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Comment Traffic signs = active cameras (Score 1) 52

The Berlin-based company, owned by Germany's three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers share detailed video views of traffic jams or accidents, potential road hazards like fog or slippery streets, traffic signs including temporary speed limits and on-street parking.

Wasn't Germany one of the countries that had a hard time with google street view? Are they going to accept millions of cameras driving around sharing everything they see?

Submission + - Our balloons are safe! (bbc.com)

beschra writes: Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania.
With world supplies running out, the find is a "game-changer", say geologists at Durham and Oxford universities.

Using a new exploration approach, researchers found large quantities of helium within the Tanzanian East African Rift Valley.

Comment Possible plot (Score 1) 122

What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance."

The game is actually a portal that is activated when blocks are placed in a specific complex configuration over, like, 1,000 levels. The world grandmaster Tetris champion unintentionally opens the portal during a competition and our lives are forever transformed.

Or something like that.

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