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Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic. They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features... >>

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

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Facebook and Uber have just teamed up to integrate the ride-hailing service into the Facebook Messenger app. While at first you might think "whatever", it's actually a neat setup. For instance, say you're using Messenger to chat with a friend who is about... >>

Apps to help get you home during the party season

Apps to help get you home during the party season

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It's December and with December comes late nights and lots of parties, whether it is meeting friends to swap presents, or Christmas lunches that go on a little later than you intended. Unfortunately trains don't exactly win a gold medal for being great... >>

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

Uber will deliver ice cream to you for free today: This is how to get it

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It's summertime, and it's hot out (well, supposed to be anyway). The Uber team knows this and believes the best way to cool off (and to get you to use its app) is to offer a global promotion on 24 July. Called Uber Ice Cream, it's all about delivering... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.... >>

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

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Uber, the global taxi service that has recently been outlawed in France, is continuing with its plans to take over the world. Well, maps of the world that is. The company has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire part of Microsoft's Bing Maps arm,... >>

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

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Uber had previously stated its intention to develop autonomous vechicles, basing itself in Pittburgh. Those cars are now hitting the roads. Uber located its Uber Advanced Technologies Center in the Pennsylvania city, with the aim of one day of having... >>

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

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Uber has allegedly made a $3 billion (£1.9 billion) bid for Nokia's digital mapping service, Here, which could not only aid its drivers in future but expand the global taxi and delivery company into new areas. Nokia previously confirmed that a sale... >>

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

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Idea Bank is the Uber of cash, sending an ATM deposit machine to you, built into the back of a BMW i3. The thinking behind Idea Bank is to offer cash deposits, on call, anywhere a person needs it. This could be great for pop-up restaurants and bars or... >>

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

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Cab giant Uber is apparently near to closing a deal with mapping company deCarta. While it claims this will help it to fine tune its mapping tech for driver positioning there could be a lot more to it. Uber has reportedly opened a robotics facility in... >>