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Google’s Sister Firm Waymo Opens a Free Beta Test of Driverless Minivans in Phoenix

Google‘s sister company Waymo has created a free rider test program in Phoenix, Arizona. Waymo has been one of the most aggressive developers of autonomous car driving technology, with their vehicles racking up over 2.5 million miles on public roads without human help. Hundreds of families are expected to take part. Waymo has equipped a fleet of […]

Marissa Mayer Will Exit Yahoo with $184 Million, Once Sale to Verizon Is Done

Yahoo‘s chief executive, Marissa Meyer, will be paid $184 Million when the sale of Yahoo to Verizon completes this year. The total payments to Ms Mayer are much higher than the company outlined last month when the firm she would be entitled to the “golden parachute” payment for losing her job. The combination of various payments […]

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Arrives at Dealers This Month

Nissan is bringing its new compact crossover to the Us. Known as the Nissan Qashqai (pronounced cash-kai) overseas, the Nissan Rogue Sport will officially go on sale in the U.S. on May 11th, the Japanese automaker has announced. It’ll start at $21,420 for the front-wheel-drive model, while the all-wheel-drive model will demand at least $22,770. […]

Sony Shares Have Surges on Predication of Best Profit in 20 Years

Sony is expected to record its best profit in two decades this week, which has caused the company’s shares to surge. The firm’s stock closed 3.84 per cent higher in Japan amid chatter that the organisation may be on the verge of reporting its strongest profit since 1998. Ever since former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai […]

Fifth Superhero in Mini Line-up Is Likely to Be an EV

Mini’s promised fifth volume model will be an electric vehicle, due in late 2019.When parent BMW Group announced the electric Mini last fall, it had been unclear whether the EV would be just a niche player in the brand’s portfolio. But Sebastian Mackensen, global head of Mini, confirmed that it will be more than that. […]

New Jeep Yuntu Concept is Mean and Green

Jeep is flexing its green and connectivity chops at the Shanghai auto show with a luxury seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV. The Jeep Yuntu — Chinese for cloud — was designed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for its China joint venture, GAC FCA. China is a key market for Jeep, which was one of the first Western […]

YouTube Now Unbanned ‘Wrongly Blocked’ LGBT Videos

YouTube has modified its content filter after complaints it had blocked political and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) videos. Restricted mode is an optional filter designed to hide content that may be judged unsuitable for children. But many prominent LGBT video-makers said their videos had been targeted. YouTube said it had fixed an error […]

US Navy Has New Rules on Sharing of Intimate Pics

The US Navy has issued new rules forbidding personnel from sharing intimate photographs without consent. They ban the sharing of images when “the person depicted had a reasonable expectation of privacy” or “without legal justification or excuse”. It follows the discovery that some marines were sharing photos of women in a private Facebook group. Service […]

One of the Founding Fathers Of Computing – Harry Huskey Has Died at aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. […]

Toyota Testing the Future of Zero Emission Trucking at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Automakers have tons of time and money into researching and developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. But most drivers aren’t quite ready to swap their gas-powered or hybrid cars for a fuel-cell powered one, so car makers have pivoted their fuel cell know-how to other applications. Toyota uses fuel cells to power public buses in Japan […]

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