• Ford wants your cabdriver to be a robot

    Ford wants your cabdriver to be a robot0

    Ford wants to replace your Uber driver with a robot. The automaker announced Tuesday its plans to put its own high-volume, self-driving cars on the road in just five years. The company made its announcement during a live video stream, with CEO Mark Fields declaring that the company is “dedicated to putting on the road

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  • Here\’s another big vehicle hack

    Here\’s another big vehicle hack0

     A team of researchers has discovered a new vulnerability in the automaker’s keyless entry mechanisms that could enable hackers to wirelessly unlock the doors of approximately 100 million vehicles. A piece of radio hardware intercepts information sent from a vehicle’s key fob to the car’s lock. Hackers can then use that intercepted information to create

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  • A bot that will help you remember anything

    A bot that will help you remember anything0

    Don’t forget another birthday, password, or coffee order again. A bot called Wonder will store any sort of information you wish and repeat it back to you on demand. All you have to do is enter your phone number at wonder-bot.com. You’ll receive a text message. Then simply reply with anything you don’t want to

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  • NASA builds deep space habitats on Earth

    NASA builds deep space habitats on Earth0

      In order to prepare for further exploration into space, NASA plans to build full scale deep space habitats…right here on Earth. There will be six partners in NASA’s NextSTEP program with each one focusing on a different prototype.  The habitat prototypes will each feature individual characteristics, including expandability, long-term mission simulation, integrated avionics, and flexible architecture.

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  • This ambitious new service wants to be the ‘Spotify of news’ — but falls short

    This ambitious new service wants to be the ‘Spotify of news’ — but falls short0

    It’s not exactly news that the news business is in ugly shape. Print ads continue to dwindle while online ads, which make less money than their print-based counterparts, are often wildly irrelevant or annoying enough to goad readers into installing ad-blocking apps. Some ads even hide malware injected by third-party attackers. But news sites’ moves to get

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  • Pogue\’s Basics: Catch every error when proofreading

    Pogue\’s Basics: Catch every error when proofreading0

    As anyone who writes or publishes can tell you, attaining a perfect proofread—ferreting out every typo, missing word, and so on—is staggeringly difficult. You can read over something six times, swear it’s perfect—and then show it to someone else who spots a typo instantly. Somehow, your brain gets lulled into blindness. (When I write computer

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