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Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to embrace electrification, announcing that it will be electrifying its entire vehicle lineup by 2022. Get used to it: Car makers are going to be ...

The new Apple Watch Series 3 has cellular built-in

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
The new Apple Watch is now official, offering one big highlight upgrade over the previous version: Built-in cellular support. Wireless cellular LTE connectivity provided by a built-in chip means the ...

Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Yes, you read that correctly: Ford put a man in a car seat disguise so that a Ford Transit could masquerade a a true self-driving vehicle. Why? To evaluate how ...

Google debuts Tez, a mobile wallet and payments app for India

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2 mentions6 days ago
After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a ...

Virginia just decertified its most hackable voting machines

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Following a vote on Friday by the Virginia State Board of Elections, the state will take decisive action to ensure the integrity of its voting machines. Virginia’s election supervisors have ...

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

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2 mentions1 week ago
There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority ...

Freight startup Flexport soars from "€œunsexy"€ to $800M valuation

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2 mentions2 days ago
Flexport handles the boring logistics of a trillion-dollar business: the tranport of shipping containers around the world. Because the work of freight forwarding seemed so bland, it was long ignored ...

Nest launches a new $349 smart outdoor security camera

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2 mentions4 days ago
Nest today announced its newest camera today: the Nest Cam IQ outdoor. This new outdoor camera brings the features of the company’s smart indoor camera to a more rugged outdoor ...

Tesla flips a switch to increase the range of some cars in Florida to help people evacuate

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Tesla has pushed an over-the-air update to some of its vehicles in Florida that lets those cars go just a liiiittle bit further, thus helping their owners get that much ...

Renault-Nissan lays out plans for 12 new EVs and ‘robo’ global ride-hailing service

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2 mentions1 week ago
The future of cars is electric, and today the alliance that includes Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi laid out plans of how it plans to be one of the leaders in ...