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Ryan Duffy / The Verge:
Profile of CrowdSource Rescue, a service created by two friends during Hurricane Harvey, which helped coordinate thousands of rescues during future disasters   —  Meet CrowdSource Rescue, a passion project that grew into something much larger  —  Matthew Marchetti was among thousands …
Apr 23, 2018, 2:45 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber details tech that uses GPS data and 3D maps to substantially improve the location accuracy in urban environments where traditional GPS is inaccurate   —  GPS can't see through tall buildings, so Uber set out to fix the problem using 3D maps, probability, and math
Apr 22, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Undercover reporter and a survey allege harrowing work conditions for Amazon warehouse workers, who may skip bathroom breaks out of fear of losing their jobs   —  In the UK, an undercover reporter and a labor survey exposed harrowing work conditions  —  Amazon warehouse workers are forced …
Apr 21, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
As FOSTA became a law, Cloudflare kicked Switter, a community for sex workers, from its network, forcing the service to move to another CDN   —  Safe havens continue to dwindle post-FOSTA as Cloudflare boots the Mastodon instance  —  Around 3PM ET on April 17th, Switter — a social media space for sex workers — went offline.
Apr 20, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
A look at the different methods and technologies that Waymo and Tesla use to collect data from the billions of miles their self-driving vehicles have driven   —  Autonomous cars won't happen without tons of data.  Tesla and Waymo have a big head start  —  There's a race happening right …
Apr 20, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google rebrands its version of RCS as “Chat” to replace SMS, enlists major carrier support and pauses Allo development to focus on default Android Messages app   —  A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you'll get some amazing features.
Apr 19, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google's App Engine can no longer be used for domain-fronting, which let services use its network to avoid state-level internet blocks   —  Domain-fronting is now a thing of the past  —  App developers won't be able to use Google to get around internet censorship anymore.
Apr 19, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft announces “multimillion-dollar” initiative to invest in environmental projects as it hopes to offset 1M+ metric tons of carbon in the first year   —  The plan is to offset over a million metric tons of carbon  —  Lyft announced a multimillion-dollar investment to become …
Apr 19, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Android does a better job of corralling notifications than iOS by prioritizing, grouping, and letting users jump directly to that app's notification settings   —  Because they aren't going away  —  Everybody hates smartphone notifications.  They're interruptive, distracting, annoying, and increasingly less valuable.
Apr 19, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Chevrolet partners with Shell to let drivers in select cities pay for gas from their vehicle's infotainment screens through GM's Marketplace service   —  Teaming up with Shell this summer  —  Chevrolet is teaming up with Shell to launch a new feature that allows drivers to pay for gas from their vehicle's infotainment screen.
Apr 18, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context

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