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LifeLock Review – Protecting Your Identity

LifeLock is the most recognizable identity theft protection company. But does it work, and is it worth the cost? Our LifeLock review has the answers. LifeLock Identity Theft Kevin Mercadante's rating 9.5 Security Features 9.5 Program Cost 9.0 ...
Tags: Google, Personal Finance, Microsoft, Marketing, Samsung, Customer Service, Bank, LifeLock, Credit Karma, Norton, U S Postal Service, Standard, Equifax, Tempe Arizona, TransUnion, Advantage


Silicon Valley’s year of reckoning

Tech companies have always branded themselves as the good guys. But 2018 was the year that the long-held belief that Silicon Valley is on the right side of progress and all things good was called into question by a critical mass. As startups grow bigger and richer, amassing more power and influence outside of the Valley, a reckoning has played out in government and business. Mission statements like “connecting the world” and “don’t be evil” no longer hold water. A look at a few of this year’s mo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Congress, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, America, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Chicago


Uber Puts Its First Self-Driving Car Back on the Road Since Pedestrian Death

Uber said it received the all-clear from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation this week. The self-driving car program has been suspended as the National Transportation Safety Board investigated the pedestrian fatality in Tempe, Arizona, and as state officials reviewed Uber’s authorization. This is the first time Uber is returning autonomous vehicles to public roads since the accident.
Tags: Science, Pennsylvania, Department Of Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board, Tempe Arizona


Uber to resume autonomous vehicle testing months after fatal accident

Uber has been granted permission by the state of Pennsylvania to reinstate tests of its autonomous vehicles, as first reported by Reuters. A spokesperson for Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that the ride-hailing giant received a letter of authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and clarified that the company has not yet resumed self-driving operations. Uber halted testing of its self-driving cars following a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona this March that left a pedestr...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Pennsylvania, Autonomous Vehicles, Reuters, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Tempe Arizona, Tempe Police Department, Pittsburgh Toronto San Francisco, Rafaela Vasquez, Phoenix Moving


Report: A manager at Uber’s self-driving unit warned executives about safety issues just days before fatal crash

Less than a week before a Uber self-driving SUV prototype struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last March, a manager sent executives an email cautioning that its autonomous vehicle unit needed to “work on establishing a culture rooted in safety,” reports The Information. Robbie Miller, then a manager in the unit’s testing operations, was preparing to leave the company when he warned that “cars are routinely in accidents resulting in damage” and backup drivers, who sit behind the w...
Tags: Google, Auto, TC, Uber, Safety, Tech, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Miller, Phoenix, PHOENIX Arizona, Otto, Tempe, ATG, Tempe Arizona


The 18 biggest tech scandals of 2018 (FB, TWTR, GOOGL, TSLA, AAPL)

From Facebook's Cambridge Analytica debacle to Google's sexual misconduct investigations, 2018 has been a year rocked by scandal in tech industry.  Here are the 18 biggest tech scandals that happened this year. In the tech world, 2018 was rocked by scandal.  Over the last 12 months, many tech companies have found themselves at the center of our country's most pressing social and political issues.  Facebook provided Cambridge Analytica — a data firm used by President Donald Trump's 2016 campa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Gm, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Us Department Of Defense, Tempe Arizona, Dara Khosrowshahi


Uber insiders describe questionable decisions before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian

On March 18 one of Uber's self-driving cars killed a pedestrian, the first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car. As Uber prepares to return its cars to the roads, Business Insider spoke to current and former employees and viewed internal documents. These employees and documents described vast dysfunctionality in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, with rampant infighting and pressure to catch up to competitors, issues that these employees say continue to this day. Sources say engin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uber, Leadership, News, Saudi Arabia, San Francisco, Trends, Gm, Hulu, Volvo, Voice, Business Insider, Pittsburgh, Hansen, Dara


Uber insiders describe infighting and questionable decisions before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian

On March 18 one of Uber's self-driving cars killed a pedestrian, the first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car. As Uber prepares to return its cars to the roads, Business Insider spoke to current and former employees and viewed internal documents. These employees and documents described vast dysfunctionality in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, with rampant infighting and pressure to catch up to competitors, issues that these employees say continue to this day. Sources say engin...
Tags: Google, Uber, Leadership, News, Saudi Arabia, San Francisco, Trends, Gm, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Volvo, Voice, Business Insider, Pittsburgh, Dara, Hanson


U.S. pot firm Harvest eyes listing at $1.5 billion valuation, say sources: Reuters

U.S. cannabis retailer Harvest Enterprises Inc is set to raise $230 million (C$303 million) in a deal that would value the company at about $1.5 billion when it goes public in Toronto as early as next week, people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday. The Tempe, Arizona-based company had initially targeted $50 million through the offer, but increased the deal value to $230 million in response to strong demand, the people said. The offer, which is set to be priced at $6.55 per sub...
Tags: Utah, Toronto, Trends, IPOs, Canada, United States, Missouri, Michigan, Canaccord Genuity, Reuters, CSE, Jeff Sessions, Steven White, Tempe Arizona, ArcView Market Research, RTO


Uber Is Planning to Resume Its Self-Driving Car Program in Pennsylvania

Uber is planning to put its self-driving car technology back on the streets in Pennsylvania after it suspended the program earlier this year. The ride-sharing company ceased operations of the program in several cities following a fatal crash in which one of its cars was involved in Tempe, Arizona in March.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Pennsylvania, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona


Gin Blossoms get ready to take off at SBD Fest in San Bernardino

Back when grunge ruled the rock radio airwaves, Gin Blossoms managed to cut through the noise. The band enjoyed success with its first major label effort, 1992’s jangle rock and power pop-leaning “New Miserable Experience.” The quadruple platinum album spawned five hits singles at various formats, including “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Until I Fall Away.” Jesse Valenzuela thinks all those fans probably connected with the album because grunge “was so aggressive and demanded so much ...
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Where to learn new hobbies in the US

Scattered across the United States are a handful of cities dedicated to the pursuit of perfecting the art of various hobbies. From beekeeping to microbrewing, the US is leading the charge by offering both amateur and professional hobbyists opportunities to improve their art, skill, and knowledge of local pastimes. If you’re interested in taking up a new hobby this fall, here’s a selection of places around the US where you can sink your teeth into a new passion. 1. Astronomy — Catron County,...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Learning, US, Skills, United States, Maine, Hawaii, Portland, Hobbies, Starbucks, New Mexico, Houston, North America, New England, Classes


Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts

Months after an Uber self -driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, the ride-hailing giant has announced it’s adding a new engineering hub in Toronto and expanding its autonomous research team as it refocuses its self-driving car efforts. In his first visit to the Canadian tech hub since becoming CEO of Uber last year, Dara Khosrowshahi announced plans to invest $150 million in Toronto over the next five years. Uber will bring on 300 new employees, bringing the comp...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Commuting, University of Toronto, Carsharing, Autonomous Car, Toronto Star, Tempe Arizona, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi


Uber says it's 'on track' for IPO in 2019, with no plans to sell its self-driving car unit

Uber says it's 'on track' for an IPO in 2019.  Investors have expressed that they want Uber to sell its self-driving car unit, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the company has no plans to do so.  Uber's incoming CFO had previously expressed skepticism about the likelihood of a 2019 IPO.  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday the ride-hailing company was on track to launch an initial public offering next year and had no plans to sell its self-driving car ...
Tags: Uber, New York, Ipo, Trends, Business Insider, Reuters, Tempe Arizona, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Advanced Technologies Group, Nelson Chai, Khosrowshahi Join


Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code

The death of a woman hit by a self-driving car highlights an unfolding technological crisis, as code piled on code creates ‘a universe no one fully understands’The 18th of March, 2018, was the day tech insiders had been dreading. That night, a new moon added almost no light to a poorly lit four-lane road in Tempe, Arizona, as a specially adapted Uber Volvo XC90 detected an object ahead. Part of the modern gold rush to develop self-driving vehicles, the SUV had been driving autonomously, with no ...
Tags: Technology, World news, US news, Silicon Valley, Self-driving Cars, Volvo, Franken, Tempe Arizona, Artificial intelligence (AI, Uber Volvo, Elaine Herzberg


Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber for self-driving cars: Reuters

(Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) will invest $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc to jointly work on developing self-driving cars, the companies said on Monday, a bid by both to catch up to rivals in the hotly competitive autonomous driving business. Toyota, one of the world’s largest carmakers, and Uber [UBER.UL], the leading ride-hailing service, are widely seen as lagging the competition in developing self-driving cars. Their deal deepens an existing relationship and reflects CEO Dara ...
Tags: Uber, Trends, Arizona, M&a, Toyota, Travis Kalanick, Volvo, Miller, Reuters, Daimler AG, Uber Technologies Inc, Reuters Toyota Motor Corp, Tempe Arizona, Dara Khosrowshahi, Alphabet Inc GOOGL, Khosrowshahi


Uber reports Q2 losses of $404 million, up 32 percent from Q1

While Uber isn’t required to disclose its financial results, Uber has done so for the past few quarters as it gears up to go public next year. In Q2 2018, Uber’s net revenue was up 8 percent quarter-over-quarter, at $2.7 billion. Year-over-year, that’s a 51 percent increase. Uber recorded gross bookings — the total taken for all of Uber’s transportation services — of $12 billion, a six percent quarter-over-quarter increase and a 41 percent year-over-year increase. But while Uber’s gross booki...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, India, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Information, Middle East, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Financials, EBITDA, Tempe Arizona, Ando


Alpha Dog Firearms In Tempe, AZ Hosting Apex Showcase Event

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Uber is ending its self-driving truck program

Uber is ending its self-driving truck program, TechCrunch first reported. An Uber representative confirmed the news to Business Insider and said the company had determined that developing autonomous trucks was not necessary to stay competitive in the freight logistics industry. Uber Freight, which allows companies to find truck drivers to haul their cargo, will not be affected by the decision. The company recently said it was taking the first steps toward resuming its self-driving car program....
Tags: Uber, Trends, Pittsburgh, Otto, Teslas, Tempe Arizona, Turo, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Eric Meyhofer, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group


Uber is putting its self driving cars back on public roads for the first time since a fatal accident

Uber will resume testing its autonomous vehicles, but with human drivers completely in control. A self-driving Uber car was involved in a fatal accident in March, in which a pedestrian was killed while the car was in autonomous mode. Uber halted its autonomous vehicle testing program after the crash.  Uber said it has added new safety features to the cars and that it hopes to revert to testing the cars in autonomous mode "in the coming months." Uber is putting its self driving cars back on p...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Trends, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Tempe Arizona, Eric Meyhofer, Uber s Advanced Technologies Group


The Future of Arizona Wildcats Hockey

Four short years ago Arizona State University’s hockey team made the jump from the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) to the NCAA. Men’s hockey alone now has three teams at ASU (ACHA Division I & II, NCAA Division I). Despite having a rather unconventional arena that seats only 747 people on bleachers that sit on only two sides of the rink and being a school in one of the most criticized cities for housing a hockey team, they made it, and have, so far, succeeded. But down south, only ...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, Wisconsin, Ncaa, University Of Arizona, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Arizona State University, Asu, Phoenix, Powers, Tribune, Tucson, Tucson Arizona, Wildcats


Anthony Levandowski is back with a new self-driving startup, called Kache.ai

This is a comeback story. Or at least the first chapter to one. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, is back. And he is connected to an autonomous trucking company that is still in stealth mode, TechCrunch has learned. The company, called Kache.ai (pronounced like cache), has kept a low profile since paperwork registering it as a corporation was first filed with the California Secretary of...
Tags: Google, Uber, California, China, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Automotive, Darpa, San Diego, Travis Kalanick, Anthony, State, Lee, Corporation, Otto


Uber Driver Was Streaming Hulu Just Before Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash, Says Police (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Tempe, Arizona, police have released a massive report on the fatal Uber vehicle crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in March. The report provides more evidence that driver Rafaela Vasquez was distracted in the seconds before the crash. "This crash would not have occurred if Vasquez would have been monitoring the vehicle and roadway conditions and was not distracted,'' the report concludes. Police obtained records from Hulu suggestin...
Tags: News, Nbc, Ars Technica, Hulu, Vasquez, Tempe Arizona, BeauHD, Elaine Herzberg, Rafaela Vasquez


Uber Driver Was Streaming Hulu Just Before Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash, Says Police

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Tempe, Arizona, police have released a massive report on the fatal Uber vehicle crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in March. The report provides more evidence that driver Rafaela Vasquez was distracted in the seconds before the crash. "This crash would not have occurred if Vasquez would have been monitoring the vehicle and roadway conditions and was not distracted,'' the report concludes. Police obtained records from Hulu suggestin...
Tags: Nbc, Tech, Ars Technica, Hulu, Vasquez, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg, Rafaela Vasquez


Uber safety driver of fatal self-driving crash was watching Hulu, not the road

A safety driver operating an Uber self-driving vehicle looked down at a phone that was streaming The Voice on Hulu 204 times during a 43-minute test drive that ended when pedestrian Elaine Herzberg was struck and killed in Tempe, Arizona, according to a 318-page police report reviewed by TechCrunch. The Tempe Police Department released late Thursday evening the report on the fatal self-driving car crash that occurred in a Phoenix suburb in March. The lengthy report reveals that safety driver ...
Tags: Uber, Tech, Automotive, Hulu, Volvo, Voice, Phoenix, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Doug Ducey, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Mill Avenue, Tempe Arizona, Christopher Hart, Curry Road


Driver was streaming The Voice when Uber self-driving car crashed, say police

Rafaela Vasquez looked up half a second before Arizona crash that killed woman, report saysThe “safety” driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber that hit and killed a pedestrian was streaming the television show The Voice on her phone at the time of the crash, police have said.The collision that killed Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing the road at night in Tempe, Arizona, was “entirely avoidable”, a police report said, if Rafaela Vasquez had been paying attention. Continue reading...
Tags: Uber, Technology, World news, US news, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Voice, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg, Rafaela Vasquez


Uber Driver Was Streaming Hulu Show Just Before Self-Driving Car Crash

Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash that rocked the nascent industry "entirely avoidable."
Tags: News, Tempe Arizona


Uber is looking at adding benefits and insurance for drivers

At the Code Conference tonight, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi spoke about the company’s relationship with drivers, autonomous driving, uberEATS having a $6 billion bookings run rate, taking over as CEO and flying taxis, obviously. Just this week, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent subpoenas to Uber and Lyft seeking information on driver pay, benefits and classification info. Uber wasn’t available for comment at the time, but now it seems that the company is looking at ways to off...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Travis Kalanick, Kalanick, San Francisco City, Dennis Herrera, Tempe Arizona, Dara Khosrowshahi, Masabi, Khosrowshahi, Waymo, Waymo Khosrowshahi


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 25, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Trump and Automakers Reaffirm National Mileage Rules— –Prelim Report on Fatal Uber Crash has been released by the NTSB— –Trump weighs new tariffs on imported cars/parts based on national security concerns— –NTSB recommends seat belts on all new school buses– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Trump, Auto Officials Re-Affirm Goal of National Mileage Rules California’s top air-quality official held a series...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Florida, Technology, Minnesota, Maryland, Safety, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, America, Los Angeles


Uber’s car did not recognize pedestrian in fatal Arizona crash, report says

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona when an Uber self-driving car hit a pedestrian pushing a bicycle. The self-driving system did not recognize the pedestrian. The post Uber’s car did not recognize pedestrian in fatal Arizona crash, report says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Tempe Arizona, Uber self-driving car fatality, Uber self-driving cars