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Apple said to show interest in automotive testing facility Saturday, August 15th, 2015

By Brandon Bailey, SAN FRANCISCO, (AP): Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that’s been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other..

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First Drive: 2016 Cadillac CTS-V makes a statement anywhere Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

By Brian Makse :: The CTS-V was the car that launched the idea of a high performance Cadillac and undoubtedly this third generation super sedan has some legendary shoes to fill. Walkaround: If you can combine the athleticism of a supercar and modern automotive design, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V..

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Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

SASEBO, Japan, (AP):  From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is "manned" almost totally by robots to save labor costs. Hideo Sawada, who runs..

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Google to bring free WiFi worldwide, starting with New York  Saturday, June 27th, 2015

CALIFORNIA: Code-named Sidewalk Labs (or actually just named that, but it sounds cooler if you say it's code), the project will bring free WiFi to the streets of one of the world's biggest cities and will do so in a pretty innovative way. The scheme to conquer the whole planet will start in New..

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WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills  Saturday, June 20th, 2015

ISTANBUL, (AP): At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran's military aid to Sudan. Meanwhile the Saudi mission in Geneva was stuck dealing with a..

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The Xbox One is becoming a gaming PC Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Nobody was expecting a new console to be shown off this year at E3, but in a series of surprise announcements, that's exactly what Microsoft just did. The Xbox One is about to look a lot like a gaming PC, and that's really exciting. Since the Xbox One was announced, we've seen a move towards..

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Nepali embassy’s site in US hacked Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Washington DC: The official website of Nepali Embassy in United States has been hacked. The hacker goes by the name X-criminal. It has posted a message of being against the US, China, Russia, Israel, Qatar, North Korea, Iraq, Algeria, Lebanon and Islam on the..

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit Roads, With Steering Wheels Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Silicon Valley, (Reuters): Google Inc will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this summer, but they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company described a year ago. Engineers will operate 25 prototype vehicles, which use the same software as..

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Apple, IBM to bring iPads to 5 million Japanese seniors Thursday, April 30th, 2015

An initiative between Apple, IBM and Japan Post Holdings could put iPads in the hands of up to 5 million members of Japan’s elderly population. The iPads will run custom apps from IBM tailored to the needs of Japan’s elderly, who make up about a quarter of the country’s population, IBM said...

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Will The Apple Watch Push The Boundaries Of Good Manners? Saturday, April 25th, 2015

The Apple Watch is set sell millions in its first year on shelves. Already the new, quite possibly redundant, gadget has moved over 2 million in preorders alone, and analysts are betting on anywhere from 9 to 30 million sold in the first year. That’s out of myriad different models ranging from..

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China responds to Obama’s comments on cyber security Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

BEIJING,Xinhuanet): U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said in an interview with Reuters that he was concerned about Beijing's plans for a counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys, the passcodes that help protect data, and install security..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..