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How Bike-Share Can Prepare Us for Autonomous Vehicles — dzone.com
Connected technology continues to move ahead in fits and starts. Cate looks at how bike-sharing programs are paving the way for driverless cars.
Ethics for Designers and Developers at The First Berlin Ethical Tech Meetup — dzone.com
Trade your developer hat for your philosopher’s cap as Chris looks at the ethics of weaponized tech design and engineering.
The Battle of Autonomous Cars and Fog, Snow, and the Car Wash — dzone.com
Society marches on! With autonomous cars growing more sophisticated, Cate look at how the latest tech like LiDar is making waves, and what else might be changing.
Is Quitting Bad Software as Hard as Becoming Vegan? — dzone.com
Just how far are you willing to go not to use software that you disagree with? Chris takes a look down the rabbit hole.
The 25 Best Board-Game Mobile Apps — www.vulture.com
The current golden age of tabletop gaming has also led to a similar surge in apps that adapt board games to tablets and phones, with new ones arriving almost every week — and some games even premiering in digital form at the same time they show up on store shelves.
Paranoia will destroy you: Why Chinese tech isn’t spying on us — www.zdnet.com
At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the US President of Huawei’s consumer business, Richard Yu, went off-script in his presentation to lament that the Chinese smartphone giant has been unable to consummate a deal to sell its smartphones at any large US-based cell carrier.
Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR — techcrunch.com
Put on your best unsurprised face: Unroll is struggling to keep going under the GDPR.
What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy — www.businessinsider.com
When you hear the term “introvert,” you might imagine someone who’s quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations. But being an introvert isn’t really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people.
How riding Germany’s local transport really helps you get under a city’s skin — www.thelocal.de
Chris wondered if the stronger cultural divisions in the US are to do with the poor public transport and people’s perceptions of it.
RIP ZTE: Which Chinese smartphone company is next? — www.zdnet.com
ZTE, the fourth-largest smartphone company operating in the US, has declared it will “cease major operating activities,” effectively leaving its partners no choice but to pull their products from their shelves and to seek alternatives.