Toyota Investing $50M with Stanford, MIT for Autonomous-Car Research

The auto maker has lured the organizer of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to lead its new AI research effort.Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford and MIT for autonomous-vehicle research ...

2 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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WhatsApp gets 900 million monthly users, fast growth means it could catch up to Facebook

WhatsApp now has 900 million users per month – a huge growth that has seen tens of millions of people join in recent weeks.

14 hours ago from The Independent

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Arrest after drone disrupts US Open

A teacher in New York is arrested on charges of flying and crashing a drone into a row of empty seats during a tennis match at the US Open, police say.

6 hours ago from BBC Technology

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BlackBerry to buy mobile security firm Good Technology for $425 million

The deal is designed to help BlackBerry sharpen its focus on business-related services as its share of the mobile phone market remains stagnant.

9 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Google may return to China with a censored app store

Google may be planning a return to mainland China in the near future. According to The Information, Google hopes to open up a version of the Play Store in China sometime this fall, ...

2 hours ago from The Verge

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New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy ...

Thu 3 Sep 15 from Phys.org

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Chrome becomes a bit less of a memory hog with version 45

Some new Flash refinements will make it use less battery power, too.

50 minutes ago from Arstechnica

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60,000 antelopes died in 4 days - and no one knows why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling ...

7 hours ago from FOXNews

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Google launches Street View app with 360-degree images

Google is retiring its Photo Sphere Camera app on iOS and the Street View feature from the Google Maps app on Android in favor of a new app for both operating systems: the Street View app.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Spotify Rolls Out A Revamped, "Plain Language" Privacy Policy Following Controversial Update

 Spotify has now made good on its promise to rewrite the controversial update to its privacy policy, which incurred a bit of backlash thanks to its vague language and requests to collect ...

7 hours ago from TechCrunch

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