Sure, it's filled with modern touches you would expect from a luxury SUV, but the QX80 is in a weird spot right now. With parent company Nissan introducing its impressive semi-autonomous driving system ProPilot Assist to the Infiniti Q50 sedan and CarPlay making its way into Nissans, the QX80 feels left behind. As people generally opt for larger cars and SUVs, the luxury SUV is edging out the high-end sedan as the opulent vehicle of choice. Typically, these lavish cars are where the latest tech lands first. If you're paying a premium, your entire experience should be premium -- from the wood paneling and smooth-as-butter ride, to the latest semi-autonomous features and infotainment system.
Alex Bell likes to bike around New York City, but he got fed up with how often bike lanes were blocked by delivery trucks and idling cars. So he decided to do something about it, the New York Times reports. Bell is a computer scientist and he developed a machine learning algorithm that can study traffic camera footage and calculate how often bike and bus lanes are blocked by other vehicles. He trained the algorithm with around 2,000 images of different types of vehicles and for bus lanes, he set the system to be able to tell the difference between buses that are allowed to idle at bus stops and other vehicles that aren't. Then, he applied his algorithm to 10 days of publicly available video from a traffic camera in Harlem.
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.
Uber is discussing the possibility of installing its self-driving system in Toyota vehicles as the U.S. ride-hailing firm seeks to sell its autonomous driving technology to outside companies, the Nikkei reported on Friday. Without citing sources, the Japanese business daily said that the firms are negotiating a possible deal for Toyota to use Uber's automated driving technology in one of the automaker's minivan models. According to the report, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi met with Toyota executives in the United States this week. Uber is discussing the possibility of installing its self-driving system in Toyota vehicles as the U.S. ride-hailing firm seeks to sell its autonomous driving technology to outside companies. A display from Toyota's own self-driving prototype is pictured Toyota, which is developing its own automated driving functions, has said it is open to collaborating with other firms to quickly bring new mobility technologies to market.
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.
General Motors said on Thursday it will invest more than $100 million in two facilities as it prepares to build production versions of its Cruise self-driving car next year at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan. The largest U.S. automaker also said roof modules for GM's self-driving vehicles will be assembled at its Brownstown Battery Assembly plant. In January, GM filed a petition seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car – one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal – to enter the automaker's first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been reviewing the petition for more than two months and has not yet deemed it "complete" – a step before it releases details of the proposal. A final decision might not come until later this year or 2019.
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.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9 go on sale in the UK for the first time today as the South Korean phone giant launches its latest bid to challenge Apple's all-conquering iPhone. The company unveiled its newest Android smartphone at the World Mobile Congress (WMC) in Barcelona last month to widespread acclaim. The S9 will retail from £739 while the S9 is priced at £869 - notably less than the new iPhone X. While not drastically different in appearance to its predecessors, the S9 offers a number of subtle design tweaks that represent a clear advance on older models. The new version is 8.5mm thick and weighs just 163 grams - making for a lightweight feel in the hand - and has a 5.8 inch Quad HD curved Super AMOLED display that takes up most of the phone's front, its finger print recognition relocated to the rear.