NASA always gets the best of everything.
Nikola, a shameless spinoff, is trying to do for trucks what Tesla Motors did for cars. Do they have what it takes, though?
This Wednesday, serial entrepreneur Elon Musk met behind closed doors with United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter down at the Pentagon.
It was bound to happen. This week, Jared Overton, a Tesla Motors Model S owner, reported his car spontaneously started itself and drove into a trailer parked right in front of it. No one was hurt, but the car itself broke the windshield. Tesla Motors claims their software wasn’t to blame. Instead, internal logs suggest Overton used the ‘summon’ feature by mistake from his phone. Overton disagrees. It seems like a lawsuit might follow, but the accident begs a more important discussion: are Tesla’s autonomous features really safe?
Last Friday, sixteen students from the University of Florida entered in an unusual competition: a race between drones controlled solely by the participants’ thoughts.
As far as innovations go, it stands in a class of its own by allowing us to virtually alter the real world around us. It carries an echo of the changes mass media and computers brought into our lives, but there hasn’t been anything quite like it in our history. Among other things, VR could have a very powerful impact on our home life.
We tested Microsoft’s CaptionBot and had some laughs.