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UberX now charging $1 fee for ‘Safe Rides’

A month after announcing a new insurance policy after facing liability questions surrounding a fatal accident involving an UberX driver, the San Francisco company says it's adding a "Safe Rides Fee" of $1 per ride. On New Year's Eve, an UberX Read More →

People who missed out Google Glasses this week can try unusable frames for free

Potential Google Glass “Explorers” who missed out on a $1,500 unit during Google’s one-day online sale this week can at least try out an unusable unit at home -- for free. The loaners come in four colors and new titanium “feather-light” Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

It's a little slow today; did Wall Street and everyone and their mother take the day off? Still, we managed to scrounge up a few tech news links. Talking Facebook and privacy — a somewhat popular subject: The social network took Read More →

Quoted: Marc Benioff on giving back, again

"When I was at Oracle, I’d have this debate all the time with Larry Ellison, who has been a huge influence on my career. He’d always say, 'Who do you think has done more for the world: the Ford Foundation Read More →

C’est incroyable! The French take cheating to a new high

Leave it to those monogamy-challenged laissez-faire French folk to come up with technology that helps people sneak around on each other. Apparently, French entrepreneurs noticed a few years back that what their countrymen and women really needed more than anything was, Read More →

Off topic: Zentai, insect sex organs, weed and salmon, pothole products

In Japan, achieving liberation by wearing "zentai," or full-body suits. In the caves of Brazil, male and female insects have reversed sex organs. Is the cultivation of pot killing the salmon in California? And enough with Read More →

Americans both optimistic, pessimistic about future of tech

Americans expect "great breakthroughs" in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.  But 30 percent of Read More →

Lyft launches program to drive for charity

Ridesharing service Lyft announced Thursday a new charity service to deliver supplies to the needy and offer free rides to the elderly or sick. Through Lyft for Good, a nationwide program, drivers employed by Lyft will use their cars Read More →

Does Yahoo want to be Apple’s mobile search engine?

The Internets are abuzz with a juicy report that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is launching a bold move to supplant Google as the default search engine on Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. But like so many tech rumors, this one’s Read More →

Oracle issues more fixes for bug-prone Java

Oracle has just issued another raft of fixes for its widely used Java software, which has a reputation as one of the buggiest products on the market. Over the past year, the Redwood City tech giant has issued numerous software patches Read More →
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