Rolls-Royce Envisions Robot Cargo Ships By "End of the Decade"


While it may seem that Rolls-Royce is purely a luxury car company, it has been cooking up something completely unexpected: remote-controlled cargo ships. The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) has presented its vision at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam of how remote and autonomous shipping can become a reality. The company is working on virtual decks where land-based crews would control every aspect of the ship. Additionally, there will also be VR camera views and monitoring drones to spot issues humans cannot. Therefore, only requiring one human to steer several boats.

Farewell to the Apple Car, a dream that was never going to happen

Los Angeles Times

If you've read this far, you probably already know the punchline: Apple is getting out of the car manufacturing business. More precisely, according to Bloomberg, it appears it was never actually in the car manufacturing business. Hundreds of members of Apple's once 1,000-strong car team, dubbed Project Titan, are gone. The program has been redirected at building self-driving programs that can be sold to existing carmakers as an Apple add-on, the way Pullman sleeper cars were sold to railroads more than 100 years ago as a branded luxury enhancement to transcontinental train travel. It's not my purpose to say, "I told you so," although I and many other observers predicted from the outset that the Apple Car was likely to end up exactly where it seems to have landed.

British people are using Wi-Fi hotspots to watch porn in public

The Independent - Tech

One in 12 British people use public Wi-Fi to access pornographic content, according to a new report. Some of the most popular places to watch pornography in public are restaurants, train stations, offices and libraries, though the street is also a common choice. Norton by Symantec has warned public Wi-Fi users that they risk exposing themselves to hackers, unless they start taking proper precautions. 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.

Twitter is trolling Elon Musk for thinking he invented the subway


It never ceases to inspire. On Thursday, Elon Musk held an information session to discuss the progress of his Boring Company, and share his vision for the future of transportation in Los Angeles. What that amounts to is ... wait for it .... a series of tunnels! That pedestrians can access through a magnitude of street-level stations, no larger than -- hang on -- a parking spot! SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride The good citizens of Twitter thought so.

Toyota trolls for techies along Tokyo's Nambu Line amid Silicon Valley's tense rivalry

The Japan Times

When it comes to recruiting tech talent, Toyota Motor Corp. is anything but subtle. The Japanese automaker recently launched a marketing campaign targeting information technology specialists and software engineers along Tokyo's suburban Nambu railway line, where the research centers of Japan's signature tech giants are clustered. "We want engineers from Nambu Line area more than from Silicon Valley," declares one poster at Mukaigawara Station, where one of the exits is designated exclusively for NEC Corp. employees. Toyota's talent raid is unusual in a country where lifetime employment is still the norm at many big companies. "It's very unique for a Japanese company as well-known as Toyota to blatantly target specific talent markets or companies with direct advertising in regional locations like this," said Casey Abel, managing director at recruiter HCCR K.K. based in Tokyo.