Luxurious bundle: Thom Browne Edition Last but certainly not least, there's the special Thom Browne Edition. Samsung created this version of the phone with the well-known fashion brand, and it's only available as part of a very expensive bundle that's being sold in select stores across the country. Along with the gray Z Flip and iconic red, white, and blue strip down the middle, you also get Galaxy Buds+ and a Galaxy Watch Active 2. … [Read more...] about Which color Galaxy Z Flip should you buy?
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"Simply by perturbating – changing the magnitudes of a few features (such as pixels for images), zeros to ones/ones to zeros, or removing a few features – the attacker can wreak havoc in security operations with disastrous effects," McAfee researchers Steve Povolny and Celeste Fralick wrote in a blog post describing the attack. … [Read more...] about Smart cars could be hijacked via AI hacking
Google X, the secretive division dedicated to futuristic long-shot projects, is making a new acquisition: Makani Power, a company that develops autonomous airborne wind turbines it believes could provide "kite power." Bloomberg Businessweek first reported the news in a longer piece on Google X, saying the deal was in the process of closing for an unknown amount. According to Bloomberg, Page approved the deal — but only if the team would crash five turbines in the near future. Makani has officially confirmed the deal on its website, and Google has been a longtime investor, backing Makani as early as 2007. Now, the company is one of the only known acquisitions by Google's moonshot wing. … [Read more...] about Google X ‘moonshots lab’ buys flying wind turbine company Makani Power
Even though I’ve accumulated a respectable amount of racing hours in the intervening years, I still spend the hours between waking up on race day and getting in the car questioning why I'm actually doing all this. "So what if one time I drove here and came back to the pits on three wheels? Didn't we fix that and come in fourth the following day?" I've felt much better about my pre-race stage fright after hearing Felix Baumgartner discuss his own problem during the Red Bull Stratos jump, and I gave myself a similar pep talk. “The car will be good. You’ve done this before, you know what you need to do. Build up to speed. Concentrate. Focus on your driving, ignore the lap times.” As Scott brings the car into the pit lane, I wait atop the pit wall, seat insert in hand (I’m short and need a booster seat). Only four people are allowed over the wall if the car's gas cap is open; the fueler, someone wielding a fire extinguisher, the driver, and one other … [Read more...] about The agony and ecstasy of (grassroots) racing
Why it matters: While many modern vehicles contain incredibly advanced technology, it’s not infallible. The MobilEye EyeQ3 camera system installed on certain Tesla models, for example, can be tricked into accelerating the car up to 50 mph over the speed limit using a simple piece of tape. McAfee researchers Steve Povolny and Shivangee Trivedi fooled the system by placing a slither of black tape over part of a 35mph sign to extend the middle line of the ‘3.’ It meant the cameras in Tesla’s 2016 Model S and Model X cars read the sign as 85 mph, causing the cruise control to accelerate toward 50 mph over the 35mph limit. … [Read more...] about Researchers show how to trick a Tesla into speeding using a piece of tape