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Toyota's High-Tech Realistic Driving Simulator

It looks like something out of science fiction...the world's most advanced driving simulator, designed to replicate the sensations of sitting behind the wheel of a car. It's part of Toyota's research into reducing road accidents.

Contour+ Helmet Cam Records 1080p, Uses Your Smartphone as Viewfinder

The Contour+ logs GPS coordinates, shoots 1080p video and turns an Android phone or iPhone into a viewfinder via Bluetooth.


Apple Releases Lion, the Space Shuttle Retires, and More

In World Tech Update this week, Lenovo introduces new tablets, the space shuttle Atlantis touches down for the final time, Apple releases Lion, the Nissan's Leaf electric car expands availability, and more.


Toyota Develops Pedestrian Collision-Detection System

Toyota has developed a safety system that can automatically stop a car in the moments before a collision with a pedestrian.


Hudson: Hong Kong Sees Dip in Hiring Expectations

At the request of Computerworld Hong Kong the story headlined "Hudson: Hong Kong sees dip in hiring expectations" and posted July 19, 2011, has been removed from...

Windows Phone 7, Assange, Netflix, and Innovation

In this week's World Tech Update: Ballmer jokes about Windows Phone 7, Assange fights extradition, Netflix raises fees, and more.

China's Tianhe-1 Supercomputer Boots Up

One of China's fastest supercomputers is now running in Hunan. The Tianhe-1 has a theoretical peak speed of 1.1 petaflops, which means it can perform up to 1,100 trillion operations per second.

The Boing787, Facebook's Video Chat, and PowerPoint Issues

On World Tech Update this week, we take a look inside the most advanced passenger jet in the sky, check out Facebook video chat, and find out what one Swiss man is doing against PowerPoint.


Spy Cameras, Violent Games, and the MySpace Sale

On World Tech Update this week: Office365 launches, violent video games can be sold to minors, U.S. police use secret cameras, and more.


Balmer Launches Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer formally launched the much-awaited Office 365 this week. The new suite is a nod to the rising popularity of cloud-based apps.

CEA LineShows Offer a Sneak Peek at Next-Gen Gadgets

At multiple consumer electronics shows in New York recently, gadget makers were showing off the latest in mobile, 3D and gaming.


Skype Sale Approved, PS Vita Delayed, and Wii U Specs

On this week's World Tech Update: Microsoft's Skype purchase is approved, Playstation Vita will ship later than promised, Nintendo's Wii U won't be much more powerful, and more.


BBC's Data Dilemma

The Webwereld Netherlands story headlined "BBC's data dilemma" and posted Wednesday has been removed from the wire. Online editors are asked to immediately...

iPad 3 Rumors, IBM Turns 100, Coffee, and Volvos

In this week's World Tech Update: iPad 3 rumors, IBM's 100th anniversary, Starbucks' new Android app, Google's well-paid employees, Volvos that automatically avoid animals, and much more.


Volvo Adds In-Car Radar to Prevent Animal Collisions

Volvo hopes to reduce collisions with wild animals with new technology.