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IBM's cloud CTO: 'We're in this game to win'

An industry focus is one of the key factors IBM is betting will set it apart from cloud competitors including Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, IBM's top cloud exec says.

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Will Apple Car be the new BlackBerry?

Licensing may lead to dominance

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Iowa invests $1B in new wind farms

A new project approved today means Iowans will get an additional 500 megawatts of electricity from a wind farm expansion project.

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Pokémon Go craze shows Apple an augmented reality future

Because of the integration among its hardware, OS and apps, Apple is in a great spot to drive the A.R. future, observers say.

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Tesla's new gigafactory -- what we know

The electric car maker's new gigafactory is already huge, and it is not nearly completed yet. So what is Tesla hoping to accomplish? And how does this play into its overall game plan?

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Density aims to end queueing for hospitals, homeless shelters, coffee shops and elsewhere

We hear a lot about the internet of things and its ability to offer huge amounts of actionable data to the world. Imagine the IoT making your next visit to the ER, Starbucks or elsewhere easier.

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NTSB: Tesla in fatal crash was speeding with Autopilot on

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the Tesla that crashed into an 18-wheeler in May was indeed using Autopilot and traveling at 74mph in a 65mph zone.

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Smartwatch shipments nosedive, but recovery due in 2017

The global smartwatch market fell by 32% in the second quarter of 2016, with Apple Watch shipments down by 55% when compared to a year earlier, according to research firm IDC.

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Intel is developing AR smart glasses for interactive collaboration

Intel seems to be developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, and we may see them at the company's developer show next month.

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WD preparing to ship flash chips with half a terabit of capacity

Western Digital is now manufacturing 3D-stacked NAND flash chips that have 64 layers, 16 stories higher than its previous 48-layer technology -- meaning its 40% more capacity.

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GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

General Electric has more than a century of industrial experience, but it hopes to leverage outside expertise in its IoT mission. This week the company is hosting a developer conference for its GE Predix software platform and...

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How I Use Android: Pujie Black creator Paul Ivan

A pioneer in Android Wear development steps into the spotlight to show us how he uses Android himself -- from the wrist to the pocket and beyond.

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Amazon Prime Air drone deliveries take flight in UK

Amazon is teaming up with the UK government to bring drone deliveries to British citizens. So what exactly is happening? And are we all likely to see drones buzzing overhead in the near future?

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Schneier: Next president may face IoT cyberattack that causes people to die

With IoT and cyber-physical systems becoming the new normal, respected security guru Bruce Schneier suggested the next president may face 'a large-scale internet disaster that kills multiple people.'

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China surges further ahead in solar power production

China's state-run news site said that the nation has pressed further ahead of other countries in its deployment of solar electricity, adding an additional 20 billion watts (20GW) in the first half of this year alone

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More than half the world is still offline

While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, a majority of the world’s population doesn’t even use the internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of...

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Columbus, Ohio focuses $40M DOT prize on transportation tech

The city snagged a $40 million prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a series of proposals to use data and technology to reshape local transportation.

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Wristly confirms 94% Apple Watch customers are ‘satisfied’

People really like their Apple Watch and there is a lot of interest in watchOS 3

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