Traffic-weary homeowners and Waze are at war, again. Guess who’s winning?

When the traffic on Timothy Connor’s quiet Maryland street suddenly jumped by several hundred cars an hour, he knew who was partly to blame: the disembodied female voice he could hear through the occasional open window saying, “Continue on Elm Avenue . . . .” And so Connor borrowed a tactic he read about from the car wars of Southern California and other traffic-weary regions: He became a Waze impostor. Every rush hour, he went on the Google-owned social-media app and posted false reports of a wreck, speed trap or other blockage on his street, hoping to deflect some of the flow.

Back me up here, say industrial IoT applications

For many people, IoT is a marketing term used to describe everyday objects with connections to smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, and more. Everything from autonomous cars to rainbow-farting unicorns fall under this umbrella.

But, when it comes to business and industry, this technology is in extremely high demand. This also means that the technology powering an industrial-level IoT sector needs to be reliable enough to get the job done.

Ford and Google Team Up to Support Driverless Cars

In an unusual alliance between a traditional automaker and a technology company, Ford Motor and Google on Wednesday joined to lead a coalition of companies that advocate federal approval of driverless cars in the near future. By teaming up to promote regulations that favor fully-autonomous vehicles, Ford and Google may be moving toward closer cooperation on the actual development of driverless models.

IPhone Sales Drop, and Apple’s 13-Year Surge Ebbs

From the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad, Apple created more than a decade’s worth of new gadgets to fuel its historic growth. But the technology company’s dazzling 13-year run of quarterly revenue growth ended this week — a casualty of Apple’s already immense size, weakness in key global markets like China and the lack of another hot product to pry open the wallets of customers.

Charter Communications Deal for Time Warner Cable approved

Federal regulators approved Charter Communications’ $65.5 billion acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, enabling the creation of a new cable giant as the industry focuses more on broadband as traditional TV declines. Yet, the orders to approve the deals were coupled with many restrictions that illustrate how regulators are increasingly using their power to further policy goals that are not covered by current regulations for the industry.