Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here

cartechboy writes: Mercedes-Benz has finally taken the wraps off its autonomous concept car, dubbed the F015 Luxury in Motion Concept. Shown at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas last night, the concept is a self-driving, fully-connected,

Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here

cartechboy writes: Mercedes-Benz has finally taken the wraps off its autonomous concept car, dubbed the F015 Luxury in Motion Concept. Shown at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas last night, the concept is a self-driving, fully-connected,

Mercedes Self-Driving Car Seems To Have Gone Rogue In San Francisco

First of all, I implore everyone to remain calm. Chances are, we'll all make it out of this mess okay, but only if we all just keep it together. What it wants is for us to panic, and we can't give it that. Here's the deal: the Mercedes-Benz F0 15 has been seen roaming the streets of San Francisco.

The Rise of Automated Cars Will Kill Thousands of Jobs Beyond Driving

The following excerpt is from Martin Ford’s new book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. He’ll be here to answer your questions about our automated future at 1-2pm EST today.Read more...

Why Are Self-Driving Cars So Painfully Adorable?

BitStream is the daily source for all the news tidbits and tech rumors you may have missed in the last 24 hours—all in one place.Read more...

The Street Legal Self Driving Semi-Truck Is Real, Here's How It Works

Freightliner just unleashed the first real, road-legal autonomous big rig on the roads of Nevada. Here’s what that actually means and why it really matters.Read more...

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

AMD, Nvidia Reportedly Tripped Up On Process Shrinks

itwbennett writes: In the fierce battle between CPU and GPU vendors, it's not just about speeds and feeds but also about process shrinks. Both Nvidia and AMD have had their move to 16nm and 20nm designs, respectively, hampered by the limited capacity of both nodes at manufacturer TSMC,

Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

hcs_$reboot writes: On June 30 this year, the day will last a tad longer — one second longer, to be precise — as a leap second is to be added to clocks worldwide. The time UTC will go from 23:59:59 to 23:59:60 in order to cope with Earth's rotation slowing down a bit. So,

Little-Known Programming Languages That Actually Pay

Nerval's Lobster writes There is no shortage of programming languages, from the well-known ones (Java and C++) to the outright esoteric (intended just for research or even humor). While the vast majority of people learn to program the most-popular ones,

C# ASP.NET Webservice调用外部exe无效的解决方法 - cannel

最近用asp.net做webservice,其中有个功能是调用执行外部的exe(类似cmd中执行),但执行Process.Start之后就没有结果,同样代码在winform下正常,折腾两天终于找到解决方法本文参考了以下网页,十分感谢http://bbs.csdn.net/topics/3000538...

Paolo Nutini: Let Me Down Easy

To many of us, Paolo Nutini is synonymous with his 2006 song "New Shoes." The feel-good hit instantly puts a smile on my face, entices me to throw a pair of squeaky clean new kicks on, and do something I rarely ever want to do, which is move.Read more...

关于ffmpeg(libav)解码视频最后丢帧的问题 - 重庆Debug

其实最初不是为了解决这个问题而来的,是Peter兄给我的提示解决另一个问题却让我误打误撞解决了另外一个问题之后也把这个隐藏了很久的bug找到(之前总是有一些特别短的视频产生不知所措还以为是视频素材本身有问题呢),今天真是收获颇丰啊,对libav的理解更深。

And Here's a Treasure Trove of 90s Videos About the Internet 

Remember the 90s, when we had videos on VHS to teach us about this new thing called the internet? Lucky for us, Andy Baio (@waxpancake) has preserved those tapes for the YouTube generation. Read more...

'Doctor Who' dreams up a Christmas masterpiece

"There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago." — It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 1963Warning: the following review contains spoilers, and the spoilers get greater the deeper you go. Do not read unless you want to get spoiled. Seriously.

The latest Skype for Mac updated brings live web links previews

Over the past few months, Skype has released a number of updates for its Mac client, introducing a number of useful features to improve the usability of the app. Not too long, the company released an update for Skype bumping it to version 7.

狗衣服內置 LED 手機 App 操控隨時變色

由東京和紐約兩地攜手研發的 Disco Dog,是一件早前在 Kickstarter 集資成功的狗仔衫。最大特色是它擁有可以變色和顯示文字的 LED 燈,Disco Dog 不但美觀搶眼,還具備實際的安全考慮。閱讀全文

史上最公平分財產:iPhone / MacBook / 電視全部奧丁斬

離婚之後,相信當事人最不想做的就是「分身家」。除了不想和對方分享自己的東西,最麻煩就是接下來一段漫長的鬥爭,就分拆的多少而爭論不休。德國有個離婚的男人,就想出一個「最公平」的方法:一半。  閱讀全文

NASA发布土卫二北极照片 令人惊叹

美国航空航天局(NASA)的卡西尼号飞船于10月14日飞过土星卫星。今天,NASA对外公布了土卫二北极地区第一张照片。在接下来的几天当中,将有更多的照片从卡西尼号飞船传回地球。

美发现引力波与中国天琴计划不矛盾:目标不同

陈雁北(引力波论文作者之一、LIGO 科学联盟核心成员、加州理工学院教授)胡一鸣(德国马普引力物理所、清华大学博士后、LIGO 科学合作组织成员)  近日,LIGO引力波项目证实了物理学界的百年猜想,在引起科学家们 ... ...

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