I came up with the 'Newber' joke it's mine, TM Darrell 2017 so cite me if you use it. Dara Khosrowshahi's first day as CEO at Uber was indeed a whirlwind though, with drama and an enthusiastic welcome.
This is a big chance for the company to put some distance between itself and its past image, so it seems there was a lot of optimism in the air at Uber HQ, and among investors and company observers.
LG hasn't had much luck making inroads on Samsung and Apple, the smartphone world kings. But its new V30 looks like a great device with a lot going for it, including a focus on the camera and a great display with slim bezels.
Leading auto supplier Magna is bringing a new self-driving platform to market – one that can scale up to full Level 4 autonomy without requiring automakers to put a huge upside down chicken bucket LiDAR on the roof. In fact, they won't have to compromise their designs at all, according to Magna.
Postmates is contracting a bit by centralizing operations in SF and getting rid of city managers. This might be a move designed to ready Postmates for an acquisition, or a sign of trouble with the bottom line.
The new Thermostat E from Nest is $169, while the original will continue to retail for $250. The difference is lower compatibility with households, and fewer display features, but it's probably a great option for most people.
SpaceX just ran its own pusher vehicle, powered by a Tesla motor, down its own Hyperloop track and recorded a record top speed of 220 mph. That's about 20 mph faster than the fastest student pod has done. Take that, KIDS!