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Alphabet"s new VP will grapple with self-driving car regulation

For Alphabet's Waymo, technology might not be the biggest challenge to putting self-driving cars on the road -- it's making sure there's a regulatory framework that allows those cars on the road. Appropriately, Waymo has hire.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetMar 20th, 2017

Waymo Patent Shows Plans To Replace Steering Wheel, Pedals With Push Button

nesaefendija shares a report from Driverless: Waymo just received approval on a patent for a push-button console that replaces not only a steering wheel in a car but the brake and gas pedals, too. This reflects Alphabet's driverless arm could remain.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News32 min. ago

Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence

A new ruling in a bitter legal battle over the future of driverless car technology could hurt Uber when the case goes to trial......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News32 min. ago

A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the future

 Zac Carmi showed his 97-year-old grandfather his Tesla. His grandpa was pretty impressed. You can watch video of the adorable interaction below. In what could be some of the cutest footage of a lovable grandpa discovering the future ever, Carmi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 24 min. ago

HBO has the most profitable app thanks to "Game of Thrones"

HBO's app has set a new record and, of course, it's all because of Game of Thrones.  The company's streaming app, HBO Now, has been the top-grossing app in the App Store for two days in a row now, beating out Netflix, Tinder, Candy Crush, and al.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

Self-sufficient Eclipse Chasers Hit the Road To "Totality"

An anonymous reader shares a report: Michael Zeiler packed his portable toilet then headed out on a 10-hour drive from New Mexico to Wyoming where, on Monday, he intends to mark the ninth time he has seen the moon pass in front of the sun in a total.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

The Essential phone that’s not that essential

Perhaps one of the most poorly named products in recent memory, the new Essential phone arrives just in time to make us wonder why it even exists.Using a “modular” design, the idea is to add pieces like a 360-degree camera or maybe some sort o.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

Facebook opens up its Craigslist-like section to retailers

Facebook is trying to figure out what people want from Marketplace, so it's going to add a bunch of new products from real vendors in order to suss that out. "We'll kind of look and see what's popular, what people want to enga.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

China"s online court heard its first case today

The Hangzhou Internet Court, a new online court in China that will hear internet-related civil cases, had its first trial today. Today's copyright infringement case was between a novelist and a web company that offered her novel to onli.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

Play as David Beckham in his prime in ‘PES 2018’

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer franchise always vies with EA Sports' FIFA series for the year's best football game. To get an edge over its competitor, Konami packed new features into this year's edition -- along with lice.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

The Punisher is ready for revenge in the first teaser for Netflix"s new series

The first teaser for Netflix's The Punisher has arrived, with Jon Bernthal returning as the titular vigilante. Check out all the details on the teaser trailer as well as other details on the upcoming series. The post The Punisher is ready for revenge.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

‘Robotarium’ lets you remotely control a swarm of robots — with your own code

Georgia Tech is opening a new 725-square-foot “Robotarium” lab, where users from around the world can upload their own code and use it to remotely control a swarm of almost 100 robots. The post ‘Robotarium’ lets you remotely control a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

Keep an eye on Microsoft accessory battery life with the updated Surface app

Microsoft has updated its Surface app to add some nice new functionality for anyone who connects a Microsoft accessory to their Surface machine. The app now lets you easily check the battery life of connected devices. The post Keep an eye on Microsof.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 40 min. ago

Fisker’s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018

 The first car from Henrik Fisker’s new electric vehicle company, the EMotion luxury sport sedan, will premiere at CES in January 2018. That’s according to Fisker himself, who shared the debut date with TheStreet on Friday. We alread.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

 Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

Friday the 13th Dev Teases New Playable Jason

The setting of one of the new upcoming maps is "ripped straight from the films." Friday the 13th: The Game is getting plenty of new content. Gun Media and IllFonic announced they're currently working on a new playable Jason, with more informat.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

A new app is designed to help blind people enjoy the solar eclipse

Monday's solar eclipse will surely be an unforgettable sight for anyone bearing witness to it. And now, an app is aiming to bring the experience of the eclipse to people who can't necessarily see it in the sky. The app — developed by the Eclips.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

97-year-old grandpa enjoys the wonders of the future in his first Tesla ride

Prepare for an absolute sweetness overload as you watch this 97-year-old grandpa ride in a Tesla for the first time. His grandson told him about the car, but he could hardly fathom all the things the electric car was capable of doing. So they dec.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

Why Android Oatmeal should be the name of the next update

After years of promoting sugar-packed treats, it's the perfect time for Google to turn a new leaf and what better place to start than with O? Our little Android robot buddy has been pigging out for years, snacking on the likes of lollipops, mar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

Comcast Completes Xfinity Mobile Rollout in U.S.

Comcast Corp.'s new cellphone service is now available in all its U.S. markets, the company said Thursday. Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile -- which the company says can save consumers 30 percent on wireless bills -- earlier this year to its employees.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News3 hr. 32 min. ago

Apple Unveils Upcoming iOS 11 iPad Capabilities in New Videos

With the release of the final public version of iOS 11 just about a month away, Apple yesterday posted a series of YouTube videos highlighting some of the operating system's coming capabilities for the iPad. The six new videos demonstrate how iPad.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News3 hr. 32 min. ago