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Obama says ‘new cyber age’ needs new tools

In the wake of a presidential campaign marred by hacking and social-media skulduggery, President Barack Obama says America’s digital architecture will have to be fine-tuned to preserve democracy. The issue arose today during Obama’s final White House press conference – just two … Continue reading

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Treasure Truck wins patent amid big ambitions

If you’re thinking about building a knockoff of Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the funky delivery vehicle for flash deals ranging from cameras to candy, consider yourself warned: The design is now patented. The patent was issued today, covering the ornamental design for … Continue reading

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Amazon patents self-driving lane control system

There’s been a lot of speculation about Amazon’s interest in self-driving delivery trucks, and a newly issued patent suggests that the Seattle-based retailer is putting a lot of thought into how such a system would work. The patent, issued today, … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s CEO sees AI’s down side for jobs

Experts on employment trends have long raised concerns about how job markets are being disrupted so quickly by artificial intelligence and automation are disrupting the job market, and now it sounds as if Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares those concerns. … Continue reading

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Airbus gets set to test flying car – in Oregon?

Airbus Group says it’s on track to test its prototype self-piloted flying car by the end of the year, and those tests may well take place in Oregon. The European consortium’s CEO, Tom Enders, talked up the vision for Airbus’ … Continue reading

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No virtual Carrie Fisher in future Star Wars films

Spoiler Alert: This item avoids discussing major plot twists in any of the Star Wars movies, but wait to read it if you want to stay totally in the dark about “Rogue One,” “The Force Awakens” or Episode VIII or IX. … Continue reading

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How wearables told this scientist he was sick

Stanford geneticist Michael Snyder’s research into wearable biosensors has turned into a case study demonstrating the promise of predictive medicine – with Snyder as the star subject. Snyder had himself and 59 other people hooked up with an array of up … Continue reading

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