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Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 02:38 PM PST

Ford Bets $1B on Startup Founded by Waymo, Uber Vets

Ford Bets $1B on Startup Founded by Waymo, Uber Vets

Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021. The big bet...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM PST

Elon Musk Bashes Claim of Unfair Work Conditions at Tesla

Elon Musk Bashes Claim of Unfair Work Conditions at Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied allegations by an employee that his car company overworks and underpays its workers, CNBC reports. Jose Moran, who says he works for Tesla’s San Francisco Fremont plant, wrote a...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 12:24 PM PST

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn't a practical mobile device for many people — mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can't find a Wi-Fi connection....

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 03:53 PM PST

Celebrity Megaphone Fails to Lure Users to Twitter

Celebrity Megaphone Fails to Lure Users to Twitter

Many people have heard of Twitter. Not enough of them are signing up to use it. Twitter's role as a megaphone for the U.S. president, countless celebrities and businesses hasn't attracted regular people to the...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:04 AM PST

Uber Taps NASA Engineer to Boost Flying Car Initiative

Uber Taps NASA Engineer to Boost Flying Car Initiative

Just four months after officially joining the flying car revolution, Uber has added a big name to orchestrate its innovative plans.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 07:18 AM PST

Twitter to Keep Banned Abusive Users Out of New Accounts

Twitter to Keep Banned Abusive Users Out of New Accounts

Twitter has broadened its campaign against hate speech and abuse. The company said Tuesday that it has begun identifying people who have been banned for abusive behavior and it will stop them from creating new...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 05:36 PM PST

Hackers Take Down Thousands of ‘Dark Web’ Sites

Hackers Take Down Thousands of ‘Dark Web’ Sites

Someone claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous compromised a private web hosting service last week, taking down more than 10,000 sites on the highly encrypted "dark web," security researchers said. As NBC...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 01:40 PM PST

Intel Touts Lady Gaga Show, Use of 300 Drones

Intel Touts Lady Gaga Show, Use of 300 Drones

There’s no question that Lady Gaga was on fire all on her own. But her Super Bowl extravaganza was made even more electrifying by 300 "Shooting Star" drones floating above a Houston sky, created by Santa...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 12:17 PM PST

#WeAccept: Airbnb Sends a Message with Super Bowl Ad

#WeAccept: Airbnb Sends a Message with Super Bowl Ad

Super Bowl advertisements are typically designed to promote a company's brand or its products, but Airbnb — joining a handful of other companies — appeared to take a different approach this go around.

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 12:18 PM PST

Tech Companies File Legal Brief Against Immigration Order

Tech Companies File Legal Brief Against Immigration Order

Twitter, Uber, Google and Apple were among 97 companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief early Monday with a federal appeals court hearing challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigratio...

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