By Kate Conger Published 12:53 pm PST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 A sign marks a pickup point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber resumed testing autonomous vehicles on Thursday. A sign marks a pickup point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber resumed testing autonomous vehicles on Thursday. Photo: Seth Wenig / Associated Press Photo: Seth Wenig / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A sign marks a pickup point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber resumed testing autonomous vehicles on Thursday. A sign marks a pickup point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber resumed testing autonomous vehicles on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Uber in limited autonomous car tests again in S.F.
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A drone view of the new Salesforce Transit Center and public park are seen in downtown San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The grand opening of the $2.3 billion terminal is on Saturday. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) A pedestrian heads to the temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The new Salesforce Transit Center was closed yesterday after several cracks were discovered in steel supporting beams. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds An exercise class takes place on the Salesforce Transit Center rooftop in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Traffic coming off the Bay Bridge backs up near the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The center was closed yesterday after several cracks were discovered in steel supporting beams. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) A drone view of the … [Read more...] about Fremont St. to reopen under closed S.F. transit center
caption Ka-ching. source Matthew DeBord/BI Ford is basically printing money with the redesigned F-Series. The carmaker sold nearly 900,000 of these vehicles in 2017. The F-Series has been the bestselling lineup of vehicles in the US for decades. There’s no shortage of pickup-truck choices in the US, but when most people think “pickup,” one vehicle comes to mind: the Ford F-150. The F-150 is part of Ford’s F-Series, consisting also of the F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty pickups; and there’s a high-performance variant of the F-150, the Raptor. The first F-Series arrived back in 1948 and was basically a work truck. Ever since the early 1980s, the F-150 hasn’t just been popular – it’s been America’s bestselling vehicle every single year. Now in its 13th generation, the F-Series went through major redesigns in 2015 and 2016. The F-150 went first, … [Read more...] about Take a closer look at Ford’s F-series pickup trucks — the best-selling vehicles in the US
The Google Pixel 2/XL looks just like any other smartphone out there, but hidden inside is something powerful and innovative: artificial intelligence (AI).Google publicly stated that it is moving from a mobile-first to an AI-first company last year, but this year it really doubled down on AI, machine learning and neural networks, and the best result of its effort are summed up in the Pixe 2/XL camera.First, let's state the obvious: the Pixel 2/XL - unlike many other phones - does not have two cameras on its back. However, it does have Portrait Mode. How is that possible?Clever engineering and the power of AI come together to make this possible, and it's time to explain exactly how. But first, let's take a look at the...Google Pixel 2 camera specs:Main cameraGoogle Pixel 2/XLGoogle Pixel/XLResolution12 MP12 MPLensf/1.8f/2.0Sensor size1/2.6-inch1/2.3-inchPixel size1.4 μm1.55 μmOISYesNoInterestingly, while Google has improved the camera quality on the new Pixel 2/XL, it has done … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode is unlike any other: here is how it works
Even though it was announced less than three months ago at the Code Conference, there's already enough mythology surrounding the Essential Phone to fill a book. It comes from a brand-new billion-dollar startup led by the person who helped create Android itself, Andy Rubin. That origin binds it up with the history of all smartphones in a way that doesn't usually apply to your run-of-the-mill device. The phone was also delayed a bit, a sign that this tiny company hasn't yet quite figured out how to punch above its weight class — which it's certainly trying to do. Although it runs standard Android, it's meant to act as a vanguard for Essential's new ecosystem of smart home devices and services connected by the mysterious Ambient OS. Even if we trust that Rubin's futuristic vision for a connected home will come to pass, it's not going to happen overnight. Instead, all we really have right now is that future's harbinger, a well-designed Android phone that I've been testing for the … [Read more...] about Essential Phone review: a beautiful work in progress