CAGE director charged under anti-terrorism law for refusing to hand over passwords to police

The Independent - Tech

The international director of campaign group CAGE has been charged under anti-terror laws, after refusing to surrender his passwords to police. Muhammad Rabbani was arrested last November after handing his laptop and mobile phone to officers but refusing to unlock them, after being stopped and searched at Heathrow Airport. He has now been charged under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


BMW's autonomous concept car of the future was cool, I guess

Mashable

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW's new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F Lufthansa cargo jet waiting for me. I had surrendered my cellphone and everything in my purse but my drivers license to see BMW's iNext vehicle. Its tour started in Munich a few days earlier; it came to the Bay Area after a stop at New York's JFK airport, and was scheduled to continue on to Beijing. SEE ALSO: BMW makes sure we can't escape voice assistants while driving After passing a final security check, I climbed up the rickety staircase with fellow media members and entered the cavernous aircraft. We had been told very little about what we were going to see, except it was not only the "car of the future" but the "idea of the future."


What happens when driverless car meets delivery robot at an intersection?

ZDNet

Just before Christmas last year, Telia and Ericsson opened a 5G pilot network on Tallinn University of Technology's campus. It's a permanent network, created for TalTech scientists and the local startup hub to test new applications that need next-generation technology. Its first trial was to stream live 4K video from the Christmas market in Tallinn, which according to Telia Estonia, was the first live 4K broadcast in the region. Although it will take some time until mobile end users in Estonia can start signing up for 5G, there are other areas where the technology is already being put to use. One exciting project that's now powered by Telia's 5G network is ISEAuto, the first self-driving vehicle built in Estonia.


Met police could use DRONES to catch moped thieves in London as officers struggles with spate of grab-and-go thefts

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Police are turning to drones to help snare criminal gangs on motorbikes in London. In scenes plucked from a science fiction film, Brits could soon see police drones soaring across the capital. Scotland Yard has confirmed it is in talks over a fleet of police drones to chase thieves involved in drive-by snatches in the capital. Scotland Yard is in talks over a fleet of police drones to chase thieves involved in drive-by snatches in the capital. Sending UAVs to do a police officer's job could not only save lives, but police costs and time too.


Limiting Jerks for Comfortable Commuting by Personal Drone

IEEE Spectrum Robotics

Drones can do some incredible acrobatics. Being robots, they don't care all that much about flying sideways or upside-down or making sudden acceleration changes or even doing things like this. If you were somehow a passenger on that drone and weren't a trained fighter pilot (and maybe even if you were), you'd pass out and very likely die. Drones don't do a lot of passenger carrying at the moment, which is probably for the best, but we've seen enough crazy ideas to suggest that using autonomous drones instead of autonomous cars to transport humans is probably going to be a reality within a handful of decades.* At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland, a group of researchers led by Dario Floreano is already worrying about how we're going to handle personal drone flights, especially in situations where a lot of drones are trying to go in a lot of different directions at the same time.