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Today’s Cartoon: Telecommuting Games | WIRED
Tuesday, February 25, 2020. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com. This week, WIRED explores the ways technology has—and hasn’t—changed how we work. Monday, February 24, 2020. By Jon Adams, with cartooncollections.com. Christian entrepreneurs are searching for relief from the grind of company-building—while some faith leaders preach the gospel of crushing... Read more
U.S. regulators criticize Tesla over Autopilot role in fatal crash
(Reuters) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc.’s lack of system safeguards in a fatal 2018 Autopilot crash in California and called U.S. regulators’ approach in overseeing the driver assistance systems “misguided.” NTSB board members questioned Tesla’s design of its semi-automated driving assistance system... Read more
Disney CEO Bob Iger is replaced by parks boss Bob Chapek
Bob Iger, one of the most powerful media executives in the world, is no longer the CEO of Disney. But Iger isn’t going away: In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Disney said Iger would step down as the company’s leader — but will be the company’s executive chair and will... Read more
The right music can soothe your savage beast, err cat
This cat looks pretty calm already. Amanda Kooser/CNET Next time your beloved kitty is antsy about visiting the veterinarian, consider playing music composed just for cats. Louisiana State University researchers have found that playing music specially made just for cats can help calm their nerves while going through the... Read more
A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash
The NTSB can’t change federal or local policy, but it can make recommendations. It had plenty of those. The board reiterated two recommendations it issued during a 2017 investigation of an Autopilot-related death—to which Tesla has not formally responded. It asked that Tesla limit drivers to using Autopilot in... Read more
Driverless car startup Pony.ai raises $462 million at a $3 billion valuation
In a sign that investors’ enthusiasm for driverless cars hasn’t dampened yet, Pony.ai today secured a whopping $462 million in fresh funding, $400 million of which came from Toyota. The capital infusion brings the Guangzhou- and Fremont, California-based startup’s total raised to about $800 million at a valuation north... Read more
Why Twitter says Bloomberg’s fake Sanders tweets don’t break its rules
On Monday, presidential hopeful and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign posted — and then deleted — several controversial tweets about rival Sen. Bernie Sanders that prompted confusion and tested the rules of what political campaigns can share on social media. The tweets, which Bloomberg’s campaign called... Read more
All the ways Bob Iger transformed Disney as CEO
Bob Iger with George Lucas. As CEO, Iger both acquired Lucasfilm and launched Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images When Bob Iger was given the keys to the Disney kingdom in 2005, he felt a “sense of... Read more
How to Watch Tonight’s Democratic Debate in South Carolina
We did it, folks. We’ve made it to the 10th Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign. The big 1-0, what a journey. And our reward for getting this far is two more hours of well-rehearsed talking points about policy, occasional crowd-pleasing zingers, and—if the last debate is anything to... Read more
Xbox boss expects to keep a console under his TV for the next 10+ years
Microsoft is planning to launch both the next-gen Xbox Series X and the Project xCloud gaming service this year. But is that a coherent strategy? Isn’t a cloud future one without dedicated gaming devices? Well, that’s not how Xbox boss Phil Spencer sees it. Cloud gaming is going to... Read more