Week of 10/9/2017

Week of 10/9/2017

 

 

TECH TRENDS:

Bug bounty hunters can make big bucks with the right hack
CNet
https://www.cnet.com/news/bug-bounty-hunters-can-make-big-bucks-with-the-right-hack/
Talented hackers are learning they can earn a lot of money for essentially breaking into a web service, while major companies figure it’s easier to pay bounty hunters to find their flaws than spend hours searching for it themselves.

Google’s Learning Software Learns to Write Learning Software
Wired

 

 

 

 


https://www.wired.com/story/googles-learning-software-learns-to-write-learning-software/
In some instances, what it comes up with is more powerful and efficient than the best systems the researchers themselves can design.

Sony’s projector that turns your surface into a touchscreen is now available
ARS Technica

 

 

 

 


https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/sonys-projector-that-turns-your-wall-into-a-touchscreen-is-now-available/
The Touch runs all sorts of Android apps, from Skype to calendars to games for kids.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

New Tesla voluntary recall applies to 11,000 Model X vehicles
TechCrunch

 

 

 


https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/12/new-tesla-voluntary-recall-applies-to-11000-model-x-vehicles/
Tesla is taking a “proactive measure” out of an “abundance of caution,” the company says, in handling an issue with a cable used in the adjusting of second-row seating in a small percent of Model X vehicles.

See Everything A Car Has To Offer With This Mixed Reality Showroom
PSFK

 

 

 

 


https://www.psfk.com/2017/09/see-everything-car-mixed-reality-showroom.html
By simply using an iPad with an attached depth sensor, a physical space can be scanned in order to overlay a 3D replica of the car for the dealer and consumer to explore.

Waymo releases its first self-driving ‘Safety Report’
TechCrunch

 

 

 

 


https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/12/waymo-self-driving-safety-report/
Waymo also breaks down the five basic categories it uses for defining “safety” relative to its autonomous vehicles, including behavioral safety (driving decision on the road), functional safety (safe operation, including backups and redundancies), crash safety (ability to protect people within the car), operational safety (safety and comfort in interaction between passenger and car) and non-collision safety (safety for anyone interacting with the vehicle in any capacity, basically).

 

CLIENT NEWS:

Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo earns starring role in “Justice League” film
Motor Authority

 

 

 


http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1113158_mercedes-amg-vision-gran-turismo-earns-starring-role-in-justice-league-film
It’s certainly fit for a superhero with its futuristic design and gullwing doors—a nod to the classic 300 SL and its gullwing doors.

BMW India introduces BMW M Performance Training Program in Bengaluru
The Economic Times

 

 

 

 


http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/aftermarket/bmw-india-introduces-bmw-m-performance-training-program-in-bengaluru/61069029
The ‘BMW M Performance Training’ program will involve various driving conditions such as cornering, high-speed straights and dynamic braking and avoidance manoeuvres, dual lane changes, oversteering, understeering and timed slalom dramatic changes in elevation.

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Hyatt breach exposed customer payment data at 41 hotels
TechCrunch

 

 

 


https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/12/hyatt-breach-exposed-customer-payment-data-at-41-hotels/
Affected customers will have been notified directly if contact info was available, but that’s no guarantee.

Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs
TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/12/google-commits-1-billion-in-grants-to-train-u-s-workers-for-high-tech-jobs/
“A child in a school here in Pittsburgh can access the same information on Google as a professor at Carnegie Mellon. In the end, the internet is a powerful equalizer, capable of propelling new ideas and people forward.”

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