Technology

Jaguar concept car has transparent pillars, windshield HUD with Mario Kart-like ‘ghost’ mode

Jaguar Land Rover, 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen (windshield)
Jaguar Land Rover, the British automotive company that is most famous for its Jaguar and Range Rover cars, has unveiled a concept car with an incredibly elaborate heads-up windshield display, combined with "transparent" pillars that provide full 360-degree vision and remove any blind spots. Mario Kart fans in particular will like the advanced HUD: To help with navigation, it has a 'ghost car' mode, which projects an image of a small semi-transparent car onto the windshield, showing you where to go.

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Berners-Lee Sounds Clarion Call for Universal Web Access

The Internet should be a basic human right, but access to it is increasingly unequal around the globe, said World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee last week. The Web has the potential to be a great equalizer, he asserted, but only "if we hard-wire the rights to privacy, freedom of expression, affordable access and Net neutrality into the rules of the game."

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The Pirate Bay ‘revived’ by rival IsoHunt, while figures show no decline in piracy after shutdown

Old Pirate Bay, by IsoHunt
A week ago, The Pirate Bay was raided and shut down. At this point, with no resurrection apparently forthcoming, it looks like it might be dead forever. This hasn't stopped fake sites from popping up -- including, rather amusingly, a site called Old Pirate Bay that is being managed by IsoHunt, one of Pirate Bay's largest rivals. Ah, the futility of shutting down file sharing websites.

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8 top gadgets for every personality type

Last-minute holiday shopping bringing you down? The good news is that there's plenty of gadgets out there to suit every personality type, from the health nut to the foodie and the outdoor enthusiast. If you want something new, something cool, and something techie, then look no further.

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