Gig Workers Gather Their Own Data to Check the Algorithm’s Math

Armin Samii had been biking for UberEats for a few weeks last July when he accepted a delivery he estimated would take 20 minutes, tops. But the app led him up one of the steepest hills in Pittsburgh, a 4-mile one-way trip that clocked in at an hour. Then he noticed that Uber had only […]

Toyota is building a 175-acre smart city in Japan where residents will test out tech like AI, robotics, and smart homes. Here’s what the ‘city of the future’ will look like.

Toyota The “Woven City” will be populated by 2,000 Toyota employees and their families, retired couples, retailers, and scientists to start. Toyota is building a 175-acre smart city at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji, about 62 miles from Tokyo, the company announced earlier this month at CES, the biggest tech trade show of the […]

How Planes Keep Flying After an Engine Catches Fire

It feels like a nightmare scenario for airplane passengers: You take a look out the window in between mini-pretzel bites to see an engine cloaked in flames, shedding pieces of metal mid-flight from 10,000 feet in the air. That’s exactly the sight that greeted passengers of United Flight 328 on Saturday not long after departing […]

The UK Is the Latest Country to Tighten the Screws on Uber

For four years, the employment status of Uber drivers in the United Kingdom has been like a colorful beach ball: insubstantial, batted from court to court, appearing different depending on where you stand. On Friday, the highest court in the country decided: A group of 25 Uber drivers who brought a case against the company […]