Italy starts experimentation of Autonomous Cars & Smart Road

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Italy starts experimentation of Autonomous Cars & Smart Road

The law passed on 27th December 2017, but finally received Government official approval today.
This is an exiting step forward, allowing manufacturers to test self driving cars, and Highway Companies to start experimenting the so-called “Smart Roads” program, which will allow highway-car realtime data exchange in the near future.

You can read more about this on Repubblica.it (Italian).

World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

#Sweden #electriccar #autonomouscar #electrifiedroad

The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden, starting with 2 kilometers just outside Stockholm.

Sweden’s target is to completely avoid usage of fossil fuels by 2030.
This project will help to lower air pollution by 70%.

The technology behind the electrification of the road linking Stockholm Arlanda airport to a logistics site outside the capital city aims to solve the thorny problems of keeping electric vehicles charged, and the manufacture of their batteries affordable.

Energy is transferred from two tracks of rail in the road via a movable arm attached to the bottom of a vehicle. The design is not dissimilar to that of a Scalextric track, although should the vehicle overtake, the arm is automatically disconnected.

Read the full article on The Guardian.

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress

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#facebook #zuckerberg #congress #privacy #cambridgeanalytica

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress and takes all the blame for the excessive trust given to Cambridge Analytica, and promises more responsible Privacy Policy and Data Usage for the future.

Funny quote from a congressman, who wanted to prove he’s point about privacy importance:

“In which Hotel did you sleep last night Mr. Zuckerberg?

You can read the full story on The Guardian.

Wireless Debugging on XCode 😍

Yes, you can now do Wireless Debugging using Xcode 9

@Apple has finally announced #wireless #debugging during the #WWDC, and works like a charm with #iOS11!

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I am not really sure about the version, but I am pretty sure Xcode 4 used to allow Wireless Debugging. The feature was retired in the following version of Xcode, leaving Developers who occasionally have to deal with External Accessories in pain.

But, well, looks like the feature is finally back!

How to enable Wireless Debugging on Xcode 9

You need to enable this feature for every device you connect.

Open the “Devices and Simulators” window
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Then simply check “Connect via Network”.
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Enjoy!!

Your Internet Service Provider is Spying on you, better than Facebook

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Image from “Make use Of”

ISP’s Surveillance pose much greater risk than Facebook

While everyone is distracted talking about @Facebook and #CambridgeAnalityca there is another treat coming up.
Your Internet Service Provider, or ISP, might be spying on you 24/7, without anyone noticing.
They know everything you do on the web.
They could even have a copy of any file you uploaded.

The solution is to always use a VPN.

Read more on The Guardian.

Mac Pro 2019 Redesign

Mac Pro 2019 Redesign

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Mac Pro internals, The Verge

#apple #macpro #macpro2019
There are rumors of a new Mac Pro coming as early as 2019, with a new design.
The new shape will be determined by users workflows.
The choice follows the same philosophy behind the iMac Pro.

Now that even Apples wants to redesign the thing I am starting to believe I am the only one who liked the trash-bin style 🤔.

Full Story on Techcrunch.com

Chinese Weather Control System

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Chinese Weather Control System

The plant covers un unbelievable big area, 1.6 millions square kilometers (620k sq. miles), or 3 times as big as Spain, if you want.

This project could increase rainfall by up to 10 billion cubic meters annually, which is about 7 percent of China’s total water consumption, and will bring as much rain as possible to Tibet and Himalayan mountains, where glaciers are drying up.

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The chambers burn solid fuel to produce silver iodide, a cloud-seeding agent with a crystalline structure much like ice,” South China Morning Post reported.

More info

You can read more about this on The Economist and on Sputnik News.