Uber Eats pilots autonomous delivery with Serve Robotics, Motional – TechCrunch

Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new programs are a part of a range of new products Uber is launching across its ride-hail and delivery platforms, which are being announced on Monday at the...

Google and Samsung join forces to make it easier to sync fitness data between apps

Google and Samsung have partnered to create Health Connect, a platform and API (application programming interface) that gives developers a toolset to sync users’ health data between Android apps and devices. This should make it easier for users to keep track of their health and fitness data across several different platforms. Once a user opts...

Why gamers hate NFTs and what could change their minds

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Working in Web3, I hear a lot of animosity from traditional gaming fans toward NFTs and blockchain-based games. Simply mentioning that a gaming studio is experimenting with NFTs can cause social media feeds to become inundated with 140-character...

David Tennant and Catherine Tate to return for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will return to Doctor Who in celebration of the long-running show’s 60th anniversary, the BBC has announced (via Gizmodo). The pair are currently filming scenes that are set to air in 2023. Tennant starred as Doctor Who’s Tenth Doctor from 2005 to 2010, while Tate played The Doctor’s companion, Donna...

Curious Thing’s voice AI communication platform asks the right questions – TechCrunch

Curious Thing founders Dr. Han Xu, Sam Zheng and David Mckeague Sydney-based Curious Thing is an aptly-named startup. The voice AI communication platform can call people and ask them questions like “How are you feeling today?” and then follow up with “how does it feel compared to yesterday?” Used primarily by health and financial companies, Curious Thing...

Scalability and elasticity: What you need to take your business to the cloud

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! By 2025, 85% of enterprises will have a cloud-first principle — a more efficient way to host data rather than on-premises. The shift to cloud computing...

Boost Mobile will let you lower your phone bill by playing games and watching ads

Boost Mobile will now let you pay part of your phone bill with “blockchain-backed” Boostcoins earned through watching ads and playing games (via CNET). In a press release, the carrier says you can get BoostCoins by downloading the new BoostOne app, and then interacting with the games, ads, and Boost Mobile’s partners from within...

Crypto VCs can’t just buy ‘community’ – TechCrunch

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Kevin Rose of True Ventures and Proof Collective on the latest crypto crash and what the future of NFTs looks like in a bear market. More details below. Last week, we talked about the efforts of regulators to...

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