Ford is turning to drones to keep human workers safe in the UK – Roadshow

Ford’s Dagenham engine plant is using drones to perform inspections on high-off-the-ground equipment, rather than risking human lives. Search Tech[…]

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Twitter tests personalized suggestions on who to unfollow on the service – CNET

The idea is to make timelines more relevant, Twitter says. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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TPG and Vodafone Australia to merge into AU$15b telco named TPG

TPG and Vodafone Australia have reached an agreement to merge their businesses to form a telecommunications giant with an approximate[…]

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Smile! Goats prefer happy people, study finds – CNET

No kidding! Scientists determine goats prefer grins to grimaces. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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UK drivers not quite ready for electric vehicles – Roadshow

A study by Auto Trader says many drivers plan on waiting nine years before purchasing an EV. Search Tech Things:[…]

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Box expands AI capabilities

The Box Skills Kit will be generally available later this year, while Box Skills now supports customer-trained AI models. Search[…]

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Senate wants Google’s Larry Page to join Dorsey, Sandberg to talk foreign election influence – CNET

The CEO of Alphabet would be testifying alongside Jack Dorsey from Twitter and Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, if he accepts.[…]

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Which social listening platforms lead the pack?

How do you make the right choice amongst the social listening platforms? A new report helps you decide. Search Tech[…]

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Amazon says Bernie Sanders’ criticism of wages, working conditions is ‘inaccurate’ – CNET

The senator and the e-commerce giant are butting heads once again. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Audi’s A4 Ultra Sport is a subtle sendoff to the manual transmission – Roadshow

Audi is only building 40 of these highly-optioned and super exclusive A4’s, so you better try and grab one now[…]

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Salesforce beats Q2 expectations, Q3 guidance light

The CRM giant delivered non-GAAP earnings of 71 cents per share on revenue of $3.28 billion, up 27 percent year[…]

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NBN launches business customer experience centre

NBN has announced the launch of a new business operations centre, as well as three new parts to its business[…]

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Australian security trio aim for unbreakable encrypted data environment

Vault, QuintessenceLabs, and Ziroh Labs have joined forces to build a system for strong encryption of user data for government.[…]

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​Storj Labs forges open-source vendors and cloud services alliance

Open source powers today’s cloud, but many open-source developers haven’t profited from the cloud’s growth. Storj Labs wants to change[…]

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Google Maps briefly shows a Senate building renamed for John McCain – CNET

The congressional building is currently named after a segregationist senator who opposed civil rights legislation. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech[…]

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Oculus, Children’s Hospital expand their VR medical training program – CNET

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the VR simulation course is required for residents. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Cool cars you can’t buy in the US – Roadshow

What do Europe, Japan and South America have that we don’t? Everything from a yakuza’s favorite ride to souped-up supercars.[…]

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Elon Musk astroturfing? SpaceX employees spoke at Boring Company town hall – Roadshow

It could be a conflict of interest if Musk is paying all their salaries. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Snowflake and Databricks aim for dynamic duo

There was enough overlap in customers for Snowflake and Databricks to formalize the relationship that their installed bases were already[…]

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Nio is gearing up for an IPO, hoping for a valuation of $8 billion – Roadshow

The Chinese EV startup is proving itself to be a real contender in its home market, but will its success[…]

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