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Waymo is going to share its self-driving data—but it’s still not enough

Waymo, the self-driving spinoff of Alphabet, is the latest firm to offer up some of the information gleaned from its vehicles to the wider research community.The news: Waymo says it will share some of the data it’s gathered from its vehicles for free so other researchers working on autonomous driving can use it. Waymo isn’t…

Ono Hawaiian BBQ Names Postmates As Exclusive On-Demand Delivery Partner In Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Postmates, the leader in delivering nearly anything on-demand, and Ono Hawaiian BBQ, known for its made-to-order hearty Hawaiian plates, announced today an exclusive partnership to deliver the restaurant's island specialties in Los Angeles. "We're thrilled to partner exclusively with Postmates in Los Angeles and extend our delicious Hawaiian-inspired dining…

Links 8/22/19

70-Year-Old Man Wins 1,000-Kilometer Horse Race in Mongolia New York Times ComEd’s latest alternative energy: goat power Journal Standard (Chuck L) Atlantic puffins thriving on remote nesting islands off Maine Portland Press-Herald Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest, Blanket Brazilian Cities in Smog Wall Street Journal. I happened to hear this reported on evening network news. Ohio…

Why we should ban autonomous cars now

I’m not a Luddite. I would not have been among the angry mob throwing their wooden shoes (known as sabos, hence saboteurs) into the workings of weaving looms at the beginning of the industrial revolution. I have no intention of living off-grid. The more I think about it, though, the more I really do feel…

Aging Hip-Hop Is Becoming Conservative

Don't let the natty hair and Bob Marley shirt fool you—Jay-Z is surprisingly conservative. Brian Ach / Getty Images EntertainmentOn August 13, rapper and billionaire Jay-Z announced that his company, Roc Nation, struck a big deal with the NFL that basically did two things: One, Roc Nation would work on the NFL's music problems (described…

Providing on-demand ride services to seniors improves access to care, reduces social isolation

Providing seniors with access to on-demand ridesharing services from Lyft not only facilitates easier access to medical appointments, but likely also reduces their social isolation and improves their quality of life, according to an independent study conducted by University of Southern California, Los Angeles researchers and published last week in the Journal of mHealth. "Access…

Apple event: Watch accessories sell out ahead of expected iPhone launch

Apple's website is selling out of bands for the Watch, suggesting that more are about to come. The timing lines up precisely with a rumoured iPhone event to be held by Apple in just a couple of weeks. At that same event, Apple is expected to launch three versions of the iPhone 11, as well as…

Waymo open-sources data set for autonomous vehicle multimodal sensors

Waymo, the Alphabet subsidiary that hopes to someday pepper roads with self-driving taxis, today pulled back the curtains on a portion of the data used to train the algorithms underpinning its cars: The Waymo Open Dataset. Waymo principal scientist Dragomir Anguelov claims it’s the largest multimodal sensor sample corpus for autonomous driving released to date.…

Waymo is usually secretive, but it just opened up in a big way

Capturing self-driving data for the greater good. Image: waymo By Sasha Lekach2019-08-21 13:00:00 UTC Waymo is finally opening up.  The autonomous vehicle company, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, released several hours of self-driving footage on Wednesday. It's a rare move for a company that keeps most of its data close to its chest.…

Former Seattle Impact soccer owner Dion Earl insists women had ‘motivation’ to target him and lie about sexual assaults

PHOENIX — Former Seattle Impact indoor soccer owner Dion Earl insisted Tuesday that five women from two states and a Lyft driver that testified against him here at his sexual assault trial are all lying. Earl, 47, spent the morning wrapping up his testimony, proclaiming its “absolute truth” and his total innocence in a case…

Uber Picks Texas Over Arizona For Regional Hub

In a competition to woo Uber, metro Phoenix came up short against Dallas. The multibillion dollar company known for ride-sharing and food delivery ...

Among the Chugs: How Phoenix Rising’s Dollar Beer Night became a 13-0-0 phenomenon

Since starting their promotion in 2017, Phoenix have not lost a game on Dollar Beer Night.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Clay Meschke had seen the belt sit on a shelf at his local skate shop for a while. It was like a fanny pack for beer, with six insulated holders across the front and snaps in the…

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