Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo today announced that it’ll soon begin piloting autonomous cars in Florida, expanding from its initial test cities of Novi, Kirkland, Washington, San Francisco, and Phoenix. The company says that in the coming weeks, it’ll bring both its modified Chrysler Pacifica minivans and a Jaguar I-Pace to the Sunshine State to drive on a closed track in heavy rain, ahead of testing on public Miami roads later in the month.
It’s anticipated that the autonomous delivery robots market will be worth $34 billion by 2024, up from $11.9 billion in 2018. Some analysts predict that by then, in cities around the world, thousands of drones and rovers will regularly ferry food, drink, toiletries, and parcels on command to customers miles away.
After two invitation-only beta testing periods, Apple has officially launched the Apple Card to potential customers in the United States today. The credit card is a joint offering between Apple and Goldman Sachs, and is being widely offered to consumers with various income levels and credit histories, albeit with some caveats.
Sony Interactive Entertainment added another major studio to its lineup of first-party teams yesterday. Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games is in the process of joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios. That deal is part of building up Sony’s list of PlayStation exclusives. But Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden revealed that the company is also seriously considering expanding the availability of some of its games beyond just PlayStation platforms.
Planet Nine is launching a Ethereum-based alternative for monetizing games that emphasizes rewards for gamers, rather than microtransactions, in-app purchases, or advertising.
Why should defensive drivers settle for roughly the same monthly insurance premiums as their less responsible, more aggressive peers? That niggling question motivated Google and Facebook veteran Jonathan Matus to found Zendrive, a service that collects data about driving habits and awards drivers for making safe decisions. It’s been chugging along since 2013, the year the San Francisco startup quietly emerged from stealth. But now, Zendrive is gearing up for growth with an influx of capital from enthusiastic backers, some of whom are new.
Databricks today introduced its AutoML Toolkit, an automated end-to-end machine learning service made to accommodate developers with a range of experience.
Elgato Gaming is launching an updated version of its high-end capture card. Like the previous model, the 4K60 Pro MK.2 records at 2160p and 60 frames per second. But unlike its predecessor, this version also supports HDR and at a significantly lower price.
– Global clinical trial underway in 11 countries, including U.S., European, and Eastern European sites to evaluate safety, efficacy and tolerability of orally administered, gut-restricted LANCL2 agonist BT-11, in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis –
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