And a new report questions whether the century’s sexiest transportation companies, the ride-hailers at Uber and Lyft, are doing enough to keep recalled vehicles off their platform .Some miraculous things happened this week, too.
The ride-hail companies are also changing the way their apps work for New York City drivers, many of whom work full-time because of the more stringent licensing policies.
Louise Matsakis covers Amazon, internet law, and online culture for WIRED.James Thomson, a former Amazon employee and a partner at Buy Box Experts, a firm that consults with independent Amazon sellers, says Top Brands likely have high sales volumes and high conversion rates, meaning a lot of people who look at their product listings ultimately choose to buy from them.
Should I delete my tweets ?If those ideas find their way onto the main platform, we might see a version of Twitter that's a little less about viral rage and a little more about talking to people you like.
So four years ago, Facebook engineers began building a customized assessment tool that not only checks for known types of bugs but can fully scan the entire codebase in under 30 minutes—helping engineers catch issues in tweaks, changes, or major new features before they go live.
After the ruthenium plume was detected in late 2017, IRSN issued a report in which it theorized that the accident occurred when Mayak attempted to create a highly compact, highly radioactive material that could emit a large number of neutrinos (difficult-to-detect fundamental particles) for a physics experiment in Italy called SOX.
Deel says the company plans to use HIAD technology and helicopter recovery to catch the powerful BE-4 engines from its next generation Vulcan Centaur rocket as soon as 2024.So far, SpaceX remains the only rocket company to have successfully recovered and reflown a booster from an orbital rocket.
For the past two years or so, I’ve been reporting on tensions inside Google’s workforce—between Google’s management and its employees, and between pro-diversity Googlers and those on the far right, some of whom made a practice of leaking the company’s internal communications to the media.
Google has been quietly going through internal hell, Trump is delaying tariffs on some electronics, and a deadly superbug yeast is making its way through hospitals. Get your Christmas shopping in early: Trump's planned 10 percent tariffs on some consumer electronics like phones and laptops will be delayed until December 15 .
Tartaro next turned to the DMV, which he says worked with the Citation Processing Center to void out the bulk of tickets that had errantly come his way.
And today, with Nate Mitchell announcing his departure from Facebook, the last of the Oculus founders has moved on. After the official Oculus Rift headset came out in 2016, the company brought Android and Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra in to replace Iribe and lead Facebook's VR efforts.
“You can’t provide special tools for fixing things in your repair center without also providing it to consumers.” (Apple has not confirmed whether it uses special software to eliminate the “Service” warning on an iPhone at the time the battery is replaced.).
As part of this internal advocacy work, Fong-Jones had become attuned to the way discussions about diversity on internal forums were beset by men like Cernekee, Damore, and other coworkers who were “just asking questions.” To her mind, Google's management had allowed these dynamics to fester for too long, and now it was time for executives to take a stand.
“Very early on, we realized that about half of our customers were wearing our shoes without socks,” says company cofounder Tim Brown. Brown says wearing Allbirds with or without socks is a matter of personal preference.
Maybe that’s how the folks at Boeing felt when a security researcher revealed he had found flaws in the code for the 787 Dreamliner .Limited regulations, good weather, and a whole lot of freight to move: Why Kodiak and other AV trucking companies have flocked to Texas .Electric cars still make up a tiny percentage of new car sales, but they’ve now been around long enough to start appearing on used car lots —and the deals are pretty good.
But with any of three different security flaws present across those apps—which Jmaxxz says he reported to the company and have since been fixed—he says he could have gained access to MyCar's database backend, letting him or a less friendly hacker pinpoint and steal any car connected to the MyCar app, anywhere in the world.
But a group of security researchers told Motherboard this week they found what look like election infrastructure online in 10 states, including swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida.
Huawei's Richard Yu talked up HarmonyOS' wide-ranging potential at the company's recent developer conference in Dongguan, China. While there’s no reason to doubt that Huawei can put HarmonyOS on a smartphone—Chinese media says it’s already in the works—the mere presence of an operating system doesn’t make a device usable, any more than the presence of a big tent guarantees a circus performance.
Over the last two and a half years, Davis has found techniques to crack three different types of the Kaba Mas high-security electronic combination locks the company has sold for securing ATM safes, pharmacy drug cabinets, and even Department of Defense facilities, representing millions of locks around the world.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that his company’s rivalry with the other big San Francisco-based ride-hailing company had cooled—for now. Uber also took a hit in Latin America, where its revenue fell by 24 percent in the quarter, as Chinese ride-hail company Didi began an aggressive push into that market.
Only three years ago did it suddenly shift its attitude towards security researchers, offering bounties as high as $200,000 to researchers who revealed some types of vulnerabilities in the iPhone .But even then, Apple's bug bounty program remained invite-only, open to only a select group of Apple's preferred and trusted researchers.
Automotive industry supplier Continental said Wednesday that it’s cutting its investment in the internal combustion engine, to better focus on the electric powertrain it believes is the future of the car.
An attacker could potentially pivot, Santamarta says, from the in-flight entertainment system to the CIS/MS to send commands to far more sensitive components that control the plane's safety-critical systems, including its engine, brakes, and sensors.
The El Paso shooter posted an anti-immigration manifesto on 8chan minutes before he opened fire on people in a WalMart not far from the US-Mexico border.
FileMaker, still a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, said Tuesday that it has changed its name to Claris International as it diversifies its portfolio of products and services beyond its flagship FileMaker Pro. To that end, Claris said it has acquired the Italian startup Stamplay, which lets people stitch together web services like Dropbox and Slack without writing code.
Aarian Marshall covers autonomous vehicles, transportation policy, and urban planning for WIRED.But when the pair went looking for a place to operate the self-driving trucks they’re building through their year-old startup, Kodiak Robotics , Silicon Valley—really, all of California—was never on the table.