Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
Innovation: Tesla’s ‘D’ adds all-wheel drive, safety features - Providence Journal ... if it is about to hit something. ... a driver cannot “safely fall asleep.” Raj Rajkumar, a pioneer of self-driving cars with Carnegie ... 10/18/2014 - 2:50 pm | View Link
Video: Self-driving Audi RS7 tears around F1 track, no one dies - AOL UK YouTube / YouCar Many keen drivers are dreading the arrival of self-driving cars, but here's one autonomous ... around the track, appearing to hit ... 10/17/2014 - 9:21 am | View Link
Over-Extreme? Some People Are Choosing Technology Over Food - Yahoo! Singapore Post Facebook thread, it hit me like ... ago For all the attention that Google has garnered with its push for self-driving cars, it's actually the 10/16/2014 - 3:14 pm | View Link
Top 4 scenarios for the future of transportation - Impact Lab Self-driving cars manage to backfire on Los Angeles and cause even more traffic. ... PARADISE In the early 2020s, New Jersey is hit with five 10/16/2014 - 12:29 pm | View Link
We don’t, and can’t, know how much it will cost to tackle ... - Grist Magazine ... for modeling talk, I’ll just hit a ... How about biomass, or CSS, or electric, self-driving cars, or so-called smart cities ? How will ... 10/16/2014 - 5:00 am | View Link
Google testing Project Wing, its drone delivery project Google X – the lab responsible for Google Glass, Google's self-driving cars and Google's smart contact lenses – has announced its latest endeavor: self-flying delivery drones. 08/29/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
Google’s secret same-day delivery drone program is not so secret anymore Search, mail, maps, Android, glasses, Internet balloons, self-driving cars, robots, satellites and drones are just a few of the many products Google has to offer, or has started working on, with the latter being the company’s latest revelation. According to The Atlantic, Google is very interested in same-day delivery options, and already has a two-year old drone product – now not a secret ... 08/29/2014 - 7:45 am | View Link
Volvo’s New SUV Will Be Super-Safe Because It’s Semi-Autonomous Volvo is one of the few automakers willing to say that self-driving cars are the key to safer roads. 08/28/2014 - 6:51 am | View Link
Wall Street Is Nuts About This Gadget That’s Bringing The World Closer To Self-Driving Cars — Here’s What It Does Mobileye Mobileye interprets a video stream to warn drivers of impending dangers. Wall Street has collectively decided that a software firm called Mobileye now stands at the vanguard of firms investors should look to to invest in the self-driving car revolution. Mobileye was the largest-ever IPO by an Israeli firm, raising $890 million at a valuation of over $7.5 billion, according to the ... 08/27/2014 - 10:13 am | View Link
Google’s self-driving cars hit hurdles GOOGLE’S autonomous car is bumping up against new testing rules from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. 08/24/2014 - 7:14 pm | View Link
What Will Self-Driving Cars be Like When They Finally Hit the Road? (Infographic) As self-driving cars inch their way closer and closer to reality, drivers are forced to step back and contemplate how they would actually affect our lives on the road. Industry consultancy firm IHS carried out a study in January that predicts self-driving ... 10/10/2014 - 9:37 am | View Link
Self-Driving Cars Officially Hit California Roads Next Month With over 700,000 miles racked up—on fairly safe test courses—without any accidents, Google’s self-driving cars are proving to be a major star of the company’s projects. With Google’s progress in the field leading the charge, self-driving cars ... 09/23/2014 - 5:27 am | View Link
Google self-driving cars are not quite ready to hit the roads: Researchers Google's self-driving cars are by now famous even though the Internet company is not selling any of the futuristic, koala-faced vehicles just yet. Experts say the robotic cars are not quite ready to take passengers down the millions of miles of American roads. 09/2/2014 - 12:04 pm | View Link
Google's self-driving cars hit a snag at the DMV Earlier this year, Google unveiled a brand new self-driving car that was unlike anything we had seen before. The cars were completely automated and lacked basic features like a steering-wheel and brakes. But for the state of California, this presented a ... 09/1/2014 - 3:38 am | View Link
Self-Driving Cars Will Hit UK Roads in 2015 Self-driving cars will be permitted on public roads in the UK starting in January 2015, but it could be a while before commuters can actually use them. Cities in the UK can place bids to become test-driving areas for driverless vehicles, and out of the ... 07/30/2014 - 6:00 pm | View Link
Autonomous car An autonomous car, also known as a driverless car, driver-free car, self-driving car, or robot car is an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the transportation ... 10/19/2014 - 10:03 pm | View Website
Self-driving cars will hit UK roads in 2015 | Bits ... The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads beginning this January. Cities throughout the UK can place bids to ... 10/19/2014 - 12:37 pm | View Website
Shelley, Stanford's Robotic Car, Hits the Track Stanford's self-driving Audi TTS, Shelley, hit 120 mph on a recent track test. Combined with new research on professional drivers' brain activity, the car ... 10/18/2014 - 12:53 pm | View Website
Google driverless car The Google Self-Driving Car is a project by Google that involves developing technology for autonomous cars. The software powering Google's cars is called Google ... 10/17/2014 - 5:01 am | View Website
Self-driving Car 3 months ago. Self-driving cars will be permitted on public roads in the UK starting in January 2015, but it could be a while before commuters can actually ... 10/16/2014 - 10:13 pm | View Website
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Days after Nigeria’s military raised hopes with the announcement that Islamic extremists had agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word on the fate of the 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.
Officials had said talks would resume in neighboring Chad this week, but there was no confirmation that those negotiations had resumed by Wednesday.
The official silence raises many questions, especially since Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau has not confirmed that a truce has been agreed.
Relatives of the girls abducted from a boarding school in northeastern Chibok said they are confused but trying to be hopeful.
“Things are still sketchy with lots of holes and varying statements,” Allen Manasseh, a brother of one of the missing schoolgirls, told The Associated Press by telephone.
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Aminu Wali on Tuesday said “I can say with some optimism, cautious optimism, that were are moving toward a situation where we’d be able to, in the very near future, to be able to get back our girls.”
Despite the cease-fire announced by the military on Friday, the Islamic insurgents have attacked two villages and a town in the northeast and raised their flag in a fourth village.
People who escaped this week from Bama, a town in a part of northeastern Nigeria where Boko Haram has declared an Islamic caliphate, say hundreds of residents are being detained for allegedly breaking the group’s strict version of Shariah law.
Residents who got out of Bama said so many people have been detained by Boko Haram that the jail is overcrowded and houses are being used as makeshift prisons.
Less than two days after electronics worth $20,000 were stolen from his tour van in St. Louis, Maine rapper Spose knows he’ll have at least $15,000 to cover his loss.
A fundraising effort on Spose’s behalf, set up on the website GoFundMe.com, reached its $15,000 goal early Wednesday afternoon. By late afternoon, the amount had grown to $15,675.
Spose, whose real name is Ryan Peters, said Tuesday that he didn’t know how much of his loss would be covered by insurance.