Science & Technology

Autonomous cars may be on the road next year

Autonomous cars vehicles next year

Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly traveled roads as early as next year in what may be the first attempt at unassisted autonomous piloting. Automotive electronics and parts maker Delphi and French transport company Transdev plan to use autonomous taxis and a …

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Tips to Improve Payroll Process Efficiency

While the HR industry has developed slowly over the past few decades, it’s taken a giant leap recently. Technology has allowed us to enjoy software that not only manages our tasks, but ones that manage entire departments! Payroll is no different. Many companies have implemented automated payroll software into their …

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WikiLeaks’ “Dark Matter” release exposes CIA hacking of Apple devices

Dark Matter Sonic Screwdriver DarkSeaSkies WikiLeaks Apple Mac

CIA documents published by WikiLeaks Thursday reveal hacks used by the agency against Apple cellphones and computers. Dubbed “Dark Matter,” the documents, a new addition to WikiLeaks’ ongoing “Vault 7” dump, detail hacks developed for iPhones and MacBooks as far back as 2008. “These documents explain the techniques used by …

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Is Amazon Echo connected to the CIA? Alexa responds

Amazon Echo connected CIA Alexa

A new video shows a woman asking an Amazon Echo a slew of questions about the Central Intelligence Agency, which it answers. But what happens when she asks it, “Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?” Radio silence. The video was front page on Reddit this morning. The top comment, by AnxiousLabelPeeler, reads: “Well that’s …

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US Geological Survey admits fracking causes earthquakes

Fracking causes earthquakes US Geological Survey

It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017. The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t …

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