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A Tesla saved its owners life by using autopilot to get him to the hospital

While autopilot isn’t always used for its intended purpose, or even used correctly for that matter, it’s undeniable that the feature has utility. Joshua Neally probably recognizes this more than most.<p>After the 37-year-old Neally started suffering from piercing pain in his stomach and chest, he …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Companies should have values, like people do'

During the company's annual shareholders meeting in 2014, a representative for a conservative think tank wanted Cook to commit to making moves that were profitable only for the company.<p>Cook's rebuke was swift.<p>"When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don't consider the bloody" …

Profit

Female Fantasy Armor Explained

Female body armor seems to be made with sex appeal in mind rather than protection, at least according to many pop culture franchises, and up until …

Drivers take Uber to UK tribunal in threat to business model | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Two drivers took Uber [UBER.UL] to a British employment tribunal on Tuesday, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay, in a test case that could force the app to change its business model.<p>A London cab driver takes part …

U.S. Federal Courts

Hauling Cash, Replacing Cards, Fixing ATMs: The Stubborn Costs Banks Can't Erase

Even after years of lean times, big U.S. banks are coming under new pressure to cut costs. But management teams are finding some expenses simply won't budge - like the $1 billion a year it costs Bank of America to shuffle papers around and transport money in armored trucks.<p>Other stubborn costs - …

Bank of America

Slack has quietly invested in a chatbot company

Automat allows brands and influencers to communicate with their customers, fans, and employees by using a mixture of mobile messaging, artificial intelligence, and chatbot technology.<p>The Canada-based company claims on its website to have 17 patents "in the fields of speech recognition, natural …

Over a third of coral is dead in parts of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists say

We knew this was coming.<p>For months, coral reef experts have been loudly, and sometimes mournfully, announcing that much of the treasured Great Barrier Reef has been hit by “severe” coral bleaching, thanks to abnormally warm ocean waters.<p>Bleaching, though, isn’t the same as coral death. When …

Global Warming

There's Big Money In Energy Big Data

Some day the power grid may operate a lot more intelligently, using data sources like the Internet does. But until then, there will be a growing need …