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Tesla engineers are examining the cameras and radar system in the Model S involved in the fatal crash of a man in Florida using the car's AutoPilot system in May this year.

Australia needs to shift to allow GPS to work properly

Australia's government has decided to shift longitude and latitude to address a difference between local coordinates and those for Global Positioning Systems. Currently there is a significant disparity between the two.

Mercedes-Benz introduces first completely electric semi truck

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler have provided a glimpse into the future of heavy transport by unveiling the world’s first fully electric truck that will hit the road in the next decade.

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer expires today

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer expires in just a few more hours, giving you until the end of the day to install the new operating system without paying $100. The company has shared some new statistics on usage of Windows 10.

CuratedAI is a poetry sharing platform for AIs

A new poetry website is offering a unique kind of reading experience. All the content on the site has been written by computers powered by artificial intelligence. It’s designed to test the limits of machine learning, creating a robot with human traits.

WhatsApp doesn't delete your conversations when you tell it to

A prominent iOS security researcher has discovered WhatsApp retains traces of your conversations even after you delete them in the app. Remnants of the messages remain on your phone, creating a "treasure trove" of data that could restore conversations.

VIDGO corrects its announcement, provides new info and updates

VIDGO, a brand new multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) that claimed it will break the pay TV market with new offers during this January’s CES, changed the service announcement released on June 15, 2016.

Google strengthens Android security by toughening its Linux core

Google has detailed improvements it is making to Android's Linux kernel with Nougat that will give the operating system greater protection against malware and hackers. It will reduce the number of potential attack areas, limiting the effects of malware.

Body Talk: A body imaging technology based on word commands

Researchers have developed a technological platform that uses word commands to turn two dimensional images into three dimensional ones. The platform is called Body Talk.

Op-Ed: Yahoo is dead — The reasons behind the dinosaur's downfall

As the dinosaur's downfall seals the end of an era in the history of the Internet, the main question people are asking is "Why did Yahoo fail?" Theory and speculation are raging through the web, but let's give a look at the most reasonable ones.

Adobe has built 3D digital paint that feels like the real thing

Adobe Research has collaborated with NVIDIA to build the world's first 3D Oil Painting Simulator. The goal of the project, known as "Wetbrush," is to create 3D digital paint that behaves like the real thing down to the feel of it on the virtual canvas.

Microsoft might fix dead Surface batteries but it's not sure how

After the woes of some Surface Pro 3 owners hit the headlines last week, Microsoft has said it should be able to fix defective batteries with only minutes of capacity through a software update. The issue has left devices unusable.

Mozilla celebrates 10,000 days of the web

Mozilla is looking for supporters to help it celebrate 10,000 days of the web. The company has created a Thunderclap campaign, allowing users to join it in appreciating what the web has achieved. It was proposed at CERN exactly 10,000 days ago.

Apple has sold its one billionth iPhone

Apple has sold its one billionth iPhone since its introduction in 2007. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the news to staff yesterday, describing the iPhone as a "world-changing" device. It came amid news that sales declined for the second straight quarter.

Brazil fines Facebook $11.6 mn over WhatsApp standoff

A judge in Brazil slapped an $11.6 million fine on the local Facebook branch over the company's refusal to surrender data from its WhatsApp messenger program to a police investigation.

Xiaomi's Mi Notebook Air is thinner, lighter than the MacBook Air

Xiaomi has unveiled its first laptop, a device that is designed to rival Apple's MacBook Air even with its name. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is thinner and lighter than the MacBook and comes with powerful hardware inside for an aggressive price.

Deadly Philippine road rage shooting captured on CCTV

Philippine police said Wednesday they were hunting a man captured on CCTV shooting dead a cyclist in an apparent road rage incident in the nation's capital.

BlackBerry unveils the DTEK50, the 'most secure' Android phone

BlackBerry has launched the DTEK50, a handset it claims is the world's most secure Android smartphone. The device is BlackBerry's second Android phone and the first to have a touchscreen-only design. BlackBerry is targeting businesses with the DTEK50.

Microsoft Word to become your writing assistant with new update

Microsoft has announced two major new features coming to Word in an upcoming update. Researcher enables you to research information with automatic citation from within Word. Editor is a personal "writing assistant" to improve your writing style.

Google's Nexus phones now offer built-in robocall protection

Google has updated the dialer on its Nexus and Android One devices to fend off scammers and directly from the incoming call screen. You'll see an alert if a call is suspected as spam and will be able to immediately block and report the number.

Britain approves Amazon delivery drone tests

As the successful transport of chicken sandwich, donuts and hot coffee by an unmanned small aircraft recently made aviation history in the United States, Britain could be the next to roll out the delivery drone technology.

Catch 'em all: Russian historical figures version

The city of Moscow launched a limited version of "Know. Moscow. Photo," an augmented-reality app for iOS and Android with a striking similarity to Pokémon Go, on Monday.

Google Maps gets a design refresh and subtler colour palette

Google has released a major update to Google Maps across all supported devices. The update includes a design refresh that is clearer and easier to see, a new "areas of interest" feature to highlight local attractions and a more balanced colour scheme.

'No More Ransom' helps you recover data after a malware attack

A new website set up by Europol, Intel and Kaspersky to help resist the threat of ransomware could allow you to recover encrypted data for free. The site is designed to stop people paying ransoms to malware creators as this makes the problem worse.

NVIDIA unveils world's fastest GPU, tailored to virtual reality

NVIDIA has unveiled a pair of new workstation graphics cards that are the most powerful models ever built. They are designed to enable artists, graphic designers and developers to work faster and with more creativity than before, building new experiences.

VAIO unveils 'fashionable' laptop range with striking colours

VAIO has announced a new range of mid-range laptops that differentiate themselves by being "fashionable." Finished in bright two-tone colour matches and available in several different configurations, VAIO is straying from its typical business audience.

21 children have died in hot cars this year, setting record

No parent wants to lose their child to a tragedy, especially one that could be avoided. But a Dallas, Texas toddler became the 21st victim of a hot-car death in the U.S. on Sunday, almost doubling the number of deaths for this time last year.

Nationwide network of EV charge stations envisioned by 2020

With $4.5 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy, federal, state and local governments are partnering with automakers in an initiative to support a commercial roll out of a nationwide network of EV charging stations.

Cancelled Nokia smartphones revealed in colourful group photo

A collection of previously unknown Nokia Lumia devices has been revealed in a leaked group photo. The shot shows several under-development products cancelled when the company was bought by Microsoft, including an 8.3-inch Windows RT tablet.

Cyanogen might be about to abandon its Android rival, fires staff

Alternative Android distribution Cyanogen is reportedly undergoing major lay-offs as its operating system has failed to find favour with phone manufacturers. It is said to be planning a "pivot" into apps, abandoning its Android alternative.

Play Store saves your data by cutting app update file sizes

Google has developed a method of compressing app downloads made through its Play Store that will heavily reduce the size of app updates. The new algorithm saves you data and speeds up downloads by compressing new content in patches.

Vine vulnerability lets hacker download the complete source code

A hacker looking for bug bounties has stumbled across a security hole in Vine that allowed him to download the entire source code from a publicly accessible website. He was awarded over $10,000 for the discovery of the blatant internal oversight.

How would auto technology impact evolution? 'Graham' shows us

From the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transportation built in 1768, to the Google self-driving car of today, automotive technology has evolved in leaps and bounds, leaving us humans in the dust, evolution-wise.

Hackers can access your iPhone by sending an image in a text

Apple customers are being urged to update their devices after the discovery of a major vulnerability. Attackers could access an iPhone or Mac by sending a specially crafted text message. The method is similar to last year's 'Stagefright' Android bug.

Connected, self-drive cars pose serious new security challenges

In a world where motor vehicles can be weapons and cars increasingly depend on internal computers and internet connections, automakers are under increasing pressure to find ways to guard against cyber-attacks.

'Robocall' blocking technology needed, FCC tells phone companies

In an open letter to the CEOs of major phone companies on Friday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pressed them to take immediate action to make "robocall" blocking technology available to the public at no charge.

Op-Ed: Mercedez-Benz has made the ultimate golf cart

Ok, there's no jet propulsion to issue you from the rough to the fairway, but there is a refrigerator under the seat. Not bad.

Smartphones are causing a 'visual health crisis' in China

A major Chinese health research center recently published a white paper on the country's visual health. The findings weren't great.

NVIDIA unveils 'crazy, reckless' $1,200 GTX TITAN X graphics card

NVIDIA has unveiled a new extremely high performance PC graphics card for enthusiast hardware buyers. The new GTX TITAN X is based on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture and replaces last year's card of the same name. It is one of the fastest GPUs ever built.

Demand for Microsoft's $22k Surface Hub reportedly 'very strong'

Microsoft's gigantic Surface Hub, retailing at $9,000 or $22,000 depending on the model, is reportedly selling very well and exceeding internal expectations. The touchscreen computer is designed for enterprise use, enabling collaboration and presentation.

HTC and HP building VR-ready computers approved for the Vive

HTC is reportedly going to start building capable gaming computers designed for virtual reality. Branded as Vive PCs, the systems will allow gamers to buy an off-the-shelf PC and be certain it supports the Vive. Rival Oculus already has a similar program.