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No Emergency Fund? Aim to Save $250
Lifehacker.com

If you’re like most Americans, you might not have a ton of money saved or invested. And reading what you should have or should be saving—say, saving 20 percent each paycheck, or having your yearly salary saved by the time you’re 30 —can be overwhelming. So mu… more…

Follow Elizabeth Warren's Excellent Budgeting Advice
Lifehacker.com

Before she was a senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren was a professor at Harvard who also happened to write a couple of really good books on personal finance and economic instability in the U.S. Read more... more…

A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other
Wired

It’s a technology called platooning, and it could be safer and more efficient than regular truck-driving, but easier to implement than full-on robo trucks. more…

How Cambridge Analytica Sparked the Great Privacy Awakening
Wired

Repercussions from the scandal swirling around the data analytics firm continue to be felt across the tech industry. more…

How Investigators Pull Data off a Boeing 737’s Black Boxes
Wired

Figuring out what happened to Ethiopian Flight 302 may involve baking the black box recorders in an oven, but the information investigators recover can be crucial to preventing future crashes. more…

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin
TechCrunch

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or c… more…

The next frontier in real estate technology
TechCrunch

From entertainment to transportation, technology has upended nearly every major industry -- with one notable exception: real estate. more…

Cities are getting more serious about micromobility data
TechCrunch

Gone are the days when cities and tech startups are constantly at odds with each other. Passport, a mobility management startup, has partnered with Charlotte, N.C., Detroit, MIch., and Omaha, Neb. to create a framework to apply parking principles, data analys… more…

TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day session event on the future of transportation
TechCrunch

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the mak… more…

Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT
TechCrunch

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation. According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he… more…

Paris to tax scooter and bike services
TechCrunch

According to the City of Paris, there are 15,000 free-floating vehicles of all forms and shapes in the city, from electric scooters to fluorescent bikes and motorcycle-like scooters. And the City of Paris announced today that companies that operate free-float… more…

Transit Unions Are Drawing Up a Plan to Confront Autonomous Vehicles
Gizmodo.com

As institutional embrace of automation continues to create a mounting threat to existing jobs, unions are formally taking note. Last year, the largest Las Vegas service workers union organized a strike partly over casinos’ plans to embrace automated systems, … more…

Aviation Experts Have Been Warning Us of the Dangers of Pilot Automation for 15 Years
Gizmodo.com

The two tragic crashes of Boeing’s best-selling 737 Max planes increasingly look to be caused in part by a malfunctioning automated system—and the pilots’ lack of training around how to deal with it—that was designed to keep the aircraft from stalling out. Th… more…

President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report
Gizmodo.com

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer t… more…

Attack on Government Minister Rattles New Zealand’s Friendly Politics
The New York Times

The attack on the minister for climate change stunned a country where only the prime minister has security and constituents don’t shy from approaching their leaders. more…

The Case for Expunging Criminal Records
The New York Times

A new study shows the benefits of giving people a clean slate. more…

New York City will have a self-driving shuttle — but there's a catch
Mashable

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is getting an autonomous boost. On private roads, a loop shuttle service for ferry passengers will bring riders to the industrial center where 400 businesses operate. Workers can ride in MIT-based company Optimus Ride's self-driving shu… more…

Pick up your used car at Carvana's newest car-sized vending machine
Mashable

For online car buyers, there's another option to get your car. Sure, you could pick it up from a used lot or have it delivered. But online car site Carvana has another car vending machine, this time in the Pittsburgh area. Opening Thursday, the eight-story ta… more…

Ford goes all in on autonomous vehicles with new factory
Mashable

Ford hasn't shied away from the prospect of robo-cars. Back in 2017, Ford brought on autonomous vehicle startup Argo AI to develop a self-driving program with plans to provide a self-driving taxi service in several cities by 2021. It's been testing in Miami, … more…

Ex-Tesla employees allegedly stole trade secrets in a ridiculously obvious way
Mashable

Tesla is suing five former employees for stealing trade secrets in what looks like ridiculously obvious fashion. On Wednesday evening, Tesla filed two lawsuits against former employees and the self-driving startup Zoox, as spotted by The Verge. In the first c… more…