Day: January 2, 2019

Over half of consumers will choose a chatbot over a human to save time

Shoppers want a little less automation, but a little more human interaction, according to a new report. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Apple warns of weaker first-quarter revenue – CNET

Apple blames a weaker economy around the world, among other factors. …read more Source:: CNet

Space in 2019 will be all about the moon, and one weird asteroid – CNET

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong’s historic step, robots from China, India, Israel, the US and elsewhere are heading back. …read more Source:: CNet

Almost a Third of New Cars Sold In Norway Last Year Were Pure Electric

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Almost a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were pure electric, a new world record as the country strives to end sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2025. In a bid to cut carbon emissions and air pollution, Norway exempts battery-driven cars from most taxes…

Honda wants to help your baby sleep with the sound of a screaming turbo V6 – Roadshow

This may seem like an oddball thing for Honda to do, but remember how much money it spent developing Asimo? …read more Source:: CNet

Wooden Clock To FPGA Conversion

[John] wanted a project to help him learn more about FPGAs. So he started with his wooden clock — made with an Arduino — and ported it over to a Lattice FPGA using Icestorm. What’s nice is that he takes you through the steps he used to simulate the design using the Falsted simulator and…

AI in Security Carries as Many Questions as Answers

Companies are adopting machine intelligence even though there are still issues and questions regarding its performance, a new report on AI use in cybersecurity shows. …read more Source:: DarkReading

USB Type-C Authentication Program Launched

With the arrival of USB-C a few years back, plugging into laptops, tablets and smartphones became even easier than before. But there are potential security risks. The USB Type-C Authentication Program launched today aims to address such issues. From a report: The new protocol from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) can be used to validate…

Data on 997 North Korean Defectors Targeted in Hack

Nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea had personal data compromised by an unknown attacker. …read more Source:: DarkReading

GM hits EV sales cap, incentives drop to $3,750 in April 2019, report says – Roadshow

The incentives will disappear completely in April 2020. …read more Source:: CNet