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Uber hires NTSB veteran to advise its safety efforts

Uber is ready to rethink its safety approach in the wake of its fatal self-driving car crash. The ridesharing firm told Reuters it has hired former NTSB Chairman Chris Hart as an advisor on its broader safety efforts alongside a "top-to-bottom" revi…

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After Fatal Uber Crash, a Self-Driving Start-Up Moves Forward by CADE METZ


By CADE METZ

Drive.ai said it would start a taxi service in Texas. It was the first new rollout of autonomous cars in the United States since one operated by Uber killed a pedestrian in March.

Published: May 6, 2018 at 07:00PM

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Restoring a Lost Recycle Bin by J. D. BIERSDORFER


By J. D. BIERSDORFER

If your desktop Recycle Bin is nowhere to be found after you upgraded to Windows 10, here are some ways to get the icon back where it belongs.

Published: May 6, 2018 at 07:00PM

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The Linksys router that prioritizes Xbox One gaming is now available

That router Linksys showed off at CES this year — yes, the one that prioritizes gaming traffic from Xbox consoles — is now available for purchase in the US. The WRT32XB is the first router designed to automatically detect any Xbox One, including th…

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The White House’s anti-cyberbullying campaign copied an old FTC pamphlet

First lady Melania Trump has launched a new anti-cyberbullying campaign called "Be Best," and the White House has released a pamphlet to go with it — one that's not quite as new. As BuzzFeed News has pointed out, the campaign's "Talking with Kids Ab…

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Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader by NICK WINGFIELD


By NICK WINGFIELD

Top executives of the company, which was once tech’s biggest villain, are outspoken advocates for protecting user privacy and establishing ethical guidelines for new technology like artificial intelligence.

Published: May 6, 2018 at 07:00PM

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LG is readying a new Wear OS smartwatch

Ever since Google rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS, there's been a lingering question: when would there be a new smartwatch to spearhead Google's wearable revival? Apparently, the answer is "soon." An FCC filing has revealed an LG-made Wear OS dev…

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