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Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for nearly 60 problem driversColorado regulators have issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber's parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Volvo to supply Uber with thousands of self-driving carsVolvo will supply Uber with tens of thousands of self-driving cars to help it become an operator of its own fleet of cars
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Chrysler Pacifica Owners Not Thrilled When Power Just DiesMinivans aren't exactly known for inspiring fear, but that's what's happening among Chrysler Pacifica owners, with more than 50 federal complaints filed about the vehicles suddenly stalling out while in use, leading to dangerous situations in which, luckily, no one has yet been injured. Dealers are scratching their heads—the...
Newser19 hours ago
Marvell Technology buying chip maker Cavium in $6B dealMarvell Technology is buying fellow chip maker Cavium in a transaction valued at about $6B
The Associated Press19 hours ago
A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket lifts off carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (NASA TV via AP)
New US weather satellite launched from CaliforniaAn advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California
The Associated Press2 days ago
China Is Watching Us, or at Least Chinese Cameras AreIt may not be a household name in the US, but many Americans have surely come under the gaze of a product made by the Chinese company Hikvision. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Hikvision is the No. 2 seller of surveillance equipment in the US and is No. 1...
Newser2 days ago
Germany bans children's smart watches with listening appGerman regulators have issued a ban on certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, which they say run afoul of the country's surveillance restrictions and have been used, among other things, to listen in on classrooms
The Associated Press2 days ago
A coal-burning power plant steams behind wind generators in Gelsenkirchen, Germany while the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stanceNegotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn
The Associated Press2 days ago
Maybe Letting Delivery Drivers Into Home Isn't Actually So SafeA recent survey of US adults found 68% weren't comfortable giving delivery drivers access to their homes to leave packages inside, as happens with Amazon's new service, the Seattle Times reports. That number may soon go up even further. A security research firm tells CBS News a "really simple" hack...
Newser3 days ago
Are Amazon's 'Last Mile' Drivers 'Utterly Expendable'?Amazon has an open secret that few pay heed to: a "nearly invisible workforce" that works to get consumers their packages on demand, per Gizmodo . Bryan Menegus dives into the company's Flex program, responsible for the firm's "last-mile" service, which involves getting ordered goods to a customer from the last...
Newser3 days ago
This photo provided by Tesla shows the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. (Tesla via AP)
Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitionsTesla says it will electrify trucking with 500-mile-range semi due out in 2019
The Associated Press3 days ago
UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances
The Associated Press3 days ago
VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington. Experts in artificial intelligence are sounding alarms about Trump’s “extreme vetting” initiative that proposes using technology to scan social media and automatically make assessments about which foreigners should be allowed to stay in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech expertsLeading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during a Federal Communications Commission hearing in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the FCC voted to loosen rules meant to support independent local media. The newspaper and broadcasting industries say they need the changes to deal with growing competition from the web and cable companies. Critics say dumping these rules, by encouraging consolidation, hurts media diversity. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stationsFederal regulators vote to loosening rules meant to support independent local media
The Associated Press4 days ago
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