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GM's self-driving tech will stop the car if you're inattentive

GM's upcoming semi-autonomous "Super Cruise" system lets drivers take their hands off the steering wheel, but the technology can determine a driver’s responsiveness and will stop the vehicle automatically if you're not paying...

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Getting a bead on tech trends for 2017

Up for discussion: The 10 most pressing and disruptive technologies for the year ahead, according to Computerworld's Tech Forecast 2017 research.

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Fitbit eyes smartwatch maker Pebble for its IP

Fitness wristband maker Fitbit is said to be close to a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, mainly for its intellectual property.

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Here's what your hardware needs for the AWS Greengrass IoT service

Amazon is bringing the Greengrass IoT service to devices and board computers, meant to help boost offline data collection and analysis.

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SSD adoption in laptops exceeds expectations

The use of solid state drives in notebooks and laptops has surpassed analyst expectations and is expected to reach 50% within the next few years.

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Bad (internet of) things

What we can do to keep all those clever devices from causing harm.

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HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.

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Tech Forecast 2017: IT sharpens its focus

With spending and hiring flat, CIOs seek efficiency in automation and outsourcing. Should IT workers be worried?

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Intel races to put autonomous cars on streets

As the PC market levels out, Intel believes it has a big future in autonomous cars.

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U.S. auto regulators want to block drivers from using mobile apps

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed guidelines for automakers that include a Driver Mode to automatically take smartphones or tablets offline and reduce distracted driving accidents.

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15% off Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Deal Alert

Turn your steps into strides with vívosmart HR+, the GPS activity tracker with Elevate wrist heart rate technology. Not only does it count steps, calories, floors climbed and intensity minutes, it also uses GPS satellites to track...

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How industrial IoT is making steel production smarter

Productivity increases and reduced maintenance costs have been the direct benefits of a new IoT project between General Electric and a Brazilian steel manufacturer.

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Upgraded Mirai botnet disrupts Deutsche Telekom by infecting routers

A new version of Mirai -- a malware that’s been enslaving poorly secured IoT devices -- has found a new victim: vulnerable internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas, Deals and Discounts - Deal Alert

Here we've compiled a list of great techie stocking stuffer ideas that are reasonably priced, highly rated, and deeply discounted.

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Preview: Computerworld's smart cities video tour, coming soon!

Launching in Dec. 2016, Computerworld's smart cities video tour takes you to Singapore, New York and Montreal, as senior editor Matt Hamblen seeks out the latest innovations that boost urban efficiency and improve citizens' lives....

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How Apple Watch can help you lose the Thanksgiving flab

Now you have access to the kind of personalized biometric technology only Olympian athletes used to enjoy.

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The EM drive breaks the laws of physics -- but that doesn't stop it from working

NASA has tested a theoretical rocket engine, the EM drive, and even though it breaks the third law of physics, initial tests indicate it works.

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How to make IoT in the home more secure: Assume the worst

A report by the internet advisory group BITAG on Tuesday identified common security problems in home IoT products and recommended steps vendors should take from now on.

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