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May 30, 2017 8:23 PM Uber fires self-driving car chief at center of court case

SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired the technology whiz it had hired to lead its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski, after he failed to comply with a court order to hand over documents at the center of a legal dispute between Uber and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Waymo unit. Uber had hoped Levandowski, one the most respected 64

May 30, 2017 6:52 PM Uber fires star engineer, Anthony Levandowski, at the center of self-driving car battle

SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer at the center of its high-stakes legal fight over driverless cars. Levandowski, the 37-year-old former chief of Uber’s self-driving program, was given notice on Friday, according to a termination letter obtained by the Washington Post. He was let go after failing to comply with a judge’s 63

May 12, 2017 11:18 AM Uber faces stiff competition as private hire drivers fight back with new GPS Zoom solution

UBER is under threat as new apps swoop while court judgements mount. The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice branded Uber an official company yesterday after the organisation claimed it was a software organisation. The key judgement will effectively hammer the controversial brand which has been criticised for trying to mandate a global 45

May 9, 2017 2:41 PM Amazon Echo Show: Alexa-powered touchscreen speaker launches June 28

$230 device makes video calls, shows smart camera feeds, and helps you shop. Update: Amazon has officially announced the Echo Show, a new version of its Echo speaker that features a seven-inch touchscreen and voice assistant Alexa. It's available for pre-order in the US for $230 and ships on June 28. Unfortunately, while the existing Echo range is available 73

May 5, 2017 12:09 PM The Daily 202: French presidential election becomes Trump vs. Obama proxy war

THE BIG IDEA: Barack Obama’s decision to record a commercial for French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron reflects the global significance of Sunday’s election. It also puts him, very publicly, on the opposite side of Donald Trump. Just as the former president spoke out against Brexit before last year’s referendum in the U.K., he sees this closing 75

April 30, 2017 1:16 PM Hasan Minhaj’s Trump-bashing comedy routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated

President Trump did not attend the White House correspondents' dinner, but he was still the butt of host Hasan Minhaj's jokes. We have annotated Minhaj's remarks using Genius. To see an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the series finale of the White House correspondents’ dinner. Oh man. My name is Hasan 59

April 29, 2017 9:24 AM In Brazil, protesters clash with police as a general strike empties schools and brings business to a halt

Protests large and small swept across Brazil on Friday, leaving businesses closed, schools empty and an unpopular president facing ever louder calls to step down. For the first time in more than 20 years, Brazilians held a general strike, with millions of workers walking off the job to protest controversial labor and pension reforms that were proposed 54

April 8, 2017 12:00 PM Uber isn't sure if it can 'remain a viable business' without building self-driving cars

If you're to believe Uber's lawyers, the fate of the $69 billion company is tied up in one bid from an opponent trying to stop its work on self-driving cars. Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent company Alphabet, sued Uber in February claiming it stole trade secrets. Weeks later, it filed a preliminary injunction to try to stop Uber's work on self-driving 69

April 7, 2017 6:30 PM Tech Roundup: The U.S. Blinks in Standoff With Twitter

For a number of years now, the federal government has been pressuring internet companies to provide information on their users. More often than not, they are obliged to cooperate by a court order — and are told to stay quiet about it by a gag order. But on Thursday, Twitter drew a line on what it is willing to stay quiet about without a fight. The San Francisco-based 14

April 6, 2017 6:02 AM Google Home review: brilliant and all that, but right now, there's no reason to buy it over Amazon Echo

Unless you want a pub quiz mate or specifically need integration with Google Music and Chromecast, you're better off asking Alexa You can ask it questions and it will respond. You can have it play music. You can access news headlines and your own calendar. It is your digital, personal assistant, leveraging the power of the cloud and its maker's knowledge 43