Google's Self-Driving AI Counts as a "Driver," According to the Feds

A letter to Google from the NHTSA, which regulates American roadways, clears a significant hurdle to getting driverless cars on the road.

16 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Facebook 'colonialism' row stokes distrust

Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.

2 hours ago from BBC Technology

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Tesla's 4Q net loss doubles

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says its net loss more than doubled to $320 million in the fourth quarter, hurt by lower-than-planned production of its new Model X SUV.

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ford and Bridj Are Launching an On-Demand Bus Service in Kansas City

Waiting for a bus is no fun. But residents of Kansas City will soon be able to hail one rather than standing in line—for a price, at least—thanks to a collaboration between Bridj and Ford.Read ...

22 minutes ago from Gizmodo

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Chinese investors bid $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera

Opera Software, a Norwegian company behind one of the world's most popular browsers, says Chinese investors have made a $1.2 billion takeover offer, causing its stock to jump more than 30 percent.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google's killing off Flash-based advertising

Google has announced that its Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DCDM) platforms will begin phasing out the use of Flash ads starting June 30th. From the start ...

9 hours ago from Engadget

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Twitter woes deepen as user base fails to grow

Twitter's woes deepened Wednesday as the struggling messaging platform said it failed to add users in the past quarter, adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social networks.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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HBO Now has 800,000 paying subscribers since April launch

HBO Now has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched on Apple TV in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google extends 'right to be forgotten'

Tech giant Google says it will hide content removed under the "right to be forgotten" from all versions of the search engine when viewed from Europe.

53 minutes ago from BBC Technology

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Here's Why It's So Hard to Kill a Cockroach

Their exoskeletons helps them withstand tremendous force

14 hours ago from TIME

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