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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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Apple reports first drop in iPhone shipments

For the first time since it launched, shipments of the iPhone dropped year-on-year and pushed Apple revenue and profit down.

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JAMF makes deploying Apple devices easy

The things that are hard for enterprise would surprise you...

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Silicon Valley

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft that's circumnavigating the globe without using a single drop of fuel, arrived in Silicon Valley on Saturday evening.

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Solar Impulse 2 arrives in California

The solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Silicon Valley late Saturday night. It was the ninth leg on its trip around the world.

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Google 'moonshots' increasingly expensive

Longer-term projects like driverless cars, wearables and connectivity balloons carry hefty tab; the very-profitable company makes its money from Android, search and other 'core' tech.

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Google and Microsoft to end regulatory battles

Google and Microsoft have agreed to end a long-running regulatory battle and will stop complaining to government agencies about each other.

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Intel refocusing itself, and its revenue stream, on cloud

Analysts expect Intel to increase its investment in private cloud tech -- areas in which it already has strength.

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Solar plane is heading for Silicon Valley

The remarkable Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has resumed its round-the-world flight attempt and took off from Hawaii on Thursday for Silicon Valley.

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Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia is proving to be quite the albatross. The company has stepped away from focusing on phones, and its handset sales revenue fell by almost half in the first quarter.

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Microsoft ends Xbox 360 production

Microsoft is ending production of the Xbox 360 games console after 10 years, but owners will continue to enjoy online services and thousands of games.

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Going to Google I/O? Start planning your schedule now

The conference's change of location has had many speculating on why Google would switch to an outdoor site. Could the company be preparing to show off its autonomous cars or robotics?

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U.S. Senate bill could pave the way for commercial drones

Legislation passed by the U.S. Senate could pave the way for the commercial deployment of drones in the national airspace. It also addresses safety issues by, for example, providing ways to lock down errant drones if they are close to...

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Intel axes 12,000 jobs as it seeks to break away from PCs

Intel is cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as the company restructures operations to diversify from PCs into growth areas of IoT and servers.

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Verizon is offshoring jobs, records say

Verizon has been moving call center work overseas, and IT jobs may be shifting as well.

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NASA plans major test of drone management system

A NASA-developed air traffic control system for drones could take a major step forward this week when up to 24 drones take to the skies from locations across the U.S. in the agency's first coordinated test.

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google book-scanning project

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a copyright infringement case against Google for its now 12-year-old effort to scan books and allow people to search them online.

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Japan earthquakes disrupt electronics supply chain

A series of powerful earthquakes that shook southwest Japan this week also disrupted the electronics supply chain. Sony, Mitsubishi Electric and chip maker Renesas are among the companies with factories in the area.

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