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Working to create a driverless truck corridor from Mexico to Canada

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 51 mins ago

Testing of driverless big rig trucks could travel on Route 83 from Mexico through the United States to Canada, with a feasibility study currently underway. The additional travel corridor would allow grain, food and other supplies to make the multi-national journey while relieving logistical stress on trains.




The appeal of driverless trucks would make it safer due to no worry of driver fatigue, even though a human truck driver would be available to take over as needed. Self-driving truck technology was recently approved in Nevada, with other states interested in seeing results from the trials.


"We're hopeful that, working with the Canadian government, the Mexican government, the United States, we can create some kind of automated way... (to) streamline that process of border crossings," said Marlo Anderson, of the Central North American Trade Corridor Association, in a statement published by the Canadian Press.

Researchers teaching robots to have better dexterity and speed

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 45 mins ago

Researchers from UC Berkeley have found a way to help robots obtain better motor tasks using a trial and error process, in a similar manner to how humans learn. The reinforcement learning technique is possible because of software algorithms that give robots a new ability to learn from previous mistakes.



The robots complete different tasks, such as screwing a cap on a water bottle, putting a clothes hanger on a rack, and other tasks without the need of pre-programmed details. Deep learning will continue to be a major research focus in artificial intelligence (AI) development, as the Willow Garage Personal Robot 2 used at UC Berkeley continues perfecting its motor tasks.


"It used to take hours on up to months of careful programming to give a robot the hand-eye coordination necessary to do a task," said Gary Bradski, founder of OpenCV, which provides machine vision software, in a statement published by the New York Times. "This new work enables robots to just learn the task by doing it."

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US, European consumers quickly buy accessories from Xiaomi Mi store

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 40 mins ago

Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi had a quiet launch of its Mi store in the United States and Western Europe, providing just a few accessories to consumers. The company isn't ready to directly sell smartphones and tablets to its latest markets just yet, but wants to slowly prepare its expansion in two key lucrative areas.




The Xiaomi Mi store sold two battery packs, a fitness tracker and one pair of headphones - all products costing $80 or less. It didn't take long before consumers purchased 200,000 units of the $80 headphones, $10 and $14 battery packs, or the $15 fitness tracker - clearly lured in by the low-priced electronics.


"There's a market for lower price point, mass market, high-quality goods in the U.S. and Europe," said Hans Tung, managing partner at the GGV Capital venture capital firm, in a statement published by Forbes. "This was a huge number - you just don't see that with US products."

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Trying to make hit mobile game and generate revenue proving difficult

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 35 mins ago

It's not a surprise to hear that mobile gaming has greatly increased in popularity with the rise of smartphones and tablets - but that doesn't mean generating revenue has become any easier. The mobile game market has generated $30 billion in revenue this year with a select few games proving ultra popular, the Newzoo market research firm predicted.




However, game titles quickly lose their appeal, as casual gamers look for new apps, games, and multimedia to enjoy on their devices. The freemium gaming model, which allows games to be downloaded for free and then developers try to get gamers to make in-game purchases has been difficult in mobile gaming.


"This market is exceptionally fickle," said Heloise Thomson, gaming analyst at Enders Analysis, in a statement to CNBC. "You are dealing with consumers who love variety and they like free or cheap so it's hard to make a lot of money."

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Americans think privacy is important, but doubt its possibility

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 5 hours, 45 mins ago

Ninety-three percent of adults in the United States feel it's important to be in control of who can collect information about them, with 90 percent noting it's important to control what information is collected, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.




Ironically, 91 percent of Americans didn't bother changing Internet or mobile phone usage habits, while just seven percent reported making changes in "recent months." However, it looks like more users are clearing their browser history (59 percent), refusing to share information that isn't relevant during checkout (57 percent), using temporary email addresses and usernames (25 percent), and providing inaccurate information about themselves (24 percent).


Things are changing in the United States, with many citizens frustrated by the overreaching powers of the Patriot Act - and the eventual information released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Google, Yahoo and other services are providing end-to-end encryption, though only a small number of users are taking advantage.

Google stepping up in Internet of Things, with its Brillo OS

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 6 hours, 35 mins ago

During Google I/O 2015 later this week, the Silicon Valley company is expected to unveil Brillo, its Android-inspired OS designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected devices typically have a lower amount of RAM, and should be able to operate on low-power, which are two considerations Google is addressing with Brillo.




Google has owned Nest Labs, a company known for smart thermostats, since early 2014 - and could provide a good test opportunity for any IoT-based operating systems.


There is a growing trend of software and hardware companies preparing their own IoT offerings, as analysts believe the sector will become more disruptive. Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other companies will be able to create unique software to help connected devices collected data and communicate with one another - and must be prepared for the expected increase in IoT-centric purchases.

Want realistic 3D? Microsoft HoloLens should be able to deliver

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: 7 hours, 37 mins ago

Augmented reality is evolving into a suitable virtual environment for consumers and in the workplace, with Microsoft interested in pushing the boundaries of 3D interaction. HoloLens could allow wearers to view the actions of other people right in front of you, instead of just interacting with objects or environments.




The company currently has a custom holographic TV studio that uses around 100 cameras to track movements of humans. Captured video footage and custom software allows for an accurate creation that is much more immersive than a regular computer animation.


"There's something magical about it being real people and motion," said Steve Sullivan, who is currently involved with the HoloLens project, in a statement published by the MIT Technology Review. "If you have a HoloLens, you really feel these performances are in your world."

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G.SKILL announces two 'major extreme' OC events for Computex next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: 11 hours, 4 mins ago

G.SKILL has announced two "major extreme" overclocking events at Computex 2015, which takes place between June 2-6 in Taipei, Taiwan. The two events will be the OC World Cup 2015, and the OC World Record Stage 2015.




These two OC events will see 19 world-class overclockers, five motherboard vendors, and three hardware sponsors taking part in what is sure to be, a huge event. Intel and Samsung have jumped on board with G.SKILL, as well as ASRock, ASUS, EVGA, GIGABYTE and MSI. The overclockers will be using the latest X99 motherboards with the Intel Core i7-5960X processor and G.SKILL memory to try and break records.


G.SKILL has said that the six winners fro mteh OC World Cup online qualifiers, Dancop, dRweEz, Hazzan, Vivi, Lam@Capital and Xtreme Addict, will take part in a "live stage" battle for their share in a cash prize pool of $16,200. The battle begins with a three-day Live Qualifier, with the two top scoring overclockers from four benchmarks will go through to the Grand Finals on June 5. The Grand Finals Champion will walk away with a very cool $10,000.

48GB worth of Star Citizen assets leak online, swiftly removed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 44 mins ago

Roberts Space Industries has sprung a leak, with 48GB of assets belonging to the crowdfunded Star Citizen leaking online. This has just happened, with the following events taking place:



  • Disco Lando posted pictures (taken with a phone or camera) of some Star Marine stuff.
  • One of the pictures contain a partial URL to one of the Content Delivery Services (CDN) from CIG.
  • Someone managed, probably by trial and error, to guess the complete URL.
  • From that URL the CDN delivered an internal 40 GB developer build.


Thanks to Star Citizen being powered by the CryEngine, this means that you can use these assets right now, if you have managed to get your hands on them. This leak has given fans of the game a deep look at some of the ships and how they work, months or years before they would normally see them.

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