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Amazon.com's abandoned plans for a New York City headquarters may have prompted mixed reactions in the Big Apple, but for the rest of the country, it's good news. [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York City's rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city approved legislation that halts the issuing of new licenses to drivers for 12 months.

It has been a multi-year fight between Uber and New York City. NYC mayor Bill de Blasio has been in favor of new legislation to regulate ride-hailing companies for years. And the NYC Council finally voted in favor of such a new rule back in August 2018.

Uber has [...]

Sun, Feb 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source
LG V50 ThinQ leak

Just a week and a bit to go to the annual phone-fest that is Mobile World Congress, and the leaks keep coming thick and fest: like this render of the LG V50 ThinQ with Sprint branding and 5G capabilities, for example.

It's courtesy of seasoned tipster Evan Blass, so it's very likely that we're looking at a genuine picture of the LG V50 ThinQ. Would something that looks like this be enough for you to think about skipping the LG G8 ThinQ for the next model up?

LG V50 ThinQ leak (credit: Evan Blass)

Both the LG V50 and [...]

Sun, Feb 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I'm your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too much. Too much!

Never heard of TechCrunch's Transportation Weekly? Catch up here. As I've written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).

Off we go … vroom.

ONM …

There are OEMs in the automotive world. And here, (wait for it) there are ONMs — original news manufacturers. (Cymbal clash!) This is where investigative reporting, enterprise pieces [...]

Sun, Feb 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Draper's lidar chip

When it comes to safety, we hold machines and humans to very different standards. In 2016, there were 34,439 fatal road crashes in the US, but we regard driving alongside other humans as ‘safe enough'. Accidents are tragic, but they happen.

However, if roads were fully automated and there were 30,000 fatal accidents, would we be so understanding? Would we still call them ‘safe enough' – and what does that mean?

To get a better understanding, we spoke to Chris Bessette, program manager for autonomous driving at Draper, and one of the world's foremost experts on autonomy and LIDAR.

Draper is an engineering [...]

Sat, Feb 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
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Science breaks down the evidence on the link between Toxoplasma gondii and mental illness [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Training reserves provide key early habitat for returning predators [...]
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Systemic look across papers finds that letters pointing out problems are often rejected [...]
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Congress rejects deep cuts proposed by White House [...]
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