Google Hiring In Phoenix, Arizona: Get $20 Per Hour For Testing Self-Driving Cars – Tech Times

Tech TimesArizona residents who are passionate about driving, autonomous cars and making money are looking at a job opportunity from Google. The company is recruiting “vehicle safety specialists” who have to sit behind the wheel of the self-driving autos, ready …Google is hiring autonomous car testers in ArizonaEngadgetGoogle to pay Arizona folks $20 an hour […]

​Don’t laugh: Google’s Parsey McParseface is a serious IQ boost for computer smarts – CNET

CNETGoogle has a big gift for anyone trying to fulfill the promise of artificial intelligence: software that helps computers understand human speech and text. The parser software, called SyntaxNet, breaks sentences down into components to better understand …Google is giving away the tool it uses to understand language, Parsey McParsefaceThe VergeGoogle’s cool new natural language […]

Complaint says Facebook hid right-wing news. Now Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet conservative leaders. – Washington Post

Washington PostMark Zuckerberg will meet with “leading conservatives” as well as “people from across the political spectrum” over the next few weeks, the Facebook founder and chief executive wrote Thursday night. His announcement comes days after allegations that the …Here’s Facebook’s guide to how its ‘Trending Topics’ tool worksCNBCFacebook delivers the scoop on how it […]

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Chinese Ride-Hailing Company – ABC News

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Chinese Ride-Hailing CompanyABC NewsApple Inc. has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, the main competitor in China for Uber Technologies Ltd. Apple will become a strategic investor alongside Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings Ltd., … and more …read more

With $1 Billion Deal With Didi, Apple Hopes Chinese Consumers Will Bite – Forbes

ForbesApple AAPL -2.38%’s investment in Chinese ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing is a bet that the country’s homegrown rival of Uber Technologies will help it sell data and entertainment services to millions of Chinese consumers. Didi announced today that …Sony to Resume Wafer Processing at Kumamoto After EarthquakeBloombergWhat Apple’s Investment in Chinese Car Hailing Giant Didi […]

Disney Researchers found a way to make faster RFID toys – SlashGear

SlashGearDisney might have officially called it quits in publishing its own digital games, but it isn’t completely throwing in the towel in researching the best ways to make those. Either that or the researchers at Disney got the memo too late. Teaming up with …Piece of paper that connects to Internet? UW, Disney make it […]

Activision Blizzard to bring live eSports to Facebook – Phys.Org

Phys.OrgActivision Blizzard Inc. wants to make eSports mainstream by bringing the video game competitions not to TV, but rather to the world’s largest social media company. The Los Angeles-area video game-maker’s Media Networks unit announced Thursday a trio …Activision Blizzard will broadcast live esports matches on Facebook LivePolygonActivision Blizzard To Push E-Sports In The Mainstream […]

This ‘smart’ paper can respond to gestures – Firstpost

FirstpostScientists, including one of Indian-origin, have created ‘smart’ paper with sensing capabilities that can respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital world. The method relies on small radio frequency (RFID) tags that are stuck on, printed or …Piece of paper that connects to Internet? UW, Disney make it a realityThe Seattle TimesDisney Research […]

Google is hiring autonomous car testers in Arizona – Engadget

EngadgetIf you’re in Arizona, Google is hiring for a gig that could be a good alternative to doing Uber. The job entails test driving an autonomous car around the state for $20 an hour, six to eight hours a day. You’ll still need to know how to actually drive …Google will pay Arizona drivers $20 […]