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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:23:47 GMTUber Ford Fusions mapped Pittsburgh before the launch of the company’s driverless vehicles.Federal guidelines stress safety but give automakers, one of the country’s most regulated industries, plenty of room to innovate.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:15:17 GMTA G.M. driverless car. Automakers’ decisions, such as whether a car should be programmed to better protect its occupants or others in a crash, must be disclosed, according to federal guidelines.Federal regulators urge automakers to prove that their semiautonomous and driverless vehicles meet specific safety expectations.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:55:40 GMTThe front seat of a GM driverless car model from 2012.Self-driving cars come with a caveat now: Keep your hands on the wheel. While computers can recognize images, understanding actions and behaviors are still the next frontier.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:01:13 GMTGoogle’s new chat app promises to stand out from a crowded field by bringing artificial intelligence into conversations. But it turns out to be frustrating and unhelpful.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:25:44 GMTTesla is innovating in self-driving cars, solar energy and fast people-movers, but has a cash-flow problem. Apple is seen as lagging in ideas, but is flush with dormant money.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:05:24 GMTMicrosoft’s ClearType technology has been making type easier to read for years, and you can adjust it to your liking.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:57:15 GMTJunku Soto, a Buddhist priest, being greeted by a client.In a country where disruptive start-ups are relatively rare, a new service available on Amazon ignites a debate over faith and money.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:39:24 GMTUber has begun testing driverless vehicles in Pittsburgh.The Transportation Department issued detailed guidelines for safety expectations and the role of state regulations for driverless and semiautonomous cars.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:44 GMTUnited London F.C., pictured on Saturday at halftime, claims to be the world’s only managerless club.United London F.C., which plays in the 12th tier of England’s soccer pyramid, has no manager, instead letting its fans set the team’s lineup each week.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:14:01 GMTUber, the ride-hailing giant, began trials in Pittsburgh last week using driverless technology. The government’s new guidelines for autonomous driving will speed up the rollout of self-driving cars, experts said.New federal guidelines make it clear that, while the government will provide oversight, it wants to encourage the development of autonomous vehicles.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:47:09 GMTA cellphone alert in the search of Ahmad Khan Rahami on Monday was sent to those in New York City, but not to those in all parts of the state.It is believed to be the first such deployment of the nation’s Wireless Emergency Alerts system: An electronic wanted poster was sent out for Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was wanted in the weekend attack.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:13:07 GMTGoogle employees dining at Charlie’s Cafe at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google and other tech behemoths are luring restaurant workers with higher wages and more perks.Some California cities are fed up with cash-flush tech enterprises and want them to go away. Now that ripple effect has reached the area’s once-bustling restaurant industry.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:56:55 GMTCarmen Busquets, the investor behind Net-a-Porter and other online fashion sites, on the balcony of her suite at Claridge’s hotel in London.The investor behind Net-a-Porter, Farfetch and others has unveiled a personal website so start-ups seeking investment “know where to go.”
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:44:22 GMTAdblock Plus demonstrating what its product can do for publishers.With its new platform, an automated online service, the company will allow more websites to place ads in front of users.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:03:23 GMTMusical.ly employees at work at its offices in Shanghai. The app reaches youngsters, putting it into potential conflict with legislation that is aimed at safeguarding children.The video-sharing app Musical.ly seems to be popular with children well under the age of 13, which leads to questions over how to monitor young people on the web.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:26:00 GMTMarc Benioff, left, chief executive of Salesforce, talked with Matthew Panzarino, editor in chief of TechCrunch, at its Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week.As G.E., Oracle, Salesforce.com and others push their A.I. products, it remains unclear whether potential customers understand how they will profit.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:01:47 GMTAnthony Strong, right, deconstructing a roasted pig at Pizzeria Delfina in Palo Alto, Calif.Restaurants in Palo Alto are increasingly struggling as rents soar and workers are hired away by the corporate cafeterias of behemoths like Google.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:29:43 GMTEagle Flight, from Ubisoft, turns players into birds of prey that soar over and through the streets of Paris.The promise of virtual reality is here, with scores of software titles to be released by year’s end. Here’s a look at some of the most intriguing offerings.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:41:14 GMTAlex Toussaint, a cycling instructor at Peloton in Manhattan, whose class is broadcast to thousands of riders.A new crop of boutique workout companies are using interactive apps to bring their cycling, yoga and fitness classes to customers around the globe.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:56 GMTModels backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2017 show on Thursday.The designer was called out for cultural appropriation. His response on Instagram didn’t alleviate the outrage.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:33:17 GMTProfessors Bill Burnett, left, and David Evans at Stanford University, where they teach a course called “Designing Your Life,” which applies design thinking to life choices.Two Silicon Valley veterans have been helping Stanford students navigate the future through their popular courses. Now they want to help you.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:30:02 GMTShoppers with the new iPhone 7 at an Apple store in Shanghai.Increasingly, what matters for Apple is what people in China think of its products. As for self-driving cars, expect more failures before big success.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:08:57 GMTPhilip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for marketing, introduced two iPhones and an upgraded Apple Watch on Wednesday in San Francisco.An examination suggests that no upgrade is necessary unless you have owned your current iPhone for more than two years.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:28:57 GMTSimplyPiano is a piano trainer app for younger learners.Apps can help you learn to play piano, guitar and other instruments through videos, interactive graphics and real-time feedback on your progress.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:43:41 GMTYou can use the export command in Microsoft Outlook to start transferring your contacts to a different mail program.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:04:24 GMTThe Mail app in Apple’s iOS software includes tools for marking up PDF attachments.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:12:45 GMTOnline storage services like Dropbox and iCloud use encryption to help keep your data secure, but you should be vigilant about password management.