Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber’s alleged misconduct
Dec15

Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber’s alleged misconduct

A federal judge has unsealed an inflammatory letter in which a former Uber security specialist accused the ride-hailing service of corporate espionage. The letter alleges Uber dispatched a team of spies to steal its rivals’ trade secrets and take other shady actions to thwart competition. The explosive allegations, released Friday, have reshaped a high-profile trial pitting Uber against Waymo, a Google spin-off accuses the...

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Top Google searches of 2017: Hurricanes, Matt Lauer and slime
Dec15

Top Google searches of 2017: Hurricanes, Matt Lauer and slime

Google released its lists of trends for the most popular search terms, phrases and questions for the year — and it turns out a whole lot of people are apparently making slime. How to make slime, it turns out, was the No. 1 “how” question people were searching. How to buy bitcoin was another common question, while others want to know what DACA and “covfefe” are. The internet giant unveiled its “Year...

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What the FCC rollback of ‘net neutrality’ means to you
Dec15

What the FCC rollback of ‘net neutrality’ means to you

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of “net neutrality’ rules mean to you? In the short term, the answer is simple: Not much. But over time, your ability to watch what you want to watch online and to use the apps that you prefer could start to change. Your mobile carrier, for instance, might start offering you...

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The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits
Dec14

The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

The Latest on the FCC’s vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 2:10 p.m. State attorneys general are threatening lawsuits against the federal government’s repeal of “net neutrality” rules. New York’s attorney general says he’ll lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of rules that guaranteed equal access to...

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New planet on distant star discovered via AI
Dec14

New planet on distant star discovered via AI

The discovery of a new planet orbiting a distant star means there is another solar system a lot like ours. That’s according to NASA researchers who announced the discovery of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet circling the Kepler-90 star. The planet is 30% larger than Earth, and significantly hotter with temperatures believed to exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit. “The Kepler-90 star system is like a mini version of our solar system,” says...

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Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours
Dec14

Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, some 2,545 light-years away. Like Earth, this new planet, Kepler-90i, is the third rock from its sun. But it’s much closer to its sun — orbiting in just...

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