Self-driving trucks from Waymo and TuSimple hit the road in the US
Fully autonomous trucking may be one step closer to reality. On Wednesday, the San Diego-based self-driving startup TuSimple announced what it’s calling the world’s first autonomous freight network. That means that the company is laying the groundwork for delivering a lot more of our stuff with self-driving trucks. TuSimple... Read more
Unscheduled fixes for critical Windows flaws delivered through rare channel
Microsoft has published unscheduled fixes for two critical vulnerabilities that make it possible for attackers to execute malicious code on computers running any version of Windows 10. Unlike the vast majority of Windows patches, the ones released on Tuesday were delivered through the Microsoft Store. The normal channel for... Read more
Watch NASA’s epic 10-year time-lapse video of our sun’s fiery adventures
This is what the sun looked like to the SDO on August 13, 2012.  NASA video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET What are you doing today? Please answer “Watching an hour-long NASA time-lapse video showing an entire decade of the sun.” You won’t regret it.  NASA released a truly epic... Read more
How to Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone
Fireworks are a touchy subject right now. For weeks, city dwellers have complained about the near-constant eruptions of mysterious origin going off in their neighborhoods. Then there’s the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic that has prompted many cities to outright cancel their annual Fourth of... Read more
Crysis Remastered delayed after underwhelming leak
Crysis Remastered is getting some extra time in development. Crytek has delayed the first-person shooter until later this year after negative reaction to leaked screenshots and a trailer. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The leak includes the above video, with many comments on... Read more
America has almost 800 billionaires, a record high, according to Wealth-X
America is now home to almost 800 billionaires, a record high that accounts for more than a quarter of the world’s megarich. That rise of the billionaire class is made stark in a new report that paints their financial might in the most complete picture yet. It also serves... Read more
Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant
As Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and other voice assistants have become fixtures in millions of homes, privacy advocates have grown concerned that their near-constant listening to nearby conversations could pose more risk than benefit to users. New research suggests the privacy threat may be greater than previously thought. The... Read more
Digital Collectibles Go Mainstream on the WAX Blockchain
Collectors have always had a problem. The value of the items they collect depends on their rarity. If DaVinci had seen that people really liked his portrait of the Mona Lisa, for example, and knocked out a few thousand copies to cash in on the interest — the first... Read more
Public transit systems everywhere are operating at a limited capacity. Taking a rideshare car feels like a roll of the dice. Walking? I guess that’s an option. But even though we’re all trying to stay at home as much as possible, sometimes you just need to get around a... Read more
‘Pokemon Go’ and ‘Sleep No More’ Creators Are Teaming Up on AR
Niantic and Punchdrunk plan to turn people into “the hero of their own living game.” Source link Read more