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Technically Incorrect: It seems impossible to believe. But the pilot of a small race plane had engine trouble. Another plane continues to take off behind him.
By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin-based company, owned by Germany's three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers share detailed video views of traffic jams or accidents, potential road hazards like fog or slippery streets, traffic signs including temporary speed limits and on-street parking. Other automakers are expected to join the project later and contribute data from their vehicles, HERE said.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation Saturday, which would require entertainment database websites to remove an actor's age five days after receiving a request to do so.
According to Forbes, Apple’s latest iOS release seems to have accidentally weakened the the iPhone’s security, potentially allowing unauthorized access to localized backups. Elcomsoft, a Russian firm that has created tools to break into iPhones, discovered the vulnerability as it worked to update its phone breaker tool. It found that backups saved after a user updates to iOS 10 uses a new "password verification mechanism" that skips several security checks, according to a blog post.
Technically Incorrect: Posted to Twitter by the design lead for Hillary for America, this will surely be one of the iconic images of our age.
After Angry Birds earned more than $300 million at the box office, it was only a matter of time before other studios decided to jump on the bandwagon to adapt mobile phone games. The next one? Fruit Ninja.New Line Cinemas has snapped up the rights to turn the mobile game — which lets its users slice fruit in half with a swipe of the finger — into a film. J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani will write the script, which The Hollywood Reporter says will "revolve around a team of misfits who are recruited to become Fruit Ninjas in order to save the world. ...
Bart, Homer, Lisa, Maggie, Mr. Burns and even Santa's Little Helper are reimagined as "Adventure Time" characters in the Season 28 premiere of "The Simpsons."
The company came up with a genius solution: print a graphic of a flatscreen television on the side of the box. The damage reports were a major problem for the company because the street bikes that it manufactures are at the high-end of the market, and some are loaded down with delicate electronics like anti-theft trackers and electric motors. Plus, the company had set a goal to sell 90 percent of its bikes online by the end of the decade.
All those cars on California’s famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it. The California Energy Commission is investing $2 million to study whether piezoelectric crystals can be used to produce electricity from the mechanical energy created by vehicles driving on roads. Scientists already know the technology works, but the state needs to figure out whether it can produce high returns without costing too much.
Technically Incorrect: The talk show host insists that the only people who want you to buy the new phone are Apple shareholders. He's also appalled by those who stand in the "nerd line."
Massive telescope will be used to survey galaxies and listen to signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.
Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey apologized on Friday after a Daily Beast article revealed that he had donated a considerable amount of money to Nimble America, a group dedicated to "shitposting" and "meme magic," during the 2016 Presidential Election. Everyone at Oculus is free to support the issues or causes that matter to them, whether or not we agree with those views.
Shawn Wang’s recently completed short film Planet Unknown looks a bit like WALL·E. Now that he’s graduated, he noted that he will likely be picking up work soon, but that he plans to continue to make short animated films on the side.
Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique ...
Jedi and "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters are among those spotlighting the "Improve Your Selfie" health campaign launched by Disney.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will require commercial websites to remove information about an actor’s age upon request, in an attempt to combat agism in the state’s film industry. The law, known as AB-1687, states that commercial online entertainment employment service providers will be required to remove "certain information regarding the subscriber’s age on any companion Internet Web site under the provider’s control if requested by the subscriber." In other words, websites such as the Internet Movie Database and StudioSystem would be compelled to remove an actor’s age if requested. AB-1687 only applies to commercial websites - which it defines as websites that display ads or receives payment from subscribers, and does’t apply to websites where the general public uploads the information to the site, such as Wikipedia, or to news outlets.
Snapchat gets a new name, Snap Inc., and will soon release camera-equipped glasses that shoot first-person video.
If you read our coverage of Tokyo Game Show earlier this month, you'll know that Rez is my favorite game of all time, and that the new version for PlayStation VR is its most spectacular iteration yet. Rez Infinite is the rare example of a pre-existing game that feels like it was designed for virtual reality, despite first coming out fifteen years ago. Okay, so you couldn't immerse yourself in Rez's wireframe world by enveloping your field of vision with a stereoscopic OLED display.
On Monday, NASA is set to hold a press conference about some “surprising activity” on Jupiter’s icy moon of Europa. There’s no indication as to what that activity might be, other than it involves the Hubble Space Telescope, but it’s garnering more than one 2010 reference around the internet. Europa has always been a fascinating world that has challenged our view of the nature of the solar system.
These cars, trucks and SUVs are one step closer to winning one of the auto industry's most coveted awards.
Technically Incorrect: Seattle's pro baseball team suspends catcher Steve Clevenger for, among other things, calling the group pathetic after the Charlotte protests.
Ahead of Monday's debate, we look at how the candidates stack up on cybersecurity, privacy, STEM and other topics affecting tech.
gigi_nyc/Flickr Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is a Senior User Researcher for Slack, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more How to be Human here.Dear Leah, Eight months ago I graduated from a university and moved to New York City to chase my dreams. ...
El famoso cosmólogo está en busca de señales de seres extraterrestres, pero advierte que debemos tener cuidado de invitarlos a visitar la Tierra.
Streaming the debate will be the same on both social networks. The comments? Not so much.
On Monday night, the two candidates running to be president of the United States will square off in the first debate. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are probably after this job for plenty of reasons, but one neat bonus is having new species named after you. A whole bunch of presidents — past and present — have animals and trees that bear their names.
In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s Fast Company piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines onto old ones. It’s a powerful piece, and if you haven’t already made the time to read it, you should.
By Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese billionaire Pony Ma Huateng, the founder of internet group Tencent, on Friday said his company would donate 2 percent of its annual profit to charity and flagged growth in the use of mobile internet in China's philanthropy sector. Ma's pledge follows China's introduction of new laws earlier this month that provided a legal framework for approved internet companies to raise and manage funds for charity. It also comes days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan said they would donate more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage" all disease.
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South Korea, due to a faulty battery causing the phones to catch fire, offering refunds or replacement devices using safe batteries. The firm hopes to complete the recall quickly and restart sales in the fourth quarter to salvage earnings, but the latest hitch in South Korea underscore continuing challenges in those efforts.