Category: Automation

“Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Here” – Waymo To Begin Testing Driver-Free Autonomous Taxis In Phoenix

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge From here on out, if you see a car without a driver meandering around suburban Phoenix, don’t be alarmed: It’s just Google‘s Waymo division testing its new driverless taxis – the first of their kind to be tested on US roads without the supervision of a “safety driver.” […]

Is your vacuum cleaner SPYING on you? Flaw in mobile app could let hackers take control of any LG smart home device

Phoebe Weston The Daily Mail (Archive) HOW DOES IT WORK? Software security firm, Check Point found a vulnerability in the login process on the LG SmartThingQ app which means that hackers could control your home remotely – just like you do. This means that traffic between the appliance and the LG […]

Waymo to begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan next week to see how they handle snow and ice

Reuters via The Daily Mail Alphabet Inc‘s self-driving car unit Waymo is expanding winter testing as it works to address a potential blind spot for autonomous vehicles: snowy and icy conditions. Waymo said Thursday that Michigan is the sixth state where the self-driving car project will test autonomous vehicles. The […]

YOU’RE TERMINATED Vladimir Putin warns of future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear or pain

Mark Hodge UK Sun VLADIMIR Putin has claimed genetically-modified super soldiers “worse than a nuclear bomb” could soon become a reality. The strongman Russian President spoke to a crowd of students about the prospect of an army of trained killers incapable of feeling “pain or fear” much like the characters […]