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Waymo's self-driving taxis, Twitter's expansion to 280 charactersToday's biggest tech headlines include Waymo's self-driving taxi fleet, Google's big update for its flagship Pixel 2 XL phone and Twitter's official rollout of a 280-character limit for everyone.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. Waymo is back in the news, as it will soon start its frist totally autonomous self-driving taxi program in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona. A fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Minivans, will be the vehicle of choice and will let customer hail a ride through an app. No human will sit in the driver's seat but a Waymo employee will be on board just in case they need to hit the pullover button. Google has pushed out a software update with the company's Pixel 2 XL phone. It offers a few fixes for recent complaints about the new device. These items include a saturated color option to make the colors on the screen pop more, a navigation bar dimmer to lessen the likelihood of burning And some other house cleaning items. Google also released the [UNKNOWN] for the WiFi vulnerability known as Crack. And finally Twitter has expanded the limit of characters from 140 to 280 for all it's users. The move has been met with some controversy of course as opinions range from it taking away from the core idea of Twitter To the fact that Twitter has bigger social issues it needs to address first. [MUSIC] You can stay with the latest by downloading the c/net tech to the app in the apple or google play store.