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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

This cloud-connected fidget spinner takes uselessness to a whole new level

Fidget spinners — yeah, they're still a thing. So why not capitalize on the phase if you can? Ben Parnas, an electrical engineer at Formlabs, and his buddy Greg Daneault, an associate software engineer at Carbon Black, did just that. The tw.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 41 min. ago

COAI opposes mandatory testing of telecom products as it may act as a technical barrier to trade

The proposal will act as a "direct deterrent" to the Make in India initiative of the government, the association claimed. The post COAI opposes mandatory testing of telecom products as it may act as a technical barrier to trade appeared first on Tec.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News2 hr. 9 min. ago

Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

Waymo has reached an agreement for Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. It's the first such deal in a field that's still fledgling but exploding with partnerships......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News2 hr. 57 min. ago

Waymo hires Avis to look after its autonomous cars in Arizona

Avis shares are surging as a result. Enlarge / Waymo is using a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to develop its self-driving technology. (credit: Waymo) Back in April, we reported on Waymo's plans to offer an autonomous ride-hailing.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 9 min. ago

Avis signs on to manage Waymo’s self-driving vehicle fleet in Phoenix

 Waymo has entered into an agreement with rental car company Avis that will see Avis manage its autonomous vehicle fleet in Phoenix. Phoenix is the site of Waymo’s first commercial self-driving car service, with the Alphabet-owned company.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

Profile of Starsky Robotics, which hires truckers to train and eventually remotely control semi-autonomous trucks (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Profile of Starsky Robotics, which hires truckers to train and eventually remotely control semi-autonomous trucks  —  Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless tr.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

impressive on the Core i-7900X

Intel is at an important crossroads for its consumer product lines. Long accused of ignoring the gaming and enthusiast markets and focusing instead on laptops and smartphones/tablets at the direct expense of the DIY user, Intel had raised p.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News21 hr. 57 min. ago

VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking

 TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior — which suggests he tried to use his influence as an investor to encour.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

The Uber and the frog

 How the mighty are fallen. Travis Kalanick is out, and Uber has become something of a headless horseman, with no current CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, VP of Engineering, or general counsel. Its alleged valuation has fallen by $18 billion and counting. Ho.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

What Happens When Geoengineers "Hack The Planet"?

Dan Drollette shares an article by an Oxford physics professor who's concerned about the popularity of radical new proposals to fight global warming. The Christian Science Monitor wonders if it's time to re-engineer our climate. MIT's Technology Rev.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

Germany Cracks Down On Illegal Speech On Social Media.

ArmoredDragon writes: German police have raided 36 homes of people accused of using illegal speech on Facebook and Twitter. Much of it was aimed at political speech. According to the article, "Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Uber is having trouble holding onto its drivers, according to recent data

The bad news just keeps rolling in for Uber. Not only has there been a shakeup at the very top of the company, but the folks who make up the base of the transportation giant also seem to be leaving. We're talking about Uber drivers. The post Uber is.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Should Your Company Switch To Microservices?

Walmart Canada claims that it was microservices that allowed them to replace hardware with virtual servers, reducing costs by somewhere between 20 and 50 percent. Now Slashdot reader snydeq shares an article by a senior systems automation engineer ar.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer "troubled" by Ford"s China move

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was concerned about Ford's announcement that it will move some production of its Focus small car to China and import the vehicles to the U.S......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Uber Isn’t Everything

Uber dominated tech headlines this week, but a few other things happened in techland, too......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Sci-Hub Ordered To Pay $15 Million In Piracy Damages

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Two years ago, academic publisher Elsevier filed a complaint (PDF) against Sci-Hub and several related "pirate" sites. It accused the websites of making academic papers widely available to the pu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

FCC Chief Engineer Wanted

If you’re an engineer with a background in wireless technology and an interest in shaping policy, this position may be of interest.....»»

Category: topSource:  radiomagonlineRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

2017 NAB Show in Retrospect

The Wandering Engineer is lucky enough (or unlucky enough) to be above the line where his jobs require that he attends the “spring show”.....»»

Category: topSource:  radiomagonlineRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Uber’s Next CEO Has to Face This Huge Challenge

Finding a leader with the vision and persistence of Travis Kalanick will be no easy feat Bradley Tusk, founder of Tusk Ventures who was an advisor to Uber, remembers the first time he met Travis Kalanick more than six years ago. “I’.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Russian communications watchdog threatens to ban Telegram app over lack of compliance

The app is one of several targeted in a legal crackdown by Russian authorities on the internet and on social media sites in particular. The post Russian communications watchdog threatens to ban Telegram app over lack of compliance appeared first on.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related NewsJun 23rd, 2017