Australian Autonomous Train Is The “World’s Largest Robot”

Robot Train Mining corporation Rio Tinto says that an autonomous rail system called AutoHaul that it’s been developing in the remote Pilbara region of Australia for several years is now entirely operational — an accomplishment the company says makes the system the “world’s largest robot.” “It’s been a challenging journey to automate a rail network of this size and scale …

Holograms Are Resurrecting Dead Musicians, Raising Legal Questions

Dead Musicians Michael Jackson. Amy Winehouse. Tupac. Roy Orbison. Those are just a few of the dead musicians who have been resurrected on stage in recent years as holograms — and a new feature by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation explores not just the critical reception and technological frontiers of the new industry, but the legal minefield it raises to dust off the visage …

Bitcoin sinks to two-month low as downtrend persists

Bitcoin fell to a two-month low on Tuesday, sliding in three of the last four sessions on nagging regulatory and security concerns after the weekend hacking of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail. The original virtual currency is nearing its lowest level of the year of just under $6,000 BTC=BTSP on the Bitstamp platform. It fell to a low of below …

VPN Filter Malware Now Said to Affect More Routers, Can Steal Data By Intercepting Web Requests

VPNFilter, the malware thought to have been created by Russian hacking group Sofacy and said to have infected at least 500,000 networking devices, is now said to have expanded and affecting large list of routers from vendors including Asus, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, UPVEL, and ZTE. Cisco Talos has also spotted some new affected devices from Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, TP-Link. All …