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Waymo Wants to Delay Its October 11th Court Date With Uber

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun off of Google’s parent company Alphabet in 2016, scored a major win earlier this month when a federal appeals court ordered Uber to hand over secret documentation related to the two company’s ongoing legal battle.

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Journalist Nearly Banned from YouTube and Gmail For Posting Al-Qaeda Videos From Chelsea Manning Trial

YouTube’s latest push to ban terrorist propaganda across its ubiquitous video platform is getting off to a rough start. Earlier this week, noted investigative reporter and researcher Alexa O’Brien woke to find that not only had she been permanently banned from YouTube, but that her Gmail and Google Drive accounts had…

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Google Has Spent At Least $1.1 Billion On Self-Driving Car Tech: Report

Billions are being spent on developing self-driving cars, as seen in megadeals like General Motors dumping $1 billion into Cruise Automation, or Intel paying $15 billion for chipmaker Mobileye. Now, thanks to an ongoing lawsuit between Google’s self-driving car project and Uber, we now know how much Google has spent…

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How Facebook Tricks You Into Trusting Algorithms

Mark Zuckerberg disingenuously poses as a friendly critic of algorithms. That’s how he implicitly contrasts Facebook with his rivals across the way at Google. Over in Larry Page’s shop, the algorithm is king, a cold, pulseless ruler. There’s not a trace of life force in its recommendations and very little apparent…

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5 Things Google Needs to Do to Make The Pixel 2 Great

Now that Apple has officially announced its new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, it’s Google’s turn to try to wow the world with what it thinks is the future of smartphones. And even though last year’s Pixel was a success in many ways, there are still a number of improvements I’d like to see on the Pixel 2 (or whatever Google…

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‘I Was in Severe Pain’: Lawsuit Alleges Illegal Electronic Searches and Physical Violence at US Border

Americans who say their phones and laptops were seized by US border agents filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts on Wednesday arguing that their First and Fourth Amendment rights had been violated.

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Target's Sales Floors Are Switching From Apple to Android Devices

Back in 2014 Target, America’s eighth largest retailer, outfitted its employees with Apple products for stocking, pulling items, and other essential sales floor duties. iPod Touches in red plastic shells with scanners called “MyDevices” replaced the company’s old PDAs. But after three years, Target is moving to…

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iPhone 8: Wireless Charging, New Camera Features, and a Better Screen

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a lot in common with last year’s iPhone 7, but a new processor, improved camera, wireless charging, and the iPad Pros’s True Tone display might be compelling reasons to upgrade again.

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Apple Just Leaked iOS 11 and Looks Like We're Getting an 'iPhone X'

Surprise! The Golden Master build of iOS 11 leaked online Friday night, with users spreading links to the software on Reddit. It’s full of details about the upcoming line of products being teased for the company’s September 12th event, including that Apple appears poised to skip releasing a 7S line entirely and move…

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