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Uber shutters self-driving car testing program in Arizona

Uber shutters self-driving car testing program in Arizona

Uber today announced it was shutting down its self-driving car test program in Arizona, this a mere two months after the company began investigating a fatal incident involving an autonomous vehicle
Facial recognition company CEO explains why government surveillance is bad for privacy

Facial recognition company CEO explains why government surveillance is bad for privacy

It’s politics as usual in the US this week. The president is on Twitter complaining about the Federal government spying on him while Jeff Bezos is riding the Amazon cash-cow all the way to
IBM combines AI and blockchain to turn your phone into a counterfeit detector

IBM combines AI and blockchain to turn your phone into a counterfeit detector

IBM Research today unveiled its Crypto Anchor Verifier, an AI-powered counterfeit detector that verifies an item’s authenticity using your phone’s camera and blockchain technology. How it works: You
European politician gets ratioed after tweeting a selfie with Zuck

European politician gets ratioed after tweeting a selfie with Zuck

Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in front of EU parliamentary members was somewhat disappointing. Many had hoped for some straight answers from Facebook’s CEO. However, due to the odd format of the hearing,
Vimeo’s CEO Anjali Sud will take your questions now please

Vimeo’s CEO Anjali Sud will take your questions now please

How can an ad-free online video platform like Vimeo stand up against major advertising platforms like YouTube? How can creative platforms like Vimeo strike a balance between nurturing communities,
Launch a lucrative career as a software tester — start for less than $6 per course

Launch a lucrative career as a software tester — start for less than $6 per course

Software testing is a critical step in the development process -- and experienced software testers can make up to six figures or more. Find out what it takes to debug programs and get employed in this
Database leak exposes personal records of nearly 1 million South Africans

Database leak exposes personal records of nearly 1 million South Africans

Barely a year after South Africa’s largest data leak was revealed in 2017, the country has suffered yet another data leak as 934,000 personal records of South Africans have been leaked publicly
Wanna ditch your smartphone addiction? Put a patch on it

Wanna ditch your smartphone addiction? Put a patch on it

If you’re like the average smartphone owner, you touch your phone approximately 2,617 times a day. And, like most smartphone owners, you’re probably not picking it up for something super important
Find the Chivas Hidden Studio at TNW2018 to hear exclusive interviews

Find the Chivas Hidden Studio at TNW2018 to hear exclusive interviews

TNW Conference is just one day away, and we’re really excited. As we set up the festival grounds, we want to let you in on a little secret: there’s a Hidden Studio somewhere in the park, hosted by
PassProtect warns Chrome users when their username or passwords get pwned

PassProtect warns Chrome users when their username or passwords get pwned

Data breaches happen all the time. When they do, it’s invariably bad, with countless people ensnared. The MySpace breach, for example, impacted nearly 360 million. LinkedIn impacted 165 million more.
India considers taxing cryptocurrencies instead of banning them

India considers taxing cryptocurrencies instead of banning them

It appears that the government of India is not banning cryptocurrencies, instead contemplating taxing them. The government is considering a proposal to lay an 18-percent Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Dashlane study: people are still terrible at making secure passwords

Dashlane study: people are still terrible at making secure passwords

One of the most basic things you can do to protect yourself online is to use strong, complex, and distinct passwords. But a recent study of 61 million leaked passwords from Virginia Tech and Dashlane
HTC’s notch-less U12+ gets 4 cameras and a squeezable body

HTC’s notch-less U12+ gets 4 cameras and a squeezable body

After leaks galore over the past several weeks, HTC has finally unveiled its flagship for 2018, the squeezable U12+. Armed with dual cameras in the front and back, the U12+ skips the tiresome trend of
Car dealership asks woman to prove she’s not a robot… in real life

Car dealership asks woman to prove she’s not a robot… in real life

When Marci Robin entered a Florida car dealership to buy a Fiat 500x, no one thought she’d leave with an existential crisis. According to Robin, while in the process of signing paperwork to purchase
OnePlus 6 Review: Small design downgrade, big camera upgrade

OnePlus 6 Review: Small design downgrade, big camera upgrade

OnePlus has always tried to deliver flagship features and performance at mid-range prices, but it always seems to fall just a little bit shy of the top. Despite regularly sporting class-leading
We need an ‘invisibility switch’ to hide from dark interactions

We need an ‘invisibility switch’ to hide from dark interactions

Woman A: “Hello. How can I help you?”Woman B: “Hi. I’m calling to book a woman’s haircut for a client. I’m looking for something on May 3.”Woman A: “Sure. Give me one second — sure. What time are you
A Nintendo 64 console reissue might be on the way

A Nintendo 64 console reissue might be on the way

Over the past couple of years, Nintendo made its beloved 8-bit and 16-bit consoles, the NES and SNES, available in modern avatars with preloaded games for fans of the originals. Now, Nintendo Life
How the Dutch police are using AI to unravel cold cases

How the Dutch police are using AI to unravel cold cases

If the Dutch police would decide to solve all the cold cases in their archive today, just reading through the roughly 30 million sheets of paper would take them about a century. Barring inventions of
Instagram now lets you mute annoying people without unfollowing them

Instagram now lets you mute annoying people without unfollowing them

Remember how you started following your least favorite cousin on Instagram at your last family reunion, because they asked you to do so right then and there? There’s now a way to scrub your feed clean
How technology is changing the auto insurance landscape

How technology is changing the auto insurance landscape

AI, blockchain, and just an overall rise in technologies across the planet are changing the way traditional industries are doing business. The wide world of auto insurance is no exception, with