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Google's Self-Driving Car

Google Turns Self-Driving Cars Into Self-Honking Cars

Jun 03, 2016 10:20 AM EDT

Google has been teaching its autonomous vehicle prototype how to honk on its own, including different honks for different situations, according to the company's latest self-driving car monthly report.

Pebble Core

Pebble To Ship Core With Alexa Voice Integration In 2017

Jun 03, 2016 10:09 AM EDT

Pebble announced Thursday that it will ship its Core clip-on with Amazon's Alexa technology sometime in "early 2017," making it the "first fully-mobile wearable" to be integrated with Amazon's voice assistant.

Samsung Gear Fit 2

Samsung's Gear Fit 2 Arrives With GPS, Updated Design

Jun 03, 2016 09:54 AM EDT

Samsung's Gear Fit 2 is now available for preorder, and it treats everyone who is looking for a combination of both a fitness tracker and a smartwatch.

Uber Taxi Ad

Uber Receives $3.5 Billion From Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund

Jun 02, 2016 02:10 PM EDT

Uber has received a $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund as the ride-sharing service continues its plan to expand in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia attempts to reduce its reliance on crude oil.

Facebook Down

Facebook's DeepText AI Can Understand What You Write

Jun 02, 2016 12:29 PM EDT

Facebook has introduced a new deep learning artificial intelligence called DeepText, which is designed to tell the difference between certain nuances in language in order to understand exactly what you write in posts.

Elon Musk (Not At Code Conference)

Elon Musk: We Are Most Likely Living In Someone Else's Video Game

Jun 02, 2016 10:48 AM EDT

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes that we are all living in someone else's video game, saying at Recode's Code Conference that there's a "one in billions" chance that we're actually living in reality.

Google Nexus One Android Phone

Google Updates My Account To Help Android Users Find Lost Phones

Jun 01, 2016 01:46 PM EDT

Google has updated its "My Account" service in order to make it easier for Android users to find their lost or stolen phones.

OnePlus 2 (OnePlus 3 Not In Photo)

OnePlus To Launch New Phone Invite-Free On June 14

Jun 01, 2016 12:36 PM EDT

OnePlus plans to changes things up for the launch of its next flagship phone on June 14, as potential buyers will not need an invitation to get their hands on the OnePlus 3.

Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Buys 1,500 Smartphone Patents From Microsoft

Jun 01, 2016 10:17 AM EDT

Xiaomi has just expanded its partnership with Microsoft with the purchase of around 1,500 smartphone patents, which may also help the Chinese smartphone maker expand its business to the U.S.

Tesla Model 3

Tesla's Gigafactory To Get Grand Opening In July

May 29, 2016 06:47 PM EDT

Tesla Motors plans to hold a grand opening ceremony for its Nevada-based Gigafactory on July 29, which will be the first official "opening" of the factory as its construction continues.

2011 Honda Acura RL, Covered Under Recent Takata Recall

8 Automakers Recall 12M Vehicles With Takata Airbags

May 28, 2016 02:09 PM EDT

Eight automakers announced Friday that they are recalling 12 million vehicles with faulty Takata airbags, and recalls related to the safety issue are expected to continue into the coming months and years.

Xbox One Controller

Xbox One VR Game Coming In 2017, Developer Confirms

May 28, 2016 12:54 PM EDT

A European developer has confirmed that Microsoft plans to take this year's E3 event as an opportunity to debut a new virtual reality video game for the Xbox One that would be released sometime next year.

Intel Logo

Intel Buys Russian Startup Itseez To Push Internet Of Things, Self-Driving Car Plans

May 27, 2016 12:06 PM EDT

Intel has acquired Russian computer vision startup Itseez in order to move forward with its Internet Of Things projects, one of which is developing self-driving cars.

Internet Connectivity

Microsoft, Facebook To Build Cable Across Atlantic To Provide High-Speed Connectivity

May 27, 2016 10:46 AM EDT

Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to provide high-speed connectivity to customers around the world through the construction off a massive undersea cable across the Atlantic.

Gawker Media

Gawker Considering Possible Sale After Losing Hulk Hogan Case?

May 26, 2016 01:43 PM EDT

Gawker Media has hired an investment banker in order to consider different options for handling its current privacy case with Hulk Hogan, one of which is possibly selling the company, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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