Uber’s patent for a drunk passenger detector sounds mortifying

Uber wants to know how many of its users have had a night of imbibing.Image: Robert Essel NYC/Getty Images I am a bar-hopping, 20-something Uber customer — and this patent application that the ride-sharing company just applied for sounds mortifying. Uber has applied for a patent for a system that…

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Its time for Apple to kill the physical keyboard

A touchscreen keyboard would be a dream come true. Really!Image: bob Al-Greene/Mashable When Apple killed the headphone jack in 2016, marketing chief Phil Schiller gave a strange reason for doing so. “The reason to move on: courage. The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of…

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Apple can no longer ignore the cries of thousands of MacBook users with broken keyboards

The MacBook Pro's flat keyboard is one of the most disliked keyboards of all time.Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s silence over issues related to its allegedly flawed MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards just got a whole lot more deafening. On Friday, a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple in the…

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Truck company that just sued Tesla will soon transport Budweiser beer

On the road with Nikola.Image: Nikola/Anheuser-Busch Budweiser’s parent company is going electric — and it’s not with the company most synonymous with electric vehicles. Anheuser-Busch, the beverage company that owns the popular beer, announced Thursday it’s ordering 800 hydrogen-electric, zero-emission semi-trucks from the Nikola Motor Company.  SEE ALSO: Tesla sued…

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