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Boeing Creating Top Secret Phone That Self-Destructs

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February 27, 2014
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Boeing Black is a new smartphone that will erase data if the phone's casing is tampered with. Video provided by Newsy


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Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

Google's Self-Driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

TheStreet (May 28, 2014) — Google is unveiling its own prototype of a self-driving car in which there's no steering wheel or pedals. Instead, the electric-powered car is driven solely through computers and sensors. The only manual controls are a stop/go button and an emergency button. Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving project said in a blog post that safety was the most important aspect of designing the prototype. He says the self-driving cars have sensors that remove blind spots and are able to detect objects that are more than two football fields away. The first vehicles have speed capped at 25 miles per hour. Inside, just two seats with seatbelts and a screen that show the route. Video provided by TheStreet
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Boeing Completes Pilot-in-the-Loop Milestone

Boeing Completes Pilot-in-the-Loop Milestone

NASA (Mar. 5, 2014) — Former astronaut Chris Ferguson of The Boeing Company demonstrated that the CST-100 spacecraft simulator and software allows a human pilot to take over control of the spacecraft from the computer during various phases of a mission following separation from the launch vehicle. The pilot-in-the-loop demonstration at the Houston Product Support Center on Jan. 16, 2014 was a milestone under Boeing's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability agreement with the agency and its Commercial Crew Program. Video provided by NASA
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Amazon Thinks It Can Beat Blackberry at Smartphones

Amazon Thinks It Can Beat Blackberry at Smartphones

TheStreet (June 19, 2014) — Amazon may be late to the smartphone market with its new Fire phone, but it clearly thinks it can do better than Blackberry. Blackberry once owned the mobile phone market, but has never recovered from its decision to keep the keyboard. Ari Zoldan, CEO of Quantum Networks, says the key difference between the two companies is that Amazon has the safety net of its retail operation to fall back on, whereas Blackberry's sole business is the phone. Zoldan says Blackberry isn't going down without a fight though, in its latest earnings report the company said it sold 1.6 million phones. Debra Borchardt reports from Wall Street. Video provided by TheStreet
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For Handset Makers, Customization Is the Key

For Handset Makers, Customization Is the Key

NDTV (Sep. 9, 2013) — Just a few years back, not everyone had a mobile phone. When mobile phones made a debut across the country, their usage was restricted. They were expensive and not everyone could afford them. Gradually companies included different languages in the phone and all those who struggled with the interface, had the option to send texts, save contacts, dial numbers in a language they understood and were comfortable in.
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