• ​Toyota investing $50M to research cars that can think for themselves

  • 2016 Jaguar XF InControl Touch Pro and TFT gauge cluster (pictures)

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  • Fiat Chrysler U.S. to recall 7,810 SUVs to prevent hacking

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  • Sources: Oracle releases Java evangelists

  • Apple iPhone 6s rumors say it’s even BIGGER (and release date is in 2 weeks)

  • Apple iPhone 6s rumors say it’s even bigger (release date in 2 weeks)

  • IDG Contributor Network: Toyota is going to help us all drive much faster by 2020

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  • Amazon hiring staff for new restaurant division in Seattle, New York

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2016 Jaguar XF InControl Touch Pro and TFT gauge cluster (pictures)

Jaguar’s all-new 2016 XF sedan features available InControl Touch Pro infotainment, which incorporates a quad-core Intel processor, a 12.1-inch touchscreen and a 60-gigabyte solid-state drive. The new system also upgrades the analog gauge cluster to a …

Fiat Chrysler U.S. to recall 7,810 SUVs to prevent hacking

(Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. arm said on Friday it would recall 7,810 sport utility vehicles in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking.

Bertelsmann nears investment in HotChalk: sources

(Reuters) – Bertelsmann SE & Co KGgA, Europe’s largest media group, is close to acquiring a minority stake in learning technology firm HotChalk, according to people familiar with the matter, as the educational technology sector continues to grow.


Sources: Oracle releases Java evangelists

According to reports on Twitter and Reddit, Oracle has released its staff of Java evangelists — mere weeks before the company’s annual JavaOne conference promoting the enterprise software development technology.

Oracle did not respond to requests for comments on Friday morning. But a tweet this morning attributed to kcpeppe, Java performance tuning specialists, cited the loss of the evangelists: “Unsettling event at Oracle. All of the Java evangelists have been let go. Sad this happened to a great dedicated enthusiastic group.” The issue was also discussed in a Reddit thread, which cited the report as unconfirmed.

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Apple iPhone 6s rumors say it’s even bigger (release date in 2 weeks)

Oh noes: The Apple iPhone 6s will be bigger than today’s iPhone. Confirming previous mutterings, photographs from China show an iPhablet that’s taller, fatter and wider than before.But not by much. The thought is Apple’s making the case stronger, to…

IDG Contributor Network: Toyota is going to help us all drive much faster by 2020

I’ve followed the autonomous car market for the past decade, and there’s one troubling problem. If you have ever driven in a car that drives itself, you know the car can be tentative — and really slow. I remember how someone told me once that, when they went for a drive in a Toyota Prius as part of the Google autonomous car experiment, the car drove like his grandmother.

Interestingly enough, Toyota just spilled the beans about a new intelligent car program they are working on in conjunction with Stanford and MIT that’s designed to help humans drive better. They are kicking in a whopping $50M to fund the efforts. Gill Pratt, a roboticist who worked at DARPA, will head the program. One of the goals is to make a car that cannot get in an accident, according to the news reports. It’s a departure from the autonomous car model where you take your hands off the wheel and let a computer drive; instead, it’s a technology to augment driving and to protect you.

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Amazon hiring staff for new restaurant division in Seattle, New York

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company’…