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TNT 1733: Is Your Brain on Musk

March 27, 201742 min
Over the weekend on of Uber's self-driving cars in Arizona was involved in a high-speed crash after a human driver failed to yield. Uber temporarily suspended its driverless testing program in Tempe, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh, but now they've started back up again.
The Trump administration is creating an Office of American Innovation, that will be charged with modernizing the tech infrastructure of all federal agencies. Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will lead the office, which will operate out of the West Wing of the White House.
The Note 7 is back. Or at least part of it is back. Samsung says they'll start selling refurbished Note 7s, without the batteries that might catch fire. Salvaged components from the estimated 4.3 million devices will also be recycled and precious metals, such as copper, nickel, gold and silver will be extracted, using environmentally friendly methods.
Get ready to update your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 10.3 is now available and it introduces a new feature called Find My AirPods that will help you locate the small wireless headphones if ever they're lost. Also: CarPlay improvements, Siri support for cricket scores, a new user security section in the Settings app, and weather data in the Weather app now has 3D Touch forecast.
And Rolfe Winkler from The Wall Street Journal joins us to talk about Elon Musk's new company, Neuralink.

Host: Megan Morrone
Guests: Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Rolfe Winkler
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