Nissan begins testing self-driving taxi service in Japan

Nissan begins testing self-driving taxi service in Japan

The US has been at the forefront of self-driving technology, with Silicon Valley serving as a hotbed for its development and Uber as a pioneer for the ride hailing market. But Japan's tech and auto giants are eager to catch up, with Nissan announcing that its new autonomous taxi service, Easy Ride, is ready to begin live testing with passengers next month.

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Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application heads to auction for $50K

Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application heads to auction for $50K

If you're one of those people who dream of owning a rare piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia, another chance is coming up. But rather than an early computer model or some other product related to his time at Apple, the latest Jobs item to be auction is his very first job application. Dated from 1973, and even signed by an 18-year-old Jobs, the piece of paper is expected to sell for around $50,000.

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Tesla offers free charging stations for workplace parking lots

Tesla offers free charging stations for workplace parking lots

As the US's leading electric car maker, Tesla knows well that its growing success depends just as much on an accessible charging infrastructure as on simply being able to make enough vehicles to meet demand. Following its previous charing network initiatives, including supercharger locations and charging installations at hotels and restaurants, Tesla has announced another program, this time aimed at business offices.

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Latest Moto G6 leak reveals new color options

Latest Moto G6 leak reveals new color options

We've known for a while now that an update to Moto G line is on its way, and with this year's Mobile World Congress about to begin it seems Motorola is about to debut its latest. An alleged product image has been leaked, showing the finalized design of the new Moto G6 Plus and highlighting its five different color options. Like most smartphone releases these days, the mid-range Android flagship will come in an assortment of colors from silver to green.

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Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing

Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing

Nearly everyone is familiar with the name Dropbox, one of the biggest file syncing and cloud storage services, and now the company is looking to take itself public. SEC documents have been unsealed this week, revealing that Dropbox has filed for an initial public offering to the tune of $500 million. This comes ten years after the company was founded, nine years after CEO Drew Houston turned down an offer from Steve Jobs, and a few years after it was valued at $10 billion.

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Android dark mode isn’t happening: Google blames miscommunication

Android dark mode isn’t happening: Google blames miscommunication

Google briefly made waves in the Android community today after a post in its forums said that a dark mode would be added to a future Android release. Users have been requesting this feature for years and now, finally, it seemed official. Otherwise cautious Android users got their hopes up, and now Google has come around to drag them back down. Dark mode isn't happening after all, folks.

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Ghostbusters World AR mobile game lets anyone catch ghosts

Ghostbusters World AR mobile game lets anyone catch ghosts

Mobile gamers will soon have a new augmented reality game based on the Ghostbusters franchise: "Ghostbusters World." This AR game offers a more immersive gaming experience than an ordinary mobile title, one where players will get to capture hundreds of ghosts that appear to exist within their physical world. This is the latest instance of a franchise that capitalizes on the growing technology.

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Overwatch’s Zenyatta finally walks and it’s really weird

Overwatch’s Zenyatta finally walks and it’s really weird

One of Overwatch's most popular characters is Zenyatta, the zen healer who sits permanently in a full lotus position, never breaking it despite all his healing and fighting action. He floats in the air, seemingly at peace even when action is going down. Some game fans have asked Blizzard to enable the character to walk, though, and the company has given them what they wanted...sort of.

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The NRA just gave Ajit Pai a Courage Award

The NRA just gave Ajit Pai a Courage Award

You cannot make this stuff up. On February 23rd, 2018, the National Rifle Association (NRA) stood on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland to deliver an award to the head of the FCC, Ajit Pai. The NRA awarded Pai the "Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award," because of course they did.

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Pixel 2 and 2 XL battery drain issue investigation underway at Google

Pixel 2 and 2 XL battery drain issue investigation underway at Google

In recent days, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners started complaining about an issue with the phone's battery life, namely that it had decreased substantially following the models' February update. According to impacted users, the phones also experience warmer temperatures, a pair of problems that are frustrating users. Now Google has confirmed that it is investigating the issue.

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Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

Missing: Elon Musk’s bitcoin wallet

This week Elon Musk made an offhand comment which revealed that he did, indeed, own a stash of bitcoin at one point. The amount wasn't especially massive - not by today's standards, anyway. What's important is this wallet's proximity to Elon Musk in the past, and how aware of the amount Musk remains today.

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Android dark mode is official and will arrive in future update [UPDATE]

Android dark mode is official and will arrive in future update [UPDATE]

Night mode is popular enough that many apps, including Twitter, offer it as an optional feature. The aesthetic aside, a dark mode could help save battery life, making it a popular request from Android users. Anyone with an Android device can enable a dark mode on their tablet or smartphone, but doing so requires a third-party app. Not interested in using one of those apps? Android itself may soon have an alternative.

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