Sales of GoPro camera will surge with amendment in rules for drone flightsaround the globe, said the company’ssenior employeeJeff Brownin a statement on Monday.Fewer rules for drones may lead to increased sales of cameras and drones, he added.
During a press conference on Monday at Seoul of South Korea, Brown said that governments around the globe are planning to ease regulations on drones. He also said that the technology company has been looking into policies inKorea, Brussels,Washington and many other Asian nations.
One of the worst accidents to date for Google’s driverless cars took place when a commercial van ran a red light badly hit one of Google’s autonomous Lexus SUVs, as it was crossing a Mountain View intersection.
In the incident, the side of the Google’s driverless car was badly damaged, but the Google observers and the van driver were safe. Google will carry out an investigation into matter and include the complete details of the collision in its self-driving car report due by the end of this month.
LED Lighting has been linked to disturbing sleep rhythms in research conducted earlier but the latest American Medical Association warning on usage of high intensity LED Lighting could push some cities to change their plans about LED lighting installation. LED lightings have gained popularity mainly due to their lower power consumption and stronger illumination. The AMA report said that unseen blue light can disturb sleep pattern for individuals and can even lead to serious health conditions.
Snapchat is coming up with its first hardware product, $130 video-capturing sunglasses known as Spectacles. Also, the Venice, California-based company is renaming itself as ‘Snap Inc.’
Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel said that the company has been testing the early version of the gadget since early 2015. The company has decided that it will sell a limited number of Spectacles this fall. Spiegel said that the company’s new name suggest that it is no more restricted to social media service only.
Car hailing company Grab has announced partnership with self-driving cars startup NuTonomy. Grab recently started with its self-driving vehicles in the United States. The company will now driverless cars in Singapore in partnership with nuTonomy under a test project. By 2018, both the companies are planning to run 100 driverless cars in Singapore.
There have been reports that Apple is in investment talk with British supercar builder McLaren and Bay Area electric motorcycle startup Lit Motors. When asked from the companies then all of them have denied the same.
Experts were of the view that the deal would have made sense for the parties. It is not the first time when Apple has refused any speculation, as there have been many instances earlier as well. In the past, Apple has refused to accept the speculation that there is a possibility of using some of its $200 billion in cash to buy Tesla.
Lyft thinks that autonomous cars will more likely be part of the networks being operated by ride-hailing services than being privately owned. In fact, Lyft expects that its robotic cars will outnumber human driven cars in the next five years.
Lyft’s co-founder and President John Zimmer said that autonomous cars are the next big thing for ride-hailing companies, car makers and tech firms. Zimmer said that a change is coming in the thinking of people as they now think that it is simpler and cost effective to not own a car.
In a disclosure which indicates that a painstaking consolidation effort is apparently underway at Microsoft, a Financial Times (FT) report has revealed that the company may shut down its Skype offices in London.
The shutdown of Skype London offices by Microsoft will apparently result in nearly 400 job-cuts.
The Skype London offices which are reportedly being shut down by Microsoft are the offices from which Skype first started out in the year 2003. The reportedly imminent shut down of the offices implies that Microsoft is closing its European headquarters.
According to a recent report from Torrent Freak, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Comodo Secure DNS are actively blocking torrent sites – such as The Pirate Bay – at least in the UK.
As per the report, direct access to The Pirate Bay's download pages is being blocked by Chrome and Firefox, which are showing up stern warnings that torrent sites contain harmful programs.
In a recent announcement made via a post on the Outlook blog, Microsoft has revealed that it has improved its Outlook.com website by integrating it with Google Drive and Facebook Photos.
The announcement implies that Outlook.com users will, in the near future, be able to send Google Drive documents as well as Facebook Photos through email to their families, friends, and colleagues.
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