Uber plans to ditch Denmark over new taxi laws

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Uber likes to think of itself as an enabler of small business, a connector of independent contractors with people who need a ride. Unfortunately for the San Francisco-based company, many places around the world disagree. The company’s latest setback… Powered by WPeMatico

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Democrats demand the FCC tackle cybersecurity

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Two Democrats in Congress are imploring FCC head Ajit Pai to address cybersecurity issues in the United States, arguing vulnerabilities in cellular networks infringe on citizens’ liberties and pose a “serious threat” to national security. Sen. Ron Wy… Powered by WPeMatico

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Playing 'Splatoon 2' over LTE won't kill your data plan

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When Nintendo first revealed its new game console back in October, it chose to end the device’s teaser trailer with a shot of a packed arena cheering an esports team. Its game of choice was Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch. The scene represented two th… Powered by WPeMatico

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Trump rolls back Obama-era climate change policies

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that rolls back policies designed to combat climate change implemented by former President Barack Obama. The order is a broad stroke, touching everything from federal policy-making to regulations o… Powered by WPeMatico

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Uber is just as white and male as every other tech company

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Uber is aware that its culture needs to change, and that means understanding what its culture is. To that end, the ridesharing giant has posted its first-ever diversity report… and it’s clear that the company suffers from the same homogeneity prob… Powered by WPeMatico

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Waze's 'Order Ahead' is a quicker way to grab food on the go

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Waze is a valuable travel buddy because of the many ways it can assist you on the road. The navigation app helps drivers avoid traffic, it integrates with Spotify, and it has a growing ride-sharing platform. In an effort to aid users in all commute-r… Powered by WPeMatico

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Air pollution makes surprisingly good art supplies

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Plumes of diesel exhaust contain a mixture of things both nasty and harmless. A lot of it, however, is carbon. Carbon can be useful and (as you might recall from school) is often jet black in color. Start-up Graviky has created an exhaust filter that… Powered by WPeMatico

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Intel's extra-fast 3D storage comes to your desktop PC

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It didn’t take long for Intel’s 3D Optane storage to reach a product you can realistically buy. The chip maker has introduced Optane modules designed to boost the performance of your desktop PC. They’re strictly cache drives that only hold 16GB or… Powered by WPeMatico

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FBI's facial recognition database is dangerously inaccurate

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Despite law enforcement’s attempt to conceal its existence, it’s no secret that half of Americans over the age of 18 — 117 million people in total — are part of a massive facial recognition database, their personal information culled from DMV files… Powered by WPeMatico

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Amazon's store of the future has bugs to work out

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Amazon was planning on a public launch of its cashier-less Go convenience store at the end of March according to The Wall Street Journal, but the retailer has hit a few speed bumps. The test location in Seattle uses cameras, sensors and algorithms to… Powered by WPeMatico

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