Uber Elevate is planning to work with the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory as it tries to develop the technology for its UberAir flying taxi network. TechCrunch reported that the company hopes to have demonstration flights in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles and Dubai areas, hoping to offer UberAir commercially in those cities by 2023.
Microsoft threatened to suspend web-hosting services it provides to Gab.ai after getting complaints about anti-Semitic posts on the social media site. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing division said it would take action in two business days if Gab didn’t address two posts that prompted complaints about “malicious activity” and potentially violate the software giant’s “acceptable use” policies, according to a post on Thursday by Gab. The site pitches itself as an alternative to Twitter, which has been trying to control extreme and offensive discourse.
Students at Saint Louis University this fall will have an extra touch in their residences: an Echo Dot. GeekWire reported that the private school will be the first in the U.S. to offer the Amazon virtual personal assistants in every student residence on campus. The Dots will even be programmed to answer some questions specific to life on campus.
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