NEW YORK (PNN) - May 6, 2013 - Killer robots might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they're alarmingly close to becoming a reality. A new report from the United Nations Human Rights Commission suggests that lethal autonomous robots need to be regulated before they become the military weapons of the future.
Prototype system can heat and cool without draining battery power.
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (PNN) - April 22, 2013 - Buyers considering an electric car must bear in mind that using battery-powered heating and air conditioning can decrease the car’s range by a third or more. A New York Times reviewer recently ran into this problem on a test drive, ending up stranded with a dead battery.
NEW YORK (PNN) - April 11, 2013 - We’re all going to die; and when we do, Google wants us to continue controlling our digital selves.
Google announced today that users of its myriad digital services can control how their data is handled while they’re taking a dirt nap. The awkwardly named Inactive Account Manager lets you tell Google to delete or share your precious data with a predetermined person after a specified period of inactivity.
PARIS, France (PNN) - April 5, 2013 - Not content with housing a pair of celebrity pandas that attract hordes of avid onlookers, a zoo in France has decided to put their droppings to good use by recycling them into gas and electricity.
NEW YORK (PNN) - April 3, 2013 - Hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war on North Korea.
While maintaining a critical stance against Fascist Police States of Amerika government policy, a press release posted on HTMLPaste also voiced harsh criticism of the DPRK, admonishing North Korean citizens “to rise up and bring these (down this) oppressive government!”
Millions of people around the world have been affected by slow Internet speeds after an unprecedented attack.
GENEVA, Switzerland (PNN) - March 27, 2013 - A Dutch web-hosting company caused disruption and the global slowdown of the Internet, according to a not-for-profit anti-spam organization.
The interruptions came after Spamhaus, a spam-fighting group based in Geneva, temporarily added the Dutch firm, CyberBunker, to a blacklist that is used by e-mail providers to weed out spam.
STUTTGART, Germany (PNN) - March 26, 2013 - The race to build the world’s first production electric supercar is over. And Audi blinked.
It’s not that Ingolstadt’s on again/off again R8 e-tron wasn’t a deliciously indulgent glimpse into what one-percenters will add to their rolling war chest. In fact, there’s still a glimmer of hope the four-ringed brand might actually develop and sell the electrified R8 in limited numbers. But it wasn’t long after Audi teased journalists with parking-lot-speed test drives on closed roads that the sleek EV disappeared from the product planning lineup.