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 |  Jun 04 2014, 6:15 PM

QNX Technology

The folks from QNX demonstrated the power of their software platform at 2014’s Telematics Update Detroit. The Canada-based computer company showed off a reference platform with super-fast booting capabilities.

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 |  May 02 2014, 9:45 AM

Traffic Light Hackers

Like something out of a movie, security company IOActive has discovered that the traffic-control systems found in nearly every state of the Union are vulnerable to hackers. What’s even more distressing is that it doesn’t take a supercomputer to compromise these technologies.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 4:52 PM


Attention Volvo drivers, your shiny new 2014 model car or crossover may have an electrical glitch. The automaker is recalling nearly 8,000 vehicles to correct a computer-related problem.

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 |  Aug 04 2011, 3:00 PM

Technology has significantly impacted the automotive sector especially when cars are produced in the factory. Computers and robotic platforms assemble engines and build the cars without much help from workers. However Ferrari has a different take on production, with their engines being entirely hand-built.

This video shows the buildup of a 458 Italia engine starting with assembling the crankshaft and ending with the installation of the cam covers. The 11 minute video is a walkthrough of the Maranello facility, with interviews from many members of the Ferrari team. Each of the workers explain their task to produce the 4.5-liter V8. It’s nice to see something made by hand for a change.

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