Carlos Mackaveli

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The war between Uber and Lyft will be won with an algorithm

Which taxi alternative will dominate cities of the future may come down to who develops the best software. Right now, Lyft and Uber are two sides of the same ride-sharing coin: Lyft brands itself as a “sharing” experience, reminding its users that their driver is just an average Joe with time to …

Google's Project Loon balloon circles Earth in a record 22 days

Google's Project Loon Wi-Fi broadcasting balloons can feasibly circle the Earth in 33 days -- a feat Ibis-167 recently tried to pull off. Jumping onto swift air currents and quickly changing altitudes, Ibis-167 was actually able to beat that time and circumnavigate the globe in a record 22 days.<p>"It …

Apple: Samsung made 'false statements' during opening argument

And so the Apple v. Samsung legal wrangling continues.<p>In a California patent case, Apple filed a motion late Thursday asking the court to let it present previously banned evidence and testimony. At issue is whether Apple itself uses the patents it has accused Samsung of copying. Samsung's …

Netflix’s Net-Neutrality Plea Gets Rejected by the FCC

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion has no plans to ex­pand its net-neut­ral­ity rules to en­sure that ser­vices like Net­flix can con­nect …

'CIA lied to justify torture programme', US Senate report to claim

US Senate committee will vote on Thursday to declassify 400-page summary of damning review exposing failings and exaggerations in the CIA's post-September 11 torture and rendition programme<p>The CIA lied and exaggerated about its secret kidnap and interrogation programme in the years after September …