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Google asks judge to halt Uber's self-driving program

Google’s self-driving unit Waymo has filed a preliminary injunction against Uber, a few weeks after filing a trade secrets lawsuit.

Google and Levi’s connected smart jacket will come out this fall and costs around $350

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After BBC dad goes viral, the parodies (and the backlash)

Commentary: Once millions have seen your kids interrupt a live Skype interview, everyone has an opinion. And a joke.

PayPal's Venmo is the super-secret, hip social payments network you've never heard of

The PayPal-owned app has unexpectedly created a social culture, and many of the thorny problems that come with one.

Trump-loving dog hilariously rips into liberal snowflakes on 'SNL'

Think twice before you knit your dog a tiny pussy hat.

Volkswagen unveils your new self-driving "bar car" lounge concept

Volkswagen has introduced its own self-driving concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a blend of ride-hailing and ride-sharing in a mini-shuttle pod.

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The Mashable Show at SXSW 2017

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Why many major American companies have struggled in China: Fitbit

Every American company thinking about going to China should take notes from Fitbit’s ability to learn and pivot. Seeing Misfit’s success, Fitbit worked hard to find the right partnership and develop guanxi with another major player in China. It did this by partnering with a subsidiary of Alibaba, Tmall (discussed in the sixth installment of this series). The reason this move was so incredibly clever is that Alibaba is a natural competitor of Misfit’s investor, Xiaomi. And the purpose of Tmall is to provide a channel for luxury brand items that are verified to be legitimate and sold directly to the Chinese consumer. This, of course, is very helpful to Fitbit.

San Diego gets its smart city on with GE Current hookup

The City of San Diego announced a major Internet of Things (IoT) deployment this week in collaboration with Current, powered by GE. The deployment will include 3,200 “intelligent nodes” that enhance parking, alleviate traffic and improve liveability in the city.

What will be the primary IoT device connected in your future?

But as everything is connected, which device will be the one we cannot do without? Which item will we never be caught without? What will keep us connected yet in control of our daily interaction?

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The SXSW Music Torrent is the best way to catch every band playing this week in Austin

I first stumbled upon this as a teen, and although I haven’t downloaded it religiously every year, it has been responsible for me discovering some unique, interesting, and even dangerous artists. It’s a magical musical mystery tour that drags you out of your Spotify safe space, and introduces you to stuff you wouldn’t have listened to otherwise.

The Best Gaming Keyboards of 2017

Most gaming keyboards use mechanical switches, which pair each key to its own spring-loaded switch. They are designed to provide superior audio and tactile feedback. The majority of these switches use mechanisms from Cherry MX, and are identified by color (Black, Brown, Blue, Red), each with a slightly different design, tweaked to provide a specific feel while typing. Which switch you want depends on what types of games you play, and what else you do with your computer. Cherry MX Black switches have the highest activation force, which makes them ideal for games in which you don't want to have to worry about accidentally hitting a key twice. This, though, can give them a stiff feel that's not well suited for games that require nimbler response, so for those types of titles you may prefer Cherry MX Red switches. But because both of these switch types lack tactile feedback, there's a compromise candidate in Cherry MX Brown switches: They have the same actuation force as the Red variety, but add the tactile bump to aid with typing. If you need a keyboard that can switch back and forth between hard-core gaming and traditional work tasks, this is the kind to look for.

Kids judge start-ups at #SXSW, and they are brutal

The founders pitched their ideas, including a fitness app and a legal website. Some of the ideas, you’d think, would be hard for kids to digest, but each managed to break it down for their young audience.

From Avantis to Triumphs: Check out the incredible cars of LA's Automobile Driving Museum - Roadshow

Lots of MGs were raced. This MGA was owned and raced by one of the museum's docents. He named it "Lucille." It started life as one of the last factory-built and supported race cars, and was raced by private teams until 1985. It had an interesting history after that too .

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Daylight Saving Time Is Like Sex in the Spring

Do you remember your first time? You were probably mostly grown up by then, old enough to know who you were but not who you wanted to be. Leaving basketball practice at dusk, looking past the horizon and wondering what was next. And then, a day later, it was sunshine.

The chicken-and-egg problem of establishing if you’re a dog online

If you think about it, it’s incredibly weird that we haven’t been able to crack this nut yet. When asked who had more than 50 online accounts, almost everyone in the audience raised their hands. That’s at least 50 online identities you have to manage, and at least 50 passwords to remember – if you want to be safe – nuts, right?

How to use the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons with your Mac – and why you'd want to

And actually, if you bring your Switch, you’ll have not just one Mac gamepad on hand, but two—both Joy-Cons can be paired at the same time and used with applicable games. I fired up Super Mario Kart in OpenEmu and was able to throw down in two-player split-screen using both gamepads. They may not be robust controllers, but for simple two-player fun, they’ll do the trick.

SXSW and the oddly unchanging art of waiting in line

If there’s one defining characteristic of SXSW , apart from the talks, drunken tech geeks, grackles and sore feet, it might be lines. SXSW is rife with lines: there are lines for talks, lines for experiences, lines for food, lines for coffee, even fucking lines for escalators. It’s enough to drive a sane person mad – except if you’re British, of course.

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Retail 2017 | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Retail is in the middle of a major transformation, as the internet continues to change the way we buy everything from mattresses to bananas to hammers. But companies are also reimagining what brick-and-mortar can be, inviting customers to have delightful and unexpected in-person experiences that leave a lasting impression. These companies have come up with the most creative solutions that make shopping easier and more exciting.

Netflix could hold the key to ending Facebook's echo chamber

By now, we’re all familiar with the term echo chamber — the phenomenon of being shown only content that matches our pre-conceived notions — but the solution is evasive. Netflix, as it turns out, might hold the key the exit door of each of our echo chamber’s. But is Facebook willing to build on lessons learned by another platform? Is it even capable of a bold solution at this point?

Road tripping in a McLaren 570S and 570GT - Roadshow

Join us for a road trip across Europe in a fleet of McLaren cars! Sadly not this particular McLaren, though.

How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

Using iOS 10's Magnifier app | ZDNet

This feature transforms your iPhone into a portable magnifying glass and telescope.

Amid scandals and setbacks, Samsung completes its biggest acquisition ever

The show must go on for Samsung. Even as its leader, Vice Chairman of the Samsung Board Lee Jae Yong is arrested on bribery and corruption charges, the South Korean giant is pressing ahead with its business. On Saturday , the company announced the completion of its Harman International Industries acquisition, its largest such deal ever. While Samsung has previously opted for smaller deals and created much of its technology in-house, its latest purchase marks a shift away from that strategy.

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A Bunch of Handmaid's Tale Handmaids Are Creeping People Out at SXSW

South by Southwest, the Austin-based tech and entertainment expo, is known for hosting some experimental TV promos. This year, American Gods has a giant buffalo , The Man in the High Castle is opening a Resistance Radio station , Better Call Saul and Twin Peaks opened restaurants for Los Pollos Hermanos and Double R Diner. But none of those compare to the uncanny valley insanity that is whatever’s going on for The Handmaid’s Tale.

Meet the privacy pocket that takes your phone off the grid

Silent Pocket has built this mesh into water-resistant leather goods designed to carry your tech, cutting it off from the wireless grid. That kind of security blanket doesn't come cheap. Here you see a Faraday Dry Bag ($100), the Medium Faraday Phone Sleeve ($110) and the Medium Faraday Carryall ($190). They also sell a briefcase and backpack.

11 Sweet Hidden Features Inside Android 6.0 Marshmallow

As a result, a numbef of you will be running Android Marshmallow for the forseeable future. We first published this story last fall when the then-new mobile OS arrived. But a few more tips have emerged since then, so this update will tell you all you need to know about Marshmallow until Nougat hits your device.

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Chinese-Silicon Valley mashup NIO bringing automated electric car to U.S. in 2020

iOS 10.3 Beta 5 vs iOS 10.2.1 Speed Test

Apple dropped iOS 10.3 beta 5  to developers earlier this week. The latest beta will likely be the last one before Apple gets around to releasing the final build of iOS 10.3 for all iPhones and iPads.

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TAG Heuer confirms March 14th debut for its next Android watch

Previous leaks had hinted that the design would revolve around modularity, letting you swap in a mechanical timepiece if the digital one isn't fashionable for a given situation. It would also pack in considerably more features, including Android Pay support, a brighter screen and GPS. The new Connected is still likely be mind-bogglingly expensive compared to most smartwatches, but we suspect TAG won't mind. The first model easily outperformed the company's (admittedly modest) expectations, and a follow-up won't need to sell in massive numbers to justify its existence.

5 Visual Content Tools to Boost Engagement : Social Media Examiner

With the abundance of visual content tools out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of finding the right ones for your own marketing needs. Even if you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford to hire a full-time graphic designer, the easy-to-use tools covered in this article can help you create compelling visual content for your business.

How to create a successful corporate-startup collaboration

So if you’ve found yourself wondering what the secret-sauce of collaboration is, here are seven tips to a rewarding relationship.

Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

The bill is under review by other House committees and still must be considered by the Senate. But it’s already received strong criticism from a broad array of groups as well as House Democrats. In a letter sent to the committee earlier this week, nearly 70 organizations, representing consumer, health and medical advocacy groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, AARP, March of Dimes, and the National Women’s Law Center, said the legislation, if enacted, would undermine basic privacy provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 2008 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or GINA.

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The 10 best full-frame DSLRs in 2017

The K-1 from Pentax offers a rugged build and a full-frame sensor at a relatively affordable price. It's not cheap, but it compares favourably with the likes of the Nikon D810, Canon 5D Mark III and Sony Alpha 7R II. Pentax's Pixel Shift Technology is clever, and it's great that the company has managed to produce a mode that can be used when the camera is hand-held, although the impact is subtle. Less of an all-rounder than the 5D Mark III, the K-1 makes an excellent camera for landscape, still life and portrait photography, or any genre that doesn't require fast autofocus and which benefits from a high pixel count for detail resolution.

How college loans exploit students for profit

"Once upon a time in America," says professor Sajay Samuel, "going to college did not mean graduating with debt." Today, higher education has become a consumer product — costs have skyrocketed, saddling students with a combined debt of over $1 trillion, while universities and loan companies make massive profits. Samuel proposes a radical solution: link tuition costs to a degree's expected earnings, so that students can make informed decisions about their future, restore their love of learning and contribute to the world in a meaningful way.

You Can Use Chickens to Kill Enemies in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -

The Legend of Zelda games have featured some nasty creatures over the years. As any fan of the series can attest, the most vicious of all are cuccos. These seemingly harmless chickens can and will kill you if you provoke them. This is also the case in the recently released Breath of the Wild . If you attack a cucco, the chicken’s buddies will attack en mass and bring you to a swift end.

New Black Label Rhapsody package gives the Lincoln Continental's cabin the blues - Roadshow

The Continental Black Label packages are only available on cars equipped with the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine churning out 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque,

Seagate 12TB Enterprise Capacity hard drive pushes 42U rack capacity to 10PB | ZDNet

For the first time, hyperscale customers will be able to deploy over 10PB of high-performance storage in a single 42U rack.

How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a remarkably ambitious, clever game system concept that manages to live up to its promise of convenient switching between home console and gaming handheld. The Joy-Cons are clever, modular controllers that let the system work in a variety of ways, and the Switch itself has enough graphical power to run the best-looking Zelda game yet. The sheer number of options you have for playing are remarkable, and even with the relatively weak battery life, just the ability to take the system anywhere without worrying about wires is one of the most useful additions we've seen to a home game system yet.

How to manage multiple accounts in Google Gmail - TechRepublic

How cumbersome is it to have to constantly switch between the Gmail and Email apps on Android? Or how about flip between Gmail accounts in the same app? If you're very busy and constantly on the go, it can quickly turn into a real waste of time—especially when you're dealing with multiple email accounts. Thankfully, Google has picked up on that and enabled their tried-and-true Gmail app for multiple accounts—with a nod to simplicity and ease of use.

A Brief History of Blockchain

Predicting what direction it will all take is hard. Did anybody see social media coming? Who would have predicted that clicking on our friends’ faces would replace time spent in front of the TV? Predictors usually overestimate how fast things will happen and underestimate the long-term impacts. But the sense of scale inside the blockchain industry is that the changes coming will be “as large as the original invention of the internet,” and this may not be overstated. What we can predict is that as blockchain matures and more people catch on to this new mode of collaboration, it will extend into everything from supply chains to provably fair internet dating (eliminating the possibility of fake profiles and other underhanded techniques). And given how far blockchain come in 10 years, perhaps the future could indeed arrive sooner than any of us think.

Tech workers live 40 to a house in high rent San Francisco

Houses like The Negev , located in a neighborhood known as “SoMa” or South of Market, have cropped up around San Francisco as an influx of young professionals, many of whom are tech workers, have faced the city’s notoriously high rents and apartment shortages. It has three floors and roughly 50 rooms, filled with bunk beds, beer bottles and laptops, according to residents.

Toyota takes a chance with bold design for new C-HR - Roadshow

Standard camera and radar sensors give the C-HR a set of safety and convenience features, including pedestrian detection with precollision braking, and adaptive cruise control that can bring the car to a complete stop when traffic is backed up ahead.

'Buffy' at 20: Felicia Day on Joss Whedon's creative world

As "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" turns 20, the actor talks about her role as Vi, her friendship with Joss Whedon and her sense of the show's originality.

Satellites and AI will bring real-time, real-world data to your phone

In the end, Machalek says that he’d like to cover the whole world with Spaceknow’s system, allowing anyone with a smartphone to do real-time queries about real-world data – meaning you could check from space how long the line is for the bar you want to go to, I guess.

​Congress to Trump: Your tweet deletes might break the law

Members of the House Oversight Committee warn that the president's habit of deleting tweets may violate the Presidential Records Act.

Manjaro Linux 17.0 has arrived: An excellent time to give it a spin | ZDNet

To summarize, I would just say that if you haven't tried Manjaro until now, this would be an excellent time to give it a spin. There are a lot of different desktops to choose from, ranging from the all-singing, all-dancing, bells-and-whistles galore (Gnome and KDE) down to the absolute minimalist shut-up-and-get-out-of-my-way (i3), and a number of interesting choices in the middle (Cinnamon, Xfce, LXQt).

Become an educated, certified currency trader for just $25

After completing your course, you’ll not only be ready to bolster your own net worth through savvy currency trades, but you’ll have a certification to help get you employed with an investment firm and start a whole new career.

New and improved Samba file server released | ZDNet

Samba is also often used in Linux and Unix servers to provide Server Message Block (SMB) and Common Internet File System (CIFS) file access to Windows and macOS computers. With its support for Active Directory (AD), it's often used in enterprise networks as well as home and small businesses.

Google Has Finally Killed the CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA’s are an irritating but necessary evil. The system that is used to verify whether or not a user is human has been around a while and it had to evolve because machines were getting better at reading the text than humans. With its latest iteration, Google says you’ll no longer have to input anything at all.

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