DTNS 3103 – Pepper Don’t Preach

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPepper the robot becomes a Buddhist priest, self-driving trucks hit the roads and whether Just in Time Learning from YouTube is good bad or otherwise.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 25, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Samsung’s heir sentenced to jail, HTC considers selling Vive VR, and Amazon officially swallows Whole Foods.

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Your Private Driver: Surging the System

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for transportation network company (TNC) platforms like Uber and Lyft. Well, usually weekly, but the author has been somewhat preoccupied with a new job, new intensive schedule, and an upcoming move. He apologizes for the lack of content updates.

A new study has been making headlines this month claiming the Uber drivers have been finding ways to game the system to force riders to pay inflated Surge fares. Completed jointly by Warwick Business School and New York University, it claims to have found evidence that drivers are using tactics like logging off en-masse to artificially reduce the supply of available vehicles relative to demand, triggering Uber’s Surge algorithm to go into effect. Continue reading Your Private Driver: Surging the System

DTNS 3102 – Facebook Echos Amazon’s Show

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comApple’s phone price gamble, HTC might sell off Vive and Facebook’s hardware challenges.
With Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young and Roger Chang.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 24, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook gets a new hardware head, Google and Apple get rumoured phone announcement dates.

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DTNS 3101 – PAILs, Rails, and Automobiles

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comSamsung’s Notable Note release, Blizzard reaches out with Hearthstone and Iceland’s drone-delivered hamburgers.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 23, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The new Galaxy Note 8, Google and Wal-mart team up and CrashPlan ends consumer service.

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DTNS 3100 – Patrick’s Technophile senses tingle

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comThe scoop on Crash Plan getting out of home backups and what the heck an ICO or Initial Coin Offering is.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 22, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Android Oreo, Google rumors, blockchain for food, and a cryptocurrency for Estonia.

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DTNS 3099 – When electricity picked up steam

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAndroid Oreo is official, AI experts warn against autonomous lethal weapons, and what steam engines and computers have in common.

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