Toyota investing $50 million in artificial intelligence for cars
The auto industry’s investment in smart self-driving cars just went into higher gear
At a press conference in Palo Alto Friday, “Toyota announced it is investing $50 million and partnering with Stanford and MIT to “accelerate” artificial intelligence research as it relates to self-driving vehicles
The company also announced it had tapped Dr. Gill Pratt, who lead the Robotics Challenge at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to lead the project.
10 critical lessons the feds learned from Ferguson protests
The Department of Justice this week has released its full analysis of police action taken during the August 2014 Ferguson protests over the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson
The 180-plus page document, which can be read below, categorized 48 “findings” and 113 “lessons learned,” but highlighted 10 items as most critical to the assessment
The extensive report closely examines the…
Aretha Franklin to film festival: R-E-S-P-E-C-T my concert footage
LOS ANGELES — Aretha Franklin has amazing timing.
Her last-minute legal action — including a 10-minute phone conference with the Queen of Soul herself, THR reported — stopped the Telluride Film festival from showing Amazing Grace, a full-length documentary feature about her seminal 1972 performance that was scheduled to screen Friday night.
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Whole Foods customer found in a pool of blood after guard’s alleged assault
Editor’s note: This post includes graphic images.
A Whole Foods security guard in Oakland, California has been “permanently removed” from all of the company’s stores after a clash that left a customer lying unconscious in a pool of his own blood, a spokesperson for the grocery store chain told Mashable
The shopper was attempting to buy groceries with an electronic benefit transfer card that gives food stamps benefits Thursday night, when he got into a verbal argument with the cashier, Zoe…
Speed… With a Trackhawk in the Lead
Because Jeep and Dodge are under the same umbrella, as they pretty much always have been, there is some cross testing that takes place in order to put the same Hellcat engine that we love in the Charger and Challenger into the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Doing this makes the vehicle the Trackhawk and it is a massively powerful beast.
While we don’t have the exact specs and notes yet the Track Hawk is expected to be amazing and has already listed a time to sixty mph, which is used many times to…
The refugee crisis: Is Australia’s ‘stop the boats’ policy the answer?
The Australian government has hit back after an editorial in the New York Times slammed Australia’s handing of the influx of migrants and refugees traveling to its shores and advised Europe not to follow suit
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said in a statement released Thursday: “No responsible government could stand idly by in the face of these repeated tragedies. Our policies are lawful. They are safe. And they work. They save lives.”
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott is known for…
Washington’s pathetic NFL team self-inflicts the shame it deserves
Once upon a time, some 30 years ago, the nation’s capital had a successful NFL franchise with a Hall of Fame coach and owner, Super Bowl wins of which to boast and genuine stars for whom the fans could root
The team was a model of efficiency and success; it was the very antithesis of dysfunction. The franchise’s nickname — a disparaging term for Native Americans — was criticized by some, but flew mostly under the national radar, unquestioned and unchallenged as the team continued its winning…