Road Train Completes First Trials In Sweden
BMW has a system to keep a constant distance with the vehicle in front of you, but it doesn't steer the wheel:
BT Content Connect May Impact Net Neutrality
BT needs disambiguation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT
Acronyms can be confusing, so please explain them before using the acronym.
Gaming Mouse Changes Shape For a Custom Fit
You can change almost anything in this mouse, except you cannot turn it into a left-handed mouse. This mouse is for right-handed people only.
I'm left handed and I use a left-handed mouse at home. My hand muscles are much more relaxed with my mouse.
I have also tried symmetrical mouses, but I still feel a mouse shaped to the hand you are going to use it is much better.
Why Broadband Prices Haven't Decreased
The link seems slashdoted. This is a google cache link to it:
Summary: the broadband industry regulates itself, thus prices remain high.
Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center
I myself own a Nokia N97. Its hardware is very well constructed, solid, nice touch, good camera, but it's software is damn slow and buggy, mainly because it's based in Symbian. I'd say Nokia should focus much more in software development rather than hardware if they want to succeed.
So this joint venture with Intel is not going to change anything in the marketplace, as Nokia's hardware is good enough now.
Why Intel Wants To Network Your Clothes Dryer
I think this Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication of home appliances would better use PLC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_line_communication instead of wireless for communicating.
All of these appliances already need a power plug, so no extra cables are needed. And the wireless communication can be really bad in some houses with thick walls.
The Best Medications For Your Genes
If drugs become targeted to certain DNA profiles, wouldn't it be likely that medical centers ask you to let them keep records of your DNA? Well, may be not your complete DNA, but certain genes.
I wonder what could happen if such records go to the "wrong" hands, as health insurance companies.
Japanese Researchers Create Skiing Robot
I just found a video of a skiin robot on youtube dated 2008 from the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia:
Linux Patch Clears the Air For Use of Microsoft's FAT Filesystem
It may be an strategic choice from MS. Preventing people from use other filesystems will lock you to Windows.
In the other hand, releasing a development kit to users for free (as in beer) would help them increase the user base, and thus selling more Windows copies.
A better explanation here:
Siemens, Nokia Helped Provide Iran's Censoring Tech
first we should stop selling them weapons.
One Fifth of World's Population Can't See Milky Way At Night
The UNESCO http://www.unesco.org/ has had for some time initiatives like http://www.astronomicalheritage.org/ to promote and/or protect dark night skies.
Australia, UK To Test Vehicle Speed-Limiting Devices
The big drawback I can see is that anyone will get a speeding ticket anymore. The government would not receive any income from that.
They may limit your engine though a bit higher than the actual speed limit so they can still fine you.
Gmail Adds 5 Second Send Rule
so 5 seconds after you send an email you start regenerating mana.
Drug Giant Pledges Cheap Medicine For World's Poor
video cards don't save human lives.
Valve Looking to Port Games to Linux?
Server software may run under Linux and the games under Windows.