driving new trains being launched by Virgin.</b><p>The company said there were almost 200 applications for every vacancy following the biggest recruitment campaign on the East Coast route since the 1980s.<p>The 78 new drivers will work from depots between …

Transportation

Aviation industry agrees deal to cut CO2 emissions

<b>The first deal limiting greenhouse gases from international aviation has been sealed after years of wrangling.</b><p>From 2020, any increase in airline CO2 emissions will be offset by activities like tree planting, which soak up CO2.<p>The deal comes in a momentous week for climate policy when the Paris …

Climate

Johnson & Johnson says insulin pump 'could be hacked'

<b>Pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson has warned that one of its insulin pumps for diabetics is at risk of being hacked, causing an overdose.</b><p>The firm said the vulnerability concerned its OneTouch Ping pump which is only sold in the US and Canada.<p>However, it told the BBC there had been no reported …

Diabetes

Flights probe jet stream role in floods

<b>A major international effort is under way to research one of the greatest unknowns in weather forecasting - the influence of the jet stream.</b><p>For the first time, a fleet of drones and planes is being deployed from the United States, Iceland and Britain to investigate the flow of air crossing the …

Jet Stream