Self Driving Cars, the Volvo Way

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Volvo is developing a self-driving car. The car company aims to have their auto on the roads in two years (ahead of competitor, Google).

Will they? Who knows. Wait and see. But for a peek at what Volvo promises, watch this slick concept video.

And for more on their driverless agenda click this link to the QZ.com article

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Cheers!

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OK Google, “How do you ticket a driverless car?”

The short answer, as Mountainview police found out, is; you don’t.

One of Google’s driverless cars, which operate at the conservative speed of 25 mph, was stopped for driving below the speed limit of 35 mph. The car was stopped by police and the operators were contacted to learn how self-driving cars determine driving regulations a given road.

No citation was issued.

For more follow this link to QZ.com article.

Additional reading…

Cheers!

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The “dreams” of Google’s AI are equal parts amazing and disturbing

“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Philip K. Dick asked that question Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” did little to answer that question, but now perhaps Google has. When asked to create similar images to the ones it had cataloged, the results were amazing and provided insight into the ‘electric dreams of sheep.’

Google Maps Easter Egg

Continuing the Easter Egg celebration from my previous post,

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This one comes from Google Maps. Add a playable Pac-Man to street view.

How to play Pac-Man on Google Maps

  1. Open Google Maps on your computer.
  2. Navigate to a place on the map where you want to start your game.
  3. Click the PAC-MAN pin on the map . If no pin is visible, in the bottom left, click PAC-MAN.

Your map will change to a game board, and you can start playing.

 

Cheers!

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Google Android Wear

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Google; in your home, on your streets and, soon, on your wrist! The Google smartwatches, or Androidwear, are coming to a mall near you. Watch this video from GoogleMobile to see why you want one.

Spoiler alert: you’re cell phone’s days are numbered.

Cheers!

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An Internet Minute

This infographic comes from the IntelScoop.com (March 2013)
The arrangement seems wholly arbitrary; I would’ve preferred if the items were placed in ascending order.
Click here for the full article.

For an updated (December 2013) version of an Internet Minute, click here for an equally horrendous infographic, courtesy of AlleyWatch.com

Enjoy, and remember; the minute you spend looking at this is a minute you could have spent greeting those 100 new LinkedIn members.

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Gmail and Google Calendar Are Now Downloadable (Just Not Your Brain — Yet)

Yea! Retain a backup of your Google data on your on own drive. Its about time!