Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year
Step 1. Weaponize my "Laser" printer
Step 2. ???
Step 3. Online murder
GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model
Can I sleep while "Super Cruising"?
California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels
Then what's the point; I want to sleep!
What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?
Automating simple/repetitive tasks represents most of my self assigned projects (in between larger/outside funded development projects which are assigned) the most important thing is to always be working on something... or at the very least always appear to be working on something.
SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon
Well, 256GB SSD ought to be enough for anybody, and is relatively affordable.
enough is never enough.
Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs
15 years ago they were grumbling these kids couldn't run nor catch a ball.
Horrors, what will they be saying in 2025?
That use of a direct neural interface has rendered children unable to swipe to unlock.
Data Mining Reveals the Emotional Differences In Emails From Men and Women
a google app is just going to tell people things that they already know about themselves.
That app will do well, anything to parrots ourselves back to us will have mass appeal.
The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators
Our food trucks have the same dine safe (colour coded sign with date and any inspection warnings issued) display requirements that our non-portable eating spaces have.
Uber Tip-Skimming Allegations Could Spark National Class Action
The only people who "win" law suits are the lawyers; nothing to see here, move along.
When Will My Computer Understand Me?
It would make for better TV too.
Apple E-book Price-Fixing Trial Begins
If Apple doesn't set the prices, how can they fix the prices?
US Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill 69 To 27
If you're not gonna spend it, they'll need to tax it. So start spending, or we'll have to try Socialism. :-P
What do so many Americans have such fear/hatred of Socialism?
Using Truth Serum To Confirm Insanity
"Eh, you never know what you're capable of. I never thought I could shoot down a German plane, but last year I proved myself wrong." - Abe J. Simpson
When Will We Trust Robots?
If there was an affordable robot that could clean and dust my house; I would buy it. If it could do my laundry including ironing and folding then wash, dry, and put away my dishes I'd pay even more. If it then could also feed my cat and clean her litter, that would be the single most useful thing I own. If it could cook my meals, wash my car and take out my garbage I would lose that ability to live with out it. if it could drive me to work then do the shopping and fill my gas tank then drive back to my house and put the groceries away then return for me at the end of my day I might never drive to work again. If it could do all of those think I wouldn't care if it looked like Rosie from the Jet-sons, a Terminator T-800, or a Mr. Handy from Fallout.
NASA Prepares Probes For Suicide Mission
The 2nd law of robotics (robots must obey humans) trumps the 3rd law (self preservation)
This is the issue I've always had with the 3 laws, why can't we value all sentient life (both organic and synthetic) with equal respect.
Elon Musk Will Usher In the Era of Electric Cars
"James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is James Cameron!" - James Cameron (as portrayed on South Park)
First Mummies May Have Been Inspired by Field of Corpses
It was space aliens. Ancient civilizations were all developed by space aliens who came to Earth for some unknown reason, and decided to teach us everything.
it's a pity they stopped before before giving us the tools, knowledge, resources, and plans for an interstellar vessel.
The Increasing Role of Predictive Analysis In Police Work
I knew you were going to make that mistake, but I wasn't sure warning you was the right thing to do.
Warning them would have violated causality and could have created a paradox leading to the destruction of our world, however, it's Monday morning and there is a security policies meeting I don't want to be included in, so go ahead.
Google Killing Off Mini, Video, and iGoogle
What's left to actually own?