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Uber settles with victim’s family after fatal self-driving car crash

Uber settles with victim’s family after fatal self-driving car crash

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Uber has reached a settlement with the family of Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old Tempe woman who was killed by one of the ride-hailing company’s self-driving vehicles on March 18th, according to multiple reports. The size of the settlement was not immediately known. An attorney for the victim’s family, Christina Perez Hesano, confirmed the settlement to […]

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Google is making big changes to improve battery life for Wear OS smartwatches

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Yesterday, Google launched a developer preview for Wear OS (formerly Android Wear) a few weeks after releasing the first Android P preview for smartphones. Just like that initial build, this software for the company’s wearables platform remains extremely unfinished, and Google flat out says it “is not for daily or consumer use” at this early […]

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The battle of the basic wearables

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As long as I’ve been covering wearable tech, the category has always been on the cusp of something. But it’s also been hampered by a series of ifs that still make wearables impractical for a lot of people: if battery life was better; if it was smarter; if it was more accurate; if it looked […]

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Xiaomi Announces 15.6-inch Mi Gaming Laptop: Mid-Specs with Aggressive Pricing

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Chinese brand Xiaomi this week announced its new Mi Gaming Laptop, its first endeavor into the gaming side of laptops. The 15.6-inch Full-HD 1080p gaming laptop will offer up to a GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a Kaby Lake i7 Kaby Lake processor. Starting under $1000 for the i5-7300HQ plus […]

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Amazon reportedly wants to create checking accounts for teens

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Amazon is in early discussions with banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Capital One Financial Corp. to create something akin to checking accounts that will be aimed at teenagers, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg. While Amazon has been able to successfully market to millennials and older groups, those who are 18–24 have […]

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Smart wine aerator that lets you speed up decanting launches on Indiegogo

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A couple months ago, we got a chance to try out Aveine’s Smart Wine Aerator — a strange nozzle you can put on top of a wine bottle that exposes the wine to different amounts of air as you pour, depending on how much you want to open up the flavor. We got to test […]

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Apple Music adds dedicated section for music videos

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Apple announced it would be giving music videos their own section in Apple Music as part of the iOS 11.3 update, but today, it did so even before publicly releasing the new version of iOS. Music videos can be found under the main “browse” tab of the Music app. Apple Music has given subscribers access […]

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Phantom Gaming: ASRock Unveils as an AMD GPU Partner

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ASRock has officially introduced its first graphics cards. The Phantom Gaming family will initially include four GPU models based on the Radeon RX 500-series GPUs and are aimed at the mainstream market segment. The lineup of four boards will allow ASRock to understand its potential on the market, but will hardly pose a strong competition […]

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GoPro’s new entry-level Hero camera costs $199

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GoPro CEO Nick Woodman has promised for a few months now that a new entry-level camera was coming, and today, the company delivered. A new camera has been added to the GoPro lineup that’s simply called the Hero. It looks just like the Hero 5 and Hero 6, costs $199, and is available starting today. […]

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Huawei’s P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans

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This week in Paris, I witnessed a subtle but profound moment of change in the mobile industry. It came when Huawei announced its next flagship phone, the P20 Pro, will cost €899 (more than $1,100), and no one in the audience blinked, winced, or otherwise expressed dissatisfaction. The company whose name was previously one half […]

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