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April 2017

Why the Uber engineer accused of stealing Waymo secrets stepped back from self-driving cars

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And the plot thickens.

The Uber engineer accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s Waymo has stepped back from working on a key technology of self-driving cars. While this could be seen as a way to appease Google and the courts, it is certainly raising some eyebrows. But what exactly is going on, what does Uber hope to achieve?

In IT Blogwatch, we go for a (rollercoaster) ride.

So what is going on? Mike Isaac has some background:

Anthony Levandowski, the Uber executive accused of stealing trade secrets from Google, is stepping aside from leading some of the company’s work on self-driving vehicles…Levandowski…has recused himself from working on Uber’s LiDAR technology…a key hardware component in the operation of any autonomous vehicle. Mr. Levandowski disclosed the change on Thursday in an internal memo.

And why is this important? Dara Kerr is in the know:

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Why the Uber engineer accused of stealing Waymo secrets stepped back from self-driving cars

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And the plot thickens.

The Uber engineer accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s Waymo has stepped back from working on a key technology of self-driving cars. While this could be seen as a way to appease Google and the courts, it is certainly raising some eyebrows. But what exactly is going on, what does Uber hope to achieve?

In IT Blogwatch, we go for a (rollercoaster) ride.

So what is going on? Mike Isaac has some background:

Anthony Levandowski, the Uber executive accused of stealing trade secrets from Google, is stepping aside from leading some of the company’s work on self-driving vehicles…Levandowski…has recused himself from working on Uber’s LiDAR technology…a key hardware component in the operation of any autonomous vehicle. Mr. Levandowski disclosed the change on Thursday in an internal memo.

And why is this important? Dara Kerr is in the know:

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Amazon Echo Look: Do people really want an Amazon camera in their bedroom?

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First we had the Amazon Echo. Then we had the Echo Tap, and the Echo Dot. 

Now we have another twist on the Amazon Echo, and it puts an Amazon linked camera in your house — most likely your bedroom, actually. But what can it do, and will its benefits outweigh its potential concerns?

In IT Blogwatch, we say cheese.

So what is going on? Matt Sebra has some background:

Amazon…is about to add [another version of] Amazon’s latest home-of-the-future invention, the Echo Look…it’s an Echo that…comes with a voice-activated camera…[and] it was made to help you dress better.

Ok, but how does it do that? Ben Fox Rubin fills us in:

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