It’s alive! Researchers create innovative ‘living’ bridge

The University of New Hampshire has outfitted the iconic Memorial Bridge, which links Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Kittery, Maine, with data sensors that have transformed it into a self-diagnosing, self-reporting “smart” bridge that captures a range of information from the health of the span to the environment around it. Credit: Scott Ripley/ UNH Engineers at… read more »

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

Gretta Goodwin, Director of Homeland Security and Justice for the Government Accountability Office, listens during a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs—including from driver’s… read more »

Renault ex-boss linked to 11mn euros of suspicious spending: board

Ghosn, who claims his innocence, awaits trial over charges of under-reporting his salary for years while at Nissan and using company funds for personal expenses An internal audit conducted by carmakers Renault and Nissan identified 11 million euros of questionable expenses at their Dutch subsidiary linked to Carlos Ghosn, the ousted boss of the French-Japanese… read more »

Developers sue Apple over app store fees

A lawsuit against Apple by app developers claiming the tech giant abuses its monopoly in its online marketplace was filed a day after Apple opened its Worldwide Developers Conference A lawsuit filed Tuesday by developers alleges Apple is abusing its monopoly position in its online marketplace to extract excessive fees from those creating iPhone applications…. read more »

Air Canada gets into drone delivery business

Air Canada is getting into the business of delivering cargo by drone Canada’s flagship airline is getting into the business of delivering cargo by drones, announcing on Tuesday a sales agreement with Drone Delivery Canada to market its services across the country. The 10-year deal will see Air Canada’s cargo division pursue sales of the… read more »

Facebook still wants your data

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Have you noticed your Facebook feed looks different lately? It’s a bit more “zen,” uncluttered and faster. Instagram-like story posts are displayed first, and a separate feed allows you to keep up with the latest activity in your groups. Someone has assembled a ring of comfy chairs in your lounge room… read more »

Tracking security staff at large-scale events

A digital situation map in the command center shows the current locations of the police officers, firefighters, emergency care assistants, and stewards involved in the event. Credit: Fraunhofer FIT Spectacular fireworks, a large crowd, and music with a driving beat—on the first weekend in May the Rhine in Flames event will set the large parks… read more »