Driverless Roborace car speeds around DoningtonA prototype race car testing self-driving tech for the forthcoming Roborace contest has made its public debut at Donington Park`s circuit.The Devbot only completed one lap round the course without a human in control.But the London-based investment fund behind the initiative - Kinetik - hopes to ...
Tesla touts speed and driving range with new upgraded batterySAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) crowned itself the maker of the world`s fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/2 seconds.Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will ...
Rio 2016: Kohei Uchimura gets £3,700 Pokemon Go billOlympic gymnast Kohei Uchimura racked up a £ 3,700 mobile phone bill playing Pokemon Go in Rio.The 27-year-old Japanese, who won all-around gold at London 2012, incurred data roaming charges playing the augmented reality game after arriving in Brazil for this month`s Games.After receiving the ...
Tinder `violates privacy rules`, claims Belgian MEPMakers of the popular dating app Tinder have been accused of breaching EU rules by recording the personal data of its users without explicit consent.Marc Tarabella, a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), says the app does not appropriately warn users of what data it is ...
ZTE wants the public`s ideas for its next smartphoneElectronics giant ZTE wants the public to help design one of its next mobile phones.The company has launched a website where people can submit their ideas and vote on those of others.Initial proposals have included a solar-panel case, a second screen that can rotate 360 degrees, and a modular ...
Turkey coup accused `traced via messaging app`Thousands of people accused of taking part in an attempted coup have been traced via a messaging app, a senior Turkish official has told Reuters.Having been cracked by the authorities, ByLock had been abandoned by members of the dissident Gulen movement before the coup attempt, the news agency ...
The White House finally has a gameplan to counter a massive cyber attackWhite House officials have finally written out a plan to deal with future cyber-attacks and other hacks that could negatively affect the US homeland or its interests.The new guidelines, which were released earlier this week, detail how the government will gauge the severity of cyber attacks, who`s ...
Something`s made Apollo astronauts up to 5 times more likely to die from heart diseaseThe effects of deep space.It&rsquo s been almost half a century since we first sent human beings to the Moon and yet we&rsquo re still sorting out the effects of this wild journey.A new study published today in Scientific Reports found that, compared to astronauts travelling to the International ...
Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant VerizonUS internet firm Yahoo is being acquired by American telecoms giant Verizon Communications for nearly $5bn (£ 3.8bn) in cash.Yahoo will be combined with AOL, another faded internet star, which Verizon bought last year.The deal does not include Yahoo`s valuable stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.The ...
Tesla says autopilot involved in second car crashTesla has admitted that its autopilot feature was activated when one of its cars crashed on Sunday.However, the electric carmaker has suggested that the function was not being used correctly at the time.The motorist survived the accident, but another Tesla owner died in an earlier crash that ...
Mapping the Brain to Build Better MachinesA race to decipher the brain&rsquo s algorithms could revolutionize machine learning.Take a three year-old to the zoo, and she intuitively knows that the long-necked creature nibbling leaves is the same thing as the giraffe in her picture book. That superficially easy feat is in reality quite ...
CubeSats set for deep space — if they can hitch a rideMSFC/NASAThe unfolded solar sail of NASA&rsquo s Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, a CubeSat due to launch in 2018 aboard the agency&rsquo s next-generation heavy-lift rocket.CubeSats &mdash spacecraft built from 10-centimetre-sided cubes, often with off-the-shelf parts &mdash are already ubiquitous in ...
Is AlphaGo Really Such a Big DealThe Go-playing program captures elements of human intuition, an advance that promises far-reaching consequences.In 1997, IBM&rsquo s Deep Blue system defeated the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. At the time, the victory was widely described as a milestone in artificial intelligence. But Deep ...
Computing’s Search for Quantum QuestionsQuantum bits, or qubits, can be in a superposition of the values zero and one.It was billed as the vindication of the quantum computer. Late last year, researchers at Google announced that a quantum machine called the D-Wave 2X had executed a task 100 million times faster than a classical ...
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