Microsoft Launches $25M Program to Use AI for Disabilities

By Matt O’Brien Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella announced the new “AI for Accessibility” effort as he kicked off Microsoft’s annual conference for software developers. The Build conference in Seattle is meant to foster enthusiasm for the company’s […]

Sprint and T-Mobile Agree to Combine in $26.5 Billion Deal

By Stan Choe and Tali Arbel NEW YORK (AP) _ T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players _ that is, if the Trump administration’s antitrust regulators let the deal go through. The nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies have been considering […]

Get Into My Car … Amazon Begins Delivery to Vehicles

By Mae Anderson SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon’s latest perk … free delivery to your car. The Seattle company on April 24 began offering delivery in 37 cities to Amazon Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. The company will expand the number of locations as well as eligible vehicle makes and […]

Lyft, Aptiv to Launch Self-Driving Car Program in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer. Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that the companies used during a successful demonstration at the International Consumer […]

New Controller Platform Raises Bar on Connectivity, Ease of Use

WAUKESHA, Wis. — According to the Pew Research Center, a whopping 77 percent of Americans own smartphones. That’s why when Generac Industrial Power developed its own control platform — the new Power Zone® — specifically for its industrial generator sets, it chose to make the interface emulate a smartphone, for familiarity and ease of use. […]