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Uber Driver in Fatal Tempe Crash May Have Been Watching The Voice Behind the Wheel Uber Driver in Fatal Tempe Crash May Have Been Watching The Voice Behind the Wheel

The crash of an Uber self-driving car that killed an Arizona woman in March was “entirely avoidable,” according to police reports released by the Tempe Police Department. Cellphone data obtained by police suggests that the Uber operator was also streaming an episode of reality show The Voice at the time of the fatal…

Microsoft Employees Pressure Leadership to Cancel ICE Contract Microsoft Employees Pressure Leadership to Cancel ICE Contract

Microsoft employees are putting pressure on their management to cancel a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of a backlash against the agency’s policy of separating children from their families at the U.S. border.

Bizarre Amazon Patent Application Suggests Jellyfish-Like Drones for Warehouses Bizarre Amazon Patent Application Suggests Jellyfish-Like Drones for Warehouses

Amazon is on a mission to mechanize as much of its supply chain as possible, and has—through publicly available documents—considered autonomous vehicles, drones that react to screaming, and flying warehouses. Among the strangest is a patent application which became public today, and it’s, uh, some sort of crane game…

Microsoft Employees Up in Arms Over Cloud Contract With ICE Microsoft Employees Up in Arms Over Cloud Contract With ICE

Tensions are high within Microsoft, as new scrutiny is given to a partnership between the company’s Azure Government cloud computing arm and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to several Microsoft employees who spoke to Gizmodo on the condition of anonymity. Two were considering leaving the…

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Reportedly Indicted on Wire Fraud Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Reportedly Indicted on Wire Fraud

Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former key executives of blood-testing startup Theranos, have been indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, The Washington Post reports.

Oops, a DNA Testing Company Accidentally Sent Strangers' Spit to Five Customers Oops, a DNA Testing Company Accidentally Sent Strangers' Spit to Five Customers

DNA tests can be easily fooled and different tests may draw wildly different conclusions about the supposed heritage of participants. One thing the current rash of these startups have in common, however, is how their saliva testing kits are not supposed to come with spit already included.

Researchers Reach Obvious Conclusion That Bitcoin's Price Was Artificially Inflated Researchers Reach Obvious Conclusion That Bitcoin's Price Was Artificially Inflated

Bitcoin now hovers around $6,300, but not long ago it had spiked to nearly $20,000 per coin. Skeptics have wondered how such a rise was even possible, and a paper authored at the University of Texas suggests a fairly reasonable answer: price manipulation!

On Amazon’s Time On Amazon’s Time

At the beating heart of Amazon’s unstoppable ecommerce expansion is a very basic promise: jobs.

Seattle Repeals 'Head Tax' Amid Pressure From Amazon Seattle Repeals 'Head Tax' Amid Pressure From Amazon

Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle’s city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.” Against the fervent protestations of residents and local coalitions—which were extended to a full hour of testimony—council members voted 7-2 to pulled the plug on what…

Elon Musk Dressed for the Job He Wanted Elon Musk Dressed for the Job He Wanted

There’s a saying that the clothes make the man. In that sense, Elon Musk spent today’s Tesla shareholder meeting doubling down on being exactly who you think he is.

Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi Tries Giving 'the D' to Coworkers Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi Tries Giving 'the D' to Coworkers

When he took over the company in August of last year, Dara Khosrowshahi was tasked with rehabilitating the fratboy image of Uber—a company where harassment was rampant, and internal memos had to advise employees how not to have sex with their coworkers. But based on a leaked memo, less than a year into the new CEO’s…

Home of Parkland Survivor and Activist David Hogg Swatted  Home of Parkland Survivor and Activist David Hogg Swatted 

The family home of outspoken Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was the target of a “swatting” hoax this morning when a caller falsely claimed the address was the site of a hostage situation.

Couple Who Scammed Amazon Out of $1.2 Million in Electronics Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison Couple Who Scammed Amazon Out of $1.2 Million in Electronics Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison

Back in October, Gizmodo reported that an Indiana couple had been charged for relieving $1.2 million worth of merchandise from Amazon. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana today announced husband and wife Erin and Leah Finan have been sentenced  to nearly six years in prison each.

YouTube Livestreamer Arrested for College Bomb 'Prank' That Sent Panicked Bystanders Fleeing YouTube Livestreamer Arrested for College Bomb 'Prank' That Sent Panicked Bystanders Fleeing

A YouTube and Twitch personality calling himself “Arab Andy” was arrested yesterday after entering a crowded room on the University of Washington campus and playing a message declaring an explosive device had been planted and would soon detonate.

Taytulla Birth Control Packs Recalled Because the Pills Are in the Wrong Dang Order Taytulla Birth Control Packs Recalled Because the Pills Are in the Wrong Dang Order

Nearly 170,000 packs of the birth control Taytulla are being recalled by the manufacturer, Allergan, due to a packaging error that the company notes “may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.”

San Francisco Subpoenas Uber and Lyft for Proof Drivers Aren't Employees San Francisco Subpoenas Uber and Lyft for Proof Drivers Aren't Employees

Both Uber and Lyft have been subpoenaed by San Francisco’s city attorney for information on driver classification, wages, and benefits to see if the ridesharing companies are compliant, Reuters reports.

Nature, as Ranked by Google Users Nature, as Ranked by Google Users

When it comes to informed consumption, online user reviews can be pretty damn meaningless. Amazon products are chock full of paid approbations. Movies, TV, and games—god forbid they become a source of controversy—have had their crowdsourced ratings intentionally tanked by the sore and sour. Unless you’re trying to…

Uber Driver Arrested With Passengers in His Car on Outstanding Attempted Rape Warrant  Uber Driver Arrested With Passengers in His Car on Outstanding Attempted Rape Warrant 

An Uber driver was arrested by authorities outside Atlanta after a license plate check revealed he had a litany of outstanding warrants. Those charges included two counts of attempted rape, two counts of sexual battery, and three counts of aggravated burglary.

Elon Musk's 'Pravda' Media Company Already Exists Elon Musk's 'Pravda' Media Company Already Exists

Following critical coverage of his electric car company, Tesla, Elon Musk has been on a Twitter tear against the media, threatening to build a service that would allow the general public to rank the trustworthiness and “core truth” of stories, journalists, publications, and editors.

The Supreme Court Just Torpedoed the Hopes of Every Gig Economy Worker The Supreme Court Just Torpedoed the Hopes of Every Gig Economy Worker

The Supreme Court, as you may have read, gave its opinion today on Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis and, in a 5-4 split, decided to uphold forced arbitration agreements that preclude employees from pursuing class-action lawsuits against their bosses in court. Neil Gorsuch penned the majority opinion, so join me in opening…

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