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The long, slow demise of credit card signatures starts today

Merchants won’t be required to get your signature, but many will likely still ask for one.<p>The mindless practice of scrawling your signature at checkout will one day vanish, and a major step toward that change starts Friday.<p>Beginning last year, all four major US payment providers -- Mastercard, …

FinTech

Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers

Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It would be putting its cars — well, minivans — on streets around Mountain View, where it already has an …

Autonomous Cars

New research shows successful founders are far older than the Valley stereotype

There is a classic stereotype of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur: often a computer science nerd, almost certainly male, ambitious and, most importantly, young — very young. Founders who have been covered extensively by the media, like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, started their …

Social Sciences

California proposes new rules for self-driving cars to pick up passengers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's public utility regulator on Friday signaled it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a step forward for autonomous car developers just as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety …

Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry's going after Snapchat now. Who's next?

If you’re a social media service, then you might want to lock your doors, because it looks like BlackBerry is on the hunt. Its most recent target: Snapchat.<p>BlackBerry’s first target was Facebook, which it claimed was ripping off messaging tech it’d patented years ago. Now the company is going after …

Social Media

Google Could Owe Oracle $8.8 Billion in Android Fight

Google could owe Oracle Corp. billions of dollars for using Oracle-owned Java programming code in its Android operating system on mobile devices, an …

Mobile Devices

Self-driving cars will use flashing lights and weird noises to "talk" to pedestrians

Uber patent application signals a growing trend in autonomous vehicles<p>Over the years, human drivers have gotten pretty good at communicating intent to the people around them. A little wave of the hand, a nod, maybe some eye contact, and that’s usually all it takes to let pedestrians, bicyclists, …

Autonomous Cars

Police Obtain Warrants To Find Out Which Google Users Were Present At Crime Scenes

In Raleigh, North Carolina, police are using a controversial tactic for finding suspects, <i>WRAL</i> reported. Four times so far, police have secured search …

Theranos founder, CEO Elizabeth Holmes sued by SEC for fraud

The charges, also filed against the company and its former president, relate to false promises of a portable blood analyzer.<p>Theranos, the once-promising company that set out to innovate blood testing, is continuing its downward spiral.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Theranos, its …

Theranos

Longer upgrade cycles and growing purchases of used smartphones said to threaten iPhone sales

Longer upgrade cycles and an increasing number of consumers opting to buy used models poses a threat to future sales of flagship models from the likes of Apple and Samsung, argue industry commentators.<p>Back in 2014, the average upgrade cycle was 23 months – likely attributable to most consumers …

AT&T reprices its unlimited data plans

AT&T changed the cost of its single-line, unlimited data plans today by simultaneously raising and lowering prices for new customers, according to <i>Ars Technina</i>. The telecom’s Unlimited Choice plan is going up to $65 from $60, and its Unlimited Plus Enhanced plan is dropping to $80 from $90. Family …

Customers

BlackRock is using robots to better predict the future of the economy

Economic data can be a double-edged sword for investors.<p>Sure, it serves an valuable input for traders deciding where to put their money, but it's also largely backwards-looking. So while it's undoubtedly useful, it's often up to investors to calibrate their own economic outlook.<p>BlackRock realizes …

Markets

How to recover lost data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod with iMyFone D-Back for Mac

If you need to recover data from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, there are a few options including Apple’s own recovery tools. But an app like iMyFone D-Back for Mac makes it easy to see all of your available options and recover specific data from backups via iTunes, iCloud and the device itself even …

Nuro’s self-driving vehicle is a grocery-getter and errand-runner

Not every self-driving car has to be able to move passengers from point A to point B. Take, for example, Nuro: The startup just revealed their unique autonomous vehicle platform, which is more of a mobile small logistics platform than a self-driving car.<p>The company, which has been working away in …

Autonomous Cars

Four days, $245 million: How Waymo v. Uber came to an end

A surprise settlement ends the case before it reached the jury. Here’s an inside look into how it went down.<p>We are committed to working with Uber to make sure that each company develops its own technology.<p>Waymo spokesman

Driverless Cars

These self-destructing electronics can turn your data to dust on command

A radio signal tells the components to vaporize.<p>Engineers have come up with a trick to make electronics disintegrate from far away. The technology represents a new kind of transient electronics, which are designed to disappear when they’re no longer needed. In this case, chemicals that can destroy …

Beak is a new smart home hub armed with an IR blaster to control air conditioners and more

Adding smartphone control to all of the devices in our home doesn’t require replacing everything, at least not according to a new smart hub called Beak. Armed with an IR blaster, Z-Wave and a long list of compatible gadgets, the hub can turn just about any home appliance from air conditioners to …

Waymo is putting 'thousands' more driverless minivans on roads across America

Google’s self-driving tech spinoff Waymo is set to make a big push into its trial programs for its autonomous vehicles: the company has inked a deal to buy ‘thousands’ more minivans from Fiat Chrysler, which it plans to run across several cities in the US without a human driver at the wheel.<p>It …

Lyft employees may have improperly looked at customer data

Allegations mirror those of Uber’s ‘God View’ case<p>As Uber goes, so does Lyft, apparently. The ride-hailing company says it’s investigating whether some of its employees abused access clearances and looked into customers’ information, with one saying it went on for “too long.”<p>Lyft confirmed to <i>The</i> …

Employment

Uber Completes Sale of $9.3 Billion in Stock Led by SoftBank

Uber Technologies Inc. completed its deal with SoftBank Group Corp., triggering a slate of governance reforms at the ride-hailing company.<p>Uber …

Venture Capital

Siri will keep you posted with 'give me the news' feature

Now you can reportedly play a news podcast with a voice command.<p>Apple's ready to keep you up to date. All you need to do is ask.<p>As first reported by 9to5Mac, a "give me the news" feature is now fully functional for Siri in the US, and it's launching in the UK and Australia.<p>Previously tested as part …

Siri

Winning deals as a new venture capital fund

This is my third time joining a new firm and second time starting one of my own. One would think that I would remember the challenges of building up a new firm, like a type of muscle memory, but I always forget how hard it is to stay relevant and have a seat at the table for top-tier deal flow.<p>2017 …

Venture Capital

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships by 2022.<p>Here's what …

Volkswagen

Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with …

Shoes

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

LONDON (AP) — Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian snooping.<p>Ciaran Martin, head of the National Cyber Security Centre, said "Russia is acting against the U.K.'s national interest …

Cybersecurity

Data breach at PayPal-owned company

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Women are better in tech than men, says a report

The Brookings Institution finds that women have better digital skills than men but are still underrepresented in the industry.<p>Think men's brains are better suited for tech jobs? Think again.<p>A report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution measured men's and women's digital …

Tech Industry

Google adds wait times for restaurants to save you from hangry arguments

Google wants to save you from the nuisance of waiting in line at your favorite restaurants. This is why the company is launching a new feature for Maps and Search that will make it easier to check estimated wait times at restaurants so you can skip the queue.<p>The functionality essentially helps you …

A self-driving shuttle in Las Vegas got into an accident on its first day of service

Surprise: it was the human’s fault<p>A Las Vegas-based self-driving shuttle service celebrated its launch day by getting into an accident with a human driver, according to a news report from local Nevada broadcast station <i>KSNV News 3</i>. The shuttle, made by French startup Navya and owned and operated by …

Autonomous Cars

Good news: Bose makes a great sound bar you can actually afford

The name “Bose” is synonymous with two things: great sound and sky-high prices. The sky-high prices are well worth it if you want to truly be …

Tech Trends