Who blinked first in Waymo v. Uber?

Waymo and Uber have reached a settlement in their self-driving car case. The announcement came as a big shock, even though I wrote yesterday that Waymo’s case was looking oddly weak. Parties are free to settle in the middle of trial (heck, they can settle while the jury is considering …

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Apple intern reportedly leaked iPhone source code

Earlier this week, a portion of iOS source code was posted online to GitHub, and in an interesting twist, a new report from Motherboard reveals that the code was originally leaked by a former Apple intern. According to Motherboard, the intern who stole the code took it and distributed it …

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Logan Paul learned nothing

It was less than a week after Logan Paul’s post-scandal return to regular vlogging that YouTube ”temporarily” suspended ads on his channel. The company’s decision reflects its promise to investigate further consequences for Paul specifically, as well as policies that would punish creators who do harm to the YouTube community. …

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Why this praying mantis is wearing tiny 3D glasses

Praying mantises willing to wear 3D glasses and sit through bizarre, abstract movies have revealed a new way of seeing the world in three dimensions. The findings could help improve machine vision for robots that need to judge distance, like drones. But most of all, thanks to this research, we …

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Google say pets are driving car searches

Car companies might want to spend more time thinking about building features for dogs and cats into their new vehicles: dog hammocks and other pet-friendly accessories are among the top searches consumers make for their vehicles in the US, according to findings released today in Google’s 2018 Auto Trends Report. …

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Sonos made a playlist for Apple’s HomePod launch

Sonos is determined to make sure consumers know it also makes connected speakers and, hey, you know, it was here first, doing this thing for years! So today, the company released a playlist congratulating Apple on the launch of the HomePod. The playlist also serves as a message, with the …

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Waymo and Uber reach a surprise settlement

After nearly a full week of courtroom drama, the two sides in the Waymo v. Uber lawsuit have reached a settlement and the case is being dismissed with prejudice. Judge William Alsup announced the news this morning to a surprised room of reporters and members of the public in the …

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