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Uber pledges to make drivers happier

Uber’s relationship with its drivers has become increasingly strained, the company admitted on Tuesday, as it vowed to improve its service. The ride-sharing firm told the media some of its policies were “unintentionally stacked against drivers”. In particular, drivers for the company will now have more ability to defend themselves against rider complaints and refunds. Uber also spoke about its ... Read More »

Calling 911 on a Mobile Phone

Q. I saw on the news that a bunch of cellphone users couldn’t connect to the 911 emergency number the other week because of an “outage.” Why is dialing 911 different on a mobile phone than on a landline? A. When someone dials the national 911 number, a nearby call center for emergency services (known as a public safety answering ... Read More »

Your gadgets are vulnerable to hacking

A hacking that would allow someone to add extra steps to the counter on your Fitbit monitor might seem harmless. But researchers say it points to the broader risks that come with technology’s embedding into the nooks of our lives. Last week, a group of computer security researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina demonstrated ... Read More »

Global finance gathering struggles to define trade stance

BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — Financial officials from the world’s biggest economies are struggling to define a common stance on trade in the face of the Trump administration’s insistence that cross-border commerce must be “fair” as well as “free.” Finance ministers from the Group of 20 powers comprising more than 80 percent of the global economy debated the wording of their ... Read More »

Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

National K-12 and higher ed news came fast and furious this week. Here are our highlights to help you keep on top. The president’s “skinny budget” has cuts for education The biggest story of our week happened early Thursday morning when President Trump released his budget outline, historically known as a “skinny budget” because it has few details. The U.S. ... Read More »

Can We Really Predict The Future Technology?

The coming decades will bring exciting innovation, but can we predict future technology? The development of technology is an essential part of human life and has been used to change the world we live in. But the uncertainty of what technology will look like in the future can be daunting. In just over 100 years, we have come from inventing ... Read More »

Use social media to inspire, not advertise

Embrace Church Lead Pastor Adam Weber views social media as a way to speak the language of the fast-growing church’s young worshippers, as well as a way to spread the message of the church to a broader audience. From Embrace’s start at Sunnycrest Church in 2006, the church’s physical congregation grew from 30 members to about 4,000. But that’s just a ... Read More »

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

A private hotel investor and operator bought the Grand Motor Inn, at 72-51 Grand Avenue in Queens, for $7.5 million. CreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Blue Dog Cafe has signed a two-year lease, with an option for an eight-year extension, for a 2,500-square-foot ground floor space in this five-story commercial building, built around 1900 in Gramercy Park. The ... Read More »

Locations for mobile speed cameras in Derbyshire revealed

The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team. The locations where mobile speed cameras will be in force across Derbyshire this week have been revealed. The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team, which forms part of the ... Read More »

SXSW 2017: If the Internet Has a Kill Switch, We Are It

Christopher Mondini of ICANN, Christian Dawson of the i2Coalition, Shane Tews of the American Enterprise Institute, and Matt Perault of Facebook gather to discuss the Internet’s vulnerabilities—and what we can do about them Austin, Tx.—If you’ve ever wondered whether there is a single point of failure that could take the entire Internet down in one fell swoop, rest assured: experts (at ... Read More »