Here’s how Auto Pilot will work in Volvo’s self-driving cars
A fleet of 100 self-driving Volvo XC90s will hit the roads in Sweden in 2017, and now, we have a sense of just how its Sensus self-driving interface will operate
Let me preface this by saying I’ve ridden in self-driving cars before, and I still find Volvo’s Auto Pilot demo (watch above) pretty fascinating. The first step to activating Auto Pilot is to program the end destination in the navigation system, so the car knows exactly where it will go — and where the driver can take over.
Facebook Tweaks The News Feed To Play Friendly With Slower Internet Connections
If you’ve ever tried to load up Facebook on a slow connection, you… probably didn’t have the best time. Unless you’re going out of your way to use something like Facebook Lite, the experience on slow connections takes a pretty sharp dive. With a massive chunk of its next billion users coming from places where 2G mobile Internet is still the widespread default, Facebook… Read More
Surface Pro 4 hands on: Better specs, better keyboard, even bigger potential
Though it might have been overshadowed on Tuesday by the new Surface Book laptop, the Surface Pro 4 is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor. It also has more competition — not just from the MacBook Air, but from the upcoming iPad Pro.
I had a few…
Transforming from Volvo to Polestar, the V60 loses its Swedish sanity
Here’s a riddle: When is a Volvo not a Volvo? When it’s tuned by Polestar.
OK, I’ll admit that’s a pretty lame riddle. That said, it’s nonetheless true. Because, once the Polestar engineers get their hands on the Volvo V60, it loses all sense of Swedish sanity. But it’s never felt so good to be so mental.
Polestar has been the company in charge of Volvo racing efforts around the world for nearly 20 years. Most notably, the racing team team recently made a splash when it entered —…
Man calls cops because he’s ‘too high’, they discover him surrounded by Doritos
Most stoned people avoid the police at all costs, because they know, man. However, one intoxicated man in Youngstown, Ohio, decided to do just the opposite because he was way too high.
Police could hear the man groaning as…
San Francisco bans drones during Fleet Week with a $10,000 fine
Fly your drone at San Francisco’s Fleet Week festivities, face a fine of up to $10,000.
In other words, don’t fly a drone at the Fleet Week.
The San Francisco Police Department and the FAA will establish a “No Drone Zone” within five nautical miles of the center point of the city’s Fleet Week air show, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The No Drone Zone will be established Thursday through Sunday during the day, with offenders facing a fine up to $10,000.
See also: A Millennium Falcon…
Raids conducted, 5 arrested following Sydney police shooting
Australian police conducted a series of raids in Sydney early Wednesday morning following a shooting on Friday that killed a New South Wales police employee.
More than 200 officers raided a number of homes in the suburbs of Guildford, Wentworthville, Merrylands and Marsfield at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, arresting five people in the process, according to a NSW Police statement.
The raids were conducted after…