Tag Archives: infrastructure

Inside Qualcomm’s big C-V2X plans for tomorrow’s smart cars

I’ve always felt nervous when using adaptive cruise control (ACC) on a busy highway.

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Samsung Cat.18 LTE modem is fastest yet (but there’s a catch)

The smartphone chip wars may have focused on processors so far, but just how fast your data connection is has become the next frontier.

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Trump’s $668 Billion Defense Budget Still Doesn’t Match His Campaign Promises 

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget is here and he isn’t being stingy with the defense spending. The controversial plan calls for $668 billion in spending, a $52 billion increase overall from last year. But Trump’s bill is still not the military-grower he said it would be.

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Japan to build world’s fastest supercomputer for industry research

Japan has announced plans to build the world’s fastest supercomputer, doing so to help some industries in the nation perform research vital to growth and expansion.

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US is ready to hack Russia if it interferes with the election

American officials are nervous that Russia's alleged attempt to influence the election could extend to the vote itself, and they aren't willing to take any chances. A senior intelligence source tells NBC News that US cyberwarfare agents are in a posi...

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How To Trigger A Green Traffic Light

Having to sit at a red light is a miserable experience.

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Area 404 is where Facebook hardware teams work together

Facebook's hardware lab Area 404 has been revealed and profiled by Facebook this week, giving the public a glimpse at what happens when teams converge. This area is located in Facebook's Menlo Park office, and allows 22,000 square feet to be dedicated to modeling, prototyping, and failure analysis for hardware. Facebook's hardware teams from Connectivity Lab, Oculus, Building 8, and … Continue reading

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Eyewitnesses Recount Tor Developer Jacob Appelbaum’s Unwanted Sexual Advances

Jacob Appelbaum, a prominent advocate for digital privacy and security, last week stepped down from the Tor Project, where he worked as a paid employee, after he was accused of sexual assault. “These types of allegations were not entirely new to everybody at Tor; they were consistent with rumors some of us had been hearing for some time,” Tor Project Executive Director Shari Steele wrote in a blog post about Appelbaum’s resignation. “That said, the most recent allegations are much more serious and concrete than anything we had heard previously.” Read more...

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A Cathedral-Like Cistern Beneath Houston Is Now Open to the Public

Public infrastructure is known for being utilitarian, uninspiring, and downright ugly.

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Can You Guess How Much the Architect of the Most Expensive Train Station on Earth Was Paid?

The World Trade Center Transit Hub—aka The (other) Oculus—has already gone down in history as the most expensive train station , ever. The grand total was $4 billion, about twice what it was supposed to cost, and more than the skyscraper adjacent to it.

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