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Self-driving Audis of 2020 will be powered by Nvidia artificial intelligence

Audi and Nvidia have been collaborating for some time, but at CES 2017, the companies made their biggest joint announcement yet. Using artificial …

Driverless Cars

John Cleese Explains 'Delusional' Donald Trump's Appeal With Voters

At 77, the former Monty Python member has no intention of slowing down—or keeping his mouth shut.<p>"I regard Newt Gingrich as the architect of this terrible, paranoid situation," John Cleese says, unprompted, about our current political climate when I catch up with him to discuss his current tour …

George Harrison

Waze warns you about dangerous intersections in big US cities

Most navigation apps can get you from A to B while avoiding traffic snarls, but they rarely give you a feel for how risky the drive might be. Is that intersection a cake walk, or a death trap? Waze thinks it can help. It's now alerting drivers in five big US cities (Boston, Los Angeles, New York, …

Google Maps for iOS gets more ridesharing options

Google Maps has added new ridesharing options to its iOS app, a week after they first became available on Android. Uber was the sole choice for years -- so long as you have the app on your phone, Maps can show how much you'd pay for a ride when you search for a destination. You can even launch the …

Uber sues Ola for allegedly using the same dirty tricks Uber was accused of using on Lyft and Gett

The race in the Indian taxi app business may have entered a second—and more intense—lap.<p>San Francisco-based Uber has sued its main Indian competitor, Ola, for allegedly creating 93,000 fake Uber accounts, hurting Uber’s business. According to the Press Trust of India, Uber is seeking Rs49.6 crore …

Uber

Amateur archaeologists are finding lost Roman roads using lasers

“Latest News – NEW ROAD DISCOVERED,” reads David Ratledge’s page on the Roman Roads Research Association. “After only 45 years of searching, I have at long last found the Roman Road from Ribchester to Lancaster!”<p>Ratledge, an amateur archaeologist, has indeed been looking for evidence of Roman roads …

Roads

Flights cancelled as French protests turn violent

Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway during nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as Uber.<p>French Prime Minister Manuel Valls agreed to an emergency meeting with taxi drivers on Tuesday …

Teargas

Report: Only 36% Begin Local Searches with a Search Engine

Most marketers now recognize that the consumer path to purchase is far from linear. More devices, more content sources have made it, in the words of …

Local Search

These 16 neighborhoods are so hot right now says Airbnb

Airbnb has proclaimed what it thinks are going to be the 16 hottest neighborhoods to visit in 2016. The company crunched the numbers on 40 million stays in the past year to help determine which areas experienced the most growth.<p>Surprisingly the Chūō-ku district in Osaka, Japan came out way way way …

Shazam has found a music twin for 5,000 of the world's cities

A new project by the BBC based on data provided by Shazam has trawled the music discovery service to find which cities share the same taste in music.<p>The results are, well, interesting to say the least. Nuuk in Greenland, the world’s most northernmost capital shares a similar taste in tunes with …

Vacation Rentals Search Engine Holidu Raises €5M Series A

It was only last July that HomeToGo, a European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, raised €6 million in Series A funding. And now competitor Holidu has gotten in on the fundraising action.<p>The Munich-based company has closed a €5 million Series A round led by EQT ventures . Also participating …

Hospitality

There are so many homes for rent in Perth that landlords are getting desperate

Perth property investors have been forced to install air conditioners, paint walls, hire gardeners, allow pets and offer up to a month "rent free" to …

Families in these 100 postcodes are facing mortgage default

It's not just households in Western Sydney and the outer suburbs of Melbourne and Brisbane who are feeling the pressure of paying their monthly …

Drone Maker DJI Rolls Back Buggy Update That Restricted D.C. Flights Following White House Crash

DJI, the maker of the drone which crashed on the White House lawn last month, is rolling back the software update that was designed to prevent flights over much of Washington D.C., citing “a small number of reported issues” with the software download. The update was pushed out fairly quickly after …

Drones

Preview Art On The Wall With Curioos Augmented Reality App

Unless you’re really committed to decorating your home with museum posters, acquiring and hanging original art can be a risky and expensive undertaking. It’s hard to know exactly how a print or painting will look once it’s hanging on your wall, and sometimes you find out you don’t like something …

Augmented Reality

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Sickweather tracks then alerts you of nearby illnesses

This one is definitely filed under "there's an app for that."<p>With flu season fast approaching and holiday travelers carrying germs throughout the world, it sure would be nice to know what kind of illnesses are nearby. As Mashable reported, an app called Sickweather wants to give you that …

Apps

Travel Startup Triptrotting Relaunches As Wist, A Local Recommendations App For iPhone

Travel startup Triptrotting is relaunching today on mobile as Wist, an app that gives you the top five personalized suggestions for dining and drink in any given neighborhood or city, based on your likes, plus friends’ and locals’ recommendations. The app is debuting with support for Miami only, …

68pc of smartphone users to shop via mobile during holidays: report | Retail Dive

Consumers will be using their smartphones more for finding store locations as well as tablets to shop and browse this holiday, according to a report …

Post $1.6M Seed Round, Ruffl Launches Real-Time Dining App For London

By now you will have probably heard of apps where you can literally book something based on that day’s availability. Examples include Hotel Tonight, the same day Hotel booking app, and Yplan, the same day entertainment events app and Hailo, the ‘right now’ taxi app. These are simple apps – at least …

Automatic Link promises to be personal driving assistant, available now for $100

First Automatic said its driving assistant dongle and related iOS app would be ready in May, and then it said the app needed until August to fully bake. Well, it's now October, and at long last, it appears the San Francisco-based startup is finally ready to launch its connected car platform to the …

Noise pollution mapped by data collected on smartphones

The main causes of noise pollution -- machines, transportation, poor urban planning, people -- vary considerably in terms of location and intensity …

Geneticists Use Herpes to Confirm Ancient Human Migration Routes

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Garmin Tactix ruggedized GPS watch lets you play Navy SEAL for $450

Garmin's gone after swimmers, runners, pilots and golfers with its specialty watch lineup, and now battlefield-trained agents are getting some attention from the global GPS giant as well. The company's latest wrist-mounted machine is dubbed Tactix, and as you may have guessed from the design, it …

In New York Fight, Airbnb Says It Has Proof That Hosts Rent Out Their Own Homes

Airbnb is mounting an economic impact charm offensive in response to scrutiny from regulators in New York.<p>The company said today that it generated …

A Map of How Personality Types Vary Across the United States

Are folks in California <i>actually</i> laid back? Are New Yorkers <i>really</i> rude? Wonder no longer, because now a team of researchers has mapped personality …

AmEx Partners With VeriFone To Allow NYC Taxi Passengers To Pay For Cab Fares With Rewards Points

Similar to other credit cards, AmEx card holders have been able to use the rewards points they earn for flights hotels, retail purchases and access to concerts and sports events. Today, AmEx is taking this a step further by allowing users to access membership rewards points at point of sale, via a …