US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.
On March 19, the world learned that Uber had a serious safety problem when a prototype self-driving car struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Ariz. But signs of Uber's safety problems were evident to company insiders even before the crash. And at least one Uber executive tried to raise the alarm on March 13—just days before Herzberg's death.
Robbie Miller worked for Google's self-driving car program until 2016, when he left for the self-driving truck startup Otto. Otto was snapped up by Uber later that year, and Miller became an operations manager in Uber's self-driving truck program.
Miller quit his job at Uber in March 2018 and went on to lidar startup Luminar. Before he left the company he sent an email to Eric Meyhofer, the leader of Uber's self-driving car project, about safety problems at the company. The email, which was obtained by The Information's Amir Efrati, is absolutely scathing.
Well, you know what we mean. Variable quality comes with increasing quantity
Analysis "On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts," said Facebook's Guy Rosen in a security update in September.…
Class V shareholders agree to sell or swap the stock
Class C shares in Dell Technologies are to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange before the year is out, after it today removed an obstacle that was hindering its ability to do so.…
The government bought ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn before Brexit vote was cancelled.
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Sundar Pichai is on Capitol Hill to answer for the search giant’s recent controversies.
Slack off, hipsters
Microsoft shows no sign of yielding its enterprise chat and conferencing users to a hipster-friendly upstart like Slack. A snapshot of US businesses who use work chat shows that Microsoft's Teams is taking advantage of Google's enterprise missteps rather than those of Slack.…
If it exists, there's a porn version of it -- and chances are you'll find it on Pornhub, whose year-end wrap-up proves Rule 34 is alive and well.
The hole was the cause of a pressure leak over the summer.
Android gaming, Nintendo-style.
Specs include a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a touchscreen. There's just one wrinkle. Plus: Your last chance (this year) to get the BlitzWolf wire-free earbuds for $34.
We don’t often play with them, but plasmas are a central part of modern life. The plasmas that we can create on Earth, however, are unlike some of the plasmas that are thought to exist in space—the ones in space appear to include antimatter. Those plasmas are hard to observe, and as a result, we don’t think we understand them very well.
That makes a pair of recent publications on the trapping of positrons—the positively charged cousin to the electron—very interesting. While they don't get as far as exploring plasmas with antimatter, they do show that we can trap the antimatter long enough to make some.Plasma: A fluid that is not a fluid
Before we get to the good stuff, we need to trudge through some well-explored fields. A plasma is basically a gas, but the gas consists of ions—atoms that have had one or more electrons removed—and free electrons.
The makers of Gorilla Glass are working on an ultrathin bendable glass that could help protect the next wave of foldable phones.
Get to know your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR better using these handy cheat sheets. Discover secret button combination, shortcuts, and gestures to make using your iPhone even easier.
Location tracking 2.0 is taking shape.
Great way to make friends during procurement for a $10bn contract, eh Larry?
Fresh from defeat at the hands of the US Government Accountability Office, Oracle has taken its battle against the single-vendor Pentagon cloud contract to court.…
The new truck delivers up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
Mozilla also builds better tab management abilities into Firefox 64.
Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C930, adding a trio of useful features that make this premium laptop tough to beat.