Self-Driving Ubers Back on the Road After Arizona Accident

With technology on the cusp of freeing human drivers from their behind-the-wheel responsibilities, no one is more excited than Uber. That’s because humans are the single most costly part of Uber’s operation. Remove paid drivers from the equation and you’ve got a cheap, hypothetically more reliable, unlimited source of drivers. Baited breath or not, Uber […]

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What Is VoLTE Calling? (It’s More Interesting Than It Sounds)

Google’s Project Fi is an impressive and innovative bit of wireless technology. Using multiple radios — including Wi-Fi and 4G LTE — it automatically connects you to the network with the best signal. In this way, coverage is simplified and you never have to worry about losing signal. At least that’s the idea. To ensure […]

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Fitbit to Lay Off More Than 100 Employees

Are we seeing the beginning of a permanent downward trend in the once-thriving wearable tech market? If Fitbit’s preliminary information about its fourth-quarter earnings is any indication, competing companies might understandably be nervously wondering if consumers’ fascination with fitness trackers is waning. Troubling Fourth-Quarter Financial Data According to a press release, Fitbit expects to confirm […]

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Key Points From Last Week’s Google Event

Google is best known for its search capabilities. In fact, the company has changed our language. We no longer “search” for something online — we “Google” it. It’s also known for its suite of web-based services and apps, including YouTube, Gmail and Google Docs. As ubiquitous as Google already is in our lives, the company […]

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What Is Google’s DeepMind?

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company that Google acquired in 2014, creates neural networks that learn in ways similar to the way humans learn. In the future, this technology could have an impact on everything from the way you use your smartphone to your next doctor’s visit. What Is DeepMind? Shane Legg, Mustafa Suleyman and Demis […]

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