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Uber wants to test self-driving cars again after fatality

November 3, 2018

(CNN Business)Uber wants to start testing its self-driving cars again, seven months after one of its vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. “We are deeply regretful for the crash in Tempe, Arizona, this March. In the hours following, we grounded our self-driving fleets in every city they were operating,” said CEO Dara Khosrowshahi […]

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Living in fear every single day as immigration raids wreak havoc

November 3, 2018

For the 71,000 undocumented residents in Gwinett county, Georgia, roundups, raids and fear are a part of everyday life At 6.10am on a freezing, dark January morning, just moments before he opened Superior Tools & Equipment, Gustavo Ramirez caught a flash of blue light racing towards his shop. Shoppers were lining up outside his Norcross, […]

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Customer service behavioral pairing startup Afiniti quietly raised $130M at a $1.6B valuation

November 2, 2018

Artificial intelligence touches just about every aspect of the tech world these days, aiming to provide new ways of making old processes work better. Now, a startup that has built an AI platform that tackles the ever-present, but never-perfect, business of customer service has quietly raised a large round of funding as it gears up […]

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The Biggening

November 2, 2018

Everything is already big. The iPhone SE died. The iPad Mini was last upgraded in 2015. The 11-inch MacBook Air died years ago. The smaller Series 4 Apple Watch has a bigger display than the larger Series 3 Apple Watch. Apple’s smallest devices are slowly getting bigger and the company’s events don’t suggest those ambitions […]

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The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

November 1, 2018

Let’s start with a basic premise that the vast majority of the world’s workloads remain in private data centers. Cloud infrastructure vendors are working hard to shift those workloads, but technology always moves a lot slower than we think. That is the lens through which many cloud companies operate. The idea that you operate both […]

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This is the Surface Pro 6

November 1, 2018

Surprises? Later, perhaps. But for now, we’re getting pretty much what we expected out of today’s big Surface event — which is to say some refreshing of existing Surface products. First up is the latest version of the long-running Surface Pro. As expected, the device looks pretty much exactly like its predecessor, save for a […]

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Googles Pixel phones will soon get mobile Smart Compose in Gmail

October 30, 2018

Google today announced that its Pixel phones will soon get support for Smart Compose in Gmail. Smart Compose automatically finishes your sentences for you as you type, based on what Google knows about how you and others write similar sentences. Smart Compose can also auto-complete addresses for you. Google first launched this feature with its […]

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Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018

October 30, 2018

On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether you’re an early startup founder, an investor, a developer or a student, if you’re focused on AR/VR, you don’t […]

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China planted chips in Apple and Amazon servers, report claims

October 29, 2018

Both firms deny report they found chips giving backdoor access to computers and data A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor access to computers and data, according to a new denied Bloombergs report. Amazon said: Its untrue that […]

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Reasserting cyber sovereignty: how states are taking back control

October 29, 2018

The digital debate is now about trade and security and every major nation is insisting on its technological sovereignty Amid the hand-wringing about the rise of nationalism and populism, its easy to miss that the past two years have also produced surprising and useful shifts in global opinion. Even Donald Trump can be good news […]

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