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Another hiccup for Uber: Some drivers were being charged for giving rides

When a Chicago-area Uber driver checked his account balance after dropping off a customer at the airport on a Sunday morning in late May, he discovered something he'd never seen before: He was charged $2.20 for giving a 13.5 mile ride......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnJun 16th, 2021

CO2 as a raw material for plastics and other products

Carbon dioxide is one of the main drivers of climate change—which means that we need to reduce CO2 emissions in the future. Fraunhofer researchers are highlighting a possible way to lower these emissions: They use the greenhouse gas as a raw materi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Walmart is practically giving away this 70-inch 4K TV today

Save $100 on this fantastically priced 70-inch 4K TV from TCL at Walmart for a limited time only......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Ut.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

How to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in VR

The 2020 Summer Games are here, and this year, Oculus and Xfinity are giving owners of the Oculus Quest an amazing way to view the event through VR......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Amazon Delivery Companies Routinely Tell Drivers To Bypass Safety Inspections

Amazon delivery companies around the U.S. are instructing workers to bypass daily inspections intended to make sure vans are safe to drive. From a report: Amazon requires contracted delivery drivers to inspect their vehicles at the beginning and end.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Report: Blizzard Once Slapped With "Misogyny Tax"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Kotaku: A cybersecurity company whose security researcher had once been harassed by Blizzard employees at a hacking conference charged the game developer a 50 percent "misogyny tax" when it sought a quote for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

The most common Amazon Fire problems, and how to fix them

Is your Amazon tablet giving you grief? We explain each issue and glitch and provide clear troubleshooting steps to get your Amazon Fire tablet back on track......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Dell is practically giving away the Inspiron 15 laptop in back-to-school sale

Be prepared for the upcoming school year with the Dell Inspiron 15 Plus, which is on sale from Dell with a $270 discount to bring its price down to just $850......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Indicted on Three Counts of Fraud

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Nikola's founder and former executive chairman, Trevor Milton, and charged the former executive three counts of fraud, the company confirmed. The grand jury charged Milton with two counts of securities fraud.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Walmart is practically giving away the Roomba e6 robot vacuum today

Unlike other vacuums, the Roomba e6 has multi-surface brushes, so it can give a deep clean for all floors......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Drivers for Elon Musk’s Loop script about their ‘great leader’

Ask 'Do you like working for him?' and you'll get a response that could have come straight from North Korea: 'Yup, he's a great leader! He motivates us to do great work.' Drivers for Elon Musk’s underground Loop system in Las Vegas ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Chaotic electrons heed "limit" in strange metals

Electrons in metals try to behave like obedient motorists, but they end up more like bumper cars. They may be reckless drivers, but a new Cornell-led study confirms this chaos has a limit established by the laws of quantum mechanics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Google TV mobile app redesign adds new services and recommendations

Following last fall’s debut of Google TV, the new user interface for Chromecast devices, Google is today giving its Google TV companion app for Android a makeover. The updated version of the mobile app for Google TV includes an updated user int.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Iridium-catalyzed hydrogen addition, giving plant- and insect-based natural substances

The cost-effectiveness of drug synthesis depends on a number of factors, including the amount of waste produced. A team of researchers have now discovered a catalyst that achieves exceptionally high-precision addition of hydrogen to carbon-carbon bon.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Many taxi drivers discriminate against wheelchair users

We live in a society where disabled people routinely suffer identity-based discrimination resulting in them being made to feel unequal......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Scientists discover how high-energy electrons strengthen magnetic fields

More than 99% of the visible universe exists in a superheated state known as plasma—an ionized gas of electrons and ions. The motion of these charged particles produces magnetic fields that form an interstellar magnetic web. These magnetic fields a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Report: Amazon could have a "key" to your apartment building

Amazon’s Key for Business allows drivers to make deliveries without needed residents or building staff to buzz them in. The system works through the Amazon Flex app—drivers request building access, which is granted after Amazon confirms the emplo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Electrically charged surface coatings can eliminate marine bio-fouling

Breakthrough experiments conducted at ASC's deep submarine maintenance facility in Adelaide have demonstrated how electrically charged surface coatings can eliminate marine bio-fouling, or sea organism growth, potentially improving the operation and.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Key UN climate science talks open amid floods, fires

Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Climate science report "critical for success" of COP26: UN

Nearly 200 nations started online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021