The company Motional, a joint venture between between Hyundai and Aptiv, an auto tech company, announced it has been testing its driverless cars in Las Vegas in February.
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FACEBOOK USERS CAN APPEAL HARMFUL CONTENT TO OVERSIGHT BOARD
Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board said this week that it will start letting users file appeals over posts, photos, and videos that they think the company shouldn’t have allowed to stay on its platforms.
HOW TO TEST-DRIVE VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
New vehicles are brimming with technology that can enhance convenience, connectivity and driver safety. But the tech can also be unfamiliar to car shoppers, especially those who haven’t purchased a vehicle in the past five years or more. This poses a problem when it comes to the traditional test drive.
IN ‘MOFFIE,' BRUTAL INTOLERANCE IN '80S SOUTH AFRICA
The main character of Oliver Hermanus’ shattering “Moffie,” set in 1981 South Africa, is a handsome, white 18-year-old. In the country’s system of apartheid, he is a member of the ruling class, but he’s no insider.
MICROSOFT BUYING SPEECH RECOGNITION FIRM NUANCE IN $16B DEAL
Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion.
STARVING FOR MORE CHIPS IN A TECH-HUNGRY WORLD
As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology.
FACEBOOK DELIVERS BIASED JOB ADS, SKEWED BY GENDER
Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.
DESKTOP VS MOBILE: UPCOMING INNOVATIONS CHANGE THE GAME
Over the past decade, Apple has revolutionized personal technology with the iPhone and iPad, but the Mac range has seen stunted growth as a result. As the giant pivots towards its personal computing arm once more with the launch of the M1 chip, it’s time to prepare for innovations that could change the way you work for years to come.
YA SCI-FI THRILLER ‘VOYAGERS' DOESN'T QUITE TAKE OFF
The most surprising thing about “ Voyagers,” a sci-fi thriller about a group of young adults who have been tasked with travelling to and repopulating a new planet, is that it isn’t based on a Young Adult book series. Writer and director Neil Burger, who was also behind the “Divergent” films apparently decided to cut out the Intellectual Property middleman and make his own YA statement. That said, it does borrow heavily from quite a few other sources, with shades of “Lord of the Flies,” “The Giver,” “Ender’s Game,” “Euphoria” and any number of space madness films.
BIDEN TELLS EXECS US NEEDS TO INVEST, LEAD IN COMPUTER CHIPS
President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.
BIDEN NAMES 2 EX-NSA OFFICIALS FOR SENIOR CYBER POSITIONS
President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber jobs in his administration, the White House said in moving to fill out a team whose role has grown more urgent after two major hacks that have consumed the government’s attention.
DRIVERS WANTED: RECORD DEMAND AT UBER AS VACCINATIONS RISE
Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery.
Uber, Lyft Confirm Phoenix Airport Business As Usual For Now
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft say they won’t change their service at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport until Arizona’s highest court rules on proposed fee increases that prompted threats to stop picking up and dropping off customers at one of the nation’s largest airports.
Lyft Loses Money Again But Eyes Profits In About 2 Years
Despite higher average prices, Lyft’s number of active riders grew 28% to surpass 22 million. The money-losing company has struggled to demonstrate a path to profitability, just like its larger rival Uber.
Uber Vows To Keep Fighting Sweeping California Labor Bill
California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive fight on the 2020 ballot.
How To Hide From Silicon Valley
Avoiding digital snoops takes more than throwing money at the problem, but that part can be really fun
California Democrats Turn Up Pressure On Gig Economy
The battle between California lawmakers and ride sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy.
Transit Systems Eye Uber, Lyft for Savings on the Disabled
Where once was Tabasco, there is now sriracha, gochujang, and more. What the condiment aisle says about American consumers.
Lyft To Uber: The Race Is On
Lyft has been eating Uber’s dust for years. Can a series of smart partnerships steer the “nice” ride-sharing startup into its own lane?
Uber Drivers Around the World Tell All
Riots, support groups, and psychic-energy vampires.
Uber to Pay $28.5M to Settle Safety Ad Lawsuits
With a burgeoning film career and a penchant for life on the road, it’s safe to say that the elusive Amber Heard rarely stays sitting down for long. And now she’s starring in the much-lauded new movie The Danish Girl, the super-cool Texan’s life is set to get even busier.