Monday, July 24, 2017

Jamming GPS Signals Is Illegal, Dangerous, Cheap, and Easy

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I ordered it on eBay. When the four-ounce envelope arrived from New York three days later, it looked innocuous enough. It contained a finger-sized black plastic box, a small black antenna to screw onto that box, and two glass fuses. It was designed to fit into a car’s 12-volt electrical socket (that thing that used…

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Mercedes-Benz joins electric racing series Formula E

Mercedes-Benz will compete in Formula E, the all-electric racing series, starting in 2019. The news was announced today after months of speculation over whether the German automaker would exercise an option it had purchased to join the series back in October.

Despite that uncertainty, joining Formula E seemed like a relatively sure bet for Mercedes-Benz. Formula E is a cost-controlled series, and Mercedes-Benz has a wide presence in motorsports. The company is heavily invested in electric vehicles, and has already won championships with its hybrid technology in Formula One.

What is surprising is that the automaker announced that it will leave Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM, in order to accommodate competing in Formula E. DTM is...

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NASA moves ahead with plans to build a quiet supersonic jet

lockheed-martin-quesst-concept.jpgNASA's dreams of a quiet supersonic jet are one step closer to fruition. The agency tells Bloomberg that it'll start taking bids to build a larger (94-foot) real-world demo version of the aircraft that it tunnel-tested in June, and we now have a cle... http://ift.tt/2v1wEsZ
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2018 IndyCar NEXT makes its official debut in super speedway spec

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This self-driving valet service is one of the smartest ways to use driverless cars

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Mercedez-Benz and Bosch want to take the hassle of finding a parking spot out of your life forever. 

The two companies are teaming up to create the world's first self-driving valet service at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The service will eventually allow Mercedes-Benz drivers to hand the wheel over to their cars, which will take control and park themselves.

The project in its current form offers museum visitors a ride into the facility via a fleet of driverless cars, which are summoned via a smartphone app from a predetermined pickup area. Passengers are delivered at the museum doors, then the cars drive themselves to an assigned space in the multi-level garage and park.  Read more...

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Shanghai had its hottest day in 145 years

A heat wave may be pummeling the East Coast right now, but we should really be taking pity on Shanghai, which had its hottest day in at least 145 years.

Temperatures hit a record 105.62 degrees Fahrenheit today in the Southern Chinese city, which is the highest temperature recorded at the Xujiahui weather station since it was established in 1873. The previous high was a mere 105.44 degrees Fahrenheit, back in 2013.

That said, overall, 105 is not that impressive when it comes to temperature records since by some accounts, the hottest temperature ever recorded was 134 degrees Fahrenheit in California’s Death Valley in 1913. “By some accounts” is key here, because there’s plenty of dispute around the “hottest temperature” ranking among...

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Guess how many giant patches of garbage there are in the ocean now?

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The Great Pacific garbage patch now has a South Pacific cousin.

A recent expedition found another massive patch of plastic floating in the ocean—this time in the South Pacific.
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U.S. bans travel to North Korea by American citizens

The U.S. government today said that Americans will be prohibited from traveling to North Korea because of an elevated risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where an American student was jailed last year while traveling there, and later died.

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U.S. Commissioning New Class of Supercarrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Tomorrow

UK, China and U.S. Launch New Carrier Classes in 2017, Russia Lags Behind. The U.S Navy and Newport News Ship Building Company officially commissioned a new class of “supercarrier” advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier tomorrow at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is the first ship in this new […] http://ift.tt/2uRf1MC
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Apple’s Greater China business now has its own managing director for the first time

 Apple has appointed Isabel Ge Mahe as its first vice president and managing director of its business in Greater China. China-born Ge Mahe is tasked with managing Apple’s China business, and she will report into CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams when she takes up the role, which is based out of Shanghai, “later this summer.” Ge Mahe is currently located in California,… Read More
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