DTNS 3198 – Beware the Baby Bots

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comThe future may be automated but does it need to come with dimples and big eyes to be accepted? Why cute is taking over the world of personal robotics. Plus Facebook refocuses its feeds on well being instead of public sharing, news and ads.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Erin Carson and Roger Chang

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Daily Tech Headlines – January 12, 2018

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook to change its news feed, Google says its Spectre/Meltdown patches work great and Nepal gets its own ISP.

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Your Private Driver: Uber Versus Lyft

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years.

In the ride-hailing app wars, two companies have emerged to compete for dominance of the already crowded market: Uber and Lyft. In the cities where they operate, both services offer a similar experience for a similar price. So does it actually matter which service you choose to get around? Well, Lyft definitely has the more social-media friendly image after The Great PR Disaster that was Uber’s 2017. Despite that, Uber has managed to maintain its crown as the king of market share, accounting for a whopping 74.3% of all trips in the United States, the only country where rival Lyft currently operates.

Other than image, there are some minor differences between Uber and Lyft, but are they enough to actually sway your decision regarding what app you should use? Let’s find out….

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