In June, Google has released a report related to the development of smart car technology without a driver made by them. In the report, claimed that the smart car suffered only minor accidents 12 incidents within 6 years of the trial period.
Described further, Google’s driverless car has been running as far as 1.8 million miles during six years of testing. 12 times the incidence of accidents that occurred also does not show the fault is on the part of Google, but because the driving behavior of other parties “outside normal limits”.
Surely it is an achievement that is quite encouraging for Google. However, after further study, there are still a barrier, which until now have not been able to be solved Google.
Google car still be confused by the presence of cyclists on the road. Security systems that they have not been able to fully detect with certainty the behavior of cyclists on the streets.
The Washington Post reports, Google advanced car had several times met with confusion when cyclists types of fixed-gear (better known as fixie).
On one occasion, Google cars meet at the intersection of four lines (intersection) with fixie cyclists. Because the cars Google first arrived at the intersection, then automatically cyclists fixie which is in the direction perpendicular even stop the speed by means of brakes on the track stand (fixie bike is not equipped with disc brakes, but the type of brake torpedo), the braking process by turning the pedal to back (usually while standing).
Well, the braking process itself does not make the track stand fixie bike completely stopped. Thus, Google’s sophisticated car confusion to decide, whether to go forward or remain stopped. In other words, both cars Google and cyclists alike into doubt at a crossroads.
“He (Google car) stops when it detects the presence of me. Then the car forward, and my bike just move a little bit, then the car stopped again. We were in doubt for a long time,” said a fixie bike rider.
Tesco, an international supermarket group, which is headquartered in the UK, is the third-largest retail group after Wal-Mart. Last year Tesco dispose of more than 100 million pounds of food. In fact, these foods can be donated to charity.
A startup originating from Sweden takes a different perspective. Rather than trying to provide fresh fruits are about to rot, they dried the fruit and turn it into flour nutritious and tasty, they are marketed under the brand FoPo.
This flour can be mixed with water or sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream. “By drying fruits, you extend the shelf life, which was originally about two weeks to up to two years,” said Kent Ngo, one of the founders of FoPo. These fruits are processed in a manner to maintain 30% -80% original nutritional value.
This makes the logistics process becomes much simpler, so that the process becomes efficient food delivery. Not only for the local soup kitchen, but also to anyone who fight against hunger around the world.
“By using the dried fruits we also eliminate the need for a refrigerator to keep food age, which is sometimes very important for the people of developing countries when the power is off or in situations where there is no refrigerator,” said Ngo added.
“We can process these fruits until the last day of expiry,” said Ngo.
“We collect the fruits that are considered fruits ‘Rejects’, most of whom are too mature, the ugly, the shape is not perfect, or change color. But instead we also collect fruits and vegetables were perfectly edible.” Ngo said asserts.
The company founded by students from Lund University in Sweden have tested their products in this summer in the Philippines. Due to poor storage and transportation, a large amount of wasted food in the Philippines. At the same time, the state should feel desperate to provide cheap food needs. “Many people here do not have enough money to buy food for one day,” says Ngo.
“So we ask ourselves, where is the world’s flour fruit is most needed?” In disaster-prone countries and are regularly attacked hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. In addition, the company also believes that the flour is fairly inexpensive, but useful to provide humanitarian assistance when disaster strikes.
Ngo and his colleagues work closely with local markets and farms to collect lemon, pineapple, and mango, as well as experimenting with processing. As soon as the security aspects of the processed products have been fully tested, they plan to start selling it in stores and supply at low cost to nonprofit organizations.
“In fact, one third of the food produced in the world is discarded, the fact that the food would be more than enough to feed the entire population,” said Ngo.
“Sometimes the fruit discarded because we are too spoiled, because the fruit looks ugly, or because people cook too much food. We can not do anything about the people who cook too much food. But we can only do something about the rest.”
Along with the development of technology, we are faced with many tempting offers. Whether it be an application, a program, or the latest gadgets for example. It all usually already equipped with the password feature.
But, what if the password we have to memorize too much? Easy. Submit it at LastPass.
LastPass is a popular application to manage your password. LastPass already have the free version to manage your passwords on mobile and desktop.
The free version allows us to synchronize passwords, as long as we use the same kind of device (smartphone synchronized to other smartphones, for example).
Previously, the desktop version of the application can still be enjoyed without charge. But, if we use it on the phone, then we are required to pay a subscription fee of US $ 12.
Then, if you want to sync from the smartphone to the tablet (or vice versa), you will be charged the same amount of US $ 12 per year.
Game Angry Birds 2 became available on Android and iOS since July 30, but the new week released a sequel to the Angry Birds game has been downloaded 20 million times.
The developer of Angry Birds 2, Rovio, officially announced if the series Angry Birds 2 scored an impressive weekly. The game occupies the first position in the ranks of the iOS game and became the most downloaded game on your Android device.
Another interesting fact, since the game was released slingshot in Angry Birds 2 has been used as much as 1.4 billion times and countless users have completed more than 300 million level. Rovio revealed, if the Angry Birds are very popular in the market, just when the first game also became hits.
As in China, the game is very booming. This is different from the first Angry Birds gamers who are not favored. Today more than 700 million smartphone users in China already downloaded it, this means Angry Birds 2 is expected to break the record a new download.
For information, although most of the plot in the game Angry Birds 2 similar to the first, but there are some changes that appear in the new game. Level in the game Angry Birds 2 will be a multi-stage. This means the player must destroy some pig castle, and also pigs itself, after qualifying players will face battle against the boss pig.