Technology | The Guardian

‘It’s going to be a revolution’: driverless cars in new London trial

October 03, 2019 at 10:10AM Self-driving vehicles reach UK milestone with first demo in ‘complex urban environment’ in StratfordWork to bring driverless cars to Britain’s streets has reached a milestone with the first demonstration of an autonomous fleet driving in a “complex urban environment” in London.Ford Mondeos fitted with autonomous technology from the UK tech… Continue reading ‘It’s going to be a revolution’: driverless cars in new London trial

Technology | The Guardian

Collision course: cars are killing more people – and driverless cars won’t solve the problem

October 03, 2019 at 06:00AM For drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier. Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution. But is that too good to be true? By Peter C BakerIn 2010, the small community of specialists who pay attention to… Continue reading Collision course: cars are killing more people – and driverless cars won’t solve the problem

Technology | The Guardian

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – can this game save the series?

September 23, 2019 at 12:00PM The return of the Modern Warfare series ends its beta test on a high, with the chaotic Ground War mode and other fresh tweaks giving the reboot a different feelA couple of hours and several dozen respawns into the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta test and you gradually start… Continue reading Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – can this game save the series?

Technology | The Guardian

Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator

September 17, 2019 at 01:07PM Exclusive: Job has left some ‘addicted’ to extreme material and pushed others to far rightThe task of moderating Facebook continues to leave psychological scars on the company’s employees, months after efforts to improve conditions for the company’s thousands of contractors, the Guardian has learned.A group of current and former contractors… Continue reading Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix

September 17, 2019 at 01:00PM Cloudian, a company that enables businesses to store and manage massive amounts of data, announced today the launch of Edgematrix, a new unit focused on edge analytics for large data sets. Edgematrix, a majority-owned subsidiary of Cloudian, will first be available in Japan, where both companies are based. It has… Continue reading Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix

Technology | The Guardian

Pollutionwatch: how skilful driving can reduce toxic fumes

September 12, 2019 at 09:30PM Gentler acceleration and electric vehicles can reduce air pollution but walking or cycling are bestLocal authorities are encouraging people not to leave their cars idling as tests show we can reduce air pollution by changing the way we drive.Scientists in Utah measured exhaust emissions from a test car driven by… Continue reading Pollutionwatch: how skilful driving can reduce toxic fumes

Andrew Blum · TIME

Time: The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We’re Going to Survive Climate Change

September 12, 2019 at 12:15PM Harry Campbell for TIME In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy poured money into making practical a miraculous technology: the ability to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar energy was a pipe dream, far too expensive and unreliable to be considered a practical power source. But yesterday’s moon shot is… Continue reading Time: The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We’re Going to Survive Climate Change

Technology | The Guardian

New tech to help disabled people

September 08, 2019 at 07:00AM Latest developments in the pipeline for those struggling with mobility, sight, hearing or speechNine years ago, David Mzee was left paralysed by a gymnastics accident and told he would never walk again. Last week, he competed in a charity run during which he walked 390 metres, thanks to an experimental… Continue reading New tech to help disabled people

Technology | The Guardian

Tesla Model 3 was UK’s third bestselling car in August

September 05, 2019 at 03:18PM Sales of electric vehicles overall have doubled in the past yearThe Tesla Model 3 has rapidly become the UK’s third most popular new car as sales of electric vehicles overall doubled in the past year.New owners registered 2,082 Tesla Model 3 cars in August, according to data published on Thursday… Continue reading Tesla Model 3 was UK’s third bestselling car in August

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Spec for spec, price for price

September 04, 2019 at 03:00PM The Porsche Taycan is a missile aimed straight at Tesla. The German electric sedan packs everything needed to give the Model S its first real fight. The Porsche is just as fast, is sleeker thanks to a lower drag coefficient and packs several technical goodies missing from Tesla’s sedan. However,… Continue reading Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Spec for spec, price for price

Technology | The Guardian

Tech assistance: the rush to design apps and devices for senior citizens

September 03, 2019 at 06:00AM Companies are creating new technology to mine baby boomers’ golden years and address the challenges of growing olderSilicon Valley has long sought to disrupt virtually every aspect of modern life. Now comes technology’s final frontier: old age. Tech that’s specifically designed for seniors is a growing market, fueled by inexorable… Continue reading Tech assistance: the rush to design apps and devices for senior citizens

Associated Press · TIME

Time: Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

August 27, 2019 at 07:24PM SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Jose, California,… Continue reading Time: Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

Lisa Abend / Copenhagen · TIME

Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

August 27, 2019 at 05:36PM It was five o’clock on a recent Monday afternoon, and at one of the busiest connectors between the city’s center and its surrounding neighborhoods, rush hour was in full swing. Hundreds of vehicles flowed across Dronning Louise’s bridge every minute, but this being Copenhagen, the vast majority of them–some 48,000… Continue reading Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

Technology | The Guardian

Uber contradicts own research with London congestion ad claim

August 26, 2019 at 03:02PM Poster displayed near two TfL offices said car-pooling service helped reduce trafficAn Uber advertising campaign in London has claimed that its car-pooling service reduces traffic, contradicting the findings of the US ride-hailing app company’s own research.A large billboard poster displayed in London this month says “Uber Pool reduces traffic by… Continue reading Uber contradicts own research with London congestion ad claim

GreenTech – TechCrunch

How about earning crypto tokens to carbon-offset your Uber rides?

August 15, 2019 at 06:29PM Most of us, by now, are aware that all sorts of crazy stuff is happening to the planet’s climate and the blame is pretty much universally recognized as lying with humans, pumping more and more carbon into the atmosphere. Scientists are now saying tree planting, for instance, has to happen… Continue reading How about earning crypto tokens to carbon-offset your Uber rides?

Alana Semuels · TIME

Time: ‘I’m Back to Riding My Own Bike.’ Commuters Are Giving Up On-Demand Transportation As Prices Rise

August 09, 2019 at 05:00PM When JUMP’s bright red bikes started appearing on the streets of San Francisco last year, Ian Chesal was relieved. His lengthy commute, from the hills of Oakland to his tech company’s San Francisco office, involved driving to the subway, sitting for 40 minutes, and then walking a mile to his… Continue reading Time: ‘I’m Back to Riding My Own Bike.’ Commuters Are Giving Up On-Demand Transportation As Prices Rise

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

August 07, 2019 at 06:00AM For nearly 15 years LanzaTech has been developing a carbon capture technology that can turn waste streams into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Now, with $72 million in fresh funding at a nearly $1 billion valuation and a newly inked partnership with biotechnology giant, Novo Holdings,… Continue reading Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

Technology | The Guardian

How much does Google know about you? – podcast

August 06, 2019 at 03:00AM Alex Hern on how Google’s use of personal data has potentially helped create a new age of mass surveillance. Plus Lois Beckett on the response to two mass shootings in the US Google’s story is one of extraordinary growth. From its days as an insurgent startup, it now dominates internet… Continue reading How much does Google know about you? – podcast

Technology | The Guardian

Will Uber ever make money? Day of reckoning looms for ride-sharing firm

August 04, 2019 at 06:00AM Uber plans to expand into food delivery and driverless cars but its IPO was a flop and its latest earnings figures could prove vitalUber has big plans. The ride-hailing service wants to ferry the world around in self-driving cars and on electric scooters, deliver our takeouts and groceries by drone,… Continue reading Will Uber ever make money? Day of reckoning looms for ride-sharing firm

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China

August 01, 2019 at 06:44AM Ridesharing and transportation platform Didi Chuxing announced today that it has formed a joint venture with BP, the British gas, oil and energy company, to build electric-vehicle charging infrastructure in China. The charging stations will be available to Didi and non-Didi drivers. The news of Didi and BP’s joint venture… Continue reading Didi Chuxing and oil giant BP team up to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China

Dana Hull / Bloomberg · TIME

Time: Tesla Stock Plummets After Elon Musk Announces the Company’s Tech Boss Is Leaving

July 25, 2019 at 03:08PM (Bloomberg) –– Tesla shares plummeted after a worse-than-expected loss and yet another major management change cast fresh doubts on the electric-car maker’s future. Despite delivering a record number of vehicles in the second quarter, Tesla lost $1.12 a share, a bigger deficit than any analyst projected. While Chief Executive Officer… Continue reading Time: Tesla Stock Plummets After Elon Musk Announces the Company’s Tech Boss Is Leaving