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Slashdot · 7h ago

People are losing faith in self-driving cars following recent fatal crashes

There are news articles about the trust levels in self driving cars going down. As a technical person I have always thought the road to driverless cars would be longer than most were talking...
Slashdot · 17h ago

Researchers Say More Spectre-Related CPU Flaws On Horizon

After another speculative execution side channel-related flaw has been disclosed in processors, security experts say that more may be on the horizon.Researchers on Monday disclosed Variant 4...
Slashdot · 17h ago

Deep Learning System Improves Open Source Voice Codec

Researchers trained the Wavenet deep-learning audio system using speech samples encoded with the Codec2 Open Source low-rate digital voice codec, and the input audio. The trained system was ...
Slashdot · 1d ago

How Tesla can fix the brakes by "software update".

A tesla owner had posted an interesting speculation about how Tesla can respond to the brake issue reported by Consumer Reports. Tesla cryptically mentioned, "it is in a unique position to u...
Slashdot · 1d ago

The First Political Attack Ad Against Bitcoin Just Aired

Brian Forde was a senior adviser to the Obama administration on cryptocurrencies and other technologies, and he also ran MIT's Digital Currency Initiative. But that hasn't stopped him from b...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Microsoft wins lucrative cloud deal with intelligence community

Microsoft has won a contract to be the sole provider of cloud services to national intelligence agencies. The deal is reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Amazon was considered ...
Slashdot · 1d ago

The Reactionless EM Drive is Bullshit

Researchers in Germany have performed an independent, controlled test of the infamous EM Drive with an unprecedented level of precision. The result? The thrust is coming from interaction wit...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Progressive groups launch offensive telling the FTC to break up Facebook

The groups are asking for the FTC to do three things: Break off Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger into their own companies separate from Facebook proper.Make it possible for users on compet...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Android illegally requiring you to use your Google account?

In May of 1998, Microsoft was sued under antitrust law by the United States Department of Justice. The central accusation of the trial, which ended with a settlement in 2001, was that Micros...
Slashdot · 17h ago

New Model Unites Classical & Quantum Physics: Describes Dark Energy & Bi

A new paper presents a complete description of modern theory in quantum terms, thus unifying classical and quantum physics.http://www.scirp.org/Journal/P...In addition to unification, the pa...