Government will consider Google computer to be car’s driver
Business / Technology

Government will consider Google computer to be car’s driver

DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has found. The redefinition of “driver” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, taking it a step closer to its goal of self-driving cars without steering … Continue reading

State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures
Technology

State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information on their personal email accounts, according to a memo written by the State Department watchdog that was released Thursday. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal … Continue reading

Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout
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Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars have been told by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles … Continue reading

National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students
Education / National / Science / Technology / Virginia

National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students

Howard University, Washington, D.C., is hosting a DOE/NNSA National Laboratories Day Career Fair on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Research Building. Students interested in participating should register soon since some events are first-come, first-served. Registration and information about the event is available at http://www.labsrecruiting.com. The event is open to … Continue reading

Apparent security easing precedes drug lord’s recapture
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Apparent security easing precedes drug lord’s recapture

LIMA, Peru (AP) — As the world’s most hunted man, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had to know the most sophisticated information and surveillance technology available was marshalled against him: satellites, unmanned aircraft, NSA and DEA eavesdroppers, malware-sowing Mexican state hackers. Yet Guzman may have let his guard down before receiving Hollywood actors Sean Penn and … Continue reading

Google: Self-driving cars improve, but still need human help
Science / Technology

Google: Self-driving cars improve, but still need human help

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google’s futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, Jan. 12, results it says are encouraging but show the technology has yet to reach the goal of not needing someone behind the wheel. With Google’s fleet logging tens … Continue reading