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Why Google wants its cars to crash

The future is here… Google has unveiled the first fully functional self-driving car. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied GOOGLE has an unusual problem with its self-driving car: it doesn’t crash enough. To put it into scientific parlance, as Google X labs director Astro Teller did at the company’s annual developers’ conference, …

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The dinosaurs behind Jurassic World

Technology has come a long way since the original Jurassic Park films. Source: AP THE fearsome dinosaurs from 1993 classic Jurassic Park are back for their fourth outing this week — and they’re genetically-modified and computer-animated to be more terrifying than ever. Co-produced by Steven Spielberg — who directed the …

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195,000 more Aussie cars recalled

Accused’s twin arrested, Indo relation to strengthen, Abbott stands by Hockey, missing camper’s body found, man charged with 66 child sex offences, single dose as good as three MAZDA and Nissan have announced that another 195,000 cars have been added to the growing list of Australian cars with potentially faulty …

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This is the world’s craziest police car

Try outrunning this. Source: Supplied SICK of the flashy cars that its sister city Dubai owns, the Abu Dhabi police force has bought a $4.4 million Lykan HyperSport supercar, one of the flagship cars in the most recent Fast and Furious movie. With only seven HyperSport’s in the world, it easily …

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‘We’re gonna make porn in space’

Porn stars Eva Lovia and Johnny Sins will undergo six months intensive training before attempting one small tryst for mankind Source: Supplied Video sharing site PornHub has published figures on the habits of its visitors. It appears Australians are pretty avid porn viewers, with our country ranked number eight worldwide. …

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The future of car tech is in this

Looking good. Source: Supplied THE BMW 7 series has long been the testbed for cutting edge car technology that will eventually roll down to standard passenger cars. Things like heated seats, ABS brakes and infotainment systems all appeared on the 7 series and Mercedes-Benz’s S class before it was on …

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Chinese chase teen’s tech invention

North Sydney Boys High School student Ben Wang has invented an improved electronic prototyping board. Source: News Limited AN INVENTION by a North Sydney teenager is attracting attention and funding from around the world. Ben Wang, a Year 10 student from North Sydney Boys High School, has invented an improved …

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Aussie developers receive Apple award

Veterans … Prettygreat app developers, from left: Luke Muscat, Phil Larsen and Hugh Walters. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied The Australian app developers behind the global hit Crossy Road are using their success to back the trio who helped create another of Australia’s greatest app success stories, Fruit Ninja. Matt Hall, …

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Is Ford about to release a final super Falcon?

Ford’s current XR8 is likely to receive cosmetic upgrades. Source: Supplied FORD is set to mark the end of its iconic Falcon with limited edition ‘Sprint’ sports models. The car has been on Australian roads for 55 years, and will cease production in 2016, when Ford closes its Broadmeadows and …

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Brakes slammed on hi-tech cars

Global recall … Latest versions of the Subaru Outback with the Eyesight warning safety system. Source: Supplied CARS equipped with futuristic technology that can save lives by braking automatically are being recalled in Australia and overseas because their latest safety systems are on the blink. Japanese car makers Subaru and …

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