Tag: Gear

Democrats are just one vote shy of restoring net neutrality

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer now says Democrats in the Senate are a single vote away from restoring net neutrality. According to the senator from New York, they now have a total of 50 votes for a Senate resolution of disapproval that w…

US continues to blacklist China’s eBay over counterfeit goods

Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba’s counterfeit goods problem refuses to go away. Despite noting improvements on takedown efforts, the Office of the US Trade Representative has again blacklisted Alibaba’s eBay-like Taobao shopping site.

Alibaba and Microsoft AI beat human scores on Stanford reading test

20 years ago, IBM’s Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in a game of chess and the practice of pitting human against computer continues to this day. Google’s AI was the first to beat a Go champion a couple of years back (and it continues to teach it…

Hyundai’s new Veloster will make its debut in ‘Forza Motorsport 7’

The new Hyundai Veloster just made its debut on the NAIAS 2018 show floor, but the first time we’ll be able to drive one is in Forza Motorsport 7. Following a string of cars debuting in videogames (BMW M4 Coupe, Porsche 911 GT2 RS), the Velost…

GAC’s En Verge concept packs a digital dash and AR for passengers

Chinese automaker GAC is making waves at the North American International Auto Show. “We want you to give us a chance to challenge ourselves,” GAC group president Feng Xingya said from the stage, before unveiling GAC’s first all-electric conce…

BlackBerry’s ‘Jarvis’ finds security flaws in connected cars

As cars become more reliant on software, it’s critical for automakers to make sure their code is as secure as possible. It’s somewhat surprising, though, for a company like BlackBerry to come out with a potential solution. At a keynote during …

Algorithms transform Chicago scenes into trippy lobby art

Office lobbies are prime spots for corporations to make statements about their values and taste, yet “lobby art” is usually a shorthand way of saying “insipid crap.” However, an art installation studio called ESI Designs has given a Chicago of…

US will reveal revised autonomous car guidelines this summer

We’ll see the latest revised set of guidelines for autonomous vehicles this summer, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has revealed at the annual Detroit auto show. According to Chao, her agency has been preparing for the arrival of auton…

Toyota caves to pressure and adds CarPlay to new models

Many car manufacturers have joined the modern era by adopting Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or both, but not Toyota. It insisted on going its own way, and that has usually meant skipping its cars entirely if you cared about smartphone integratio…