Tesla said Wednesday it is on track to begin production in July on the car, and announced plans to ramp up to 5,000 vehicles a week in the fourth quarter.
Researchers at Alphabet unit, Dutch institute demonstrated ‘collision attack’ on cryptographic technology known as SHA-1, Google publicly broke one of the major algorithms in web encryption, called SHA-1. The company’s researchers showed that with enough computing power — roughly 110 years of computing from a single GPU — you can produce a collision, effectively breaking the algorithm. We’ve known this was possible for a while, but nobody has done it, in part because of the possible fallout.
Google’s Waze Plans Expansion of Ride-Sharing Service
Facebook is starting to put ads in the middle of its videos
Around 40 light-years away, seven Earth-sized planets have been spotted orbiting closely around a small, ultra-cool star. It’s one of the largest solar systems that’s ever been discovered outside of our own, and it’s a particularly enticing find in the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life.
Tesla will double the number of Supercharger locations in North America in 2017, the company revealed today in its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company currently has 2,636 Superchargers at 373 locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and plans to have twice as many locations open by the end of 2017.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is getting a digital release on March 24th
WhatsApp Adds Snapchat-Like Story Feature Called Status
Messaging app is latest Facebook property to crib popular feature from upstart rival, Snap Inc.
Serious Cloudflare bug exposed a potpourri of secret customer data
One vaccine to wipe out ALL mosquito-borne diseases? It’s in clinical trials
Bees learn to play golf and show off how clever they really are
The hidden new business opportunity in autonomous cars
Amazon today announced that there are now more than 10,000 Alexa skills available on devices like the Amazon Echo. By comparison, there were roughly 130 skills available last January, and Amazon surpassed the 5,000 mark just last November.
99.6% of new smartphones run iOS or Android; RIP Windows and Blackberry
Google’s training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it’s too late
Mark Zuckerberg wrote a nearly 6,000-word letter about the future of Facebook — here are the key points
Project Loon : …it has implemented new algorithms powered by machine learning techniques to guide the balloons into clusters, taking advantage of wind pattern data and other factors. Project Loon balloons can now be sent to an area that needs internet access within weeks instead of months, X says.
Spotify-backed startup has raised $22 million to crack open a new music streaming market
Google built an AI that will play piano duets with you, video
Recode : Video : Eddy Cue, SVP, internet software and services, Apple
Monzo’s more than 100,000 users get access to a pre-paid Mastercard and accompanying iOS and Android app.
The Alps could lose as much as 70% of snow cover by the end of the century
Kenyan banks have joined forces to launch a mobile money rival to M-Pesa
Kraft Heinz wants to buy Unilever to create the world’s largest food giant
Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you discover how machine learning algorithms track and process your Facebook activity, and gain insights about your personality and habits.
Pixar teams up with Khan Academy for a free course on the art of storytelling
Verizon just acquired a drone company
The telecom giant announced last year that it would start providing data plans for drones, too.
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers invests in counter-drone security firm Dedrone
Now you can buy things from Costco, Whole Foods and other stores via Google Home
Dubai is planning to launch autonomous, one-passenger drone taxis this summer
What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism
Walt the bot is here to paint your walls, and it can do it 30 times faster than humans
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Spotify analyzed a year’s worth of data to create your perfect playlist for snow, sun, and rain
Sony’s TVs Will Be the First With Google Assistant Inside
…Using these mashups, the idea is that scientists will be able to take a few of your skin cells, grow miniature versions of all your major organs, and put them on a chip. Then doctors can test out the best compounds for whatever disease you might have—not in a mouse, but in a mini-you. “This will enable a new era of personalized medicine…
UPS drivers don’t turn left—and it saves them 10 million gallons of gas a year
The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule
Floating train at 2000 km/h set to store 10% of Dutch electricity
Working from home? Google wants to create a drone to go to meetings for you
Snap has a $2 billion contract with Google for cloud services
Facebook’s AI now lets you search for photos by their content
Google is killing its experimental Hands Free payment app