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Internet Challenges: Who’s Likely to Take Risk?

The “choking game” — and other clearly ill-advised and dangerous internet challenges — leave many parents wondering what drives teens to take the bait and participate. Now, a new study suggests that an underlying psychological disorder may be one reason why some kids jump at online dares such as the “Bird Box” challenge, where people walk around blindfolded, and the ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE, ANYWAY?

Audi’s A8 will be the first car to feature its Traffic Jam Pilot self-driving feature—but not in the US. AUDI RULES WERE MADE to be broken. Unless you’re up against, say, special prosecutor Robert Mueller or the frightful might of the Federal Aviation Administration. Turns out that in transportation, like so many other things, regulators can serve as a thick, strong wall, crushing ... Read More »

Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws: Who’s Affected

HIGHLIGHTS Meltdown only affects Intel-based machines Spectre affects Intel, AMD, ARM-based machines Most software makers and OEMs have issued fixes already Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory ... Read More »

Monopolies, Arbitrary Prices, and Non-Existent Service: Who’s Going to Fix India’s Broadband Market?

HIGHLIGHTS Apart from a few areas of big cities, wired broadband is pretty limited In many areas, you’ll only have a single provider you can utilise Lack of competition leads to arbitrary pricing and poor service quality In India, there are barely a handful of companies that can claim to offer broadband services across the country. In the big cities, ... Read More »