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Enough With the Trolley Problem

A 50-year-old philosophical thought experiment has been central to the debate about autonomous vehicles. It’s time to give it up.<p>You know the drill by now: A runaway trolley is careening down a track. There are five workers ahead, sure to be killed if the trolley reaches them. You can throw a lever …

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Intel proposes a mathematical formula for self-driving car safety

As autonomous vehicles become a part of the landscape, there are more questions than ever about their safety, and how to determine responsibility when they get in an accident. With so many companies (Alphabet, Uber, GM, Tesla and Ford -- just to name a few) working on different technology, there's …

Amazon's delivery drones could be in the air within a year

Commercial drone operations like Amazon's highly-touted delivery service could commence in about a year, according to a senior official from the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker told a congressional committee on Wednesday the necessary regulations for …

Don’t be that guy–learn to fly your drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By Hiawatha Bray<p>To the mad pilot of Marblehead, who crashed his drone into a crowd of spectators at the town’s Memorial Day parade, here’s a word of …

Here's What You Can Do with Google Maps' New Data Layers

Google is adding new features to Data Layers in its JavaScript Maps API, which will allow developers to build a new breed of interactive apps that collect geographical data input from users.<p>With the revised API, you can now use interactive Data Layers to collect user reviews on the best places to …

What Tinder Did For Dating, Tableau Wants To Do For Spreadsheets

One of Pixar’s founding employees and the ex-CTO of Lucasfilm have a new mission: Reinventing data analysis for the masses.<p>You may not have heard of Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps Fortune 500 companies make sense of their massive spreadsheets. You may not even care about …

Twenty20 Emerges From Beta with a New Stock Photo View

Had it with artificial, old-fashioned, stagey royalty-free images that literally scream, <i>stock photo</i>?<p>An alternative kind of agency, which uses personal mobile photos from a range of enthusiasts and professionals, today launched out of beta promising to lend a more natural and less overtly slick look …

Luminoso brings its text analysis smarts to streaming data

Image copyright Luminoso.Luminoso, a sentiment analysis startup with DNA from MIT’s Media Lab, says its new product can take consumer feedback from …

Assessing The Accuracy Of A Twitter Bot That Claims To Predict The Future

A new app turns tweets into prophecies. In an experiment, we found they (almost) all came true.<p>Since time immemorial, people have turned to psychics, crystal balls, the Tarot, and prophetic octopi in hopes of predicting the future. With his new app, #fortune, New York-based conceptual artist/seer …

Box Brings the Cloud to High-Security Organizations

Soon after becoming a publicly traded company, cloud storage solution Box is aiming its guns straight at security-conscious organizations. With its newest feature, dubbed Enterprise Key Management (EKM), Box wants to entice more businesses into the cloud by giving them complete control over their …

Elastic Precision Rubber Band Guns

Shooting guns at your annoying co-workers and family members isn't acceptable behavior. Shooting them with Elastic Precision Rubber Band Guns is. …

Faribault x Modern Anthology Haynes Blankets

Air. Land. Sea. All three are represented by these Faribault x Modern Anthology Haynes Blankets. Each features an original technical illustration …

Casio's new iOS app turns your whistling into full-length tunes

Apps have done wonders for music creation, and now there's mobile software from Casio that aims to make it even easier. The Chordana Composer app for iPhone creates a track basked on a melody that you create by singing or whistling two bars of a tune. Casio's handiwork records you, and then …

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A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites

Armed with tiny orbiting sensors, a startup plans to build the world's largest database of private weather data.<p>Every bird, every bug, every human being on Earth is enveloped at all times by the signals of the Global Positioning System (GPS).<p>Its 32 satellites, operated by the U.S. government, do …

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These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

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