Sunday, August 18, 2019

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars ‘talk’ to avoid jams

Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48359322

Trump blocking Twitter critics unconstitutional, court rules

The president's Twitter feed is a public forum and therefore subject to First Amendment rules, a court says. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48935861

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48394101

Huawei signs deal with Russian telecoms firm to develop 5G

The deal comes as the Chinese firm faces a backlash in the West over the security of its products. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48537643

Berlin Brandenburg: The airport with half a million faults

Billions over budget, years late in opening, and still being rebuilt before a single plane has landed. What's gone so wrong at the new...

AI used to narrate e-books in authors’ voices

A Chinese e-reader will feature two novels read by AI-avatars of their authors. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49329650

Is routine genetic profiling coming closer?

Genome sequencing projects around the world are revealing promising new health insights. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49090754

TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space

Space is getting busy thanks to a new era of commercialisation. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47885259

Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram

The ads were displayed to the young user despite Instagram's policies saying some should not be shown to her. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48677333

Jack Ma defends the ‘blessing’ of a 12-hour working day

Alibaba's billionaire founder sparked intense debate after pressing for a 9am to 9pm working day and a six-day week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47934513