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Month: March 2018

Uber suspended from autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona following fatal crash

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Uber has been suspended from testing autonomous vehicles in the state of Arizona following last week’s fatal crash in the city of Tempe, according to the Associated Press. The accident, which occurred at night and coincided with autonomous test driver Rafaela Vasquez looking down right before the moment of impact, left pedestrian 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg […]

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Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, and Wemo

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The Taiwanese company known best for manufacturing iPhones, Foxconn, will soon be the company behind some of the best known routers and other computer accessories. A subsidiary of Foxconn, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, announced today that it would acquire Belkin, which also owns the brands Linksys and Wemo. Belkin, based in California, has been around for […]

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Four times people cried ‘aliens’ — and four times they were wrong

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Bitcoiin founders and brand ambassador Steven Seagal depart after raising over $75 million

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Actor Steven Seagal started supporting the “Bitcoiin” cryptocurrency last year as the new token’s brand ambassador. Now that relationship is over, as Bitcoiin posted a statement today that Seagal and the unnamed founders of the coin were walking away from the project since the token sale has ended. “From this point on Bitcoiin will function […]

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Man with excellent taste in music controls his Google speakers with RFID tags

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Define “useful.” I mean, sure, it’s not hard to talk to Google or Alexa and ask for music. They mishear you half the time, but that’s probably your fault. So why would you bother to print and craft dozens of custom RFID tags to control your music? Don’t you have must-see television to be watching? […]

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China’s spiraling space station will plunge to Earth in about a week

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After a couple years of anticipation, China’s first human space station — Tiangong-1 — will drop out of its orbit in about a week and plunge into Earth’s atmosphere. The European Space Agency has pinpointed the vehicle’s reentry date to sometime between March 30th and April 2nd, with the event most likely happening on April […]

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Elon Musk says Boring Company will sell ‘Lego-like’ kits of excavated rock

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Elon Musk has sold millions of dollars of branded hats and flamethrowers, and now, he says his Boring Company will sell “interlocking bricks” made from the rock that its tunnel-creating machines excavate from the ground. In other words, think Lego, he says, except giant, heavy, and made of earth. Musk says that the Boring Company […]

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Europol arrests suspect in bank heists that stole $1.2 billion using malware

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After a four year investigation, Europol announced it has arrested the suspected leader of a crime syndicate that stole $1.2 billion from over 100 banks in more than 40 countries using malware. According to Europol, the suspect was arrested by the Spanish National Police in Alicante, Spain, with support from the FBI, Romanian, Belarusian, and […]

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