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Uber's first safety review contains thousands of sexual assault reports

Engadget - 1 hour 1 min ago
Over the last few years Uber -- among other ridesharing services -- has been accused of failing to respond adequately to reports of sexual assault and other crimes linked to those on its platform. Now the company has released its first safety report...

TikTok is the best place on the internet, but we have to say no - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 23 min ago
Commentary: The app is just 3 years young, but has plenty of red flags.

Measles kills 142,000 worldwide in 2018, cases continue to surge - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Latest report shows worldwide measles cases increased 15% in 2018 over the previous year.

Qualcomm teams up with 'Pokémon Go' developer to make AR glasses

Engadget - 2 hours 49 min ago
Qualcomm didn't only reveal its new and more powerful chip for extended reality headsets at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, it also announced its partnership with Niantic. The chipmaker and the Pokémon Go creator have teamed up to create reference...

Uber's first safety report notes nearly 500 rapes in 2 years - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 20 min ago
The ride-hailing company also reports that 19 fatal assaults happened during its rides in 2017 and 2018.

YouTube Music can handle gapless playback on the web and Android

Engadget - 3 hours 44 min ago
Gapless music playback, the hot old-is-new feature when Spotify and Google Play Music added it on some platforms in 2012, is finally widely available to YouTube Music subscribers. Listening to playlists or albums with nary a pause between tracks is c...

5G could boost smartphone sales, Deloitte survey says - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 28 sec ago
Sixty-seven percent of consumers say they're likely to buy a 5G-compatible phone once the technology is available.

Proposal to require facial recognition for US citizens at airports dropped - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 2 min ago
US Customs and Border Protection will rescind its plan.

Amazon posts (then pulls) teaser trailer for The Boys season 2 - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 35 min ago
The Boys won't be toning down the violence for season 2.

Apple brings Memoji and Animoji to its Clips video creation app

Engadget - 5 hours 2 min ago
Memoji and Animoji haven't seen much outside of Messages since Apple introduced them, but you'll be able to get a bit more out of your creations. Apple is bringing them to its Clips video app.

Get a 2-in-1 Acer touchscreen Chromebook with 3 months of Disney Plus for $299 - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 10 min ago
Let Chrome OS whisk you away to the land of lightweight, inexpensive, and glitch-free laptops. And get some Mandalorian for free at the same time.

Genesis G70 reportedly in Hyundai Sonata N-Line's 2.5L turbo engine - Roadshow

CNET News - 5 hours 30 min ago
More power may be on the way for G70s without the optional twin-turbo V6.

Lyft sued in Los Angeles over alleged sexual assault by driver - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 38 min ago
It's the latest of dozens of lawsuits brought against the ride-hailing company over alleged groping, kidnapping and rape.

Amazon and the NFL team up to create a 'Digital Athlete' simulation

Engadget - 5 hours 52 min ago
Amazon's AWS and the NFL plan to use AI and machine learning to protect players. The partners announced today that they'll co-develop a "Digital Athlete" platform, which will create a computer simulation model of an NFL player. Using the computer sim...

Race back to your childhood with an Anki Overdrive Starter Kit for $38 - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 2 min ago
It's slotless race cars with a modern, app-controlled twist, and it's 70% off.

Wirecutter's best deals - Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth headphones drop to $200

Engadget - 6 hours 24 min ago
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Apple: iPhone feature needs your location even when you don't share it - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 25 min ago
Legal concerns mean iOS uses your location to determine if it must turn off Apple's Ultra Wideband feature.