Rebecca Linke

Senior Associate Editor

Rebecca Linke is a Senior Associate Editor at Computerworld who writes about social media and personal technology, among other topics. She also helps manage Computerworld's Facebook and Google+ pages.

Why the Uber engineer accused of stealing Waymo secrets stepped back from self-driving cars

Why the Uber engineer accused of stealing Waymo secrets stepped back from self-driving cars

The Uber engineer accused of stealing trade secrets from Google's Waymo has stepped back from working on a key technology of self-driving cars. Here's what is going on.

Amazon Echo Look: Do people really want an Amazon camera in their bedroom?

Amazon Echo Look: Do people really want an Amazon camera in their bedroom?

Amazon has come out with a new version of its Amazon Echo -- one that takes your picture and helps you analyze your outfits. But is it creepy, or cool?

Why AT&T's 5G Evolution isn't really 5G

Why AT&T's 5G Evolution isn't really 5G

AT&T has announced 5G Evolution, a fast network which it will roll out to select customers in select cities. But it isn't really 5G.

Waymo's goal with its autonomous-driving, ride-hailing program

Waymo's goal with its autonomous-driving, ride-hailing program

Alphabet's Waymo is now offering rides in its autonomous minivans to users in Phoenix. Here is what it hopes to find out.

Fingerprint Apple's iPhones? Add it to the list of things Uber has done

Fingerprint Apple's iPhones? Add it to the list of things Uber has done

Uber has been having a rough couple of months, and a new profile of its founder in the New York Times adds fuel to the fire.

Nintendo discontinues the NES Classic -- this could be why

Nintendo discontinues the NES Classic -- this could be why

Nintendo has discontinued the wildly popular NES Classic without offering any real reason for the decision. We try to get to the bottom of the issue.

Your phone's sensors can spy on you -- here's how

Your phone's sensors can spy on you -- here's how

Your phone's sensors can be used to decipher your PIN, if you use one. Here is how.

AMD acquires Nitero to up its VR cred

AMD acquires Nitero to up its VR cred

AMD is acquiring Nitero, a company that provides technology to connect VR headsets wirelessly to PCs. But what is AMD's plan for the company?

Want to make money from YouTube? Just get 10k views first

Want to make money from YouTube? Just get 10k views first

YouTube is changing its rules, requiring creators to get 10,000 views before they start making money from videos posted to the platform.

YouTube TV is here -- but is it something people want?

YouTube TV is here -- but is it something people want?

YouTube has launched its TV subscription services that should rival traditional cable services. But it still has some shortcomings.

This material for smartphone screens can repair itself

This material for smartphone screens can repair itself

A scratched smartphone screen can be a frustration, but thanks to a new technology, it is one we may not have to deal with for much longer.

Apple orders 70 million bendable OLED screens from Samsung for its new iPhone

Apple orders 70 million bendable OLED screens from Samsung for its new iPhone

We are getting closer and closer to the (still months away) launch of the iPhone 8. So, naturally, we keep learning more about what Apple's highly anticipated new phone will include.

Android 7.1.2 is rolling out -- but only to Pixel C and Nexus Player devices

Android 7.1.2 is rolling out -- but only to Pixel C and Nexus Player devices

Android Nougat 7.1.2 is starting to roll out to some devices, but there is a good chance yours won't be one of them.

April Fools' 2017 roundup: The pranks start early this year

April Fools' 2017 roundup: The pranks start early this year

It is April 1, and you know what that means: pranks. Companies from all over are getting in on the fun -- here are some of the best hoaxes around.

Android Wear 2.0 delayed again, but for how long?

Android Wear 2.0 delayed again, but for how long?

If you've been patiently waiting for Android Wear 2.0, you will have to wait a little longer.

SpaceX to launch a 'used rocket' for the first time

SpaceX to launch a 'used rocket' for the first time

SpaceX, a company built partially on the goal of reusing its spacecrafts, is finally putting that idea into practice.

Facebook copies Snapchat Stories (again)-- but why?

Facebook copies Snapchat Stories (again)-- but why?

Facebook is once again copying Snapchat Stories, this time putting the feature in its main mobile app. But do we really need stories across five different apps?

Andy Rubin's new smartphone: What we know so far

Andy Rubin's new smartphone: What we know so far

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, has a new company that is getting ready to announce a high-end smartphone, but the whole endeavor is shrouded in secrecy. Here is what we know so far.

Uber hits the brakes on self-driving car tests after a crash

Uber hits the brakes on self-driving car tests after a crash

An Uber crash in Arizona has halted the company's autonomous car tests everywhere -- and it couldn't have come at a worse time for a company mired in controversy.

Google removing SMS integration from Hangouts: Here's why

Google removing SMS integration from Hangouts: Here's why

If you use Google Hangouts as your main SMS client, you will be out of luck in a few months.

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