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White House releases report on how to spur smart-gun tech

The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have begun a process to define, for the first time, the requirements that manufacturers would need to meet for law enforcement agencies to consider purchasing firearms...

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Google, what are you doing? Motorola ex-prez now new hardware chief

Google hires Motorola ex-president to lead a new centralized hardware team. This is BIG BIG news -- it hints at Google's plans for Nexus, ChromeOS, the living room, and even the ludicrous Google Glass...

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Autonomous trucks hits public roads

Six groups of trucks just took part in the EU Truck Platooning Challenge, an international test of autonomous truck driving technology.

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Google and Fiat Chrysler near deal on self-driving vehicles

After being in talks for months, Fiat Chrysler is said to be in the final stages of finalizing a partnership with Google's Alphabet self-driving car development division.

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Snapchat speed filter just the latest sign of the distracted driving problem

Driver distraction is becoming a major problem. What can we do?

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Samsung's Artik Cloud to challenge Microsoft's Azure in IoT

Microsoft's Azure has a rival in Samsung's new Artik Cloud service.

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Microsoft is making big data really small using DNA

Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.

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My year with the Apple Watch: Good-looking tech, still flawed

Columnist Michael deAgonia wears his Apple Watch every day. It reminds him of meetings, cuts down on digital clutter, delivers notifications to his wrist -- and drives him crazy when he's working out.

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With NASA's help, SpaceX shoots for 2018 Mars mission

With some technical help from NASA, aerospace company SpaceX plans to launch a mission to Mars as soon as 2018.

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Intel's Edison board now links up to IBM's Bluemix cloud service

Intel is making it easier to create smarter gadgets, robots, drones and wearables using its Edison developer board.

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Elon Musk says Tesla’s next-gen Model 4 will be affordable for everyone

Speaking at the Future Transport Solutions conference in Oslo, Norway, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the upcoming Model 3 will be affordable for about half the population, but the vehicle after that will be affordable for virtually...

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Samsung's challenger to Raspberry Pi 3, the Artik 10, to ship in May

Samsung will start shipping the eight-core Artik 10 board computer, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3, next month.

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Steve Jobs was an alien, and other myths

Reaction to Apple's results is unrealistic and overblown

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Google, Uber, Ford drive self-driving car group with Volvo and Lyft

Google, Uber, Ford, Volvo and Lyft form self-driving car 'advocacy' group. State and U.S. regulators seem poised to crack down on feet- and hands-free driving, so Google's gang wants to head them off...

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HTC doubles down on virtual reality with new Vive X accelerator

HTC announced it will lead a $100 million virtual reality accelerator fund to cultivate the VR ecosystem by supporting startups.

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Report says criminals are better communicators than IT staffers

Humans remain the largest security risk, a new Verizon report says.

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Google, carmakers join forces to speed self-driving car adoption

Google's Alphabet company has formed a lobbying group with Ford, Volvo and other carmakers to press the U.S. government on regulations to help move the self-driving car industry to market.

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Europe places a billion-euro bet on quantum computing

The European Commission plans to invest more than $1 billion in quantum computing as part of a larger initiative to strengthen Europe's competitiveness in the digital economy.

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