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Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle is hauling goods in Sweden

Sponsored Links Volvo Trucks Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera is ready to hit the road. In collaboration with ferry and logistics company DFDS, Vera will begin transporting goods between a logistics center and a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle will haul shipping containers along a predefined route, including a stretch of public roads. …

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CERN turns to open source software as Microsoft increases its fees

Sponsored Links CERN For the last 20 years, CERN — home of the Large Hadron Collider — has been using Microsoft products under a discounted “academic institution” rate. But in March, at the end of its previous contract, Microsoft revoked CERN’s academic status. According to a CERN blog post, under the new contract, licensing costs …

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Ford will test new self-driving cars in Detroit

Sponsored Links Argo AI Ford is testing a new fleet of self-driving vehicles in its homebase of Detroit. Argo AI, Ford’s autonomous vehicle arm, announced it would deploy its third-generation vehicles in Detroit and Corktown. The Ford Fusion Hybrids will be equipped with a “significantly upgraded sensor suite”, as well as new sets of radar …

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Volkswagen ends deal with self-driving startup Aurora

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Volkswagen is cutting ties with Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora after only a year, amidst talks of working with Ford’s Argo AI instead. Financial Times reported the news of the split, adding that VW expects to reach a deal with Argo AI this summer. Sources told FT that VW declined to …

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Proposed rules in India could force Uber to go electric

Sponsored Links d3sign via Getty Images Uber has been trying to get more electric vehicles to join its fleet for a while now, but it might have to find a way to speed things up if India passes a set of proposed rules for clean mobility. According to Reuters, Indian officials are planning to order …

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Walmart’s new delivery service will put groceries directly in your fridge

Sponsored Links Walmart Having groceries delivered to your home is convenient, but if taking food from the front door to the kitchen is too much hassle, then Walmart has a solution. It is launching a new service, InHome Delivery, which involves a representative placing groceries directly in your fridge. The idea is that you can …

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Baltimore ransomware attack will cost the city over $18 million

Sponsored Links Tony Deluca Iii / EyeEm via Getty Images Fresh off dealing with chaos caused by last month’s ransomware attack, the city of Baltimore has a new problem to deal with — the $18 million in damages that came with it. On May 7th, the city’s government computer systems were infected with aggressive ransomware …

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This AI-powered subreddit has been simulating the real thing for years

Sponsored Links Reddit Can the human discourse on social media in 2019 be properly captured by a group of well-programmed bots? Of course it can. r/subredditsimulator is a subreddit — three years in the making — that consists solely of neural network bots. It works by generating random submissions and comments based on posts from …

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Firefox’s latest privacy updates strengthen tracking protection

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Firefox is rolling out an “Enhanced Tracking Protection” feature today that will block a list of over a thousand third-party trackers compiled by Disconnect, an open-source anti-tracking tool. New users of the browser who are downloading it for the first time will have the tracking protections turned on by default. Current …

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‘Unprecedented’ 3D magnetic interactions could change computing

Sponsored Links Who_I_am via Getty Images The field of spintronics, or spin electronics, uses an electron’s spin and its magnetic movement to encode instructions and other data. It’s sometimes seen as an alternative to electronics, which relies on the electron’s charge to encode data. While spintronics has the potential to increase data processing speeds, boost …

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