With the social-media platform killing off its infamous avatar, we pay our respects to the departed. The post RIP, Twitter Egg. It Was Good Knowing You, However Anonymously appeared first on WIRED.
Of the hundreds of security conferences, the vast majority are interchangeable in terms of content. Some up-and-coming events are reducing the noise, providing better opportunities for learners, and booking fresh faces on the main stage.
The ear grew on the patient's arm for four months.
The 15-year-old suspect's mother drove him to the police station, police said.
As recently as last year, Russian rocket scientists were dubious about the potential of reusable rockets, such as those being developed by SpaceX and Blue Origin. Among the doubters was the Central Research Institute of Machine Building, which develops basic rocket strategy for Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.
"The economic feasibility of reusable launch systems is not obvious," an official with the research institute said in February 2016. "First and foremost it will depend on how often launches will be made. At the moment it is hard to forecast which way the market of launch services will go when reusable space rockets become available. The designers are still to demonstrate the real costs of production and of making reusable stages for re-launching,"
At the time of that statement, both SpaceX and Blue Origin had begun flying their purportedly reusable boosters, but SpaceX had not yet landed at sea nor had it reused a flown booster. Blue Origin, too, had only begun a series of ultimately impressive tests to stress its New Shepard booster. Accordingly, Roscosmos CEO Igor Komarov was confident that a reduction in launch costs of the country's workhorse Proton-M rocket from $90 million-100 million to $70 million would keep Roscosmos competitive.
One-third of grad jobs to go, including accountants and even some lawyers
Human job quotas and labels which state services or products were explicitly "made by humans" are just some of the measures law-makers could consider in combating the displacement of jobs due to robotics, according to a report by the global forum for the legal profession.…
Glampers, this is the lighting system you've been waiting for. The post Review: BioLite BaseLantern XL appeared first on WIRED.
When Jaguar launched the F-Type a few years ago, it awoke something long-dormant in the British carmaker. Jaguar used to make legitimate sports cars which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times in the 1950s. But focus groups and corporate mismanagement diluted away that spirit by the end of the century, a lackluster product line being the leftovers. The F-Type was a proper 21st century sports car—no rehash of the decades-old XJ-S here.Think Hamlet, but a car
The SVR is the ultimate expression of the F-Type, the most focused performance car in Jaguar's range. And it delivers a beautiful shape, be it in coupe or convertible form, but the character of the SVR takes some figuring. Be timid with the throttle and it's timid with you. Press that pedal more than halfway and it summons up noise and intensity.
Expert on AI tech AND philosophy AND killer robots
Events We're delighted to announce that Dr J Mark Bishop will be joining us at M3 in October as a keynote speaker.…
A man who carried out citizen's arrests on Uber drivers in Australia has been permanently banned from making similar arrests.
Wider, deeper, softer, more entertaining. And no more fighting over the armrest. The post An Aircraft Design That’ll Make You Love the Middle Seat. No Joke appeared first on WIRED.
For over 60 years, Formula 1 teams have developed, tested, and built the fastest and most technologically impressive cars the world has ever seen. An almost unending list of superlatives can be ladled onto F1 cars: they can accelerate from 0 to 190mph in about 10 seconds, fling around a corner at such speeds that the driver experiences g-force close to that of an Apollo astronaut during Earth re-entry, and then decelerate by 60mph in just 0.7 seconds thanks to strong brakes and massive downforce—the same downforce that stopped the car from spinning out around that corner.
But the bit that's really impressive is that these machines are designed and built from scratch every year. That's what makes F1 so competitive, and why the rate of improvement is so rapid. These teams—there's only about 10 of them, and most are based in England—have been challenging each other to make a new best-car-in-the-world every year for 60 years. The only way to pole position is to try and find an edge that no one else has thought of yet, and then to keep finding new edges when everyone inevitably catches up.
As you've probably guessed, materials science, engineering, bleeding-edge software, and recently the cloud are a major part of F1 innovation—and indeed, those fair topics are where we lay our scene.
Protects against trolls maybe. But not Google
Samsung, LG and Foxconn are among the founding members of a patent pool for Android phone makers under Google's benevolent eye. Google hopes the "community-driven clearinghouse" for IP sharing will fend off patent trolls.…
John Cena's time is up -- the latest WrestleMania officially marked the beginning of the Roman Reigns era.
Whether you like it or not, you probably spend more time on your work computer than your personal machine. If those devices happen to be one and the same, then you probably want something thin, light, and attractive, not one of the bulky business laptops of yore.
HP's newest release, the Elitebook x360, may be geared toward working professionals, but like other HP business laptops we've seen in the last year or two, it's also slim and handsome. The x360 combines the convertible design of the company's Spectre series with the business-friendly features of the Elitebook line.
Polyamory has made a raging comeback in a surprising community—the STEM-first millennials of the tech industry. The post The Ins and Outs of Silicon Valley's New Sexual Revolution appeared first on WIRED.
We tour one of the VA's technology labs and talk with veterans about how smart gadgets help make their lives easier.
With a torque-vectoring hybrid gasoline-electric drive system and adaptive dampers, the MDX hybrid feels light and nimble in the turns.
Since 2005, artificial intelligence (AI) has been on a fast-growing streak as a collection of multiple technologies that enable machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn, either on their own or to augment human activities, and it has been figuring on many released trends to watch research notes and whitepapers from important organizations, such as Gartner, Forrester and IDC.
Looking back the past 10-15 years, there has been a lot of work in developing different AI technologies by major market players, such as IBM’s Watson system and Google’s DeepMind’s AlphaGo system. Currently, thanks to Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google’s Google Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa, consumers have easy access to a variety of AI-powered virtual assistants to help manage their daily routines and tasks.
It’s often easy to get swept up in the excitement of technological disruptions. Just looking at the news coming out of both the Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress earlier this year, one would think flying cars are just around the corner. Clearly, technology is quickly driving connected cars and autonomous vehicles forward. In these cases, technology is certainly disrupting the driving experience. However, it’s not disrupting the buying experience as much as one might be led to believe.
Let’s take a look under the hood of the automotive market. Perception assumes few people shop in person anymore, with mobile and digital greatly disrupting the car buying experience. While there is certainly a shift in using mobile for research, data tells us consumers in market for a new or used car are still heading to physical dealerships to augment digital research. In fact, more than 40 percent of Millennials/Gen Y cite visits to the dealership as an important factor in purchasing a new car, according to Deloitte. And, Gen Z is no different, with 66 percent preferring an in-store experience, says a new survey from Euclid Analytics.