Most of the issues faced by passengers of Uber’s services have usually been driver-related, but imagine if you could eliminate drivers from the equation, wouldn’t that make the service much more reliable? As it turns out this is something that Uber is considering. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Business Times, Uber’s test car was spotted on the roads of Pittsburgh recently.
On the side of the vehicle, the words “Uber Advanced Technologies Center” were spotted as well, giving away its identity. A statement provided by Uber spokeswoman Sarah Maxwell reads, “This vehicle is part of our early research efforts regarding mapping, safety and autonomy systems.” It should be noted that this isn’t a self-driving car (yet) but a vehicle that Uber uses for its research purposes. Read full post →Uber Moves One Step Closer To Creating Self-Driving Cars
By now we’re sure most of you guys have heard of the term “swatting” which is basically where the instigator calls the police claiming to have done something wrong and serious, and spoofing/giving them the address of their victim, in which an armed police team will storm that house to try and diffuse the situation, only to find out that it was a prank call.
Now this is an extremely dangerous prank as feelings are tense and the wrong move could result in an innocent person being shot. Recently in Canada, a 17-year old teen was arrested and has pleaded guilty to 23 counts of swatting and making false police reports. Based on a report by Canada’s Tri-City News, it seems that most of his victims were female gamers who declined or ignored his friend requests on games such as League of Legends or on Twitter. Read full post →Canadian Teen Pleads Guilty To 23 Counts Of Swatting