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California‘s Heavy-Handed Plan to Regulate the Self-Driving Car Biz

Self-driving industry reps are not happy with the Public Utilities Commission‘s proposed plan for how driverless taxis should operate-especially the requirements that they offer services for free and ban pooled rides.

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Are Avocados Toast?

What will we eat in 2050? California farmers are placing bets.

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Students Turn Chevy‘s Camaro Into a Eco-Happy Future Machine

College teams from around the country competed by making hybrid and electric versions of the muscle car.

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Give the Robots Electronic Tongues

Roboticists have to not only in create artificial senses of touch and taste, but figure out what robots should *ignore* in a human world.

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35 Best Memorial Day Sales (2018): Laptops, TVs, Appliances

Summer has begun, and so have a lot of 2018 Memorial Day sales on TVs, laptops, robovacs, appliances, and more.

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How a New Era of Privacy Took Over Your Email Inbox

Europe‘s GDPR, which takes effect Friday, was supposed to give consumers more insight into how their personal information is collected and used. It‘s not turning out that way---yet.

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Sony‘s 4K Projector Offers More Than Meets the Eye

The coffee-table-sized Sony LSPX-A1 conceals a powerful speaker system-plus provides ample storage for your art books.

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AI Chatbots Try to Schedule Meetings-Without Enraging Us

However trivial it may sound, it‘s a monstrously difficult challenge. Luckily, the employees of X.ai are some of the most dedicated nerds you‘ll ever meet.

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Europe‘s New Data Protections Will Affect You Too. Here‘s How.

Yes, they mainly affect those who live inside the EU. But non-Europeans should pay attention too.

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‘Significant‘ FBI Error Reignites Data Encryption Debate

FBI stats about inaccessible cellphones were inflated, undermining already controversial bureau claims about the threat of encryption.

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Trump Can‘t Block Critics on Twitter. What Does This Mean For Free Speech?

Here‘s how the decision impacts the future of the First Amendment online.

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Tinder Wants to Match You With People Who Go to the Same Places

The dating app is testing a new feature aimed at connecting users who hang out at the same spots.

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How Facebook Wants to Improve the Quality of Your News Feed

In a rare interview, nine Facebook executives discuss the company‘s tools for reducing the quantity and reach of misinformation.

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Amazon Kindle Ebook Readers Are 30 Off Right Now

If you‘ve been holding off on that new Kindle, now‘s your chance.

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Exclusive: Facebook Opens Up About False News

In a rare interview, eight Facebook executives talk about the challenge, and their progress, in battling clickbait and falsehoods.

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Stealthy, Destructive Malware Infects Half a Million Routers

Cisco researchers discover a new router malware outbreak that might also be the next cyberwar attack in Ukraine.

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Facebook Is Beefing Up Its Two-Factor Authentication

The update, now available to most users, comes several months after Facebook was criticized for spamming users‘ two-factor authentication phone numbers.

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Emilia Clarke Wants a Chewbacca Tattoo-and a Dragon

The ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ actress loves her co-star.

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Thanks to Binges and Benders, Postmates Knows the True You

A team of data scientists at the anything-goes delivery company revealed our collective whims, whether it‘s scarfing brisket, stockpiling sex toys, or splurging on caviar.

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Porsche‘s Cayenne E-Hybrid Checks Your Route to Pick Your Power

The luxury SUV looks down the road to see where you need battery power, and where you need old-fashioned internal combustion.

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So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren‘t Science Projects Anymore

The end of Google Glass wasn‘t even the end of Google Glass. More than that, the idea of augmented reality has been normalized.

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This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm

In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.

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The Truth-Affirming Powers of a Good, Old-Fashioned Netflix Binge

Online, the barriers between fiction and nonfiction blur. But there‘s a throwback way to right this disorientation.

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Scientists Are Using AI to Painstakingly Assemble Single Atoms

A machine‘s atom-wide tip could help usher in an era of microscopic circuits.

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