President Obama to Talk Self-Driving Cars in State of the Union Speech

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will talk about the prospects for self-driving cars in his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, according to government officials, the first time the president has used the annual speech to tackle an important issue facing the auto and technology industries. Mark Rosekind, the head of […]

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‘Grand Theft Auto’ Studio Head Calls It Quits

You may not be familiar with the man’s name, but you probably know his work. Leslie Benzies, the president of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar North, has departed the company after a 17-month sabbatical, reports Kotaku. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Benzies came aboard Rockstar North predecessor DMA Design in 1999 as a game programmer. In […]

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The Most Impressive Homemade Lightsaber We’ve Seen So Far

The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last month has inspired a new generation of nerdy engineers to try their hands at making their own homemade lightsabers. While all of the homemade lightsabers we’ve written about have their merits, a new one posted by YouTuber Martin Beyer last week might be the most impressive model we’ve […]

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Google Maps Will Soon Work Out Where You’re Going by Itself

Google is adding a new feature to Maps for Android that could make its navigation software even smarter. Called “Driving Mode,” the new Maps mode will take into account your history and current location to try and determine your destination. The app will then suggest info about your route like travel times and traffic conditions, according […]

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Dutch Police Hack Into ‘Uncrackable’ Blackberry

The Hague (AFP) – Dutch police confirmed Wednesday they have found a way to hack into messages on Blackberry data-encrypted smartphones, which claim to be the world’s most secure communications devices. The news first leaked in December on a Dutch blog Misdaadnieuws.com which revealed that the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) had broken into Blackberries equipped […]

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