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Self-Driving School Bus Halted in Florida

French-based transport firm Transdev has been ordered to stop an “unlawful” test of a driverless school bus in Florida by US regulators. The regulator said the firm had not been authorized to transport schoolchildren in Florida and said the test was “irresponsible” and “inappropriate”. Transdev said it would stop the test a week early.   […]Continue reading «Self-Driving School Bus Halted in Florida»

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Blender and 3D Printing in the Modern World.

By: Zachary Vacha   Blender is a software program released in 1998 with the goal of letting users create their own 3D models, environments, characters etc. Blender has gone through many evolutions over the years and will continue as computers increase in power and utility. One new utility that computers have applied their power to […]Continue reading «Blender and 3D Printing in the Modern World.»

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Checking Ages for Games via Facial Recognition

By: Joseph Sanford   One of China’s most popular video games is testing the use of facial recognition to check users’ ages.   Honor of Kings’ publisher Tencent announced the move at the weekend. It said the trial would initially be limited to “thousands” of new players based in Beijing and Shenzhen. The title has been […]Continue reading «Checking Ages for Games via Facial Recognition»

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Amazon to Open ‘Four-Star’ Store in New York

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By: Joseph Sanford   Recently Amazon decided to open its own brick and mortar store in New York. This may seem odd for a company that revolutionized the concept of ordering items online, but this store has a special twist. The store is only going to stock items that have a four-star rating or higher. […]Continue reading «Amazon to Open ‘Four-Star’ Store in New York»

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Statistically, Tesla’s Autopilot Drives Better Than Humans

When it’s machine versus man, it’s more likely you’ll be exchanging insurance information with a man or woman, according to data released by the electric-car maker Tesla.   In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla said it recorded one accident for every 3.34 million miles driven when the autopilot […]Continue reading «Statistically, Tesla’s Autopilot Drives Better Than Humans»

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Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the Imperfections in AI

By: Joseph Sanford   When we see someone for the first time, we make internal snap judgements about them. We can’t help it, we’re just judgmental like that. After looking at the person for just a few seconds, we might note their gender, race, and age or decide whether or not we think they’re attractive, trustworthy, or […]Continue reading «Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the Imperfections in AI»

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Jeff Bezos Can and Will Put More Money in Space Travel Than Most Countries

Jeff Bezos is better known for building the e-commerce empire of Amazon than his entrepreneurial work at rocket-builder Blue Origin — but Morgan Stanley says that may change. Bezos pours about $1 billion of his Amazon stock into his space venture each year, with Blue Origin expected to begin competing directly with Elon Musk’s SpaceX in 2020. Morgan […]Continue reading «Jeff Bezos Can and Will Put More Money in Space Travel Than Most Countries»

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European Union Votes in Favor of Controversial “Link Tax” and “Upload Filter”

The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.   The directive was originally rejected by MEPs in July following criticism of two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13, dubbed the “link tax” […]Continue reading «European Union Votes in Favor of Controversial “Link Tax” and “Upload Filter”»

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Alarmy – The World’s Most Annoying Alarm Clock

By: Evan Marshall   There’s not a single person who is innocent of sleeping through something at least once in their life. It happens. People get busy the night before and put off falling asleep and it comes back to haunt them in the morning. I remember freshman year of college not being able to […]Continue reading «Alarmy – The World’s Most Annoying Alarm Clock»

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T-Mobile Fined Over False Ringtones

By: Joseph Sanford   Have you ever felt like someone was purposely not answering the phone? Trying to avoid you? Especially when you were in a rural or underpopulated area?   Well, it turns out that it may not be getting your call at all. Especially if you have T-Mobile. T-Mobile just settled paying 40 […]Continue reading «T-Mobile Fined Over False Ringtones»

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