A 22-year-old software engineer was found dead at Google’s NYC office

Associated Press/Richard Drew A 22-year-old software engineer was found dead at Google’s New York City headquarters, police say. Scott Krulcik was found unconscious on the sixth floor of the company’s offices in Chelsea at about 9 p.m. Friday. Krulcik’s Linkedin page says he began working at Google in August after serving as an intern in […]

New software will let artists control how light interacts with objects

Enlarge / Clouds contain billions of individual water droplets that are difficult to plot in computer graphics for movie scenes. (credit: Dartmouth Visual Computing Lab) Animators will now be able to precisely control how microscopic particles interact with light in their renderings of objects, thanks to a research collaboration between computer scientists at Dartmouth University and […]

File-sharing software on state election servers could expose them to intruders

Enlarge / Stickers await residents who vote at the Parks and Recreation Center building on August 14, 2018, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) As recently as Monday, computer servers that powered Kentucky’s online voter registration and Wisconsin’s reporting of election results ran software that could potentially expose information to hackers or enable access […]

Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software updates

Audi’s E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you’re going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the electric SUV’s arrival by four weeks due a “software development issue,” a spokesman told Reuters. Changes to an unnamed piece of software required that Audi […]

If SETI uses off-the-shelf hardware & software — can’t you?

VB EVENT: “We use gaming GPUs,” says Dr. Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley SETI research center. “We use the GeForce series from Nvidia. We use consumer level flash drives.” Siemion is one of the speakers at VB Summit, coming up on October 22-23 in Mill Valley, CA. On Twitter, his team recently posted a […]

Software Glitch Leads to Recall of 230,000 Accords, Insights

Honda Motor Co. is recalling roughly 232,000 Accord and Insight models in the United States over a software glitch that may cause the rear-camera display to malfunction. While the number of recalled units is noteworthy, the severity of the issue is largely dependent upon how careful of a driver you are. According to reports from […]

Honda recalls more than 200,000 Accords and Insight hybrid cars in the US over software problem

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Honda announced it was recalling more than 200,000 of its Accord and Insight hybrid cars in the US over software issues with the rearview camera.  The Tokyo-based car company said that the issue hasn’t resulted in any crashes or injuries yet.  Outside the US, Honda said it was recalling 14,000 of its […]