Government will consider Google computer to be car's driver

The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control cars of the future can be considered their driver.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cockroach inspires robot that squishes down to crawl through cracks and crevices

For most people, the cockroach doesn't inspire anything but the shivers and a mild sense of revulsion. For scientists at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), however, ...

16 hours ago from Gizmag

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Oculus spills the beans on Rift + PC bundles from Asus, Alienware and Dell

When the US$599 Oculus Rift went up for pre-order last month, the company mentioned that you'd be able to buy Rift + PC bundles starting at $1,499. Today we got more details on the bundles, ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Chinese investors bid $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera

Opera Software, a Norwegian company behind one of the world's most popular browsers, says Chinese investors have made a $1.2 billion takeover offer, causing its stock to jump more than 30 percent.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Paul McCartney And Skype Team Up To Make 'Love-Inspired' Mojis

Sir Paul McCartney needs no introduction, I wouldn’t know where to start anyway, the man is a legend and then some. He has teamed up with Skype to create what the company calls “love-inspired ...

1 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Google will ban all Flash ads in 2017

Google has announced that its entire advertising network, comprising of the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing, will be transitioning away from Flash-based ads to a 100% ...

6 hours ago from Techspot

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Amazon will waive game engine restrictions in the event of a zombie outbreak

Amazon announced a new game engine called Lumberyard yesterday. It's based on the powerful CryEngine and is completely free for developers to use — it's just that they have to buy ...

12 hours ago from The Verge

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What Obama's Cybersecurity Strategy Leaves Out

In two new executive orders, the president makes no explicit mention of fighting terror and limits his administration's privacy goals.

18 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Cyanobacteria use their whole bodies as eyeballs

Little spheres of cyanobacteria cells roughly focus light on sensitive compounds that let them walk in the right direction.

17 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse

Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive behavior at the one-to-many messaging service.

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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