Category: Being Digital

Oakfive’s Most Read Articles of 2018

Hi All, if you’re reading this, thank you for visiting oakfive.com. 🤗 This article is a countdown of the most read articles of the last year on Oakfive.com according to Google Analytics*. In late 2017 I launched “oakfive” on blogspot. In March 2018 I made the switch to WordPress.com for blog hosting, and consider that

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Self Driving Taxis Now Available to Public in Phoenix

Today, autonomous vehicle company Waymo has announced they will now be giving rides to the public as a service called Waymo One. Today, we're taking the next step in our journey with the introduction of our commercial self-driving service, Waymo One. #everystep https://t.co/Sg2a5wRVfM pic.twitter.com/kRZtA4gRda — Waymo (@Waymo) December 5, 2018 Today @Waymo is taking the

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iPhone Now Available on Google Fi Cellular Network

Google’s Project Fi, has just rebranded to simply Google Fi. Along with the rebrand they have announced a much larger phone lineup, including the $200 Moto G6 and iPhones. Fi is also now allowing people to transfer existing phones to their network. You can see if your phone is eligible for transfer on the Google Fi site.

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7 Podcasts to Binge on this December

Available wherever you get your podcasts, these are the ones that have been keeping me company recently: Bear Brook Three bodies are found in a plastic barrel near a state park in rural New Hampshire. How and why did they get there? The full podcast is ready for download. The Dream Wow – listen for

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The “Grandma vs Baby” Self Driving Car Thought Experiment is a Farce

The MIT technology review recently published the findings of a thought experiment: Given only two choices should a self driving car run over a grandma, or a baby? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612341/a-global-ethics-study-aims-to-help-ai-solve-the-self-driving-trolley-problem/ Thought experiments are fun. Heck, they can be an important philosophical exercise to help us uncover what we really value. This MIT ethics study showed that

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The Promise of Self Driving Cars

Self driving cars are coming, and along with them some huge wins for humanity. This article outlines how driverless technology is poised to give us more time, safety, autonomy, and efficiency. Worldwide, there is a death on our roads every 23 seconds, according to @WHO. Let’s work to do better.https://t.co/XFTrUWRcqe pic.twitter.com/yk35ljO68c — Waymo (@Waymo) December

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Small Business Owners: You Need the Google My Business App

If you own or manage a “local business”, a business with a physical store front or a local service area, the new Google My Business app will help you control your business’s Google Maps listing! Here’s Google’s hype video on the newly updated app: Key Google My Business App Features Ensure business info is accurate

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