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NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

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An uneasy Silicon Valley denounces Trump immigration ban

Silicon Valley heads have slammed US President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees and many Muslims from entering the United States...

31 Jan 2017

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Apple joins group devoted to keeping AI nice

A technology industry alliance devoted to making sure smart machines don't turn against humanity said on Friday that Apple has signed on...

30 Jan 2017

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Facebook gets ex-Xiaomi executive Barra as new VR head

Social media giant Facebook announced late Wednesday it had recruited Hugo Barra, who recently quit a top position with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi...

26 Jan 2017

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Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease...

25 Jan 2017

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Apple antitrust suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'

Apple sued Qualcomm, accusing the California chipmaker of abusing its market power to demand unfair royalties, echoing charges filed days earlier...

24 Jan 2017

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HP Enterprise buys US software startup for $650m

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday announced a deal to buy business data management firm SimpliVity for $650 million in cash...

19 Jan 2017

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Hoverboards make comeback at Vegas electronics show

Hoverboards are aiming for a comeback after a series of debacles and recalls for the quirky wheeled personal transport devices...

10 Jan 2017

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Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology...

10 Jan 2017

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Robots show 'personality' at CES 2017

Professor Einstein rolls his eyes, sticks out his tongue, and can give a simple explanation of the theory of relativity...

9 Jan 2017

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Zuckerberg builds AI butler for his home

Mark Zuckerberg's artificial intelligence-imbued software "butler" - named Jarvis - is now in service, and even plays with his family, the Facebook chief said on Monday.

21 Dec 2016

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Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the "Iron Man" character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household...

20 Dec 2016

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Twitch reveals IRL feature that blurs lines between game, real life

On Amazon's streaming game platform Twitch, the world of gaming is being intermingled with real life. A feature unveiled Thursday by Amazon called IRL...

19 Dec 2016

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New Yahoo hack hits a billion-plus users

Yahoo said on Wednesday personal data from over a billion users was stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 - twice as big as another breach disclosed...

19 Dec 2016

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Google self-driving car unit spins off as Waymo

Google's self-driving car unit is being spun off and rebranded as Waymo as it aims "to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around." ...

14 Dec 2016

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Salto the high-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses

An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world's best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts...

8 Dec 2016

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Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars...

6 Dec 2016

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Android malware steals million Google accounts

Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users...

5 Dec 2016

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Stunned US tech sector ponders future under Trump

After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a "disaster" for innovation...

29 Nov 2016

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Oracle acquires cyber attack target Dyn

Oracle on Monday announced it is buying Dyn, a web traffic management firm recently hit with a cyber attack that closed off the internet...

22 Nov 2016

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