A Google’s autonomous vehicle was involved in an accident with a public transit bus last month. That was the first accident ever caused by the vehicle’s software, leading Google to state its responsibility as the company aims to refine the car’s software.
SpaceX aborts its third attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket, which is designed to land its booster on a platform, making spaceflight more affordable. The abrupt scrub, just seconds before the liftoff, was due to an unexpected delay that caused the fuel to fail.
Ford announced that the company will devote more resources to develop semi-autonomous driving technologies, as they aim to invest triple the amount of investment in the technologies. Some of Ford's cars already have some semi-autonomous technology in them, as with the updated version of Ford Kuga unveiled along with the announcement.
The latest quarterly survey of Fenwick & West LLP found most Silicon Valley companies that raised venture funding in the fourth quarter of 2015 softened.
Recent statements and reports acknowledged that China is closing its technology gap with the United States, especially in air forces. Chinese governments have been using resources to support modernization on the military. However, the pilots' ability between the two countries is still facing a huge gap due to experience and training program.
A team of scientists from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Center (ORC) developed a technology that could store documents and information of the human history for billion of years. The data could survive extreme conditions and when retrieved the data could show five-dimensional information.
Apple is sponsoring one of fashion’s biggest and most prestigious event, the Met Gala. This year’s exhibition will feature works that highlight the dynamics of human craftsmanship and technology in creating high-end fashion. Apple will also be involved in the exhibition’s music department using its Apple Music.
Switzerland receives about 1000 emergency calls from hikers every year. In order to create a technology that could give a faster response and search more effectively for lost or injured hikers, a group of researchers developed a software with a combination of Artificial Intelligence. The software enable drones to autonomously navigate forest areas and direct themselves to hiking trails.
Tesla has release it's Summon software update that will allow users of its Model S to remotely park their cars. The technology will also increase the safety for the driver.
VTech Holdings said that it has entered into an agreement to acquire electronic toymaker LeapFrog in an all cash offer. The electronic learning toy maker will fund the acquisition with the internal resources.
Both ChemChina and Syngenta have agreed on the amount of $34 billion for ChemChina to acquire the Swiss company. The acquisition, if completed, would be the biggest foreign purchase ever made by a Chinese company. However, the trend shows that Chinese company are showing interest in investing overseas, especially in the Western countries.
Apple has been showing interests in developing wireless charging technology since they released the first iPhone. Their ambitions have been closer to reality and we could expect to see the new technology to be a key feature in Apple's devices as soon as next year.
The healthcare industry has yet to see a service that could completely change the industry similar to how Uber and Airbnb change their respective industries. Industry professionals give their opinion on what could become the big game-changer for the healthcare industry.
The statement came from Baidu's senior vice president Wang Jing. He believes that Baidu has some advantage over other car makers, especially local knowledge. The company has already invested a lot in the development of AI, that could help the development of autonomous cars.
Despite the spreading rumors that speculate new Apple Watch model would be introduced on March, an Apple-watcher wrote why it's unlikely that the model would arrive that soon. But it stays likely that Apple will have a major event on March, although not related to the new Apple Watch.
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