Drone Race: AI vs Human
Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes -- but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones controlled by artificial intelligence (A.I.) against a professional human pilot. The race, held on Oct. 12, capped off two years of research into drone autonomy funded by Google. The c
Why upgrade to Windows 10?
Lately, millions of PCs all over the world have been regularly displaying a Microsoft notification reading, in essence: “Dear users, how about if you upgrade to Windows 10?” Sometimes, the message is not even that subtle: “Your operating system will be upgraded to Windows 10 on [date here].” Such messages pop up on all computers operating legitimate copies of Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8, leading many users to ask a rather sensible question: “Should I upgrade to the new o
How 2013 changed the way we view thechnology
What exactly does "personal computer" mean these days? Is it a computer at all? The way we use technology is changing and adapting faster than a lot of us might appreciate or even understand. You can now check your mail or see what's happening on Facebook while walking and talking to someone at the same time. Mobile devices are used for shopping and banking to the point where they are about to become the dominant form of online presense. Here are the new trends that have gat