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First solar road doesn’t go as planned

Published on 08/18/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The solar road in France is just 1km long but is riddled with issues. Most notably, the speed limit has been reduced to 43mph (70kmh) due to the noise of rotting leaves. The panels themselves are deteriorating and it never reached its energy goal.

British Airways trialing VR headsets

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Published on 08/18/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Designed for passengers, the wearables will let first class flyers from Heathrow to JFK have 2D, 3D, or 360° experiences. Many of the programs are to help those with flying fears.

Apple sues Corellium for copyright infringement

Published on 08/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The tech giant claims the virtualization software company is using Apple software without permission. Their program lets users interact with virtual iOS devices but it runs actual iOS firmware. The software lets users find bugs without the risk of bricking the iPhone. Instead, they simply reload the platform.

Surface updates cause Wi-Fi issues

Published on 08/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The latest update for Microsoft Surface is reportedly causing issues for the CPU and Wi-Fi, according to some users. Both the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 6 are affected. Microsoft says they’re working on a fix.

Anti-surveillance clothing can thwart cameras

Published on 08/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The line of Adversarial Fashion features license plate images, forcing the automated license plate readers to capture images. This floods the database with useless content. The clothing is designed to thwart the continued invasive cameras.

Twitter tests offensive message filter

Published on 08/17/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Users will find the messages flagged for potentially offensive content in a separate inbox. The content is hidden, allowing users to delete without reading. They announced the test via a GIF in a tweet.