The FCC this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. But the fight isn’t over.
When the promise of an Instagram hashtag campaign meets real-life disaster, schadenfreude comes easy. But we’re all vulnerable to the power of the filter.
As self-driving cars become more advanced with a greater number of onboard computers, sensors, cameras and WiFi, the amount of data is expected to balloon, providing automakers, insurers and others with rich information to harvest.A single autonomou…
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:
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:
Facebook wants to beat the competition to the next big computing platform, including machine-brain interfaces. Never mind they might not work.
The chair of the FCC today said he would work to strip his own agency of the authority to enforce net neutrality. But the fight is far from over.