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Uber CEO to take leave, leadership team to run company

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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Uber must get rid of leaders who tolerate bad behavior and hire people who don't, including up to the chief executive, experts say, as the ride-hailing company gets ready to announce significant changes to its culture and management. FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Uber must get rid of leaders who tolerate bad behavior and hire people who don't, including up to the chief executive, experts say, as the ride-hailing company gets ready to announce significant changes to its culture and management. The announcement comes as former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder released a list of recommendations to improve Uber's toxic workplace culture, which condoned sexual harassment, bullying and retaliation against those who reported problems. Last week, the company fired 20 people including some managers at the recommendation of Perkins Coie, which probed specific complaints made to the company about sex harassment, bullying, and retaliation for reporting problems.


Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields in push to transform business

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This undated photo provided by Ford Motor Co. shows Jim Hackett, chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Co. FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014 file photo, Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company President and CEO, speaks at a news conference for the production of the 2015 F-150 at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford is replacing its CEO amid questions about its current performance and future strategy, a person familiar with the situation has said. FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, President and CEO of Ford, Mark Fields, from left, President Barack Obama, and Bill Ford look at a new Mustang at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. Ford is replacing its CEO amid questions about its current performance and future strategy, a person familiar with the situation has said. Marcy Klevorn, Ford's chief technical officer, will replace Hackett as the head of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, Ford's future mobility unit.


The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too.


Intel drops $15B on Mobileye in race for a driverless future

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DETROIT (AP) — Intel will buy Israel's Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology.


California to give the green light to truly driverless cars

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed new state rules that would give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology.


California to give the green light to truly driverless cars

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed new rules that would give a powerful boost to the technology from the nation's most populous state.


Super Bowl online: See the game, learn some new taunts

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, an attendee snaps a photo of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and team helmets during NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference for Super Bowl 51, in Houston. FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, an attendee snaps a photo of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and team helmets during NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference for Super Bowl 51, in Houston. On Sunday, Fox is offering a backstage look before the game; the online-only NFL Field Pass stream is expected to include player arrivals, on-field warmups and various stadium activities. Just ask, "Alexa, give me a Patriots burn" or "Alexa, give me a Falcons burn."


Self-driving car prototypes need less human help, data show

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FILE - This May 13, 2014, file photo shows a row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California regulators release safety reports filed by 11 companies that have been testing self-driving car prototypes on public roads on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The papers report the number of times in 2016 that human backup drivers took control from the cars' self-driving software, though companies argue such "disengagements" don't always reflect something going wrong. FILE - This May 13, 2014, file photo shows a row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California regulators release safety reports filed by 11 companies that have been testing self-driving car prototypes on public roads on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. California regulators release safety reports filed by 11 companies that have been testing self-driving car prototypes on public roads on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.


Scientists hear voice of ancient humans in baboon calls

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A new study in France shows that baboons can make human-like vowel sounds, and its authors say the discovery could help scientists better understand the evolution of human speech. A new study in France shows that baboons can make human-like vowel sounds, and its authors say the discovery could help scientists better understand the evolution of human speech. The barks, yacks and wa-hoos of the Guinea baboons reveal distinct human-like vowel sounds, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal Plos One by scientists from six universities in France and Alabama. They also found similar muscles in baboon tongues as human tongues -- which are key to our ability to make vowel sounds.


Trump says he doesn't trust computers as he rings in 2017

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Because I'll tell you what: No computer is safe," Trump told reporters during his annual New Year's Eve bash. Trump made the comments during his annual New Year's Eve bash at his Mar-a-Lago club. Transition aide Stephanie Grisham confirmed that Trump had made a "last-minute trip" to Trump National Golf Club Jupiter, which is about a half-hour drive from Mar-a-Lago, where Trump has been spending the holidays. Before he went golfing Saturday, Trump tweeted an unusual New Year's message to friends and foes: "Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do.