Postmates workers want minimum delivery guarantees and at least $15 per hour

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Postmates workers want minimum delivery guarantees and at least $15 per hour IPO-bound Postmates is under fire right now after making some changes to its payments structure for its delivery workers. Organizers at Working Washington say these changes can reduce pay for typical jobs by up to 30 percent. Up until this past weekend, Postmates guaranteed its delivery workers at … Read More

Quadric.io raises $15M to build a plug-and-play supercomputer for autonomous systems

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Quadric.io raises $15M to build a plug-and-play supercomputer for autonomous systems Quadric.io, a startup founded by some of the folks behind the once-secretive bitcoin mining operation “21E6,” has raised $15 million in a Series A round that will fund the development of a supercomputer designed for autonomous systems.   The round was led by automotive Tier 1 supplier DENSO and its semiconductor … Read More

Ford will slash 7,000 salaried jobs by August

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Ford will slash 7,000 salaried jobs by August Ford Motor is laying off 7,000 salaried employees as part of CEO Jim Hackett’s restructuring plan to reduce bureaucracy, cut costs and turn the automaker into a more agile company prepared for a future that extends beyond its traditional business of producing and selling cars and trucks. The cuts represent about 10 … Read More

Huawei reportedly cut off by major chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm

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Huawei reportedly cut off by major chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm [unable to retrieve full-text content] Huawei is finding itself in even more of a pickle. Chipmakers Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom have told employees to stop supplying to Huawei until further notice, according to Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. In another Bloomberg report, Huawei is said … Read More

Premium Alexa Skills: Launch Amazon Alexa skills with Pay Function

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Premium Alexa Skills: Launch Amazon Alexa skills with Pay Function Amazon has recently allowed competency providers to integrate payment features into their Alexa skills. With skills, the functionality of an Alexa device can be increased, something like digital assistant apps. In the beginning, this new feature is only available to developers participating in the developer preview. Later, purchasing qualifications for … Read More

This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

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This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it’s also important to look back at how far we’ve come. That’s what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, anniversaries and advances from the recent … Read More

After breach, Stack Overflow says some user data exposed

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After breach, Stack Overflow says some user data exposed After disclosing a breach earlier this week, Stack Overflow has confirmed some user data was accessed. In case you missed it, the developer knowledge sharing site confirmed Thursday a breach of its systems last weekend, resulting in unauthorized access to production systems — the front-facing servers that actively powers the site. … Read More

LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter

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LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter As its once-strong mobile division continues to slide, LG is picking up its focus on emerging tech. The company has pushed automotive, and particularly its self-driving capabilities, and today it doubled down on its smart home play with the announcement of its own artificial intelligence (AI) … Read More

Trump’s Huawei ban ‘wins’ one trade battle, but the US may lose the networking war

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Trump’s Huawei ban ‘wins’ one trade battle, but the US may lose the networking war While U.S. government officials celebrate what they must consider to be a win in their battle against the low-cost, high-performance networking vendor Huawei and other Chinese hardware manufacturers, the country is at risk of falling seriously behind in the broader, global competition for telecom tech … Read More