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Uber’s Fourth of July designated-driver program yields positive results

Uber, MADD, and local law enforcement departments partnered on July 4 in 25 cities to raise awareness about drunk driving. In Nevada, there were no alcohol-related fatalities for the first time in 10 years.

The Apple Car might not hit the streets until 2021

Apple is almost undoubtedly working on its very first passenger car, but official details are unsurprisingly scarce. We’ve compiled all the relevant rumors and evidence about the forthcoming vehicle here.
Virtual Reality

Nvidia plans to prove that new method improves image quality in virtual reality

Nvidia Research will reveal next week new methods of foveated rendering using eye-tracking tech that improve the overall image quality in virtual reality while retaining a high contrast. It's based on a high-speed eye tracker from SMI.

Niantic doesn’t take requests for new ‘Pokémon Go’ Gyms and PokéStops anymore

After just over a week of gathering user feedback, developer Niantic Labs is no longer taking requests for new Gym and PokéStop locations via its support site.

Lenovo promises Android security updates for the Moto Z and Moto G in response to criticism

Lenovo hasn't been issuing Android security updates to Moto phones frequently. Will it issue timely updates to the new Moto Z and Moto G4? Lenovo says security patches will go through, but doesn't say how frequently.
Cool Tech

Watch the time fly by with this gorgeous levitating nixie clock

Scottish electronics whiz Tony “Lasermad” Adams has built a levitating nixie clock unlike any that have been seen before -- and he's offering it to customers via a new Kickstarter campaign.

Feds are still pushing for self-driving cars

Citing the potential loss of lives if the country waits for autonomous vehicles to be perfect, the NHTSA head said the agency is bullish on the technology. Human errors are accountable for 94 percent of crashes, and vehicles only 2 percent…
Cool Tech

Chinese scientists will be the first to use CRISPR gene editing in human patients

Chinese scientists next month will treat lung cancer patients with immune cells modified using the CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing technique. The world's first human trials will establish whether CRISPR is a viable option for patients not…
Home Theater

Redbox gives streaming another shot, enters testing phase

Although its previous streaming service was ill-fated, the company is reportedly creating a similar service called Redbox Digital which has entered the testing phase.

White House unleashes dollars, programs to bolster infrastructure for electric vehicles

A broad range of federal and private-sector actions to accelerate U.S. electric vehicle adoption have been enacted. They are focused on charging station infrastructure.
Movies & TV

Lin-Manuel Miranda to get sloshed, talk about Hamilton duel on ‘Drunk History’

Who better to get drunk and narrate the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr than the Broadway wunderkind who created a hit show about one of the two participants?

How Jaguar Land Rover is designing cars that will drive better than you

Jaguar Land Rover is developing technology that promises to turn a car into the best driver on the road. We hopped behind the wheel of prototypes at the 2016 Jaguar Land Rover Technology Showcase to find out what the future has in store.