Chipmaker Nvidia has announced a partnership with Uber and Volkswagen
The partnership means that Nvidia chips will be used in future self-driving cars by Volkswagen and Uber.
While Nvidia is mostly known for its computer graphics chips, the company has been making self-driving technology that could help gather information on road conditions, points of interest and other important factors to self-driving technology.
GoPro will not make any more drones
The company revealed the news in an earnings report today while also saying that it would lay off hundreds of its staff and reduce CEO Nicholas Woodman’s salary to $1.
Sales of GoPro’s drones have been sluggish, and the company overall is facing tough financial times. GoPro said its “Karma” drone will be the last one it makes.
“GoPro will exit the market after selling its remaining Karma inventory,” the company said. “GoPro will continue to provide service and support to Karma customers.”
Two of Apple’s biggest investors want the company to help monitor children’s use of smartphones
Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, or Calstrs, investors that own more than $2 billion of Apple shares, have asked Apple in a letter to create technology that would help parents better monitor their children’s use of iPhones.
The letter comes amid increasing pressure from the public to smartphone makers regarding how smartphones affect the mental health of children.
In its letter, Jana Partners said Apple should look at becoming a better corporate citizen not only because it is “the right thing to do,” but also because the investor believes it will be crucial for Apple’s future success.
The Consumer Electronics Show is underway
USA Today created a list of the 20 most innovative gadgets at the show. Check them out here.
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