Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35mph speed sign and successfully tricked 2 Teslas into accelerating to 85mph

Researchers at McAfee were successfully able to trick two Teslas into autonomously speeding up by 50mph. The researchers stuck a two-inch strip of tape on a 35mph speed sign, and the car’s system misread it as 85mph and adjusted its speed accordingly. The safety of Tesla’s autopilot features has come under close scrutiny, but CEO […]

The 1 economic experiment Shinzo Abe won’t try

Japan’s economy has been in the doldrums for roughly three decades now — not quite in recession, but growing very slowly. In 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived on the scene, promising to revive Japan’s economy with a new mix of policies, colloquially called “Abenomics.” Seven years on, and Abenomics looks like a bust: The […]