Google Engineer Dismissed the Importance of Stolen Self-Driving Car Documents

Photo: AP Google’s self-driving car company Waymo sued Uber in February, claiming that Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo engineer, stole 14,000 documents detailing Waymo’s lidar systems before accepting a job with Uber’s self-driving car program. But emails between a hardware engineer at Google and Google’s attorneys made public today show that the files downloaded by […]


Given an assist, sports e-commerce giant Fanatics closes that $1 billion round led by Softbank

Fanatics, the 17-year-old, Jacksonville, Fla.-based sports e-commerce company that helps leagues and teams sell their licensed apparel and fan gear directly to customers, has closed on $1 billion in funding led by Softbank Group’s Vision Fund. National Football League and Major League Baseball, both earlier investors, also participated in the round, which values the company […]


Sheriff tweets that anyone with a warrant seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma will be jailed

Shelters have been set up in the path of Hurricane Irma.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Tim Chester2017-09-06 23:22:33 UTC With Florida facing down the barrel of a monstrous, record-shattering hurricane, a local sheriff in the state decided to make jokes about locking people up when they look for shelter. Sheriff Grady Judd, of the Polk County Sheriff’s […]


Solar storm could disrupt air travel

NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft captured this video of a huge coronal mass ejection on Monday that’s headed for Earth. NASA; video by Stephen Shankland/CNET Right between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, another storm is coming — but this one is coming from the sun, and it’ll hit the entire planet. Two days […]