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Here's how Elon Musk's tunnels will put an end to traffic jams
If you've been catching the little hints Elon Musk's been dropping this year about revolutionizing traffic flow with a massive network of underground tunnels, you're probably eager to hear more details...
Best VPN solutions for Linux users
This article was provided to TechRadar by Linux User & Developer, a magazine which is dedicated to passing on the open source knowledge and expertise of grass-roots developers and hackers. Some of the...
Tired of traffic? "Flying taxis" may be coming in the near future
If the roads are terribly congested and there’s just no way to get home fast, perhaps hopping on a flying drone taxi may be the best way to get home in Singapore in 2030.That’s at least the plan for the...
Waze and other traffic dodging apps prompt cities to game the algorithms
There is some communication between cities and the major apps. Boston, for example, uses Waze traffic jam data to help it time traffic lights in the downtown harbor area. That information helped reduce...
Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours
Enlarge / A Netgear R6400.Netgear reader comments 25 Share this story "Well, f**k." Harsh language was appropriate under the circumstances. My router had just been hacked. Setting up a reliable home network...
Google and Microsoft kick pirate websites off the front page
Both Google and Microsoft have entered into an agreement this Monday with the British government that would see their respective search engines make piracy websites harder to find for U.K. users.The new...
Google mistakes NHS traffic for cyber attack
The problem is affecting access to the US search giant across the NHS network, with many users being asked to fill in a form to confirm they are not a robot before they are able to access the site.An...
Majority of Android VPNs can’t be trusted to make users more secure
Ron Amadeo reader comments 1 Share this story Over the past half-decade, a growing number of ordinary people have come to regard virtual private networking software as an essential protection against...
How I turned a traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of the century
EnlargePaul Jansen reader comments 0 Share this story Adam MacLeod is an associate professor at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and author of Property and Practical Reason (Cambridge...
Autonomous Car Technology Was Plentiful at CES 2017
NEWS ANALYSIS: Promising autonomous vehicle technology was everywhere you looked at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, but sorting out which promises might actually be fulfilled took some exploring. LAS VEGAS—I peered...
ESA and Inmarsat deploy real-time “4D” air traffic control system
EnlargeEuropean Space Agency reader comments 13 Share this story Further ReadingSpace for Europe and for all humankind: A brief history of the ESAThe European Space Agency is trialling the use of a new...
Audi's connected city goes live: Las Vegas stoplights start talking to cars
It's arguably the holy grail of traffic management: cars talking to roads, and roads talking to cars. Thanks to Audi and the folks who route traffic in and around Las Vegas, that's now our reality.TIL...
Audi’s new traffic light countdown seems basic, but it’s a big step for autonomy
reader comments 14 Share this story Even when the instrument cluster is in navigation mode, Traffic Light Information is displayed in the bottom right hand corner. Audi The countdown will change if you've...
The government's plan to keep drivers' eyes on the road
DETROIT — The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wednesday are designed to reduce crashes caused...
New Tool Designed to Reduce $5 Billion Web Traffic Fraud Stream
NEWS ANALYSIS: As much as one-third of the money spent on digital advertising are spent on fraudulent traffic most of generated by bots, not web-browsing humans. By now you probably have an idea of how...
Cloud Tops One Half of Data Center Traffic, Cisco Study Finds
Data centers are hubs for the modern digital world and continue to grow in terms of both physical installations and overall traffic volume. A key trend emerging in recent years is their embracing of the...
Researchers Track Widespread Cyber-Threats in DNS Traffic
One of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in internet history recently occurred, achieving data volumes of 620 Gbps and causing the temporary blackout of security news site KrebsOnSecurity....
Honeycomb-shaped streets would stop traffic from getting sticky
Side effect: Hexagonal layouts can get you out of a jamFolco Quilici/Alinari Archives via Getty ImagesBy Monica YoungLife is sweet in the honeycomb. City planning has long depended on rectangular networks...
Why the Web went down: DNS, DDoS explained
Domain Name System (DNS) servers are key to directing traffic on the Internet. The servers take in Web addresses typed by users, like www.twitter.com, translate them into numerical addresses computers...
Best free iPad games 2016
In the tiny isometric world of Traffic Rush 2, traffic lights are seemingly anathema to the general public. Instead, dangerous crossings are manned by the kind of people who need the steely nerve of an...
Will this stop traffic congestion?
A new idea could solve traffic congestion in Melbourne. Picture: Rob Leeson THERE’S a radical new idea to solve traffic congestion in Melbourne that may help drivers avoid a few red lights on their daily...
The best free VPN service 2016
With the eyes of ISPs growing ever more suspicious and government monitoring fast becoming something tangible and terrifying, the 'private' part of Virtual Private Network has never been more important....
Adobe study shows we've reached peak internet traffic
A new study from Adobe shows that internet traffic has reached its peak, meaning the net number of people who will ever access the web is already online. And, with readers just shifting from one site...
HERE, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions
LONDON (Reuters) - German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data...
Akamai Security Report Shows Threat Landscape Keeps Changing
Akamai's Q2 2016 State of the Internet/Security Report, released Sept. 14, examines the various forms of attacks and risks the company saw during the quarter, including 4,919 distributed denial-of service...
Distil Networks Takes Aim at Bot Scraping
[VIDEO] Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of Distil Networks, discusses where his company came from and where it is headed. Every day, good and bad bots traverse the internet looking for content and access...
Building a new Tor that can resist next-generation state surveillance
reader comments 20 Share this story Since Edward Snowden stepped into the limelight from a hotel room in Hong Kong three years ago, use of the Tor anonymity network has grown massively. Journalists and...
Auto, Technology Industries Clash Over Talking Cars
Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help...
Sitting in traffic jams is officially bad for you
Pollution levels inside cars were found to be up to 40% higher while in traffic jams or at a red traffic light compared to free-flowing traffic conditions, new research indicates. The World Health Organization...
The Volkswagen Golf TSI: Just don’t mention “diesel”
The Volkswagen Golf TSI: not quite a GTI, but none the worse for it. Jim Resnick The Golf's cabin is less austere than it used to be. The bits you touch all feel extremely high quality. Jim Resnick The...
Audi’s answer to traffic congestion
The All-new Audi R8, born on the track, built for the road. The heads-up display of vehicles show the traffic information. IF YOU are the type of person who hates getting stuck at traffic lights, it might...
New Audi cars can tell you when traffic lights will turn green
A video showcasing the new Audi traffic light tech. reader comments 10 Share this story Starting this autumn, when you're stopped at some traffic lights, new Audi Q7 and A4 cars will show a real-time...
New Audi cars know just how long that red light will last
A few Audi cars are about to get a lot smarter about traffic lights with the addition of a vehicle to infrastructure system. This means Audi cars will be able to talk to a city's infrastructure to get...
IPv6 router bug: Juniper spins out hotfix to thwart DDoS attacks
reader comments 0 Share this story Juniper Networks has found and mostly patched a flaw in the way the firmware on its routers process IPv6 traffic, which allowed malicious users to simulate Direct Denial...
China has actually built that crazy elevated bus
The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a futuristic new bus concept, has been unveiled in China. Pretty damn cool. REMEMBER that crazy, futuristic bus Chinese engineers dreamed up? Well they’ve actually gone...
Fed-up council seeks to remove Pokestops
Pokemon Go players are trying to catch 'em all over the world... with reports of arrests, traffic collisions and gamers playing the virtual reality game at the most inappropriate times and places. Gavino...
Sophos Security Heartbeat Melds Endpoint, Network Threat Management
REVIEW: Sophos has melded together the best features of their end point security systems with the acquired intellectual property of firewall vendors Astaro and Cyberoam. IT security vendor Sophos has...
Parking Systems Aim to Help Drivers Find Spaces, Reduce Traffic
NEWS ANALYSIS: Parking management systems are leveraging mobile technology and the cloud to make it easier for motorists to find a place to park potentially reducing congestion and emissions. Parking...
Proof piracy is on the rise
You mean, more people are turning to piracy? I thought the war was won. AS THE most notorious Game of Thrones pirates in the world, Aussies are more than aware the practice of illegal downloading content...
IP Traffic to Triple as More Users, Devices Connect to Networks: Cisco
Over the next five years, Internet traffic will move into the zettabyte level, hitting 2.3 zettabytes by 2020, according to Cisco officials. The rapidly increasing number of Internet users worldwide and...
The bus that drives over cars
The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a futuristic new bus concept, has been unveiled in China. A model of the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was unveiled in China just days ago. Picture: CCTV IT LOOKS like a cross...
Corsa Brings SDN to the WAN, Metro Networks
The company's new DP2000 series switch and router platform helps network operators better manage such trends as the IoT on their infrastructures. Corsa Technology wants to bring software-defined networking...
Silver Peak, Aryaka See Gains in Their SD-WAN Businesses
The growth highlights the increasing interest in SD-WAN technologies designed to adapt campus networks to a more cloud-centric world. Officials with Silver Peak and Aryaka this week outlined recent momentum...
German city embeds LED red lights into sidewalks for smartphone addicts
City of Augsburg / N-TVDistracted smartphone users will be alerted about when it's safe to cross the road, after a neat pilot traffic light system was launched in a German city. Authorities in the city...
Google’s parent Alphabet results hit by rising traffic costs, strong dollar
Comments By: Reuters | Published:April 22, 2016 1:38 pm Google’s parent company Alphabet missed its first quarter targets owing to increased spending to build traffic for its mobile advertising services...
‘Why I will never own a car again’
The freedom of the open road feels just as good on a bicycle. OPINION I WOULD like to take this opportunity to declare my allegiance to cycling over motoring. This isn’t an arrogant and uninformed decision...
Musk proposes self-driving buses to fix traffic
"I very much agree with solving the high-density urban transport problem," Musk said in Norway. "There's a new type of car or vehicle that would be great for that and that'll actually take people to their...
Google Maps updated to give traffic jam alerts, suggest best routes
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:April 14, 2016 5:27 pm Google has updated Maps to decide the best possible route for its users based on traffic jams to avoid delays. The next time you hot the road...
Google Moves to Combat Click Fraud on Ad Networks
The company's operations teams noticed the emerging threat, and its engineering team worked to quickly release a tool for filtering out the invalid traffic. Google officials said its engineering and operations...
Video shows 24 hours of flight traffic in 1 minute
At any given moment, some 5,000 airplanes are crisscrossing the skies over the United States.Now, thanks to Flighttradar24, a flight-tracking service that offers real-time updates on air traffic worldwide,...
Experts caution self-driving cars aren't ready for roads
WASHINGTON (AP) — Self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a boon to public safety because of unresolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering...
Open source initiative taps analytics to solve Asia's traffic jams
A joint big data analytics initiative between Grab, The World Bank, and the Philippines' Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) aims to tap real-time traffic data to ease traffic congestion...
New data suggests 94 percent of Tor traffic is malicious
Ben SalterMore than ever, websites are blocking users of the anonymizing Tor network or degrading the services they receive. Data published today by Web security company CloudFlare suggests why that is....
Watch out, Waze: INRIX’s new Traffic app is coming for you
Jonathan Gitlin INRIX Traffic's map screen. It uses OpenStreetMap for map data and INRIX's 275 million connected cars and devices for real-time traffic. Jonathan Gitlin INRIX Traffic's map screen. It...
‘Seriously!!! With your child in the car?’
Traffic Police in Dunsborough test a golf buggy driver at the local course. TRAFFIC police in Western Australia’s southwest have vented their frustration on social media after a motorist was caught three...
Will traffic lights and traffic chaos one day be relics of the past?
Will traffic lights one day be irrelevant in our towns and cities? According to researchers such a future is possible, thanks to autonomous cars.Driverless vehicles are being developed by a number of...
To reduce traffic, ditch yellow lights and form platoons of self-driving cars
Credit: MIT SENSEable City Lab. A recent paper co-authored by MIT researchers did the math on how best to allow competing traffic through an intersection. The results, published in the open-access journal...
Google Reports Web Traffic Encryption Progress
Google this week launched a section of its transparency report to track the progress of efforts to encrypt the Web, by both the company and third-party sites estimated to account for about 25 percent of...
Traffic jams could end if this Google spin-off succeeds
Sidewalk Labs, the "smart city" company spun off from Google last year, unveiled a new tool Thursday it built to help cities better manage traffic congestion, parking problems, and ultimately prepare...
Data traffic jam? Top performance requires worldwide Internet intelligence
We've all come to know and rely on traffic maps like the one below and mapping software like Google Maps to send us on the best route to where we want to go. There's a surprisingly apt analogy to this...
Pokemon Stars: all the latest leaks from the rumored Nintendo Switch game
Though there’s been no official confirmation that a game called Pokémon Stars is coming to the Nintendo Switch, we do know that a Pokémon game will make its way to the console eventually. There are many...
The best PC games of 2017… so far
Blimey! We’re not even halfway through the year and we’ve already had a veritable smorgasbord of gaming delicacies served to us in 2017. And it’s not one genre or tier dominating the scene either, with...
Acer’s Predator Triton aims to be the king of ultra-thin gaming laptops
Acer has unveiled a pair of new gaming notebooks, including a super-thin laptop which packs an impressive amount of power for its size.The Predator Triton 700 is the first in a new series of laptops designed...
Slender: The Eight Pages
Falling into the broad category of survival horror, Slender: The Eight Pages is a first person puzzler based on the Slender Man myth. Your mission is to find the titular eight pages about the pale, faceless...
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