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Baidu names former Microsoft Office head Qi Lu as its COO

Chinese search giant Baidu has named former Microsoft business group head Qi Lu as its COO and group president.

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Intel thinks IoT will have a firm place in the stores of the future

Intel says using IoT technologies in the retail sector would result in a more personalized and efficient experience for both customers and stores.

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What will be Apple’s next hit product?

The iPhone is 10 years old, and it may be time for Apple to release a new hit product. Could one of these inventions replicate the iPhone’s game-chaging success?

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Intel wants to bring IoT technology to retail

Intel says it plans to invest more than $100 million in the retail industry over the next five years.

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Shopping goes high tech (and hassle-free) with Intel tech

Poking into shopping habits and recognizing your face may sound invasive, but retailers are trying to make shopping better with products like Intel's Responsive Retail Platform. It can track store inventory and respond to customers in...

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51% off Foval 150PSI Car Digital Tire Pressure Air Gauge - Deal Alert

This pressure guage from Fovsal features a lighted nozzle and display screen for ultimate visibility in low light, and doubles as a vehicle emergency tool with LED flashlight, car window breaker, seat belt cutter, and red safety light....

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Raspberry Pi's new Compute Module 3 goes on sale

The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren't expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen.

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Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up

Tesla has announced the prices vehicle owners will have to pay to use its Supercharger stations. A trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco will now cost about $15 under its plan. But, early adopters will still be able to juice up for...

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The INU is a high-end scooter for the stylish urbanite

INU is an electric, luxury scooter that's intended for a young generation of urban working professionals.

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Is 2017 the year IoT standards finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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European legislators debate robot rights for autonomous vehicles

Robots should one day have rights as "electronic persons," Members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday -- but not until the machines are all fitted with "kill" switches to shut them down in an emergency.

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Clip Amazon Echo's ears with a home-brewed 'kill switch'

Amazon's Echo is hearing you all the time, and that isn't necessarily a good thing. The device can randomly order items you don't want, record conversations, and has raised several privacy concerns.

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Artificial Intelligence: Transparency isn’t just a trend

There is a growing realization that we cannot start deploying and using artificial intelligence technologies if their reasoning is opaque. We need to know what they are thinking.

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National Instruments industrial IoT lab unites rivals

The NI Industrial IoT Lab has opened and will house testbeds for applications like predictive maintenance, industrial networking, “microgrids” for renewable energy, and heavy-equipment asset management.

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Alphabet says balloons beat drones for internet delivery

Alphabet has shut down its Titan unit that was exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for the delivery of internet services. The Google parent is instead focusing on its balloons-based Project Loon to provide access to remote...

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NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

Nano-RAM, which is based on carbon nanotubes, is now being produced in seven fabrication plants in various parts of the world and is expected to challenge traditional memory and flash for dominance.

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The DOD is testing a swarm of autonomous, 3-D printed drones

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

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IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM's Watson Health division and the FDA are teaming up to explore using blockchain technology for secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data, which could lead to enormous advances in research.

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