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Amazon envisions drone superhighways in sky

Amazon envisions integrating drones into the skies above our cities, proposing drone superhighways that would crisscross the sky and enable thousands of unmanned vehicles to fly at high speeds under completely automated control.

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Senators call for investigation of potential safety, security threats from connected cars

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate potential widespread risk for consumers because of vulnerabilities in auto information and entertainment systems.

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It's time for a Digital Customer Experience Bill of Rights

Many organizations are harming their customer’s digital experience – and in some cases their safety – on a regular basis, as evidenced by the recent issues around limited access to personal data and the ability to digitally sabotage...

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Car and pedestrian collision? There'll soon be an app for that

The new system will alert drivers and pedestrians of potential collisions.


Leading A.I. researchers, scientists want a ban on autonomous weapons

Artificial intelligence and robotics researchers joined more than 1800 people in signing an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous offensive weapons before they start an arms race -- or a war.

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Honda joins list of carmakers embedding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Honda announced that its 2016 Accord will offer smartphone mirroring technologies that will enable drivers to use mobile apps with their infotainment systems.


Is your wearable losing its charge too soon? Of course it is. Scientists are here to help.

Got a wearable? Then you've got a slow battery. But maybe not for long. Read on.


Terminator robots still cutting edge

Yaskawa's Motoman robots are still on the cutting edge, 31 years after it terminated the original Terminator.

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Oops: Google trees to impoverish Goggle Vice

Google has a bad habit of suddenly trying to improve forgotten products.

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Update: Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after Jeep hack

After revelations that some vehicles with UConnect radio systems could be hacked and controlled remotely, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today issued a recall notice for 1.4 million vehicles to fix the security hole.

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Apple’s secret Android plan for Apple Watch

Apple Watch for Android – is this a thing??

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Firewalls can't protect today's connected cars

While the automobile industry pursues more secure internal bus architectures, experts say no network firewall will ever be totally tamper-proof, and it's more important to be able to detect and stop an attack rather than block it.

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Cisco quits set-top box market, sells business to Technicolor

Cisco is selling its Connected Devices business -- yet at the same time counting on connecting billions of devices

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Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack

A hacker who was able to wirelessly gain access to a Jeep and control its vital functions said he could do the same with any number of vulnerable vehicles on the road today.

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Who’s gonna win the Apple Watch guesswork wars?

Wall Street’s finest spreadsheet warriors have laid down their very best guesses on Apple Watch sales.

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When the good guys are wielding the lasers

Lasers can be used to steal sensitive data, even over long distances. New research at MIT shows that they can also be used to protect data.

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Sony enters drone business with winged vertical takeoff craft

Sony is getting into the drone business with winged machines that take off vertically and could be used in everything from agriculture to construction.

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Apple hires Chrysler executive, furthering speculation of its automotive ambitions

Apple has hired an automotive industry veteran, increasing speculation that the company is working on an electric car.

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