covid 19
Drones Capture Video of Nearly Empty American Cities in Lockdown

At least 80 million Americans are in some form of lockdown as many cities and states urge people to stay home during the covid-19 pandemic. As people stay inside, cities that are usually bustling with activity have begun to look deserted. Drone operators have captured these scenes of empty parks, vacant stadiums, and silent streets – videos that can only be described as surreal. Read More >>

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Man Gets Jail Time for Trying to Hack a Prison and Release His Friend

A Michigan man will spend the next seven years and three months behind bars as punishment for attempting to hack a county jail’s computer system and altering prison records to get his friend released early. Read More >>

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Welcome to Mcity: The Fake Town Built for Testing Driverless Cars

It’s been a tough road for driverless cars: we have recently learned, for example, that all of the crashes involving Google’s test-phase autonomous vehicles have been caused by humans. Which is one of the reasons experts have just opened up a testing centre that’s trying to recreate the chaos of the human-built street in a controlled environment. Read More >>

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Hell Hath Frozen Over. Literally.

We shit you not. With the US still in the grip of a so called "polar vortex", temperatures  in the small town of Hell in Michigan have plunged to 17 below. Citizens of Hell -- if ever you wanted to get a memorable selfie with your pitchforks and devil costumes by the town sign, now is the time. Just avoid getting frostbite. [BBC] Read More >>