Monday, November 20, 2017

Technology

Technology

Philip Hammond to say UK will have self-driving cars by 2021 in budget ‘fit...

Driverless cars will be on Britain’s roads by 2021 as a result of sweeping regulatory reforms that will put the UK in the forefront of a post-Brexit technological revolution, chancellor Philip Hammond will...

How algorithms are pushing the tech giants into the danger zone

Facebook is asking users to send them their nude photographs in a project to combat ‘revenge porn’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new pilot programme in Australia...

'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

James Damore conforms to the stereotype. He’s happy to admit he fits the mould of an awkward computer nerd and the moment we meet in a Silicon Valley coffee shop, he knocks a...

Tesla Roadster: nine things we know about the 'smackdown to gasoline cars'

Tesla announced a new version of its very first car, the Roadster, turning it into an electric supercar described as a “hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars” by company founder Elon Musk. The new sports...

Microsoft’s latest Xbox raises the game

Its creators claim it is one of the most powerful gaming consoles on Earth. Now the newly launched Xbox One X from Microsoft is after a new accolade – to beat its rival...

Cobalt warning over electric vehicles boom

The boom in electric vehicles is increasing the risk of cobalt mined by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo ending up in batteries, a report from Amnesty International has found. ...

WATCH: Breakthrough as robot does backflip

Scientists have released footage showing a new robot jumping and even doing a backflip as it performs a gymnastics routine. ...

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric truck

Electric car specialist Tesla has unveiled a prototype for a truck equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system that it will start producing in 2019. ...

Self-driving cars in first UK road tests

Autonomous vehicles have successfully completed trials on the public highway for the first time in Britain. The...

Far-right figures lose Twitter 'blue tick'

Twitter has removed the blue verification tick from several high-profile far-right accounts, following accusations it was not doing enough to combat hate speech. ...

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Confessions from the City: why firms are failing to tackle the...

The week before Christmas, and a party at one sales firm in the City of London turned out to be “somewhat eventful”. Two...