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Is the World Ready For Flying Cars?

An anonymous reader shares a report from TechCrunch, adding: “Is the world ready for flying cars? Sebastian Thrun, the supposed godfather of autonomous driving, and several other tech investors seem to think so.” From the report: At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, Thrun talked a lot about flying cars and how that was the future of transportation. So did GGV’s Jenny ... Read More »

Using Redir to Alter Network Traffic: Part 1

There are times when, despite your best efforts, you have little choice but to put a quick workaround in place. Reconfiguring network-border firewalls or moving services between machines is simply not an option because the network’s topology is long established and definitely shouldn’t be messed about with. Read More »

Electric Bus Sets Record With 1,101-Mile Trip On a Single Charge

A startup called Proterra has set the world record for the furthest distance any electric vehicle has managed before recharging. The Catalyst E2 Max electric bus drove 1,101.2 miles on a single charge, beating the previous record-holder, a one-seat experimental car nicknamed “Boozer.” Engadget reports: Not surprisingly, a bus can hold a much larger battery than just about any regular ... Read More »

Twitter Suspends 300,000 Accounts Tied To Terrorism In 2017

According to a new transparency report, Twitter said it suspended nearly 300,000 accounts globally linked to terrorism in the first half of the year. The company is improving automation tools used to help block accounts that promote terrorism and violence. Bloomberg reports: Of [the nearly 300,000 accounts that were suspended], roughly 95 percent were identified by the company’s spam-fighting automation ... Read More »