Video has emerged of the self-driving vehicle crash that is thought to have been the first time an autonomous vehicle has killed a pedestrian. The footage shows a pedestrian walking across the road from a darkened area onto a street. It captures the moment the car and the human driver who sits in it for safety sees her – before the car collides with her. It shows that the lights on the self-driving SUV didn't shine on 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night until a second or two before impact. But it has raised questions over why the car – which shouldn't need its headlights to see hazards – didn't spot the pedestrian and stop.
Russia's top court has ruled the Telegram app, which offers encrypted messaging services, can be forced to provide user data to authorities. The Supreme Court threw out an appeal by Telegram protesting against demands from the Federal Security Service intelligence agency (FSB) for it to hand over data from its users. People behind the app, which has caused controversy for allegedly being favoured by extremists, argued the FSB violated consumer rights by demanding encryption keys and chat histories. Telegram has been given 15 days to comply by Russia's communications regulator, or it risks being blocked in the country. Ramil Akhmetgaliev, the lawyer for the messaging company, was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Telegram considers it essential to "keep users' communications secret".
IBM has unveiled the world's smallest computer - a device no bigger that a grain of salt. Presented at the company's Think 2018 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the unit measures just 1mm by 1mm but has the same processing power as the x86 chip that ran early Nineties IBM desktop computers. The microscopic "crypto-anchor" CPU is essentially an anti-fraud device, designed to be embedded within price tags and product packaging like barcodes, tracking and logging the movement of goods during shipping. "The world's smallest computer is an IBM-designed edge device architecture and computing platform that is smaller than a grain of salt will cost less than 10 cents to manufacture and can monitor, analyse, communicate and even act on data," the company said. "It packs several hundred thousand transistors into a footprint barely visible to the human eye and can help verify that a product has been handled properly throughout its long journey."
Authorities have identified the woman believed to be the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving car. The Tempe, Arizona police department said 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg died after a self-driving Uber vehicle crashed into her as she crossed the road. While an operator was behind the wheel, the vehicle was in autonomous mode. Uber announced that it would suspend its self-driving car tests, saying in a statement that it was working with authorities and that "our hearts go out to the victim's family". The accident seemed all but certain to renew fears that safety hazards remain as companies scramble to scale up autonomous driving technology.
Twitter is reportedly about to join Google in banning cryptocurrency adverts. The social media site is "preparing to prohibit a range of cryptocurrency advertisements amid looming regulatory intervention in the sector", according to Sky News. The company is expected to prohibit advertising for initial coin offerings, token sales and wallets in order to protect consumers from scams. Google announced last week that it would be culling crypto-investment promotions from its search results from June as part of a crackdown on "deceptive content", a damning verdict on the emerging sector. That decision led to a downward slump in the value of all but two of CoinMarketCap's top 50 digicoins, underlining the volatility of virtual currencies and their susceptibility to wild fluctuations.
Facebook has apologised for suggesting its users should watch child sex abuse videos. The suggestion was just one of a range of strange messages that were shown in the site's search bar overnight. Users reported that if they typed only "videos of" into the site's search engine, they would be greeted with a range of horrifying, vulgar and strange suggested searches. Many of the results used sexual language, with some referring to "little girls", and the suggestions came up even to users who searched in other languages. 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.
Apple will hold an event this month where it could launch a whole range of new products. The company sent out invitations – bearing the strange messages "Let's take a field trip" – to an event that will happen on 27 March. A number of things about the invitation are strange and unexpected. It seems that the event will focus on education – and it will take place in Chicago, not Apple's home in Cupertino, California, despite the fact the company specifically built a theatre for these events at its new campus. 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.
Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9 Android smartphone models go on sale in the UK today, marking the company's latest assault on the market dominance of Apple's iPhone. The S9 will retail from £739 while the S9 is priced at £869 - notably less than the new iPhone X. The handset retailer is offering a free memory card with every S9 and S9 purchase, doubling the phones' capacities. The company's best deal for the S9 is on O2, which comes with 20GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts and is available for £49 a month for 24 months or £99 up front. Its best offer for the S9 is on EE, with 25GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts for £63 for a month for 24 months or £99.99 up front.
The value of bitcoin skyrocketed in 2017, and its rapid rise generated huge amounts of interest in it and other types of cryptocurrency. However, bitcoin is notoriously volatile, and a multitude of financial experts have advised people not to get involved, calling it a bubble that could burst at any moment. There are now fears that it already has. 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.
The value of bitcoin has held reasonably steady in recent weeks following its rocketing value over Christmas and jittery plummet back to earth in January and February, as governments and central banks around the world continued to raise the spectre of future regulation. The volatile cryptocurrency's value has shifted wildly ever since mid-December - when it hit a record high of more than $19,850 (£14,214) - with frequent heavy drops and speedy recoveries. Bitcoin's value plummeted again shortly before Christmas, dropping by almost $2,000 (£1,449) in just an hour at one point, and almost slipping below the $11,000 mark (£7,970). It then bounced back, before tumbling again in mid-January, recovering again, and plummeting at the start of February before levelling out for the rest of the month and into early March. Aside from the looming prospect of regulation, a series of high-profile thefts have also had a hand in the sudden rapid dips in value bitcoin and its rivals have experienced - the most recent of which was a failed raid on the Binance cryptocurrency exchange.