Last Update on October 08, 2015 09:10 GMT
IN THE NEWS: SELF-DRIVING CARS
TOKYO (AP) -- Like those objects in your rear-view mirror, self-driving cars may be closer than they appear. Toyota has dusted off its vision for cars that get around without the need for a human making every move. And it says it intends to bring such vehicles to market in Japan by 2020. Toyota showed off what it calls the "mobility teammate concept" -- in which the driver and the artificial intelligence are paired in a car full of sensors. In the demo, a Lexus drove itself for about 10 minutes, changing lanes, braking and steering. The only thing the human had to do -- was to press a button to turn the technology on.
IN THE NEWS: TOM HANKS TWEET WORKS TO GET COLLEGE COED HER ID BACK
NEW YORK (AP) -- It wasn't exactly the tweet heard `round the world. But the Twitter message Tom Hanks posted a couple of days ago echoed around the Internet enough that it was able to reunite a Fordham University student with her missing ID card. The actor found the ID card in New York's Central Park. And he decided to post a tweet of it -- with the name of the student blocked by his thumb. The student didn't have a Twitter account -- but one of her professors did -- and he sent her a link. Lauren Whitmore says if Hanks wants to reunite her with her college ID in person, she's all for it.