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Uber-Waymo trial delayed again as more evidence comes to light

Uber-Waymo trial delayed again as more evidence comes to light

It would appear that the trial between Waymo and Uber is once again being delayed. While it was originally scheduled to begin in October, Waymo was granted a delay as more evidence had come to light. In this case, history is repeating itself as Waymo has been granted another delay, and withheld evidence on the part of Uber is again to blame.

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Uber adds features to help with holiday travel stress

Uber adds features to help with holiday travel stress

We're firmly in the holiday season and with it comes a bunch of travel. Busy days and busy schedules tend to snowball into bouts of frustration or stress, but Uber is hoping to avoid that with a few new features. After updating, Uber users have access to handy things like live location sharing and expanded Beacon usage to help users identify their driver.

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Uber hid massive data breach by paying hackers $100k

Uber hid massive data breach by paying hackers $100k

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to hide a major data breach, according to new reports. This breach affected 57 million accounts in 2016, the company stated, exposing phone numbers, rider names, and email addresses. In addition, more than half a million driver license numbers were accessed by the hackers, leaving all of the data -- and the individuals it belonged to -- at risk.

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Uber’s massive Volvo order is a big self-driving step

Uber’s massive Volvo order is a big self-driving step

Uber's aspirations for a self-driving fleet of cars are no secret, and today the company took a big step toward realizing that dream. Uber has struck a new deal with Volvo that will see the latter produce tens of thousands of SUVs that Uber will then outfit with its autonomous driving systems. We'll see all of this happen within the new few years, too.

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Uber scheduled rides now show an upfront price

Uber scheduled rides now show an upfront price

Uber has a feature that allows riders to schedule a ride ahead of time, a way to ensure there's a car available and at your location at the time you need to leave. While convenient, the scheduled rides left riders unsure of how much they'd pay if the ride was schedule more than an hour from the current time. Uber just changed that.

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Uber gets NASA deal to develop flying taxi management system

Uber gets NASA deal to develop flying taxi management system

Uber is working with NASA to develop software for managing low-altitude air taxis, potentially opening the door for a future where people can travel short distances in the air rather than on the ground. In addition, Uber is planning to test a flying taxi service of some sort in Los Angeles in a couple years, introducing an alternative to both traditional air and ground travel.

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How to add multiple stops to an Uber ride

How to add multiple stops to an Uber ride

Uber has pushed out a new update that makes riding with the service more convenient than ever -- the ability to arrange multi-stop rides. It is important to note right off the bat that Uber doesn't intend for this to be a way to keep an Uber rider on hand while you go in shopping or to an appointment. Rather, it is a way for multiple people to share the same ride even if they're not in the same location or to make very quick stops.

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Uber Visa Card offers Millennial-friendly perks to lock in riders

Uber Visa Card offers Millennial-friendly perks to lock in riders

Uber is wading into the credit card business, launching its own Uber Visa Card which promises to specifically reward users of its various services. The card, which the company says was "designed specifically with our riders in mind," will charge no annual fee, but include up to 4-percent back on select purchases. It's part of Uber's push to make its services more sticky among users.

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Uber drivers can charge you more for long pickup and wait times

Uber drivers can charge you more for long pickup and wait times

Uber is giving its drivers new ways to earn a little bit more money, and one of those ways is enabling them to charge more for longer pickups. The move will benefit riders as well as drivers, reducing the odds of a driver cancelling on them because the pickup location is farther away than others. The long pickup times aren't reserved for just long distances, though.

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SoftBank’s Uber investment could be unexpectedly close

SoftBank’s Uber investment could be unexpectedly close

One of SoftBank's favorite pastimes seems to be buying up other companies, so it's not really much of a surprise to hear that it might be close to striking a deal with Uber. This doesn't appear to be a Sprint-scale buyout, where SoftBank is looking to acquire a majority stake in Uber. Instead, it could own as much as 20% of the company by the time everything is said and done.

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Uber app found to have special iPhone screen recording permission

Uber app found to have special iPhone screen recording permission

Uber's iPhone app has a special permission (entitlement) that has some privacy experts upset. Security researcher Will Strafach recently made the entitlement public in the form of a tweet, and Uber has since confirmed it in a roundabout way, saying that it is used to improve the way the app renders on the Apple Watch.

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Uber sign language tips help riders communicate with deaf drivers

Uber sign language tips help riders communicate with deaf drivers

Uber has expanded its support for drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing, making it easier for riders to communicate with them. The company has announced a new tool that helps riders learn some basic American Sign Language including how to say 'hello' and 'thank you' using your hands. These lessons take place directly within the Uber app, and they serve as a nice way to wrap up National Deaf Awareness Month.

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