NPR: Google’s Attempt To Make A Self-Driving Car: Big Idea Or Bad Idea?

on Thursday, May. 29th

Google made headlines this week by revealing its fully autonomous car prototypes. These are not the modified self-driving vehicles that the tech giant has been experimenting with for years, but new machines that lack any kind of driver controls whatsoever.

Has Google set its sights on the car industry, or is the picture more complicated than that? NPR’s king of cars, Sonari Glinton, has the auto industry view on Google’s ambitions on the road:

Google wants to revolutionize the car business. The business model, if they can get it going, wouldn’t be as a traditional automaker. It’d be more like a service they’d sell to cities – think cabs or Uber. But the business graveyard is littered with automakers who wanted to change the car business.

Hear the full report as aired on All Things Considered.

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To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.

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We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.

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Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

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Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

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