Google vs. Uber in battle of self-driving taxis?Reports say Google is working on its own version of Uber while Uber is mimicking Google with its own self-driving cars. Meanwhile, we wait for the Samsung Galaxy S6 to be revealed next month.
The battle for self-driving taxis has begun. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNet Update. [MUSIC] Google could be taking on Uber with its own car hailing service. That's according to a report from Bloomberg which has a source saying that some folks on Google's campus. Are testing out a car sharing app. It's likely part of Google's self-driving car project. Google executives have said they envisioned self-driving cars to be able to pick you on on request. But this could be a shock to Uber because Google has been one of Uber's biggest investors and Google has linked Uber into its map. But Google itself didn't comment on the report. Instead it just sent out a cryptic tweet saying, we think you'll find Uber and Lyft work quite well. We use them all the time. Mm-hmm. Well, shortly after that report came out Uber releases some news of its own. Uber is making its own self-driving cars with the help from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. It's no secret that Uber wanted to go in this direction. The head of the company said that one day self-driving cars could replace Uber's human drivers. And Uber has the cash to do it. Uber is the highest valued venture backed company in the world, valued at more than $41 billion. dollars. But until we get into that world, it seems Uber and Google may coexist as frenemies. As for new tech that you don't have to wait five years for, a new Samsung Galaxy flagship phone will be unveiled on March 1st. Samsung sent out teaser invites to its next event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It shows a slim, curving silver line against a black background. With the phrase, what's next. It could be the Galaxy S6, or as some people speculate on Twitter, it could be a fork. And while a Galaxy Fork does sound quite intriguing, there's another bit of gadgetry trying to solve a more basic problem, Wi-Fi. You may think your home Wi-Fi works dandy, but a startup called Eero believes we're all in for trouble. As we have more devices in the home communicating with one router. So instead of having a single router from a company like Netgear, Linksys, or D-link, the Eero gives you a pack of three routers, so you can distribute the signal throughout the home. There are other perks too, like, you can give access to a guest in your home. Without having to give him the whole password login. But the starting price is steep at $300. The company is taking orders now and it is shipping in the summer. That's your tech news update and you can stay update at cnet.com, and follow me on twitter and snapshot. Yup, I'm doing that snapping thing now. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridgett Carey. [MUSIC]