Toyota is promising more affordable autonomous cars by turning each vehicle into a mobile map-maker, undercutting current systems in the process. The Japanese firm will show off its new, cloud-centric map generation system at CES 2016 in just a few weeks time, a combination of affordable cameras and GPS together with homegrown software to make sense of data from thousands of cars.
Your next flight might include a mandatory trip through the body scanner, with the US government quietly changing the opt-out rules for searches. In a document published earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security outlined an update to the Advanced Imagery Technology protocols used by the TSA at US airports, adding a clause which allows officers to insist travelers go through the controversial machines.
Microsoft's Surface Hub has been further delayed, with the huge touchscreen video-conferencing systems also climbing in price. The wall-mounted all-in-ones - ranging from 55-inches to a hefty 84-inches in size - went up for preorder back in July, but according to Microsoft the technology not only isn't quite ready to ship, but is in fact worth more than initially pegged.
The next big uproar in Corvette land could very well be an electric version of the iconic Stingray. Chevrolet's Ferrari-rival for the everyman may have a legacy of screaming V8 performance, but there are whispers of a potential "Corvette E-Ray" to put an electrified twist on the coveted classic.
The deal adds up: Ford and Google both want self-driving cars to stop being an experiment and start being a legitimate transport option. According to the rumor-mill, the automaker and the tech giant have been secretly scheming a collaboration on autonomous vehicles for several years, and the time is almost ripe for the fruits of that partnership to be shown off publicly.
BMW and Nissan have joined forces to take on Tesla's Supercharger network, installing new electric car chargers at 120 locations across the US. The stations, which will be capable of recharging a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 to 80-percent in 20-30 minutes, span nineteen states, though they'll also be of interest to drivers of other electric cars.
Of all the times Pivotal Living could've launched its body-fat measuring Smart Scale, the gluttonous period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is probably the most painful. Still, minimal sticker shock does at least temper some of the discomfort of seeing the results of your excess writ large across your smartphone display.
Live Photos shot on the iPhone 6s are getting a lot more social, with Facebook switching on support for the Harry Potter-esque moving images. Launched as a camera feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Live Photos combine a 12-megapixel still with roughly 1.5 seconds of video either side of it, but initially the sharing options were limited.
"Try the Tahoe" I was told when, a month or so ago, I admitted that Cadillac's vast, attention-seeking, and generally louche Escalade had wormed its way into my cold British heart. According to the commenters, I'd have just as much success - not to mention save a few tens of thousands of dollars - with the 2016 version of Chevrolet's SUV. So, I thought I'd put that to the test.
ROLI's Seaboard RISE looks like something you'd find Darth Vader playing in his downtime on the Death Star, but it uses the force in far more interesting ways. The company's first product was the much-lauded Seaboard GRAND back in 2013. That debuted the company's unusual flexible "keywave" surface, a layer which could be prodded and poked into delivering not only individual notes but smooth glissandos, complex evolving sounds, and more.