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Uber's plan to curb bad behavior by passengers: reveal their ratings

In its latest effort to appease its vast network of drivers, ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday announced updates to its app intended to curb bad behavior by passengers. Key among the changes is allowing passengers to see the ratings they receive from drivers — knowledge the company hopes will...

Meet Chase Guttman: Professional Drone Photographer

38 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Being a professional drone photographer sounds like a pretty sweet gig, though it’s not something a whole lot of people get to make a living at. Thanks to my friends at Old Spice, I recently had…

'Elder Scrolls: Legends' Reveals Chaurus Breeding Pit Card, the April Monthly Reward

39 minutes agoMobile / Mobile Apps : Touch Arcade

If you manage to reach Rank 9 in the Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free (HD)] Versus Battle this month, you'll get your hands on Chaurus Breeding Pit, and it's a pretty interesting card. In case you've just started playing the game, if you get to Rank 9, you'll get one copy of the card. In Rank

The best 40-inch TVs you can buy right now

41 minutes agoTechnology : USAToday: Tech

These are the best 40-inch TVs we've tested.        

Daily API RoundUp: Flat, MadKudu, Macromeasures

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.

Facebook and Google completely dominate the digital ad industry (GOOG, FB)

Google and Facebook together accounted for an astounding 99% of revenue growth from digital advertising in the US last year, according to an analysis of IAB estimates by Pivotal Research senior analyst Brian Wieser on Wednesday. In a...Show More Summary

Astronaut snaps unreal sunset spacecraft photo - CNET

48 minutes agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

A cargo ship on approach to the space station stars in a gorgeous sunset image that looks like a sci-fi movie still.

An urban designer explains why self-driving cars will only make life worse

Peter Calthorpe isn't interested in the wonder of self-driving cars picking kids up from school or fetching couch potatoes their fast food order. As the urban designer relayed from this year's TED conference, what autonomous vehicles...Show More Summary

Google Trips travels farther into Features Land - CNET

48 minutes agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The travel logistics app, which pulls from your Gmail inbox to help organize your vacay, adds a few more bells and whistles.

The Best Time To Invest In Something Is …

At 18 minutes into this awesome talk that Fred Wilson did at MIT a few weeks ago, he finishes the statement “The best time to invest in something is...” “… when nobody wants to invest in it but you.” He adds “And – you have to believe in it and know why.” Truer words... Read more The post The Best Time To Invest In Something Is … appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Adam Savage cosplays as Chewbacca with C-3PO in tow - CNET

49 minutes agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Watch the former "MythBusters" co-host secretly invade Silicon Valley Comic Con while dressed as the famous Star Wars Wookiee.

Exclusive: ZTE Blade X Max coming to Cricket Wireless

A reliable source has given us a look at an upcoming Cricket Wireless smartphone - the ZTE Blade X Max.

Samsung's auto-reply app fights distracted driving

Let's be honest: too many of us are using our phones while driving. It's a problem and it's dangerous, but we do it anyway. Samsung knows this and has come up with a new app cleverly named In-Traffic Reply to help. The app, currently in beta, aims to keep you safe while allowing you to answer messages you get while you're behind the wheel. Via: The Verge Source: Samsung

Facebook's live video problem is only getting worse

Facebook's struggle with livestreams of terrible crimes is still very real, and appears to be worsening. Local media report that a young Thai man used Facebook Live to broadcast a murder-suicide where he hanged his baby daughter before taking his own life. Show More Summary

M. Night Shyamalan announces title and release date for ‘Unbreakable’ sequel

Nearly 20 years after Unbreakable took the world by storm and helped solidify M. Night Shyamalan's place in movie history, the contentious director is finally going to put a bow on his superhero saga. This week, Shyamalan took to Twitter to reveal that not only had he finished the script, but that both Bruce Willis (David Dunn) and Samuel L. Show More Summary

Consumer Reports downgrades the Tesla Model S for dumb, stupid reasons

Consumer Reports, an independent testing agency that also likes generating headlines, has downgraded its rating of the new Tesla Model S. It's now at at a score of 85, dropping it from first to third in the ultraluxury car rankings. The reason? A delayed software update that's finally arriving for owners tomorrow. Show More Summary

Western Digital Just Started Shipping A 12TB Hard Drive

One-upmanship drives a lot of innovations in the computer business. And if there’s one example of it that we’re always happy to read about, it’s the battle for the biggest hard drive. For […] The post Western Digital Just Started Shipping A 12TB Hard Drive appeared first on

Uber wants to "fast forward" to flying cars

1 hour agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Reeling in scandals and facing a lawsuit from Google, Uber puts a focus on futuristic flying cars

Rideshare rivals Gett, Juno join forces

US-based ridesharing startups Gett and Juno announced Wednesday they were joining forces, helping them step up a challenge to larger rivals Uber and Lyft.

Review: Advanced Mezger aptX Bluetooth Receiver

1 hour agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

We've been working hard over the past few years to bring reviews of high-quality audio gear, but some of our readers have pointed out that we have been mostly focused on headphones. They have asked for reviews of other parts of the audio signal chain — amplifiers, DACs, and wireless receivers. Show More Summary

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