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Paris motor show turns on to electric cars

The soft whirring of electric cars was barely audible amid the pounding music and the babble of voices at the Paris motor show on Thursday, but we'll be hearing a whole lot more of it in the years to come.

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Ga-ga for goggles: Augmented & virtual reality bring the masses to Harvard

Hundreds descended upon Harvard Innovation Lab to try out the latest augmented and virtual reality gear, listen to Magic Leap's founder, and learn about this next visually-compelling phase of computing

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Google rebrands Apps for Work as G Suite, adds intelligent features

Google rebranded and enhanced its productivity suite Thursday with new intelligent capabilities that help it better compete with Microsoft Office 365.

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Bounty for iOS jailbreak exploit jumps to $1.5 million

The value for zero-day exploits targeting Apple's iOS software is jumping. On Thursday, a company called Zerodium began offering as much as $1.5 million for them.

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Researchers make progress toward computer video recognition

Researchers are trying to make video recognition a reality, and using some image recognition techniques to make that happen.

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Trump says Google Search biased against him

Just two days after his first debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump told an audience at a political rally in Wisconsin that Google is biased against him and suppressing search results.

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

The first really huge update to Google's watch platform is taking a little longer than expected.

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US carriers will look to LTE-U tests to protect Wi-Fi

The biggest U.S. carriers planning to deploy controversial LTE-Unlicensed technology expect to use gear that’s been tested for coexistence with Wi-Fi, their executives said Wednesday.

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Israeli startup says its new software would have prevented Tesla hack

Karamba Security announced a new product for connected and autonomous vehicles that performs in-memory software authentication that it claims would have prevented a Tesla hack demonstrated last week by Chinese security experts.

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Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new...

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Google Maps for Android adds 'OK Google' voice, navigation commands and other search tricks

The new features will make your phone a more helpful assistant during your next trip since you won't have to mess with the screen.

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Microsoft opens up its 'million dollar' bug-finder

Project Springfield, which includes Microsoft's in-house testing technology for Windows and Office apps, uses whitebox fuzzing technology to sniff out flaws that could lead to crashes

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White House to data scientists: We need you

It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

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Galaxy Note7 battery woes continue as company investigates phones that are running too hot

Samsung says the replacement phones, part of 1 million shipped now in use, are safe and not prone to catching fire.

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Diversified supply chain helps 'Vendetta Brothers' succeed in criminal business

Even smaller criminal groups are using smarter business tactics to help insulate themselves from prosecution and to diversify their product supply.

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Doctors: E-health records raise costs, don’t help patient outcomes

Most physicians believe mandated electronic health records not only increase operating costs but draw their attention away from patients and have little effect on patient outcomes.

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Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The MicroProfile.io group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor

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FBI reports more attempts to hack voter registration system

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has found more attempts to hack the voter registration systems of states, ahead of national elections.

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