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Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:33 AM EDT

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:58 PM EDT

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:51 AM EDT

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 04:54 PM EDT

Facebook Chief Faces EU Grilling Over his 'Digital Monster'

Facebook Chief Faces EU Grilling Over his 'Digital Monster'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 07:21 PM EDT

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That's in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 03:41 AM EDT

Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

Senate Votes to Save 'Net Neutrality'; Plan Heads to House

Senate Votes to Save 'Net Neutrality'; Plan Heads to House

Don't expect the House to go along with the Senate's 52-47 passage of legislation that would revive an Obama-era rule requiring equal treatment for all web traffic by internet providers. Opponents such as Sen....

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 01:47 PM EDT

Amazon Done Visiting the 20 Contenders for New HQ: Sources

Amazon Done Visiting the 20 Contenders for New HQ: Sources

Amazon is done visiting the 20 cities that are finalists in its search for a second headquarters, sources close to the process told NBC News Wednesday. Amazon's "HQ2" will bring a $5 billion investment and...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:22 PM EDT

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity Than Hate Speech

Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 04:12 PM EDT

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber Changes Policy for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift...

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