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Comment Re:Not all wrecks can be avoided (Score 1) 227

self driving cars currently seem to be not at fault more often than real drivers though.

Note, the article I read was a few years ago, so this could no longer be true.

But it looked at NYC accident rates Vs google cars (NYC being the city they could get stats on).

The Google cars were involved in more accidents per mile, even though they were rarely at fault.

Defensive driving seems to be an area where the cars need to improve.

Comment Re:Granular permissions to apps (Score 4, Informative) 64

Since Android 6 apps install with no/limited permission, the first time it wants your location (or to access your camera, a file etc) a pop-up from the OS asks to grant it.

I like that feature because it allows me to see why the app needs this or that permission.

Comment Re:ACA (Score 1) 456

Universal anything is a bad idea

I honestly thought he BlackBerry Message Center was a brilliant idea. Providing an API directly in the OS for your instant messengers to expose their contact lists and features to. Unfortunately, this is a feature on a very niche mobile operating system that is overlooked due to the popularity of the platform. I'd love to see something like this in Windows, KDE, macOS, Android, iOS etc.

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