Digital Life 21.7.2017 11:36 pm

Lyft team steers toward open self-driving tech

US ride-share startup Lyft on Friday dedicated a new team focused on speeding up its effort to create a self-driving vehicle platform, which would be open to use by other companies.

The San Francisco based company earlier this year announced what it billed as the world's first open self-driving platform, inviting car manufacturers and rival autonomous navigation systems to plug into the network.

Lyft team steers toward open self-driving tech
Lyft team steers toward open self-driving tech

Lyft team steers toward open self-driving tech

US ride-share startup Lyft on Friday dedicated a new team focused on speeding up its effort to create a self-driving vehicle platform, which would be open to use by other companies.

Russia moves to ban tools used to surf outlawed websites
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Russia moves to ban tools used to surf outlawed websites

Russia’s parliament on Friday voted to outlaw web tools that allow internet users to sidestep official bans of certain websites, the nation’s latest effort to tighten controls of online services.
High-tech mystery: Is a Facebook phone in the works?
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High-tech mystery: Is a Facebook phone in the works?

Facebook could be working on a smartphone, according to paperwork recently spotted by cyber sleuths which the tech giant filed earlier this year.
Briton faces court over Deutsche Telekom cyber attack
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Briton faces court over Deutsche Telekom cyber attack

A British man admitted in a German court Friday to staging a large-scale cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year, saying he was acting for a Liberian client.
India’s top court considers whether privacy is a right
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India’s top court considers whether privacy is a right

A group of plaintiffs have argued that although the right to privacy is not explicitly set out in India’s constitution, it nevertheless guarantees it implicitly.
Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins
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Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins

US entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday he’d received tentative approval from the government to build a conceptual “hyperloop” system that would blast passenger pods down vacuum-sealed tubes from New York to Washington at near supersonic speeds.
Microsoft profit rises on shift to cloud computing
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Microsoft profit rises on shift to cloud computing

Microsoft on Thursday reported that its quarterly earnings was lifted on the back of its shift to focusing on computing services hosted in the internet cloud.
Superhero ‘Deadpool’ opens fire in virtual reality
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Superhero ‘Deadpool’ opens fire in virtual reality

Smart-mouthed, mayhem-prone anti-hero “Deadpool” made a virtual reality debut on Wednesday in a “Marvel Powers United” game being tailored for Oculus Rift gear.
Startup touts neuro-stimulation as ‘medicine for the brain’
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Startup touts neuro-stimulation as ‘medicine for the brain’

They look like a set of fancy headphones. But a set of spikes inside the band act as electrodes to stimulate the brain.
US, European police say ‘dark web’ markets shut down
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US, European police say ‘dark web’ markets shut down

US and European police on Thursday announced the shutdown of two huge “dark web” marketplaces that allowed the anonymous online trade of drugs, hacking software and guns.
India’s Ambani to launch free smartphone as he shakes up telecoms
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India’s Ambani to launch free smartphone as he shakes up telecoms

India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani said Friday that his telecoms venture Jio would launch a free smartphone, escalating a price war that is shaking up the country’s ultra-competitive mobile market.
Google, EU dig in for long war
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Google, EU dig in for long war

Google and the EU are gearing up for a battle that could last years, with the Silicon Valley behemoth facing a relentless challenge to its ambition to expand beyond search results.

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