Posts made in October, 2016

October 2016
Government moves to protect cars against cyber attacks

Government moves to protect cars against cyber attacks

New guidelines have been issued for automakers and developers seeking to protect the computers that control vehicles.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggested a series of protections to prevent a vehicle from misbehaving even when it is hacked, according to the

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Your ATM is the newest target for cyberthieves

Your ATM is the newest target for cyberthieves

Cyberthieves have a new target to get at your money: ATMs. The automated teller machine is getting a security upgrade to accept debit and credit cards with security chips, like the check-out lines, but the slow transition is an opportunity

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Will robots really drive better than us?

Will robots really drive better than us?

There’s a lot of excitement and hype around driverless vehicles. From President Obama to Uber, the claim is that self-driving cars can help save lives. “One of the hardest questions to answer is, ‘How do these cars compare to human

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Survey Reveals Teens’ Worst Driving Habits

Survey Reveals Teens’ Worst Driving Habits

For the first time in nearly a decade the number of teenagers involved in deadly car crashes is rising, according to new federal data. The data reveals a 10 percent increase in teen driving deaths over last year. The most

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Self-driving cars face uncertain journey

Self-driving cars face uncertain journey

Self-driving cars are already on the road and it won’t be long until the roads will be flooded with them.  Some estimates show that 25 percent of all cars sold will be self-driving by 2030. California regulators have proposed banning

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Earthquake swarm causes anxiety in Southern California

Earthquake swarm causes anxiety in Southern California

A swarm of earthquakes at the Salton Sea set off a wave of anxiety among Southern Californians.  Earlier this month, the swarm prompted scientists to issue a warning for an elevated risk of earthquakes.  The alert is rare, leading the

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Realtors Predict California Home Prices to Rise Next Year

Realtors Predict California Home Prices to Rise Next Year

California home buyers could look toward more affordable inland areas, such as the Inland Empire, with housing prices expected to rise again in 2017, according to a new industry forecast. The California Association of Realtors predicts housing prices in the state

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