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This Four-Ingredient Topping Will Enhance the Flavor of (Almost) Anything

This nut and seed crumble is packed with good-for-you omega-3s.<p>Sometimes all you need is a little sprinkle of something truly transformative to …

Healthy Eating

Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks

<i>This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.</i><p>Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks with fresh herbs, garlic, and lots of ooey gooey …

Food

Background checks pay for Checkr, which just rang up $100 million in new funding

Criminal records, driving records, employment verifications. Companies that use on-demand employees need to know that all the boxes have been checked before they send workers into the world on their behalf, and they often need those boxes checked quickly.<p>A growing number of them use Checkr, a San …

Uber drivers the focus of class action suit alleging sexual assault

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit, this time in response to alleged rapes two unidentified women suffered when taking an Uber. According to a report at <i>Recode</i>, the plaintiffs of this class action suit seek compensation for the sexual assaults as well as an injunction to force the ride-sharing …

Uber details new rider security features and driver background checks

Uber has announced a series of new features and initiatives that aim to increase passenger security.Firstly, riders will be able to designate up to …

Sexual Harassment

Uber adds emergency button to its app to directly dial 911

Part of a major safety overhaul<p>Uber is adding a direct way to call 911 within its app in a major safety overhaul announced on Thursday by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. The emergency button will be located in a new “safety center” that will be easily accessible from the app’s home screen, giving riders a …

Uber's Southeast Asia merger delayed pending reviews

Uber is normally <i>glad</i> when its service keeps running in a given country, but not this time around. The Philippines has ordered Uber to keep its local service active while antitrust investigators review the merger with Grab's Southeast Asia business. The ridesharing outfit had already agreed to delay …

Uber narrowly avoids a shutdown in Egypt, but its victory may not last

Uber has avoided another shutdown – at least, for now. Over the April 7-8 weekend, a court in Cairo, Egypt ruled that a previous decision to suspend …

Lyft Has Some Eccentric Ways of Honoring Equal Pay Day

You may notice something different about the cars whizzing by in your Lyft app today.<p>The ride-sharing replaced its car icons with symbols …

Uber suffers further setback from Europe’s top court

This isn’t really surprising if you’ve been following Uber’s legal woes. But the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed to Uber France that Uber is operating a transportation company. Member countries can prohibit or punish Uber in their own countries without involving the European …

European Union

Uber's new driver app has real-time earnings, surge zones, and more

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took the stage at a livestreamed event for Uber drivers Tuesday to announce his first big product launch as head of the …

Transportation

Flipboard

The Easiest, Fastest Way to Microwave a Sweet Potato

If you are big on sweet potatoes but short on time, there’s an easy solution: Microwave your sweet potatoes. It’s really the best way. Microwaving …

Naim Audio announces new premium music streamers

The new models are the result of four years of development and build on the streaming platform first seen in the company’s highly regarded Uniti …

Audiophile

Alphabet will operate a fleet of 20,000 Jaguar cars for its driverless ride-hail service by 2022

This will be the first part of a long-term partnership between the two companies.<p>Alphabet’s self-driving arm Waymo is introducing a new vehicle into its fleet of driverless rides, an all-electric car produced by Jaguar Land Rover.<p>Waymo unveiled the new vehicle, called the Jaguar I-Pace, at a press …

General Motors

Arizona halts Uber self-driving tests; supplier says Uber disabled Volvo safety system before fatality

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber Technologies Inc.'s self-driving car tests on Monday, after the death of a pedestrian who was hit by one of the company's vehicles while crossing a road in Tempe.<p>"Improving public safety has always been the emphasis of Arizona's approach to autonomous vehicle …

Was Uber's driverless car crash avoidable? Experts say yes

After watching a dashboard video of the fatal collision, some autonomous-vehicle analysts say the car's sensors should've detected the pedestrian.<p>It's day five of the Tempe Police Department's investigation into Uber's self-driving car crash, the accident that resulted in the first fatality of a …

Autonomous Cars

Seven More Women Join Uber Sexual-Assault Lawsuit

The class-action suit now includes nine total plaintiffs who say they were raped, assaulted, harassed, or kidnapped.<p>“I thought this is what you …

Uber CEO Calls MIT Study About Driver Pay 'Incompetent'

Uber and its CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, pushed back swiftly against a new MIT study claiming that the median income for Uber and Lyft drivers is just …

MIT

Uber has a tip limit? That's news to drivers

If you want to leave a generous tip for your Uber driver, you may have to use cash because the ride-hailing app has a ceiling. Lyft has tipping limits, too.<p>Generosity should be something that you have no limit on.<p>Denise, Uber driver

Transportation

Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Chang that makes its own food

As food delivery hopefuls like Deliveroo and Amazon get more involved in the making of food themselves, Uber’s food delivery branch Uber Eats has made an acquisition that could see the company also producing more of the product it’s bringing to its customers. Ando — the delivery-only ‘restaurant’ …

Uber acquires David Chang’s delivery-only ‘restaurant’

Today, Ando, the popular delivery-only New York restaurant from famed Momofuku chef David Chang, shut down operations, as it's been acquired by UberEATS. The restaurant had been working with UberEATS since it launched in 2016, and now it will be fully integrating with the food delivery service.<p>It's …

Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide

Cargo, a startup that wants to let every rideshare driver open their own convenience store in their car, has just raised $5.5 million in a round it’s calling seed preferred financing.<p>Over the summer we covered the company’s $1.75 million seed round, at which point they were just getting started. …

Uber will pay New York drivers $3 million in class-action settlement

It's hard to keep track of all of the lawsuits Uber's juggling these days, but there's about to be one less. The company has settled a suit brought against it by 2,421 New York drivers who claimed Uber paid them less than was contractually obligated and falsely advertised how much drivers could …

Self-driving startup Aurora will work with Nvidia on autonomous driving

Relative autonomous driving industry newcomer Aurora has been revealing a lot of early traction lately, and now we know that it’s also working with GPU-maker Nvidia. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed that his company will be supplying Aurora with the tech underlying their compute platform.<p>Aurora is …

Kalanick to make $1.4 billion from Uber's deal with SoftBank

Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick, who was ousted as chief executive in June, is selling nearly a third of his 10 percent stake in the ride-services company for about $1.4 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.<p>Kalanick's sale is part of a deal struck by a …

Uber to sell U.S. auto-leasing business to Fair.com: WSJ

(Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber is working on a deal to sell its U.S. auto-leasing business Xchange Leasing to startup digital car marketplace Fair, according to a person familiar with the matter.<p>Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said in September it was shutting down the auto-leasing business, …

Leasing

12-Minute Saucy Chicken Breasts with Limes

2 servings<p>A roasting trick for weeknight chicken yields juicy meat and golden, crispy skin.<p>December 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons ground cumin<p>2 teaspoons ground turmeric<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>1 whole skin-on, bone-in chicken breast (about 1½ pounds), split<p>1 tablespoon …

Seafood

EU decides to treat Uber like a taxi company, not an app

Europe's highest court has ruled that Uber is a transportation company and not some kind of middleman between passengers and drivers, like it has often claimed. The much-anticipated decision opens the door for member nations to impose stricter regulations on the company, especially where it …

Regina councillor says self-driving cars are 'the future,' wants city to accelerate research

Mike O'Donnell says city could develop tech sector to test, develop cars in harsh Sask. winter<p>A Regina councillor wants the city to accelerate into …