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FAA proposes nationwide real-time tracking system for all drones

The FAA is exploring the idea of setting up a system to track airborne drones, as well as connected pilot IDs. The plan is part of efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Emerging Tech


Mazda3 Bug Activates Emergency Brake System For No Reason

Mazda says "incorrect programming" in its Smart Braking System (SBS) can make fourth-generation Mazda 3 vehicles falsely detect on object in their path while driving and automatically apply the brakes while driving. "The problem affects 35,390 2019 and 2020 model year cars in the U.S., but Mazda says it is not aware of any injuries or deaths as a result of the defect," reports Engadget. From the report: If the issue occurs, the driver will notice because their car has suddenly stopped, and also ...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Mazda


Wikimedia Foundation expresses deep concerns about India’s proposed intermediary liability rules

Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group that operates Wikipedia and a number of other projects, has urged the Indian government to rethink the proposed changes to the nation’s intermediary liability rules that would affect swathes of companies and the way more than half a billion people access information online. The organization has also urged the Indian government to make public the latest proposed changes to the intermediary rules so that all stakeholders have a chance to participate in ...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Government, Wikipedia, India, Tech, Wikimedia, Github, Wikimedia Foundation, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mozilla Microsoft, Indian Ministry of Electronics, Amanda Keton, Keton


Electric Bikes and Scooters Will Stay Illegal In New York Thanks To Governor Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have made electric scooters and bikes legal in the state, citing the lack of a mandatory helmet requirement and other safety concerns. The veto means e-bikes and e-scooters will continue to remain technically illegal across the state, and will further delay any adoption of popular (if polarizing) shared mobility services like Lime or Bird. The Verge reports: The bill to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters was passed in June with overwhelmin...
Tags: New York, Senate, New York City, Tech, Andrew Cuomo, Electric Bikes, Lime, Cuomo


5 milestones that shaped 50 years of internet history

Fifty years ago, a UCLA computer science professor and his student sent the first message over the predecessor to the internet, a network called ARPANET. On Oct. 29, 1969, Leonard Kleinrock and Charley Kline sent Stanford University researcher Bill Duval a two-letter message: “lo.” The intended message, the full word “login,” was truncated by a computer crash. Much more traffic than that travels through the internet these days, with billions of emails sent and searches conducted daily. As a scho...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Stanford University, Ucla, Syndication, Leonard Kleinrock, Charley Kline, Bill Duval


Tesla Patents New Chemistry For Better, Longer-Lasting and Cheaper Batteries

Tesla is closing the year by filing a patent on a new chemistry for better, longer-lasting and cheaper batteries. The new patent is related to the new battery cell that Tesla's battery research partner, Jeff Dahn, and his team at Dalhousie University unveiled earlier this year. The new cell "should be able to power an electric vehicle for over [1 million miles] and last at least two decades in grid energy storage," Dahn said in a paper released at the time. Electrek reports: The automaker, throu...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, NCA, NMC, Dalhousie University, Electrek, Dahn, Jeff Dahn, Tesla Motors Canada


Why Do 88% of Americans Use a Second Screen While Watching TV?

According to TV metrics company Nielsen, a whopping 88% of Americans stare at screens while staring at other screens. Nate Anderson from Ars Technica discovered the stat while combing through Mary Meeker's annual "Internet Trends" report: My attitude, when watching TV, is that a show you pay attention to precludes the use of phone or laptop; if you're using another screen, you're not actually watching the show. Pick better shows to watch, people! And then watch them! [...] I got to thinking abou...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Nielsen, Mary Meeker, Nate, Nate Anderson


The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

Quantum entanglement. (Courtesy: iStock/Traffic-Analyzer) We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it. We have outgrown the distinction between the natural and the artificial. We are what we make. We are our thoughts, whether they are created by our neurons, by our electronically augmented minds, by our technologically mediated social interactions, or by our machines themselves. We are our bodies, whether they are b...
Tags: Technology, Wikipedia, Future, Philadelphia, Essays, Mozart, Eno, Marvin Minsky, Ramo, Autodesk University, Antoine Lavoisier, Neri Oxman, Nicholas Negroponte, Hiroshi Ishii, Connection Machine, Hillis


Latin America Roundup: XP’s chart-topping IPO, Wildlife becomes a unicorn, Softbank backs Konfio

December has been a strong month for Brazilian startups, bringing a big IPO and a new unicorn for local companies. Tech-driven investment firm XP Investimentos went public on the US Stock Exchange in mid-December raising $1.81B in the fourth-largest IPO of 2019. XP’s stock price jumped 30% on its first day of trading from $27 per share to $34.50.  XP was founded in 2001 to provide brokerage training classes to Brazilians to help them invest in the international stock market. Today, it...
Tags: TC, Europe, Mexico, China, Softbank, US, Tech, Walmart, Colombia, Tencent, Peter Thiel, Brazil, Argentina, Silicon Valley, Ecuador, Latin America


The Baffling Case of Colorado's Mystery Drones

Local authorities are dumbfounded by a flock of drones that recently began performing nighttime flights over northeast Colorado with no apparent purpose or operators (at least, none they’ve been able to identify so far).  Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Colorado, Drones, Airplanes, Aviation, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Theyre Coming


How Amazon Sacrifices Safety For Speed For Its Delivery Network

An anonymous reader shares a report: The speed and convenience of Amazon's own delivery network has regularly come at the price of safety, as detailed in an extensive report by BuzzFeed News and ProPublica -- including the death of Joy Covey, Amazon's first CFO, who died when a van delivering Amazon packages turned left in front of her while she was riding her bike. The report details many ways Amazon has sacrificed speed for safety to grow its delivery network and how drivers have made dangerou...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, BuzzFeed News, Dave Clark, Joy Covey Amazon


Lab-grown mini brains could soon outsmart us

The cutting-edge method of growing clusters of cells that organize themselves into mini versions of human brains in the lab is gathering more and more attention. These “brain organoids,” made from stem cells, offer unparalleled insights into the human brain, which is notoriously difficult to study. But some researchers are worried that a form of consciousness might arise in such mini-brains, which are sometimes transplanted into animals. They could at least be sentient to the extent of experienc...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Syndication


Baidu Has a New Trick For Teaching AI the Meaning of Language

Baidu, China's closest equivalent to Google, has achieved the highest score at the General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) AI competition. What's notable about Baidu's achievement is that it illustrates how AI research benefits from a diversity of contributors. MIT Technology Review explains: GLUE is a widely accepted benchmark for how well an AI system understands human language. It consists of nine different tests for things like picking out the names of people and organizations in a ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Harry Potter, Baidu, Baidu China, MIT Technology Review, Ernie, ERNIE Baidu


9 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your iPhone

Ready to trade in your old iPhone for the newest one? Before you do, take a look at this checklist to make sure you've deleted all important data from your iPhone. Don't leave anything behind! How to Delete Everything From Your iPhone Back up your iPhone. Remove photos from Camera Roll. Connect the device to your computer and open Image Capture or iPhoto. Select all photos and then click Import All. In iPhoto, choose to "delete photos from your iPhone" after importing. In Image Capture, if ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Religion, Facetime, Digital Life, Don, Tech Tips


This handheld Granular Synthesizer builds complex audioscapes… using grains of sound

There are a few ways to look at music. You could look at it as an aggregate of instruments, so each instrument is a unit contributing to the end result, or you could look at it as an aggregate of frequency sources, where each instrument is responsible for contributing a certain frequency to the track. The bass guitar supplies the lower-end, the hi-hat gives the rich treble, and the vocalist’s voice covers a portion of the in-between mids. Yet another way to look at audio, and break it down, is b...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Product Design, Dylan Wiener, Granular Synthesizer


How to send money on Facebook using your computer or mobile device

You can easily send money on Facebook through the Messenger app. You have to input either your debit card or PayPal information to be able to send money on Facebook. Sending money on Facebook can be done on your computer or mobile device. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sending and receiving money can be done with a taps thanks to money sharing applications such as Cash App and Venmo, where users can transfer funds without having the need to whip out their wallets and use ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, Paypal, Facebook Messenger, Venmo, Facebook Check, Best Buy Samsung, Open Facebook, Best Buy Macbook, Best Buy Microsoft, Facebook Sending


The FAA Wants to Follow Your Drones Like You Use Them to Follow Me

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new rules for unmanned aerial vehicles that would require virtually every drone in the country to broadcast its location when flying, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The proposal would create a de facto nationwide drone tracking network that offers the faint, misleading…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Bloomberg, Drones, Airplanes, Aviation, Faa, Uav, Federal Aviation Administration, Techniology


Researchers Want To Use Mega Man 2 To Evaluate AI

Games have long served as a training ground for AI algorithms, and not without good reason. From a report: Games -- particularly video games -- provide challenging environments against which to benchmark autonomous systems. In 2013, a team of researchers introduced the Arcade Learning Environment, a collection of over 55 Atari 2600 games designed to test a broad range of AI techniques. More recently, San Francisco research firm OpenAI detailed Procgen Benchmark, a set of 16 virtual worlds that m...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Capcom, Procgen Benchmark


Florida family could be homeless for the holidays following rental scam

Fredy Asevedo transferred more than $3,000 for a two-month deposit on a rental before the man posing as his real estate agent stopped replying to his calls.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Select, News Brief, Invitation Homes, Fake Trulia Listing, Fredy Asevedo, Joseph Willet, Koby Litowich


How to print from Google Books for any title in the public domain

You can easily download and print from Google Books for any titles that are available in the public domain, as they're not protected by copyright. Google Books is an enormous library of books that Google has scanned into a digital library, which you can access from any web browser. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Books has made an enormous number of books available online for reference, serving as an enormous digital library for web browsers. The collection is a co...
Tags: Google, Trends, Google Docs, Lenovo, Google Books, Google Books Before, Open Google Books


The four corners of the new space economy

It’s gotten to the point now where a handful of angel investors can put a space company on the map. But the same changes that have made the industry accessible have made it increasingly complex to track its trends. By default, all space startups are exciting, but companies vary widely in risk, capital intensity and maturity. Here’s what you need to know about the four main areas of the new space economy. Launch: playground of billionaires and forward thinkers Perhaps simply the most exciting i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Beck, Tech, Delta, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Bezos, Rocket Lab, StarLink, Will Marshall, Peter Beck, SpinLaunch


How to turn off data roaming on your Android phone to prevent surcharges

You can easily turn off data roaming on your Android device by adjusting the Connections section of the Settings app. Once you turn off data roaming, you won't have access to mobile data outside of your service area. Normal text messages don't take up data, but MMS messages — messages that include photos or videos — do use data. You can stop them from using data roaming as well. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Roaming charges can get expensive, so if you're traveling outsi...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends, Mms, Louisiana, Don


Google Brain's AI Achieves State-of-the-Art Text Summarization Performance

A Google Brain and Imperial College London team have built a system -- Pre-training with Extracted Gap-sentences for Abstractive SUmmarization Sequence-to-sequence, or Pegasus -- that leverages Google's Transformers architecture combined with pretraining objectives tailored for abstractive text generation. From a report: They say it achieves state-of-the-art results in 12 summarization tasks spanning news, science, stories, instructions, emails, patents, and legislative bills, and that it shows ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Brain Google, Google Brain and Imperial College London


Stocks close at record highs; Nasdaq eclipses 9,000 for first time

Retailers and technology companies drove modest gains for stocks on Wall Street Thursday, extending the market’s record-setting run. The Nasdaq composite climbed above 9,000 points for the first time as technology stocks rose. The index extended its winning streak to 11 days. Data showing that a last-minute surge in online shopping helped lift holiday sales gave a boost to shares in Amazon and other retailers. The gains lifted major indexes to new record highs. The gains lifted major indexes to ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, South Korea, Nordstrom, Australia, Washington, China, Southeast Asia, Sport, Taiwan, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Treasury, Fda


How to see all the apps you've ever downloaded on your Android device in 4 simple steps

You can see all the apps you've ever downloaded on your Android phone by opening the "My apps & games" section in your Google Play Store. The apps you've downloaded are divided into two sections: "Installed" (all the apps currently installed on your phone) and "Library" (all the apps that aren't currently installed). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Even if you uninstall an app from your Android phone, it's never "lost." You can always reinstall it again later for free, bec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Samsung, Trends, Facetime


How to save audio messages on your iPhone, and change your settings so audio messages won't delete after 2 minutes

You can save audio messages on your iPhone by changing your voice message settings in the Settings app so the messages never expire. If you don't change these settings, any voice message on your iPhone will expire two minutes after you first listen to them. You can also save audio messages to your computer by emailing them, or by linking your iCloud account to your Mac. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the perks of using iMessage to chat with another iPhone user is t...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Vlc, Voice Memos, Watch Google


How to set parental controls on a Google Chrome browser

You can set parental controls on Google Chrome in a few different ways.  To set parental controls on Chrome, you can turn on SafeSearch, which filters explicit results out of Google searches. For more parental controls, you can also set up Google Family Link to monitor and limit screen time.  You could also block websites in Chrome using a browser extension.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The internet can be a largely unfiltered place, and it's certainly risky for a chi...
Tags: Google Chrome, Firefox, Google, US, Trends, Best Buy Samsung


How to do a reverse image search on an iPad using the Google Chrome app

You can easily do a reverse image search on your iPad using the Google Chrome app to find the image's source on Google. A reverse image search is useful for situations where you might need to confirm that the source of an image is reliable, or find the name of the artist or photographer. While a reverse image search is quick and easy to do in the browser on your desktop, on your iPad you have to download the Google Chrome app. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In today's wor...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Trends


Top 10 health questions America asked Dr. Google in 2019

Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, hiccups and human papillomavirus in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions asked this year using the search engine giant, according to new data provided by Google.
Tags: Google, America, Cnn, United States


Neighborhoods in the Bay Area, Boston among Redfin’s most competitive of 2019

White Oaks, a neighborhood about 30 minutes south of San Francisco, was the most competitive place for U.S. homebuyers in 2019, according to Redfin.
Tags: Technology, Minneapolis, California, Boston, San Francisco, Radio, Silicon Valley, Oakland, Seattle, Redfin, Bay Area, Industry News, NAR, WHITE OAKS, National Association of Realtors, Katy Polvorosa



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