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Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 05:59 PM EDT

Tesla 'Does Not Know' if Autopilot Used in Crash

Tesla 'Does Not Know' if Autopilot Used in Crash

A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it's unknown if the Autopilot feature was...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 01:58 AM EDT

Tesla's Top Vehicle Engineer Is 'Taking Time Off'

Tesla's Top Vehicle Engineer Is 'Taking Time Off'

Amid issues with the Model 3 sedan, Tesla’s senior vice-president of engineering is leaving the company for what the auto maker has characterized as a leave of absence, CNBC reported. Doug Field is reportedly...

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 04:50 PM EDT

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Goes for a Run in the Suburbs

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Goes for a Run in the Suburbs

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot has wowed us with a backflip and amused us with its iffy box-stacking abilities. In a video posted Thursday on the company's YouTube channel, the humanoid robot demonstrates its...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 02:13 PM EDT

Equifax Now Says Some Passport Info Was Stolen in Breach

Equifax Now Says Some Passport Info Was Stolen in Breach

Equifax acknowledged a relatively small number of passport images and information were stolen as part of last year's security breach, despite previously denying such a thing occurred. The credit monitoring...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 08:33 AM EDT

Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

Advanced new features rolled out this week by Google, like customized Google Maps suggestions and an assistant that can make appointments over the phone, are underpinned by the massive data trove Google collects...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 07:38 AM EDT

Disney's VR Jacket; Ronaldo Works on Facebook Series

Disney's VR Jacket; Ronaldo Works on Facebook Series

Researchers at Disney have teamed up with MIT and Carnegie Mellon University to create the Force Jacket. The prototype virtual reality jacket is retro-fitted with 26 airbags and can be manipulated to make users...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 04:03 AM EDT

White House Hosting AI Summit With Tech Firms

White House Hosting AI Summit With Tech Firms

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs. The...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 09:10 PM EDT

NASA and Uber Teaming Up to Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

NASA and Uber Teaming Up to Get Flying Taxis Off the Ground

NASA and Uber have signed an agreement to explore putting flying taxis in the skies over US cities. NASA said Tuesday that it will begin simulations for so-called "urban air mobility" vehicles that also include...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 07:33 AM EDT

Instagram 'Music Stickers'; Facebook Avatars in Development

Instagram 'Music Stickers'; Facebook Avatars in Development

Three of the biggest social media platforms are reportedly working on new features that you could soon benefit from. According to Techcrunch, Instagram is working on code for a feature that would allow users to...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 08:17 AM EDT

Google Aims to Simplify Your Life With New AI Features

Google Aims to Simplify Your Life With New AI Features

Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life. Many of the updates have a practical...

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