2019 Porsche Cayenne S first drive “After 15 years, the Porsche Cayenne still sets the standard for performance SUVs.” Superb handling Makes light off-roading easy Comfortable cabin, for driver and passengers Most features are pricy options Could be more breathtaking to look at Porsche didn’t invent the concept of the sporty SUV, but when the performance-dedicated automaker decided to venture into the uncharted territory of sport-utility and four doors, the world took notice. It’s safe to say that the Porsche Cayenne was a success, so much so that SUV-adverse brands like Rolls Royce and even Lamborghini are getting in on the action. For 2019, the Porsche Cayenne begins its third generation with a leaner look and a new bag of tricks that further blur the line between utility vehicle and sports car. What’s new In true Porsche fashion, the new Cayenne’s exterior tweaks are subtle, yet significant. The divided … [Read more...] about 2019 Porsche Cayenne S first drive review
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In Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, a self-aware artificial intelligence system called HAL 9000 turns murderous and begins trying to kill off its crew during a space mission. In 2019, our A.I. assistants — such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant — have yet to turn on humans with quite the willful ferocity of HAL. That doesn’t mean they can’t be used against us, however. Today, some reports place ownership of smart speaker devices at as high as one-third of American adult households. In the process, smart speakers have expanded their abilities far beyond simply helping us select music or set kitchen timers: aiding us in everything from providing pharmaceutical knowledge to controlling our smart homes. So what exactly can go wrong? Two recent studies offer examples of a couple of ways in which malicious actors (or, in this case, researchers hypothetically posing as malicious actors) could exploit … [Read more...] about Your Alexa speaker can be hacked with malicious audio tracks. And lasers.
After defeating Arizona, the Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett led the team in a post-win victory dance in the locker room while a photographer snapped a photo for the team’s official Twitter account. The image captured the team’s elation after the win — but it also served as perfect fodder for the fake news artists of the internet looking for viral attention. With a bit of pixel manipulation, the celebratory dance turn into a photograph of a national role model burning an American flag. Fake news is a growing problem, but visuals like this one can be even tougher to spot. Like that viral blue-gold dress, it’s hard to tell our brains that something that we see with our eyes isn’t quite accurate. One might think that an inflammatory or shocking image would naturally draw tighter scrutiny from viewers, but the opposite is often true — we may react to an image that disturbs us before we take the time to analyze it. While the accuracy of an … [Read more...] about Can you spot a Photoshopped picture? Here are 9 ways to identify a fake photo