Holiday party: Pelicans hold off Blazers, go up 2-0

3:12 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — Several times during the three days between the New Orleans Pelicans’ Game 1 road win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday and their Game 2 matchup on Tuesday, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was asked if he worried his team would be complacent after stealing home-court advantage in the series.…

Facebook’s facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

Facebook’s misuse of their users’ biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages after a federal judge greenlighted an Illinois class action suit against the firm’s facial recognition feature. Facebook violated an Illinois state law by improperly using their photo-scanning and facial recognition technologies and storing biometric data without their users’ consent,…

BMW Group opens new center for autonomous driving research and development

In what seems like another move to keep the public perception on autonomous driving technology positive, BMW Group announced the official opening of its latest research and development facility just north of Munich. With board member for Development and Research Klaus Fröhlich leading the inauguration, this latest grand-opening showcases BMW Group’s major transition into a…