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Uber catches a break in lawsuit involving alleged ‘Hell’ program

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has dismissed a lawsuit involving Uber’s alleged use of a program called “Hell.” The lawsuit was originally filed in April by Michael Gonzales, who drove for Lyft during the time Uber allegedly used the software. He sought $5 million in a class action lawsuit. Today, Judge Corley granted Uber’s motion to dismiss --> READ MORE

The Destiny 2 live action trailer is out and it’s hilarious

By |August 31st, 2017|

 The Destiny 2 live action trailer is officially out, and it’s one of the most comical video game trailers ever. The live action trailer heralds the coming of the new game, which is set to drop on September 6. The trailer stars Cayde-6, voiced by Nathan Fillion, and was directed by the same guy who --> READ MORE

Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Sony just announced a new camera called the RX0, but breaking from the trend of lower number = fancier camera, this one is a tiny device that combines an action-cam form factor with some traditional imaging prowess. It’s an unusual combination, yet somehow tempting. Read More Source: News

Former Facebook brand marketing head is new Oculus CMO

By |August 31st, 2017|

 A long-time Facebook brand marketing exec has been tapped to lead marketing efforts at Oculus. Rebecca Van Dyck will be joining the virtual reality team as CMO. The hire, first noted on Twitter by reporter Alex Heath, was confirmed by an Oculus spokesperson to TechCrunch. The spokesperson also noted than Van Dyck will report to --> READ MORE

Egyptian technology startups stand on the shoulders of giants

By |August 31st, 2017|

 With technology and curious minds, several founders not only built great products and companies, they created the foundation for a strong and resilient technology sector that has been an economic driver and job creator in a country looking for stable footing. Read More Source: News

Documents detail DeepMind’s plan to apply AI to NHS data in 2015

By |August 31st, 2017|

 More details have emerged about a controversial 2015 patient data-sharing arrangement between Google DeepMind and a UK National Health Service Trust which paint a contrasting picture vs the pair’s public narrative about their intended use of 1.6 million citizens’ medical records. Read More Source: News

You can now catch a Lyft even in rural areas in 40 U.S. states

By |August 31st, 2017|

 All 50 states offer some form of Lyft service but now even rural areas in most states can catch a Lyft. According to a company statement out today, Lyft can now pick up customers in 94 percent of the country, reaching 287 million people looking for a ride. Read More Source: News

Apple defends the open internet in a letter to the FCC

By |August 31st, 2017|

 On the heels of setting the date for its big fall iPhone event, Apple is coming out swinging for net neutrality. In a letter to the FCC, Apple’s U.S. Vice President for Public Policy Cynthia Hogan advocates for the open internet, cautioning against practices that would allow providers to favor some forms of traffic while throttling --> READ MORE

Microsoft’s new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Microsoft’s mobile game streaming app Mixer Create is launching out of beta testing today on iOS and Android, allowing gamers to broadcast the games they’re playing right from their phone. This feature works on Android with all games, but is more limited on iOS. On iPhone, select games that have enabled Apple’s ReplayKit functionality will --> READ MORE

VR training startup Strivr Labs brings on new CTO, CFO

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Strivr Labs, a virtual reality training startup with some big partners, including Walmart and the NFL, has added some new talent to the team. The company has hired a new CFO and CTO to help the company expand as it adds more customers excited about the prospect of training employees and specialists using immersive virtual --> READ MORE