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Uber Threatens To Fire Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

Uber's general counsel Salle Yoo has warned Anthony Levandowski that if he doesn't return the files he's accused of stealing from Google's self-driving car unit and using them to develop similar technology at Uber, or open deny taking them, he could.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 19th, 2017

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Apple’s Big Media Bet and More Uber Drama

Two Times reporters discuss the latest events of the technology world, focusing this week on Apple, Uber and how tech companies took action against neo-Nazis......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News4 hr. 0 min. ago

So bad they’re good: iPhone 8 survey results

Is this glass half full or half empty? Is it even a glass? What is water? What if it was fire instead?The progression of these questions may seem odd, but that’s just how you start thinking about Apple survey results if you write for CNBC.Todd H.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News8 hr. 36 min. ago

Hungry for s"mores? Check out these awesome fire pit deals

Summer isn't over yet, and less daylight just means a little extra night to get your s'more on. In an effort to keep your summer alive, we've rounded up some of the fire pit deals available now. The post Hungry for s'mores? Check out these aweso.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 25 min. ago

As the days get shorter, score a fire pit deal to brighten late-summer nights

Summer isn't over yet, and less daylight just means a little extra night to get your s'more on. In an effort to keep your summer alive, we've rounded up some of the fire pit deals available now. The post As the days get shorter, score a fire pit deal.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 37 min. ago

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 News21 hr. 9 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 News21 hr. 9 min. ago

U.S. prosecutors recommend 3 years in prison for VW engineer Liang

Federal prosecutors recommended a three-year prison sentence for Volkswagen engineer James Liang for his role in widespread diesel emissions violations that have cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Travis Kalanick says he was "ambushed" by the investor suing him

Travis Kalanick—a vocal fighter against taxi lobbyists, government regulations, pink mustache businesses, and tech giant Google—is speaking out again. Uber's former CEO filed a 15-page response to investor Benchmark Capital's lawsuit agai.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Former Uber CEO Lashes Out at VC Firm Benchmark Capital

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Women of color who left Google share stories of racism and discrimination

Where there's sexism, there's probably racism.  Following the publication of fired Google engineer James Damore's memo arguing that women are biologically unsuited to careers in tech — which employed pseudo-science of the kind often used t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Tech Companies Want User Data Safe from Warrantless Searches

Some of the world's biggest tech companies pleaded with the Supreme Court this week to update decades-old precedent governing telephones, saying that cell-tracking technology threatens Americans' most fundamental privacy rights. Apple, Microsoft, Go.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Kit Kat Accused of Copying Atari Game Breakout

An anonymous reader shares a report: Kit Kat's maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Story Details Revealed

"Ominous dark clouds begin to spread and the secrets of Necrozma and the Alola region will finally come to light." The Pokemon Company has revealed new details of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, including a hint at its story, a new Z-Ring typ.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Kaspersky’s Android VPN app comes under fire for intrusive permissions

Including needing access to your calls and contacts, location and more. A fresh VPN controversy has reared its head, this time concerning an Android VPN app which was recently released by security firm Kaspersky.As Ghacks spotted, Kaspersky Sec.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Atari sues Nestle over accusations it copied Breakout game in Kit Kat ads

We’re used to seeing tech companies sue each over alleged IP infringements, but we now have what may be the first case of a gaming firm suing a confectionary maker. Atari has accused Nestle of violating its rights by using the name and concept.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Former Uber CEO says fraud lawsuit defies common sense

Travis Kalanick says Benchmark Capital, the Uber board member suing him for fraud, pretended to be on his side and then forced him to resign as CEO while he was vulnerable due to the death of his mother. The former Uber chief has filed his r.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Is Humility the Secret to Business Success Today?

Don’t mistake the recent dishonorable departure of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick as an isolated incident. It’s a sign of something bigger — and something that often goes unacknowledged in today’s business world.  Beneath th.....»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Self-driving truck that’s built to crash comes to Colorado

Tech and automotive companies have quietly been trialing autonomous trucks since 2015. Thus far, these tests (from the likes of Daimler and Uber) have been inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed by other drivers. But, a new kind of driverless.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

"Riverdale" Season 2 trailer will have you on the edge of your seat

The Season 1 finale of Riverdale left fans with even more to anticipate and this new trailer will only stoke that fire. SEE ALSO: 'Riverdale' finally starts revealing its secrets in episode 4 The latest trailer for the Riverdale Season 2 premiere.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017