Selected “trusted tester” customers in the city by the bay will be able to hail a ride in self-driving Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicles, the company said.
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Apple Eases App Store Rules Again, to Allow Outside Signups
Apple is relaxing rules to allow some app developers such as Spotify, Netflix and digital publishers to include an outside link so users can sign up for paid subscription accounts.
Australia Wants Facebook Held Liable for Anonymous Comments
Australia’s prime minister described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously.
UNITED AIRLINES WILL ADD NEW INTERNATIONAL ROUTES NEXT YEAR
United Airlines said Thursday it will launch its biggest expansion of transatlantic service next year, a vote of confidence that international travel will rebound from the depths of the pandemic.
CHINA SET TO SEND 3 ASTRONAUTS ON LONGEST CREWED MISSION YET
China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a program that has advanced rapidly in recent years.
US REGULATORS SEEK ANSWERS FROM TESLA OVER LACK OF RECALL
U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators.
WILLIAM SHATNER, TV'S CAPT. KIRK, BLASTS INTO SPACE
Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by JeffBezos’ Blue Origin company.
MICROSOFT SHUTTING DOWN LINKEDIN IN CHINA
Microsoft is shutting down its LinkedIn service in China later this year after internet rules were tightened by Beijing, the latest American tech giant to lessen its ties to the country.
HYDROPOWER DECLINE ADDS STRAIN TO POWER GRIDS IN DROUGHT
After water levels at a California dam fell to historic lows this summer, the main hydropower plant it feeds was shut down. At the Hoover Dam in Nevada — one of the country’s biggest hydropower generators — production is down by 25%. If extreme drought persists, federal officials say a dam in Arizona could stop producing electricity in coming years.
INSTACART CEO SAYS ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING HAS ROOM TO GROW
When the pandemic hit the U.S. last year, grocery delivery company Instacart suddenly became a lifeline for millions of consumers. Sales volumes skyrocketed; in one month, the company added 300,000 drivers to keep up with its orders.
WITH HUMOR, VENOM 2 LEANS INTO RELATIONSHIPS
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is best when it’s not trying to be a comic book movie.
DELETE YOUR INTERNET FOOTPRINT
With spies lurking everywhere, how can you keep yourself safe? Here are 25 smart steps, from the editor of HowtoGeek.com.
OLED For Less
SONY’S NEW XR-65A80J OLED TV isn’t a member of the company’s Master Series—that designation belongs to its XR-A90J OLED models, which are spec’d to deliver higher brightness than the XR-A80J sets. And while we haven’t yet tested those pricier Sony OLEDs, the XR-65A80J is far from being a second-class citizen. Read on to find out why.
GOOGLE IN COURT TO APPEAL EU'S 2018 ANDROID ANTITRUST CASE
Google headed to a top European Union court this week to appeal a record EU antitrust penalty imposed for stifling competition through the dominance of its Android operating system.
HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY FROM THE INTERNET
It’s not just government spying; big-tech behemoths including Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have collected huge amounts of people’s data in order to serve up targeted ads—and then, there’s the personal data that’s scooped up in all the breaches and hacks.
AI THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE
Timnit Gebru, Google’s former co-head of ethical AI research, on how to rethink and reform her field
GOOGLE TO SPEND $2.1 BILLION ON MANHATTAN CAMPUS ACQUISITION
Google is planning to buy New York City’s St. John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion, making it the anchor of its Hudson Square campus.
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TEACHER GETTING YOU DOWN? HERE’S HOW TO HANDLE THE SITCH BEFORE THEY SQUASH YOUR FRESH FALL VIBE.
SET AN AI TO MAKE AN AI
GOOGLE is already putting machine learning to work on improving itself
GOOGLE TO INVEST $1.2B IN GERMANY CLOUD COMPUTING PROGRAM
Google said that it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by 2030 to expand its cloud computing infrastructure in Germany and to increase the use of renewable energy.
GOOGLE APPEALS $591M FRENCH FINE IN COPYRIGHT PAYMENT SPAT
Google is appealing a 500 million euro ($591 million) fine issued by French regulators over its handling of negotiations with publishers in a dispute over copyright.