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Nissan to start European autonomous car tests in London

Japanese automaker Nissan has said it will start autonomous car tests in London next month, as it looks to branch out its self-driving program to European roads.<p>A modified version of the Nissan Leaf, the company’s compact electric car, will be tested on public roads in the UK’s capital. It comes a …

Driverless Cars

This Is What You Look Like To Ford's Driverless Cars

Netflix blows out the fourth quarter after setting itself up for a huge end of the year

Holy cow, we have quite the beat for Netflix.<p>Netflix added nearly 2 million new subscribers domestically and around 5 million subscribers internationally. Wall Streets expectations fell far below that, coming in at 1.38 million and 3.78 million respectively. With all that, the company’s finances …

TV

Twitter just sold its developer platform to Google

The move comes as Twitter looks to build out its core product in 2017.<p>Fabric, Twitter's developer platform, now belongs to Google. The move was announced on Fabric's blog Wednesday morning and confirmed in a Twitter thread by Sr. Director of Product, Jeff Seibert.<p>Acquired by Twitter in 2014, Fabric …

Google

TomTom acquires Autonomos to beef up in self-driving technology

Navigation and mapping company TomTom — which provides data to companies like Uber and Apple as well as for its own GPS systems — has made an acquisition to add more autonomous driving technology to its platform. It has acquired Autonomos, a Berlin startup that has worked in R&D consultancy for …

Driverless Cars

Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made Easier

There’s a new form of digital censorship sweeping the globe, and it could be the start of something devastating.<p>In the last few weeks, the Chinese government compelled Apple to remove New York Times apps from the Chinese version of the App Store. Then the Russian government had Apple and Google …

Apps

The Final Days of Obama’s Tech Surge

The While House imported Silicon Valley’s best to transform government. Will Trump undo it all?<p>On <b>November 9, 2016,</b> some members of the United States …

Silicon Valley

This Team Runs Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page - Bloomberg

When Facebook went public five years ago, the world had a pretty vivid picture of who Mark Zuckerberg was. As much as anything, that image was of …

Facebook

These six-wheeled robots are about to start delivering food in the US

Postmates and DoorDash are the first commercial partners Stateside<p>A small number of Americans will soon be able to have food and other goods delivered to them by an adorable semi-autonomous robot. Starship Technologies announced the first two commercial partnerships for its ground-based delivery …

Robotics

Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon’s Real Challenge Begins

It’s easy to imagine a future in which your virtual personal assistant is everywhere you are. Before long, Alexa, Siri, Google, and others like them …

Automation

Wanted: An Amazon fridge that automatically reorders food

January 18th, 2017<p>I'd like to make a prediction: the refrigerator will soon be the hub for the smart urban home. Yeah, I know that's what Samsung's been saying for a few years already. But it won't be Samsung that makes it a reality — it'll be Amazon, and it’ll never run out of food.<p>Today's smart …

Amazon

Why India is the perfect testing ground for self-driving cars

While Google, BMW, Tesla, Audi, Nutonomy and Uber are working feverishly to be the first to bring self-driving cars onto our roads, there hasn’t been a lot of noise about autonomous vehicle tech in developing countries – until now.<p>India-based engineering firm Tata Elxsi announced today that it’s …

Driverless Cars

Really? A 50-year ban to self-driving cars in New York?

An organization representing professional drivers has called on New York state legislators to ban self-driving vehicles for 50 years, citing the potential eradication of thousands of transport jobs.<p>The Upstate Transportation Association, which advocates for professional drivers, said it expects …

Driverless Cars

Finally, there’s a company with the courage to test driverless cars on Indian roads

It’s one thing trying to build driverless cars, and entirely another to make them work in Indian conditions.<p>With unruly pedestrians, disorderly drivers, reckless autorickshaws, a variety of slow-moving carts, darting dogs, and the occasional elephant, Indian roads are really something else. But …

Driverless Cars

NASA Is Making New Robots That Can Control Themselves | Motherboard

NASA wants humans and robots to work together as teams. To ensure that, the space agency’s autonomous robotics group is currently developing new technology to improve how humans explore the solar system, and how robots can help.<p>"We want to interact with autonomous systems. We want to be able to …

Robotics

France creates a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers and investors

Just in time before the 2017 presidential election in France, the current French government wanted to announce one last thing to foster French startups. The French Tech Visa is a new program for foreign tech talent. It’s an easier way to get a four-year visa for you and your family.<p>France’s …

Startups

Tesla will make electric motors for the Model 3 at its Nevada gigafactory

Tesla will make electric motors for its new Model 3 sedan at its massive $5 billion factory in Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval said on Tuesday night, as the automaker prepares to start producing the mass market vehicle later this year.<p>Elon Musk’s company will invest an additional $350 million to outfit …

Tesla

Facebook plans to invest more than $3 billion in VR over the next decade

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as a future computing platform that his company has a chance to own, though he admits it may take 5-10 years to bring it to the masses.<p>Members of the press had a rare opportunity to get a more unfiltered view into the future of Facebook’s virtual …

Virtual Reality

Alexa Gives Amazon a Powerful Data Advantage

Millions of people talking with Alexa could help Amazon fight off Google in the home voice assistant market.<p>“Hey, Alexa”—a phrase that millions of …

Automation

Here Come The AIs To Make Office Workers Superfluous

Stories about robots and their impressive capabilities are starting to crop up fairly often these days. It's no secret that they will soon be capable …

Computer Science

Lyft thinks the answer to easing traffic is to carpool or pay up

Using “smart lanes,” cars with three or more passengers ride free, while those with two or one get charged.<p>Lyft’s co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer are proposing that governments charge people extra tolls to drive on specific highways or streets during times of increased traffic in order to …

Uber

Amazon patented a highway network that controls self-driving cars and trucks

The system will specifically help self-driving cars navigate reversible lanes (or lanes that can go both ways).<p>Amazon was awarded a patent for a network that manages a very specific aspect of the self-driving experience: How autonomous cars navigate reversible lanes.<p>Reversible lanes indicate a …

President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence

She will be freed on May 17<p>President Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence, according to a report from the New York Times. Manning is set to be released from federal custody on May 17th.<p>While serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning leaked more than 700,000 documents to …

Chelsea Manning

Mark Zuckerberg, in Suit, Testifies in Oculus Intellectual Property Trial

DALLAS — Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has said virtual reality could be the next big thing in technology. While virtual reality hasn’t quite reached the mainstream, it has succeeded in landing Mr. Zuckerberg in the middle of a courtroom fight over who owns a crucial piece of …

Virtual Reality

Genderless Nipples account frustrates Instagram

Only men are allowed to show their nipples on Instagram. Poor Instagram, now they will have to use human or software-based nipple inspectors to …

Tech will likely replace the jobs is destroys, said Salesforce CEO Benioff

Evolving technologies should develop at a steady enough pace to adequately replace the jobs they eliminate, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told CNBC on …

Salesforce

Facebook looks like it’s going to stop paying publishers to make live videos

Publishers don’t expect Facebook to renew the deals it was pushing last spring; now Facebook wants something else.<p>Facebook spent more than $50 million last year paying publishers and celebrities to create live video on the social network.<p>Now numerous publishers tell <b>Recode</b> that Facebook is …

Hackers are using a devilishly clever fake email attachment scam to break into people's accounts

Has a trusted contact recently emailed you a PDF file to open? Watch out — it might not be what it seems.<p>A new email scam is circulating that aims to trick the user into giving up their email login details by sending over a (fake) link to a PDF to open.<p>And making it all the more plausible, the scam …

Identity Theft

Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for single-passenger travel by the end of this year, according to Airbus CEO Tom Enders (via Reuters). Airbus has been developing its …

Airplanes

Flying car prototype ready by end of 2017, says Airbus CEO

(<i>Reuters</i>) – Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.<p>Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a …

Aerospace