If you can take anything from the Google I/O Dev Conference (other than smartwatches still aren’t cool), it is that Google wants to be everywhere. They want to be on your computer, your tablet, your phone, your accessories, your TV, your car and – literally – on your face.
Cruise is a startup made up of only eight people. Apparently cutting the fat works, because they are now the first to produce a self-driving kit that is consumer ready.
The interesting gadget is only compatible for newer Audi’s, and only mapped for San Francisco. So if you happen to be wealthy and in that particular city, you’re in luck!
HP, once one of the biggest brands in computers, has been struggling for quite some time to become relevant in a world increasingly focused on mobile technology. But now they have a chance to make their comeback, thanks to what has been ambiguously named ‘The Machine’.
Essentially, The Machine is an all-in-one game changer for the computer industry. HP Labs have been researching the different components for some time, the most prominent of which is their memristor. This ultra-speedy, massive data storage is delivered in a single chip that could multiply current storage capabilities within computers many times over.
It is being referred to as a “nightmare scenario” by privacy advocates. Vodafone, the second largest mobile phone company in the world, says that at least six world governments have been using secret wires to listen in and record customer calls on a massive scale.
A new report launched by OpenSSL has revealed another security flaw within the coding that allows for Man In The Middle (MITM) attacks that could potentially decrypt traffic going between an effected client and server.
Just a couple of months ago we had the Heartbleed Bug, a massive vulnerability that had been exploited for years. It allowed potential back doors to be open in every website using OpenSSL (pretty much all of them). A fact that was allegedly regularly taken advantage of, including by the NSA.
Google has written a new email describing recent security measures to provide end-to-end encryption on all email messages. But will it be enough to calm the ever-increasing fears of users about possible back door access by government officials and other nefarious forces?
The NSA and global spying efforts conducted by multiple governments with their help. The Heartbleed bug. Users are becoming more jumpy when it comes to the security of their information. Google is looking to ease some of that tension.
At first, that sounds perfectly natural…of course there are no steering wheels, they drive themselves! But the original idea was that drivers could eventually take back control of the vehicle and manually steer, such as in the case of emergencies or (though they won’t say this specifically) malfunctions.
The problem is that this is a totally new and innovative concept that will require some very difficult solutions. Ones that so far Google has not managed to come up with.