China's capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, indicating strong support for the budding sector even as the industry reels from a fatal accident in the United States. Beijing's move is an important step as China looks to bolster its position in the global race for autonomous vehicles, where regulatory concerns have come into the spotlight since the crash earlier this month. The accident in Tempe, Arizona, involving an Uber self-driving car, was the first death attributed to a self-driving car operating in autonomous mode, and has ramped up pressure on the industry to prove its software and sensors are safe. China's capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, indicating strong support for the budding sector even as the industry reels from a fatal accident in the United States. Beijing has given Baidu, best known as China's version of search engine Google, a permit to test its autonomous vehicles on 33 roads spanning around 105 kilometres (65 miles) in the city's less-populated suburbs, the firm said in a statement.
Uber's self-driving car crash that led to the death of a mother-of-two could have been avoided, according to driverless vehicle experts. Police in Arizona are still investigating the incident and have released footage of the moment Elaine Herzberg, 49, was hit by the self-driving Volvo SUV. Cortica, a firm that develops artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicles, has analysed the dash cam video. The company concludes the car, which failed to brake or swerve before the collision, had enough time to react and potentially save Ms Herzberg's life. Uber's self-driving car crash that led to the death of a mother-of-two could have been avoided, according to experts.
The daughter of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona has retained a personal injury lawyer, underlying the potential high stakes of the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle. The law firm of Bellah Perez in Glendale, Arizona, said in a statement it was representing the daughter of Elaine Herzberg, who died on Sunday night after being hit by the Uber self-driving SUV in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe. The firm did not name her but DailyMail.com'As
CDs and vinyls are outselling digital downloads for the first time since 2011 thanks to streaming services, industry figures reveal. Apps like Spotify and Apple Music have seen an astronomical rise in popularity in recent years and this has all but destroyed the digital download market. As more people choose to stream music rather than own it, sales of physical media are now falling at a slower rate than their digital counterparts. This has been driven, in part, by a resurgence in vinyl sales among audiophiles, who prize the format's unique sound. CD's and vinyl copies of music are outselling their digital counterparts for the first time since 2011.
That's the advice of scientists who claim our instinctive reactions act as a'red signal' that stops our brain from making mistakes. Our'gut feelings' are part of an elaborate protective system that prompts us to slow down and evaluate a situation, or avoid it completely, scientists said. If you don't make decisions by'going with your gut', you may want to start now. The research, from Florida State University in Tallahassee, advances our understanding of the gut-to-brain circuit - a poorly understood part of the body. 'The neuroscience of gut feelings has come a long way in my lifetime,' said study coauthor and Florida State neuroscientist Dr Linda Rinaman.
Amazon's drones could soon have a way to deal with unhappy customers who aren't happy with their deliveries. The firm has filed a patent to embed sensors in its drones that could react to voice commands and hand movements. This means the UAVs could respond to people screaming, waving their hands and making frantic or rude gestures during a delivery. Based on customer reactions, the drones could release the package, change their flight path or ask the human down below a question about the delivery, the patent suggests. Entitled'Human interaction with unmanned aerial vehicles', the patent was issued to Amazon on 20 March by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
If most people were asked how much their privacy is worth, they'd likely say it's priceless. User logins for many of the most popular apps sell for next to nothing on the dark web, a shadowy corner of the internet that's frequented by criminals, drug users, arms dealers and is often the grounds for all kinds of illicit activities. Now, a recent report from content marketing agency Fractl has found out just how much your data is worth on the dark web. A report from content marketing agency Fractl has found out how much your data is worth on the dark web, including your Facebook login, which can be purchased for just $5.20 The price of user privacy has been cast into the spotlight in the wake of Facebook's massive data scandal, which led to 50 million users' data being harvested without their knowledge. Facebook has since announced that it would notify all users whose data was misused by British research firm Cambridge Analytica or any app developers who are found to have mismanaged users' personal information.
Walmart's shelf-scanning robots have started picking up shifts in some California stores. The six-foot-tall robots come with a tower that tower that is fitted with cameras that scan aisles to check stock and identify missing and misplaced items, as well as incorrect prices and mislabeling. The robots pass that data to store employees, who then stock the shelves and fix errors. A Walmart in Milpitas, Calif. is currently testing the robot, but Walmart also has plans to roll them out to 50 more U.S. stores sometime soon. The approximately 2-foot (0.61-meter) robots come with a tower that is fitted with cameras that scan aisles to check stock and identify missing and misplaced items, incorrect prices and mislabeling Out-of-stock items are a big problem for retailers since they miss out on sales every time a shopper cannot find a product on store shelves.
In the darkness of the deep sea, there are all sorts of strange activities that have never before been seen by human eyes. With a lifeless gaze, a dangling bioluminescent protrusion that juts from their face, and a gaping mouth filled with razor-sharp teeth, anglerfish may be among the best representations of the peculiarities thousands of feet beneath the surface. And, their mating habits are fittingly bizarre. Anglerfish engage in what's known as sexual parasitism; the male latches onto the female and slowly fuses with her body until the two have formed a permanent pair, with the male supplying sperm to his mate while simultaneously receiving nutrients. Now, in what's said to be a'rare and important' discovery, scientists have captured footage of live anglerfish mating for the first time, according to an exclusive report in Science Magazine.
After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for greater regulation of social media networks, saying a'massive data breach' has occurred. The idea that governments can regulate their way into protecting citizen privacy is appealing, but I believe it misses the mark. What happened with Cambridge Analytica wasn't a breach or a leak. It was a wild violation of academic research ethics. The CEO finally broke his silence on the misuse of 51 million users' data Wednesday evening, outlining three steps the firm plans to take to prevent something like this from happening again.