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Uber just lost a powerful diversity ally

Published on Technology news – The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology confirmed that it has cut ties with Uber.

Uber, Lyft returning to Austin as driver-fingerprinting dispute ends

Published on Ars Technica. Enlarge (credit: Alfredo Mendez) Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin—the capital of Texas and home to the South by Southwest festival. The move comes one year after the ride-hailing services left the area over a […]

Acquisitions accelerate as tech giants seek to build AI smarts

Published on Reuters: Technology News. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research […]

This robot arm’s AI thinks like we do about how to grab something

Published on TechCrunch.  Robots are great at doing things they’ve been shown how to do, but when presented with a novel problem, such as an unfamiliar shape that needs to be gripped, they tend to choke. AI is helping there […]

Samsung files patent for a smartwatch with a wristband display and strange camera

Published on Neowin. A patent filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office reveals Samsung’s idea of having a display on the wristband of a smartwatch, along with a center-mounted camera capable of optical zoom. Read more…

Ford could launch an Uber competitor (F)

Published on SAI. Ford could roll out an Uber-like ride-hailing service even before the company’s self-driving cars are ready to hit the streets.  “I would never rule that out,” Raj Nair, the company’s executive vice president and president of North […]

Qualcomm pays BlackBerry $940 million in royalty spat

Published on Engadget. Qualcomm hasn't been very successful with its licensing practices. It's gotten into trouble in South Korea for charging phone makers over an "unnecessarily broad set of patents" It has also been dealing with lawsuits from the FTC […]

Rumors spread on WhatsApp lead to mob violence and death in India

Published on The Next Web. Mobs in the Indian state of Jharkhand killed seven people in two violent attacks, apparently spurred into action by rumors circulating on WhatsApp. A rumor that spread last week via the popular messaging app said strangers […]

3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots and prosthetics the sense of touch

Published on KurzweilAI » News. Schematic of a new kind of 3D printer that can print touch sensors directly on a model hand. (credit: Shuang-Zhuang Guo and Michael McAlpine/Advanced Materials ) Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed […]

Too hot to sleep? Get ready for more sleepless nights thanks to climate change

Published on The Verge – All Posts. I can’t sleep when it’s hot out. I just lie there, wide awake and growing increasingly irritated by any bird, bug, car, or human that makes even the slightest noise. When morning finally […]

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Steredenn, Fidget Spinner Apps, Prison Architect, and More

Published on MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories. In case you missed the post last week, once again this is Eli Hodapp, and I’m Editor in Chief of MacRumors‘ iOS gaming sister site TouchArcade. We’re putting together these […]

NASA just released the first inside-look of Jupiter’s rings

Published on SAI. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since July, 2016. But only just recently have scientists had a chance to analyze all of its data — and the results are painting a different picture of Jupiter than what […]

Uber is free to operate in Italy on a long-term basis

Published on Engadget. If you're in Italy, you can use Uber. A court in Rome today annulled a temporary ban placed on Uber in early April that prevented the company from advertising and operating throughout the country. This didn't completely […]

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Copy of ‘Total War: WARHAMMER’ From Feral Interactive

Published on MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories. For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Feral Interactive to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a copy of real-time strategy game Total War: WARHAMMER, which became available […]

BMW’s new concept motorcycle looks like it belongs in Blade Runner

Published on The Verge – All Posts. BMW’s motorcycle division has shown off a new concept bike called the BMW Motorrad Concept Link. And while it’s far more tame than the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept that the company […]

Radio-controlled pacemakers aren’t as hard to hack as you (may) think

Published on Ars Technica. Enlarge (credit: US Food and Drug Administration) Pacemakers are devices that are implanted in the chest or abdomen to control life-threatening heartbeat abnormalities. Once they’re in place, doctors use radio signals to adjust the pacemakers so […]

Huawei debuts Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus with 20MP front-facing camera

Published on Neowin. Huawei is again charging forward, announcing two new handsets – the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus. Both are mid-range offerings, housing a 20MP front-facing camera. They both go on sale starting on June 16. Read more…

Smart glass technology is making wearable computers accessible

Published on The Next Web. If you thought that wearable computing was the stuff of science fiction movies, companies like Vuzix are bringing this technology to life. With a Smart Glasses range for enterprise and entertainment; hands-free, digital eyewear is […]

Sean Parker’s ‘Screening Room’ Patents Anti-Piracy Technologies

Published on TorrentFreak. Sean Parker is no stranger when it comes to online piracy. The American entrepreneur, who co-founded the file-sharing application Napster, brought copyright infringement to the masses at the turn of the last century. Fast forward two decades, […]

Court rules against model over body-shaming Snap

Published on The Next Web. Former Playboy model Dani Mathers was sentenced to community service by a judge this week for a Snap she took of another woman. While at an LA Fitness gym last July, Mathers took a picture […]

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