‘Self-driving’ cars could get green light for use on UK motorways this year | Self-driving cars

Motorists could legally allow their cars to “self-drive” on British motorways later this year – but only slowly, the government has announced. Drivers could soon be allowed to read a newspaper or watch a film via the car’s built-in screen in periods of slow-moving traffic, using automated lane-keeping system (Alks) Continue Reading

‘A long road’: the Australian city aiming to give self-driving cars the green light | Self-driving cars

As the traffic lights turn from amber to red, Miranda Blogg accelerates towards them. “Here we go,” she says. A dash-mounted screen in her Renault ZOE flashes a warning featuring a traffic light symbol. Blogg continues. “Oh no, I’m not slowing!” The screen erupts with a more aggressive visual display Continue Reading

Shining through: Dutch artist paints farming in a new light to boost crops | Environment

By day, the field of leeks looks like any other. But, as the sun sets, blue and red light, mixed with invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation, transforms the scene into a multicoloured landscape. This LED light show is not just for effect. For a couple of hours every evening the lights Continue Reading

Light brigade: the Christmas holdouts keeping their decorations up | UK news- Tempemail

In other years, the threat of bad luck if you fail to take your Christmas decorations down by Twelfth Night might have meant something. In 2021, the idea that things could get any worse seems blackly comic. And so it is that for some people, baubles, lights, and trees are Continue Reading

Google Maps is Testing New Traffic Light Feature | Tempemail

Sourced from Shutterstock. Google has confirmed that it is testing a new feature that’ll show Google Maps users the location of traffic lights. In a statement reported by The Verge, Google says “To help people stay better informed on the road, we’re testing a Google Maps feature on Android that shows Continue Reading

Apple-backed study sheds light on physical sales through App Store – Software- Tempemail

Apple has released the results of a study that found its App Store spurred US$458 billion (A$660 billion) in sales last year from categories such as retail of physical goods, ride-hailing and advertising from which the iPhone maker takes no commission. The study, backed by Apple, marks the first time Continue Reading

Spies Can Listen to Your Conversations by Watching a Light Bulb in the Room – Tempemail

You might not believe it, but it’s possible to spy on secret conversations happening in a room from a nearby remote location just by observing a light bulb hanging in there—visible from a window—and measuring the amount of light it emits. A team of cybersecurity researchers has developed and demonstrated Continue Reading

TikTok Promises to Promote Black Creators After Censorship Accusations Make Light | Tempemail

Sourced from Gadgets 360. Chinese Social Media platform TikTok laid out a series of actions on Monday in an effort to address criticisms that its algorithm is suppressing black creators on the app. The actions include launching a “creator diversity council” in which the platform will aim at “recognising and Continue Reading

Let there be light: the new must-have for celebrities in lockdown | Technology

The new opposition leader, Keir Starmer, was photographed leaving his house in north London earlier this week carrying a piece of lighting equipment, an Interfit three-head fluorescent lighting kit with boom arm (£239.99), presumably to use for an online interview or the kind of Zoom meetings that have become central Continue Reading