Apr 21st 2017
Tech News Today 1752
Please Don't Squeeze the Juice
Apple's self-driving car technology can control the steering, acceleration, braking, lane changing and u-turning of Lexus SUVs. We learned this from a Business Insider report based on a public records request for Apple's driverless car testing in California. In its testing so far, Apple is using Logitech steering wheels and pedals.
Tesla is recalling 53 thousand cars over an issue with the parking break. The company issued the voluntary global recall on certain Model S and Model X vehicles built between February and October 2016.
Microsoft is working on a Chromebook competitor -- a line of laptops that runs nothing but web-based applications, while also offering the option of touch screens and digital pens. The laptops are being geared for schools and those looking for low-cost laptops. Microsoft is expected to offer more details on its Chromebook competitors in May.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he needs more time to investigate Uber's toxic culture, and Apple made two strategic hires to boost its satellite efforts and we make some conjectures about what that means for the company. Also, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica is here to talk Facebook VR, Rick & Morty, and Starcraft.
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- REVEALED: Apple documents offer first look at the tech giant's self-driving-car technology
- Tesla recalls 53,000 vehicles built in 2016 over faulty parking brake
- Microsoft's new push into education is the right move — at the right time
- Uber is extending its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims and workplace culture
- Uber troubles may have biz travelers re-thinking car sharing on the road
- Apple Hires Top Google Satellite Executives for New Hardware Team
- Facebook’s first VR app surprises, lets us collaborate and be juvenile
- Virtual Rick-ality proves why Rick and Morty is great—and why VR has its limits
- Original StarCraft is finally free-as-in-beer after delayed patch
- Silicon Valley’s $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze
- A Note from Juicero’s New CEO