Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

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Biz scaled back number of sensors from five to just one In 2016, Uber decided to shift from using Ford Fusion cars to Volvo XC90s for its self-driving car program. When it did so, it made big changes to its sensor design: the number of LIDAR sensors were reduced from five to just one – Read More

WhatsApp Launches New Feature That Lets Users Change Numbers Easily

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WhatsApp on Friday rolled out a new feature in a Beta update that will soon enable iOS, Android and Windows Phone users migrate their data to a new number without much hassle. The new “Change Number” feature update is currently available in the 2.18.97 Android beta update on Google Play Store. It will come in Read More

SpaceX Launches Ten Iridium Satellites From California

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 next-generation satellites Friday for Iridium Communications from California. The rocket, including a previously used first stage, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force at 7:13 a.m. PDT and arced southward over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. About an hour later, the rocket’s second stage released the Read More

Jio Extends Benefits For Existing Prime Members by a Year, Here’s How to Claim it

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New Delhi: Reliance Jio on Friday said its existing Jio Prime members, who come on board by March 31, 2018, will be offered 12-months of complimentary prime benefits without any additional fee. For new Jio users, the prime membership continues to be offered at an annual membership fee of Rs 99, the company said in Read More

To Curb Hoaxes, Fake News Facebook to ‘Fact-check’ Photos and Videos

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San Francisco: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had begun “fact-checking” photos and videos to reduce the hoaxes and false news stories that have plagued the world’s largest social media network. The online giant has for months faced an uproar among users whose complaints range from the spread of fake news to the use of Read More

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Disavows Memo Saying All User Growth is Good

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San Francisco: A Facebook Inc executive said in an internal memo in 2016 that the social media company needed to pursue adding users above all else, BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday, prompting disavowals from the executive and Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg. The memo from Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook vice president, had not been Read More

Huawei consumer biz pres: Are we in talks with Trump? Nope

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We have other markets Answering media questions at the Paris launch of its new phones, Walter Ji, president of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit, said there were no ongoing discussions to fix the freeze. Press wanted to know how Huawei would address an increasingly hostile business environment in the US, with Chinese companies being locked out Read More

Fed up with Facebook data slurping? Firefox has a cunning plan

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The Facebook Container add-on quarantines the social network to limit data harvesting The Firefox add-on, as its name suggests, attempts to contain Facebook’s tracking attempts, in an effort to provide refuge from the internet advertising panopticon. Along similar lines, Mozilla last week said it would stop advertising on Facebook in an effort to encourage CEO Read More

Try our new driverless car software says Nvidia, as it suspends driverless car trials

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Post crash test hits share price Hot on the heels of its announcement of its Drive Constellation system, the chipmaker then quietly suspended autonomous vehicle tests that use its technology after a pedestrian was killed by an Uber vehicle operating autonomously in Arizona. “Ultimately AVs will be far safer than human drivers, so this important Read More

Denmark creates world’s first Tech Embassy to understand global tech giants impact on society

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Denmark has decided to elevate technological diplomacy to a priority in its foreign and security policy, especially given that most tech giants are now wealthier, and more powerful, than many countries.  Recently, I interviewed Denmark’s Tech Ambassador Casper Klynge, who is the world’s first ever Tech Ambassador.  Mr. Klynge was previously an Ambassador to Indonesia, Read More