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Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 2:11pm
andhar (194607) writes The BBC reports a system of two-passenger maglev pods suspended from 500 meters of elevated tracks will be constructed on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries as a pilot for a larger deployment in Tel Aviv. The article claims a top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) for these autonomous "personal rapid transit" pods. From the article: "Joe Dignan, an independent smart city expert, said the system represented 'a hybrid between existing infrastructure and autonomous vehicles.' 'It will get the market in the mood for autonomous vehicles — it is not too scary, is cheaper than building out a train line and uses part of the urban landscape, 20 feet above ground, that isn't currently used.'"

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Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 2:11pm
andhar (194607) writes The BBC reports a system of two-passenger maglev pods suspended from 500 meters of elevated tracks will be constructed on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries as a pilot for a larger deployment in Tel Aviv. The article claims a top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) for these autonomous "personal rapid transit" pods. From the article: "Joe Dignan, an independent smart city expert, said the system represented 'a hybrid between existing infrastructure and autonomous vehicles.' 'It will get the market in the mood for autonomous vehicles — it is not too scary, is cheaper than building out a train line and uses part of the urban landscape, 20 feet above ground, that isn't currently used.'"

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Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 2:11pm
andhar (194607) writes The BBC reports a system of two-passenger maglev pods suspended from 500 meters of elevated tracks will be constructed on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries as a pilot for a larger deployment in Tel Aviv. The article claims a top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) for these autonomous "personal rapid transit" pods. From the article: "Joe Dignan, an independent smart city expert, said the system represented 'a hybrid between existing infrastructure and autonomous vehicles.' 'It will get the market in the mood for autonomous vehicles — it is not too scary, is cheaper than building out a train line and uses part of the urban landscape, 20 feet above ground, that isn't currently used.'"

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Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 2:11pm
andhar (194607) writes The BBC reports a system of two-passenger maglev pods suspended from 500 meters of elevated tracks will be constructed on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries as a pilot for a larger deployment in Tel Aviv. The article claims a top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) for these autonomous "personal rapid transit" pods. From the article: "Joe Dignan, an independent smart city expert, said the system represented 'a hybrid between existing infrastructure and autonomous vehicles.' 'It will get the market in the mood for autonomous vehicles — it is not too scary, is cheaper than building out a train line and uses part of the urban landscape, 20 feet above ground, that isn't currently used.'"

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Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 2:11pm
andhar (194607) writes The BBC reports a system of two-passenger maglev pods suspended from 500 meters of elevated tracks will be constructed on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries as a pilot for a larger deployment in Tel Aviv. The article claims a top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) for these autonomous "personal rapid transit" pods. From the article: "Joe Dignan, an independent smart city expert, said the system represented 'a hybrid between existing infrastructure and autonomous vehicles.' 'It will get the market in the mood for autonomous vehicles — it is not too scary, is cheaper than building out a train line and uses part of the urban landscape, 20 feet above ground, that isn't currently used.'"

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Oculus VR buys the firm that designed the Xbox 360 controller and Kinect

L'Inq - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 2:11pm

Facebook's VR firm picks up Carbon Design


Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 2:11pm
andhar (194607) writes The BBC reports a system of two-passenger maglev pods suspended from 500 meters of elevated tracks will be constructed on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries as a pilot for a larger deployment in Tel Aviv. The article claims a top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) for these autonomous "personal rapid transit" pods. From the article: "Joe Dignan, an independent smart city expert, said the system represented 'a hybrid between existing infrastructure and autonomous vehicles.' 'It will get the market in the mood for autonomous vehicles — it is not too scary, is cheaper than building out a train line and uses part of the urban landscape, 20 feet above ground, that isn't currently used.'"

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Cryptome pulled OFFLINE due to malware infection: Founder cries foul

El Reg - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:55pm
'Craven and shallow technical justification' for censorship, fumes whistleblower

Updated  Whistle-blowing site Cryptome has been left temporarily unavailable after its service provider NetSol stopped routing traffic towards the site following the discovery of a suspect and probably malicious PHP file.…

Running The Linux 3.16 Kernel Might Be A Bit Slower On An Ultrabook

Phoronix - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:42pm
For those running an Intel ultrabook, here's some benchmarks using the Linux 3.16 kernel on this portable x86 hardware compared to Linux 3.15. Unfortunately, the results aren't too promising...

UK IP police promise to 'disrupt' advertising on 'illegal' websites

L'Inq - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:34pm

Copyright cops look to stop money going to 'pirate' sites


The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:30pm
An anonymous reader writes A new feature published this week takes a deep-dive look at the history of the cheat code and its various manifestations over the years, from manual 'pokes' on cassettes to pass phrases with their own dedicated menus — as well as their rise from simple debug tool in the early days of bedroom development to a marketing tactic when game magazines dominated in the 1990s, followed by dedicated strategy guides. Today's era of online play has all but done away with them, but the need for a level playing field isn't the only reason for their decline: as one veteran coder points out, why give away cheats for free when you can charge for them as in-app purchases? "Bigger publishers have now realized you can actually sell these things to players as DLC. Want that special gun? Think you can unlock it with a cheat code? Nope! You've got to give us some money first!"

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Warrantless snooping on American man was LEGAL in terrorism case, rules US judge

El Reg - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:25pm
Gov use of FISA data passes muster in Oregon district court

A US judge has ruled that warrantless electronic surveillance is legal when he upheld the terrorism conviction of an Oregon man.…

Luuuk malware lifts €500,000 a week from European bank

L'Inq - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:13pm

Customers of a ‘large European bank' should be extra vigilant, says Kaspersky Lab


27 Data-Slurping Facts BuzzFeed Doesn't Want You To Know!

El Reg - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 1:01pm
'Fun' quizzes drill down into your MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

When Buzzfeed first began to offer the world a constant free stream of inane listicles, cat pics and funny fail GIFs, it seemed too good to be true.…

Mesa 10.1.5 & Mesa 10.2.2 Released

Phoronix - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:50pm
New point releases in the Mesa 10.1 and Mesa 10.2 series are now available...

Banking Fraud Campaign Steals 500k Euros In a Week

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:50pm
An anonymous reader writes The experts at Kaspersky Lab have discovered evidence of a targeted attack against the clients of a large European bank. According to the logs found in the server used by the attackers, apparently in the space of just one week cybercriminals stole more than half a million euros from accounts in the bank. The experts also detected transaction logs on the server, containing information about which sums of money were taken from which accounts. All in all, more than 190 victims could be identified, most of them located in Italy and Turkey. The sums stolen from each bank account, according to the logs, ranged between 1,700 to 39,000 euros.

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HP's next generation network switches boast SDN, IPv6 support

L'Inq - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:45pm

New range aimed at software defined networks


Speaking in Tech: Nutanix OEM deal may be Dell's first step towards a BUYOUT

El Reg - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:29pm
Plus: What's this Tail-F thing Cisco's got hold of?

College Offers Athletic Scholarships To Gamers

Slashdot - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:12pm
New submitter MdotCpDeltaT writes: Robert Morris University will be the first school in the country to offer athletic scholarships to students who play the video game League of Legends. It's a move that seems to stretch the definition of sports and athletes. Associate athletic director Kurt Melcher said, "It's a team sport. There's strategy involved. You have to know your role in the game. Obviously it's not cardiovascular in any way, but it's mental. There are elements that go into it that are just like any other sport."The article says, "Though the gaming scholarships are primarily designed to attract what the school calls an 'underserved male' population, they are open to all, and Melcher said some women have inquired about the program. Even if the awards end up going mostly to males, he added, it should not upset the school's scholarship gender balance, which already has strong participation in women's sports."

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Facebook's Slingshot app arrives on iOS and Android in the UK

L'Inq - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:05pm

Just a week after US debut


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