First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

The French capital's transport authority will on Saturday carry out its first test of a driverless minibus, in the hope that regular routes for the hi-tech vehicles will be up and running within two years. The electric-powered driverless EZ10 minibus, able to carry up to 12 passengers, has already been tested on closed circuits in Japan, Singapore and California and in a road test in Helsinki. The bus will travel at 25 kilometres (15 miles) an hour and for RATP, the transport authority for the Paris region, it is the start of a series of tests.  read more »

Welcome to the club, Yahoo: 10 other massive hacks

With hacking tools outpacing cybersecurity developments, breaches have become more common.  read more »

Confirmed: Fruit Ninja game will be blended into a big-screen film

Move over, Angry Birds. The juicy mobile-game app will soon be coming to a theater near you.  read more »

Is Kia's 200-hp Soul heading to the US?

The answer is a very strong "probably."  read more »

Lindsey Stirling's sterling YouTube career

From CNET Magazine: The violinist, dancer and composer is blurring the line between internet and mainstream fame, one video at a time.  read more »

Play a VR video game on this real roller coaster

Regular roller coaster rides not intense enough for you? Try playing a video game inside a VR headset as you ride this train at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.  read more »

Samsung will now let you charge your recalled Galaxy Note 7 to 80 percent

Some people refuse to return their recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so the company is trying to make the phones safer by limiting how much they can be charged. Samsung recalled its Note 7s earlier this month after reports of batteries overheating and exploding. It’s not clear whether this setting is available in the US, but we’ve reached out to Samsung for clarification and will update when we hear back.  read more »

Google to launch Oakland lab to mentor minority students

Working with the MIT Media lab, the search giant looks across the San Francisco Bay to solve the tech industry's diversity problem.  read more »

The Almond smart router will let Alexa kick the kids off the net

Securifi's Alexa skill will let you put your foot down when your family's spending too much time online.  read more »

Facebook activates safety check in Charlotte

As protests grew in North Carolina over a police shooting of a black man, Facebook lets users check in as safe.  read more »

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