Monday, 11 July 2016

Tesla under investigation for possible breach of securities law, WSJ reports

A member of the media test drives a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S car equipped with Autopilot in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc. will begin rolling out the first version of its highly anticipated "autopilot" features to owners of its all-electric Model S sedan Thursday. Autopilot is a step toward the vision of autonomous or self-driving cars, and includes features like automatic lane changing and the ability of the Model S to parallel park for you. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images 

Tesla is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported, for a possible securities law breach. What’s at issue is whether the electric vehicle company should have notified shareholders immediately following a fatal accident on May 7th that killed a Tesla Model S owner who was using Autopilot at the time of the crash. A spokesperson… Read More

The Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for your Android phone

The dream of turning your smartphone into a laptop will never die. From Motorola's Atrix to this crazy HP Windows Phone, there have been a number of companies that have tried (and largely failed) to build a smartphone that can be attached to a dock and turned into a laptop.
In a somewhat new twist, a company wants to sell you just the laptop shell, while letting you use your current Android phone and an app to power it. The Superbook is a 11.6-inch laptop shell built by the team behind Andromium OS, the app that allows your Android smartphone to run a desktop-like operating system.

The Superbook sounds pretty simple: download the Andromium app on a device running Android 5.0 or later, connect the device using either a micro-USB or...
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Battlefield could be turned into a really sweet TV series

Movies based on video games haven't had the best track record, so what's the next logical step? Try turning them into TV shows, instead! Paramount Television has announced that it's optioned the rights to create a series based on EA's multiplayer shooter Battlefield. Production company Anonymous Content will be partnering with the studio on the project, with Spotlight producer Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta serving as executive producers.
Battlefield has been a successful franchise since the original Battlefield 1942 was released in 2002, but it might seem a little hard to envision just why it stands out as an obvious candidate for a TV adaptation. As the series has progressed over the years, it's leapfrogged from World War II, to...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might inject a little 'EyePhone' into Android

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might inject a little 'EyePhone' into Android

Not satisfied with passcode or fingerprint scanner protecting your Galaxy phone? If so, you might be in luck when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 arrives, as a leaked image of the device appears to come with an iris scanner.
Lenses appearing to house the biometric security measure can be seen in a series of pictures uploaded via Twitter by Steve Hemmerstoffer - a leaker with a proven track record, such as predicting both the iPhone SE and the iPad Pro.

Image Credit: OnLeaks

An abundance of sensors on the front face of the leaked prototype leads us to believe that at least one is the device's oft-umored iris scanner.
leaked faceplate tipped us off to the idea earlier this month, but seeing the phone form into something more complete helps confirm suspicions.
While forward-thinking of Samsung and a first for the Galaxy lineup, iris scanning has made it way to smartphones before - most notably the Lumia 950 XL. The feature isn't as popular as scanning your fingerprint yet, but could take off using the better-known name of Samsung's phablet line.

Hawaiian telescope spots a new dwarf planet beyond Neptune

Just beyond Neptune lies a ring of small, icy worlds that offer insight into the formation of our Solar System, and scientists using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii, just discovered a new dwarf planet in this region that rivals... read more