The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better mapsmuch better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road. » 12/15/14 1:55pm 12/15/14 1:55pm

How to Get Next-Level Cryptography With a Crappy Old Nokia Phone

Remember the Nokia N9? Probably not—but geek points if you do—because it was a smartphone that was DOA and used by pretty much no one. But even a three-year-old smartphone is pretty sophisticated piece of machinery. Using just an N9 and light, physicists have found a way to generate the random numbers algorithms used… » 9/12/14 3:57pm 9/12/14 3:57pm

Beautiful spinning video of New York makes me go both ooooh and barf!

This beautiful new commercial from Nokia uses the same principle of bullet time—the effect made popular by the movie The Matrix—but in a different way: Instead of freezing a moment in time, the rig is built to give the illusion that the world is spinning. It's pretty, but it can make you a bit dizzy. » 5/21/14 8:01pm 5/21/14 8:01pm