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30th May 2016 16:00
Fast-forward 20 years. Driverless cars coast around every street in the country without a human driver behind the wheel. They've reached market saturation — the technology is as commonplace as cruise control is today. The rise of self-driving cars leads to a host of questions, of course, but for the moment let's focus on just one: Will you still be able own a car? Would you even want to? I mean, why buy when you can take an autonomous pod everywhere…
30th May 2016 15:42
CHATHAM, Massachusetts — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions of beachgoers this summer. On Cape Cod, Massachusetts, new warning flags and signs are cropping up at some of the coastline's most popular beaches and a local shark research nonprofit is developing a shark tracking app for the entire Eastern Seaboard.…
30th May 2016 15:35
Life-endangering activities just look better when shot with a drone. Base jumpers plunging headfirst off the cliffs of Norway shared their experience with dizzying footage shot by a drone. Watch the Space Station's first inflatable habitat grow in new NASA time-lapse Adele wants you to put down your damn camera, concert goers Barack Obama work, work, work, work works it like Rihanna John Oliver knows that bread pants would be man's greatest invention Read more... More about Drone, Base Jumping,…
30th May 2016 15:25
For the last few months, I spent hours creating a video celebrating my quarter century of marriage. It’s honestly too personal to show you, but what I learned in the process is not. You can make something quite awesome with an iPhone, iMovie (for the iPad) and an iPad Pro. When I got married, we couldn’t afford a videographer. We ended up with beautiful photos and the memories we could replay in our own heads. For my project, I decided to…
30th May 2016 15:09
The Indian government has rejected Apple's proposal to sell refurbished iPhones in the country, but said it was considering the company's application seeking a waiver of the mandatory local sourcing rule to open its retail stores. SEE ALSO: Apple doubles down on India "We would not be in favour of whatever you may call them — used but refashioned, remodelled, updated... used goods," commerce and industry minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said. However, she said that it could look at relaxing the 30%…
30th May 2016 15:00
On this Memorial Day, let’s not forget the hackers and tinkerers toiling in the shadows, who help protect those men and women who keep America safe. As we enter a world of connected everything, U.S. defense research agency DARPA is trying to stay on top of this IoT thing — ensuring that “off-the-shelf” products cannot be... Read more » The post Will the U.S. military enlist Amazon’s Alexa? appeared first on ReadWrite.
30th May 2016 14:40
Your life needs the weird wonderfulness of a grandma named Tillie playing polka on the accordion while a hairless dog named Nathan dances. Stay until the end for a bout of contagious giggles. John Oliver knows that bread pants would be man's greatest invention Drone footage of base jumpers in Norway is beautifully bonkers Are you capable of loving anything as much as dogs love playing in water fountains? Honest Australian tourism ad looks beyond the beaches to reveal what's…
30th May 2016 14:30
Several years ago, Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan noticed something curious as she scrolled through Facebook: Many of her female friends used an image of their child as a personal profile photo. Even Schoppe-Sullivan made the switch without fully realizing the implications. "It just kind of dawned on me at one point, 'Hey that's your identity, that’s a really profound statement,'" she told Mashable. "It's saying, 'This is who I am right now.'" SEE ALSO: Meet the family turning adventurous travel into a rite of passage Of…
30th May 2016 14:10
Douse yourself in the joy of dogs frolicking in water fountains. Welcome to summer, humans. John Oliver knows that bread pants would be man's greatest invention Drone footage of base jumpers in Norway is beautifully bonkers Try not to smile at a hairless dog dancing to a grandma playing polka Honest Australian tourism ad looks beyond the beaches to reveal what's really going on Read more... More about Dogs, Cute Animals, Viral Videos, Watercooler, and Videos
30th May 2016 14:03
PARIS — Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports. Unions are tapping months of public anger over a labor bill that would make it easier for employers to fire workers and lengthen the working week. SEE ALSO: Air travelers with disabilities hope for more accessible skies They're hoping the timing of the walkouts, which start with train service Tuesday, will increase…