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Waymo to Send Driverless Cars Through San Francisco
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Waymo to Send Driverless Cars Through San Francisco

Waymo has deployed fully driverless cars onto the streets of San Francisco to provide free rides to its employees.

UPS Expands Deal with Google Cloud to Prepare for Surge in Data
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UPS Expands Deal with Google Cloud to Prepare for Surge in Data

United Parcel Service has expanded its deal with Google Cloud, which will involve greater network, storage, and computing capacity.

 AI Will Evaluate Your Job Application. Do You Still Want to Apply?
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AI Will Evaluate Your Job Application. Do You Still Want to Apply?

A study suggests that the answer may depend on how artificial intelligence is used.

Is It the End of the Road for Computing Power?
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Is It the End of the Road for Computing Power?

That phone in your pocket was predicted by Moore's Law, but it is bumping against its physical and economic limits.

Tech Giants to Be Forced to Share More Data Under EU Proposal
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Tech Giants to Be Forced to Share More Data Under EU Proposal

Groups say rules unfairly target the biggest firms and could push companies to store more data in Europe.

Secret CIA Bulk Surveillance Program Includes Some Americans' Records, Senators Say
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Secret CIA Bulk Surveillance Program Includes Some Americans' Records, Senators Say

The lawmakers called for the immediate declassification of details about the surveillance program and what data was collected.

How Do You Teach a Goldfish to Drive? First, You Need a Vehicle
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How Do You Teach a Goldfish to Drive? First, You Need a Vehicle

Researchers are teaching animals how to drive, in order to understand how experience affects learning and how brains adapt to change.

VR to the ER: Metaverse Early Adopters Prove Accident-Prone
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VR to the ER: Metaverse Early Adopters Prove Accident-Prone

Tally includes broken vases, dislocated shoulders, injured girlfriends; "Why don't you go to the gym like a normal person?"

Facebook's Cryptocurrency Venture to Wind Down, Sell Assets
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Facebook's Cryptocurrency Venture to Wind Down, Sell Assets

Diem Association is selling its technology to crypto-focused bank Silvergate Capital for $200 million.

How Game Theory Changed Poker
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How Game Theory Changed Poker

Researchers at the University of Alberta's Computer Poker Research Group pioneered game theory mathematics that transformed how professional poker players approach...

Robotic Arms Use ML to Reach Deeper into Distribution
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Robotic Arms Use ML to Reach Deeper into Distribution

Robots increasingly are being used in warehouses to sort, pack, and prepare orders for delivery as logistics operators faced with labor shortages turn to automation...

The End of Car Keys, Passwords, Fumbling with Phones at Checkout
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The End of Car Keys, Passwords, Fumbling with Phones at Checkout

Ultra-wideband technology could revolutionize interaction with devices, if privacy and other issues can be addressed.

Microsoft Hit by Defections as Tech Giants Battle for Talent to Build the Metaverse
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Microsoft Hit by Defections as Tech Giants Battle for Talent to Build the Metaverse

Around 100 people on the team developing Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality headsets have left, mostly to Facebook parent Meta.

Levi's AI Chief Says Algorithms Have Helped Boost Revenue
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Levi's AI Chief Says Algorithms Have Helped Boost Revenue

Artificial intelligence and a data repository built on Google Cloud have helped Levi Strauss & Co. improve revenue and profitability, says chief strategy and AI...

The 'Most Serious' Security Breach Ever is Unfolding Right Now. Here's What You Need to Know
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The 'Most Serious' Security Breach Ever is Unfolding Right Now. Here's What You Need to Know

Much of the Internet, from Amazon's cloud to connected TVs, is riddled with the log4j vulnerability, and has been for years.

TikTok to Adjust Its Algorithm to Avoid Negative Reinforcement
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TikTok to Adjust Its Algorithm to Avoid Negative Reinforcement

The app says it is working to diversify the content it pushes to individual users in order to protect their mental well-being.

Xerox to Announce Multiyear Cloud Deal With Oracle
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Xerox to Announce Multiyear Cloud Deal With Oracle

Xerox will use Oracle's cloud-computing infrastructure and software as a digital backbone for a swathe of ventures being developed in its business incubator.

World's Biggest Traders Betting on Blockchain Data
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World's Biggest Traders Betting on Blockchain Data

The Pyth blockchain-based technology service aims to provide data for diverse cryptocurrency projects in real time.

Software Flaw Sparks Global Race to Patch Bug
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Software Flaw Sparks Global Race to Patch Bug

Companies and governments scrambled this past weekend to patch a major bug in a piece of popular Internet software that security experts warned could grant hackers...

How to Understand the Data Explosion
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How to Understand the Data Explosion

The world is set to generate an astronomical amount of digital information. To get a handle on it, start with a grain of rice.
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