Sensor technologies once limited to luxury cars are increasingly available in the mass market.
Fully autonomous self-driving cars are still far from the market, but a wide range of featuresâ€”including sensor systems that warn of lane departures and imminent crashes, and can even apply the brakes if you don’tâ€”are rapidly showing up in midmarket cars.
At 23, Seth Priebatsch has a life that’s all about winning, and not much else.
Seth Priebatsch comes to his office door in bare feet and a wrinkled orange polo shirt. Even at 6 p.m. on a Saturday, this isn’t normal garb for the CEO of a company of 100 people. But Shoeless Seth isn’t your typical CEO. For one thing, he’s 23. For another, his formal title is Chief Ninja.
The company knew in 2010 that an app was grabbing users’ personal information.
Apple was warned as long ago as 2010 that the popular Gowalla location-sharing iPhone app was uploading users’ address books without alerting them, Technology Review has learned.
Oracle said it’s made MySQL 70 times faster than previous versions. The new MySQL Cluster 7.2 database can now do 1.05 billion reads per minute, according to Oracle’s benchmarks.
from Wired Top Stories
After World War I, military development and testing had reached an unprecedented height. The recent developments in technology had given birth to new inventions that changed the landscape of the battlefield. Two machines in particular emerged in the previous decades that had never been used on a large scale; tanks and airplanes. The next step was obvious â€“ combine the two.
America, Russia and England all tinkered with the idea of transporting the grounded beasts, but the USSR really led the way. After attempts at parachuting mini-tanks from bombers, they hired engineer Oleg Antonov to design a dedicated glider that could parachute full-sized tanks.
After years of development and multiple failures, the project was finally scrapped when the Soviets finally acknowledged there was no plane in existed that could carry the weight of a tank. Fortunately the world never had to experience the fear of a tank gliding 200mph through the air, and the scientist began their work on flying sharks.