Bombermine is an addictive amalgam of Bomberman, Minecraft, and pop culture that lets 1,000 people play together, all in your browser. You won’t be crafting diamond pickaxes, but you will be blasting through ore, gold, and your opponents to score points — all while occasionally morphing into a Nyan Cat or Kenny from South Park. The site launched in beta earlier this week and can be little rough around the edges, but the throwback style and classic Bomberman feel are easy to get lost in. Just don’t get too comfortable; with a thousand players alongside you, you aren’t going to survive for long.
We announced our self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Having safely completed over 200000 miles of computer-led driving, we wanted to share one of our favorite moments. Here’s Steve, who joined us for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. We organized this test as a technical experiment, but we think it’s also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver if rigorous technology and safety standards can be met. A version of this video with audio captions is available here: youtu.be Music: The Album Leaf – “We Need Help”
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Most general histories of technology are Eurocentrist, focusing on a main line of Western technology that stretches from the Greeks is through the computer. In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a “world civilization.” He portrays the process as a complex dialectic by which inventions borrowed from one culture are adopted to suit another.Arnold Pacey is a physicist turned historian whose publications have contributed to t
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