Uber settles with Waymo for $245 million, avoids a jury verdict in Otto case

Google-owned Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that Otto — a startup purchased by Uber in 2016 — stole confidential information related to autonomous-car technology. Waymo claims Uber is in possession of 14,000 stolen files.
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Smart lock startup Otto hits the brakes just a few weeks from launch

The startup behind the Otto smart lock has suspended operations after a company withdrew an acquisition offer. There is still a chance it could one day ship, as Otto says it's currently evaluating its options.
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Apple takes quick action after video of smoking iPhone 7 goes viral

Also today: Companies developing self-driving tech unleash the lawyers, Mobile World Congress 2017 is set to heat up the smartphone industry.

Ohio to start testing Otto self-driving trucks on two routes on public roads

Ohio takes a step in innovative transportation technology with the announcement that an Otto self-driving truck will begin traveling on public roads. Two routes will be used in the initial testing, which starts this week.

Ex-Googlers look to put tractor-trailers on autopilot with self-driving tech

A crew led by former Googlers have their sights on converting the country's long-haul trucks to self-driving technology. An onboard driver will take over off the highways, but otherwise the truck will drive itself.
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Self-driving semi trucks? Ex-Google guys are working to make it happen

Some ex-Google autonomous car guys want to make semi trucks drive themselves, Twitter looks at shaking up the length of a tweet, and Nvidia's new GTX 1080 GPU card is ready for full-on VR.
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Meet Otto, Samsung’s cute personal assistant robot that’s always watching you

Otto is a diminutive robot from Samsung that could one day help you control your smart home. Similar to Amazon's Echo device, Otto responds to voice commands, though also comes with an HD camera giving it home-security functionality.

Two people, a Mercedes G-Wagen, and their 23-year, 500,000 mile journey around the world

This Mercedes Benz G-Wagen, affectionately named Otto, has carried Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine on an incredible 500,000 mile journey around the world.