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The world’s longest racetrack is unfolding in the Las Vegas desert, jetpacks included

Multimillionaire entrepreneur John Morris is building a racer's dream community in the desert outside Las Vegas, including a racetrack that could eclipse German's famous Nürburgring Grand Prix raceway. The post The world’s longest racetrack is.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsMar 20th, 2017

Teaching robots to learn about the world through touch

 Slowly, but surely, the Baxter robot is learning. It starts as a series random grasps — the big, red robot pokes and prods clumsily at objects on the table in front of it. The process is pretty excruciating to us humans, with around 50,00.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 51 min. ago

Google Photos can now use machine learning to share your pics

Google Photos rolls out its latest feature that makes sending out your snaps a, well, snap. Google Photos is rolling out two new features that will make getting your favorite snaps out to the world a, well, snap.The first of these features, Sug.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News3 hr. 0 min. ago

Nutanix introduces two new tools in quest to simplify hybrid cloud management

 Nutanix was born in 2009 as a storage company, but always had a broader view of the computing world. As company president Sudeesh Nair told me, they started with storage because they believed legacy storage was holding back data center transfor.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 36 min. ago

Ted Cruz poses with his lookalike, and the internet is ded RIP

One Ted Cruz is a lot to handle. Two Ted Cruzes standing next to each other wearing matching World Series rings is the stuff of nightmares. Everyone naively assumed this scenario was something we'd never have to deal with, but thanks to Chicago Cubs.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

Here"s a way Facebook is actually fighting fake news

Facebook is cutting down on misinformation— AKA fake news—shared on the world's largest social network. SEE ALSO: In search of Facebook’s conscience A new tweak to its API (a fancy acronym for shared code) will prevent Facebook user.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

Watch out Google Earth, Apple Maps has a hidden VR-like "flyover" mode

You're soon going to have a new reason to use Apple Maps. Apple is adding a new feature to its mapping app that lets you go on 3D "flyover" tours of cities around the world. Though not technically VR, the feature is reminiscent of Google Earth VR and.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

Lin Manuel-Miranda"s new charity challenge has inspired celebrities to sing some "Hamilton" hits

A new challenge from Lin Manuel-Miranda was meant to inspire Hamilton covers from the people of the world. And a lot of celebrities wanted to jump on the bandwagon.  SEE ALSO: Riz Ahmed, K'naan and more star in a new music video from 'The Hamilt.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

LG’s 77-inch W7 Wallpaper OLED TV is a window to another world in your living room

LG's W7 Wallpaper OLEDs are the next big innovation in TV, and they're only getting bigger -- literally. LG launched a 77-inch model that's just as thin as its 65-inch sibling, with all the bells, whistles, and high-end picture quality. The post LG&#.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Watch with glee as Piers Morgan gets absolutely owned by co-host Susanna Reid

Women around the world find Piers Morgan deeply annoying, which means it's always nice to see one of them say it to his face. And so we extend our thanks to Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid. SEE ALSO: Amber Rose and Piers Morgan go toe-to-toe a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 20 min. ago

Earthling police officer pulls over an alien riding shotgun in a real WTF moment

Sometimes, traffic stops can be out of this world. Police in Alpharetta, Georgia stopped a car containing a rather otherworldly passenger on Sunday. The confused officer was quick to document the sighting and put it on Facebook, in case it was beamed.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

Avert your eyes, this Ted Cruz faceswap is the stuff of nightmares

One Ted Cruz is a lot to handle. Two Ted Cruzes standing next to each other wearing matching World Series rings is the stuff of nightmares. Everyone naively assumed this scenario was something we'd never have to deal with, but thanks to Chicago Cubs.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 51 min. ago

LG’s 77-inch Wallpaper OLED TV is a window to another world in your living room

LG's W7 Wallpaper OLEDs are the next big innovation in TV, and they're only getting bigger -- literally. LG launched a 77-inch model that's just as thin as its 65-inch sibling, with all the bells, whistles, and high-end picture quality. The post LG&#.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

Bits: Daily Report: Meet WannaCry’s Meaner, More Clever Sibling

In May, an attack that locked computer systems around the world made people more aware of ransomware. It seems that was just the start......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News6 hr. 12 min. ago

How the U.S. can defend its elections from cyberattacks

Amid the cybersecurity whirlwind that has been May and June—when the world got its first taste of what widespread ransomware attacks are capable of (WannaCry) and the continued wave of attacks that is still unfolding globally (Petya/NonPetya)&#.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 59 min. ago

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine, disrupting world business

Rapidly spreading computer worm appeared to be a variant of an existing ransomware family known as Petya.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Vulnerability Discovered In Latest Ubuntu Distributions, Users Advised To Update

Celarent Darii writes: There is a vulnerability in the latest ubuntu distributions due to the DNS resolver included in systemd. The inclusion of the dns resolver was lamented by many on the mailing list, not without cause. All are advised to update t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 44 min. ago

Waymo’s self-driving van hits the desert to see if it can stand the heat

 Testing self-driving cars in California is like playing a video game on the “easy” setting, because it’s nice all the time and basically temperate year-round. Autonomous vehicles face significant challenges when it comes to mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 20 min. ago

How do you troubleshoot UCaaS problems? Put a ThousandEyes on it

Cisco Live kicked off this week in Las Vegas. The annual event is where Cisco shows off its latest and greatest innovations, such as the intent-based networking system Cisco announced last week.However, it’s also a forum for many of Cisco’s te.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News9 hr. 20 min. ago

These photos could be the best images shot with an iPhone this year

The annual iPhone Photography Awards has announced the 2017 winners -- and the gallery is quite impressive. The contest included submissions from over 140 countries and both grand prize and special category winners. The post These photos could be the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 0 min. ago

Stud kitten is feelin" himself after getting a brand new sweater

A brand new outfit can do wonders for you mood. A new pair of shoes, or a cool hat instantly makes you feel like you can conquer the world.  A tabby kitten named Arlo, who may have been a bit down in the dumps, instantly perked up when his mom a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 20 min. ago