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Lyft offers drivers 24/7 access to support services

Today, Lyft announced a few new features for its driver support app that are meant to make the process of getting help simpler and easier to navigate. First, the Lyft Driver app will now include a button that will allow drivers to quickly connect with the company’s new 24/7 over-the-phone support service. And Lyft is also rolling out phone More...

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By martin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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‘Platoons’ of autonomous Freightliner trucks will drive across Oregon

Most of the self-driving truck attention has revolved around Tesla’s much-teased reveal of its EV big rig next month and all the auto companies rushing to introduce their own electric models. But there’s More...

By martin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Trump DOJ Nominee Jon Adler Pushed Scientology-Based Detox Program

Sitting on the Heroes Health Fund advisory board, Jon Adler helped promote Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s controversial “detoxification” program. https://media.wired.com/photos/59c05c5ce10c2061c954df01/master/pass/ScientologyHP-539998040.jpg Feed: More...

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Waymo to judge: We want Uber to pay “only” $1.86 billion

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) As the Waymo v. Uber trial draws nearer, the two companies are jockeying for position, each hoping to emerge victorious after a possible October courtroom brawl. A key part of More...

By martin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Intel’s New Chip Design Takes Pointers From Your Brain

Silicon neurons might make machines like cars and robots smarter and more independent. https://media.wired.com/photos/59c58a011d2c476aa01a93b1/master/pass/ChipBrainIntelHP-660039306-%5BConverted%5D.jpg Feed: More...

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Microsoft’s Nadella Wants to Help Coders Take a Quantum Leap

Quantum computers don’t exist but Microsoft released a programming language for them. https://media.wired.com/photos/59c8877aab8eb051cbfd616c/master/pass/microsoft-nadella-681557990.jpg Feed: All Latest  More...

By martin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Airbnb offers Sarah Jessica Parker as your shoe shopping partner

Tomorrow morning, Sex and the City fans will have the opportunity to grab one of four Airbnb Experiences that will take them on a shopping trip with Sarah Jessica Parker. Airbnb is expanding its offerings More...

By martin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Cloudflare’s Unlimited DDoS Protection Won’t Kill Off Botnets For Good

Cloudflare’s unlimited DDoS protection should help the internet, but its broader ambitions of killing off DDoS for good remain out of reach. https://media.wired.com/photos/59c81232d5750f210e8ea41a/master/pass/Cloudflare-FA-613744314.jpg Feed: More...

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Post Malone sets Apple Music streaming record with song ‘Rockstar’

Post Malone’s song “Rockstar” has just surpassed DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” as the record with the most Apple Music streams in one week. The Verge reports that the More...

By martin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Tesla Model 3 owners are sharing more info on model as deliveries increase

Enlarge (credit: Tesla) If the past is anything to go by, we expect it might be some time before Tesla has any Model 3 electric cars for us to review. The company’s order books are overflowing, and in More...

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