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Ford Continues to Claim a Bigger Piece of the Self-Driving Car Pie with Investment in Civil Maps

Make no mistake about it: Ford clearly doesn't have a problem letting its money do the talking when it comes to affirming its support of self-driving car research and development.

And what's the latest move by the company that adds even more impact to this statement? Try the automaker's r...

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Twitter's Blue Checkmark Is Now Open to the Public

Ever wanted to have one of those iconic "blue checkmarks" that seem to adorn the profiles of all of your favorite celebrities, politicians, and other prominent tweeters? If so, then we have some good news for you.

As The Verge's Nick Statt recently reported, the digital world's favorite m...

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It Looks Like Google's VR/AR Plans Go Way Beyond Daydream

While various reports have claimed that some of Google's forays into the realm of virtual reality (VR) have been relegated to the development scrap heap, a recent article from Engadget's Aaron Souppouris tells a decidedly different story - and paints the picture for an impressive new technology t...

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Is the FBI Utilizing Decades-Old Software to Sabotage Public Records Requests?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is supposed to serve as a gateway of transparency and insight into government records for public organizations and citizens alike. However, a recent lawsuit filed by FOIA researcher Ryan Shapiro aims to prove that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) -...

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Google Versus the European Union: Round Three

It's no big secret that Google and the European Union (EU) have a relationship so frigid that it makes the weather in Antarctica look downright balmy. However, thanks to yet another wave of antitrust charges from Europe's top governing body, it's safe to say that we're about to hit all-time lows...

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Microsoft Offers up a Bold New Initiative to Reposition Its Azure Stack Cloud Product

By the time mid-2017 rolls around, the Azure Stack hybrid cloud operating platform is going to have a completely redesigned look and feel to it. In fact, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley points out that this system is actually moving toward a position within the digital marketplace as a turnkey product that...

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Ex-Googler Paul Taylor Has Big Plans to Bring the World of "Fintech" into the 21st Century

The intersection of the digital world and the financial sector, known as "fintech," doesn't exactly serve as a wellspring of technological innovation - and for good reason. After all, any slight error or unseen bug in a newly-adopted system could expose a hefty portion of the world's wealth to th...

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Nintendo's New NES Classic Edition Aims to Bring Nostalgia to a TV Near You This November

Retro gaming is one of the hottest trends in today's entertainment landscape - and the price tag on vintage systems and functional game cartridges reflects this demand in a major way.

Fortunately, Nintendo's newest release has what it takes to help you relive the glory days of console gam...

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Microsoft Scores Major Victory for Privacy Advocates

The verdict is in and Microsoft is the clear victor in its recent fight over consumer privacy with the United States (U.S.) Justice Department. In fact, with a three to nothing decision by the presiding members of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, it's safe to say that this vict...

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Did the FDIC Really Cover up a Series of Chinese Hackings?

Back in May, rumblings of a potential hacking of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) took both the tech and banking industries by storm. However, this story seems destined to stir up even more controversy - and concern - thanks to a report from Reuters that claims this particular hac...

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Google's New Data-Streaming Program Gives Project Fi Users Access to High-Speed Internet across the Globe

Tired of facing down glacially-slow Internet speeds when you're abroad? If so, Google's new take on Project Fi might just have the high speed solution to your data woes.

As the official release over on the Android blog notes, Project Fi subscribers now have access to high speed connectivi...

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Did Uber's Clandestine Investigations into Its Legal Adversaries Cross a Dangerous Line?

It's no big secret that Uber - one of the most powerful companies in the world - has a penchant for litigation and throwing the full might of its legal team at anyone who would seek to file suit against its brand. However, this leader in transportation services might have overstepped a major boun...

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eBay Acquires SalesPredict and Its Machine Learning Expertise

Could artificial intelligence (A.I.) be the key to finding the perfect auction or "Buy It Now" opportunity? The team over at eBay thinks so, which is why predictive analytics company SalesPredict is being welcomed into the fold.

The newly-acquired firm will operate out of eBay's Israeli D...

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Facebook Aims to Bring 900 Million Users into the Once Exclusive "Crypto Club"

For all the conflicted fans of both social media and Internet privacy out there, worry no more: Facebook is planning on giving you all the tools you need to chat with friends and family in the most private and secure manner possible.

Known as "Secret Conversations," this upcoming feature...

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European Governments Find Safe Harbour's Replacement in Privacy Shield

After kicking the Safe Harbour agreement to the curb back in October of 2015, the members of the European Commission have decided that the revised Privacy Shield pact is a fitting successor and more than capable of sheltering consumer info from overly-intrusive datamining and targeted advertising...

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Minecraft/Artificial Intelligence Platform

Remember back when we talked about how Microsoft was using the Minecraft game engine to push the limits of artificial intelligence (A.I.)? Well the gang from Redmond is at it again - but this time they're turning to the public to help redefine the cutting edge of this field.

known now as...

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Google Digs Deeper into the Video and Broadcasting Industry with the Acquisition of Anvato

Most of the time, when you start listing off all of the things that fit under Google's service "umbrella," it feels like this tech behemoth has a little something for everyone. However, the truth of the matter is that there are actually still a few corners of the digital world where Google hasn't...

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Could Your Next Online Purchase Be Delivered by a Self-Driving Car?

Having Amazon deliver a package to your front door via drone is definitely a flashy way to offer up a glimpse at the potential future of fulfilling online orders; but is it really the best way to bridge the gap between consumers and products? According to Amir Efrati of The Information, the auto...

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The Yahoo Sales Saga Gets Even Messier with a Potential Mozilla

Excuse us if we sound like a broken record, but the inevitable sale of Yahoo to one of its many potential suitors seems to get messier and messier with each passing day. (Don't believe it? Catch up on all the twists and turns in this story here, here, and here.)

This time, the ability of...

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SEO Rewind: Looking Back at 2003's Florida Update

(If there's one thing you can say about Google, it's that this tech giant isn't afraid to fight back against spam and other "black hat" tactics by constantly reshaping the search engine optimization [SEO] landscape. Of course, if you're not a dealership that's up to date with all of these algorit...

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Did Facebook's OpenCellular Network Just Bring Wireless Connectivity to the World?

If you know anything about the motivations of Facebook, then it's pretty safe to assume that the largest social network on the web has only one goal in mind: Bringing access to wireless services - as well as its social platform - to even the most remote locations on the globe.

Of course,...

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Android Co-Founder Rich Miner Is Looking to Build a (Quality) Educational App

At first glance, the headline you just read probably doesn't sound all that impressive. After all, isn't there a veritable mountain of educational apps already littering the web and various mobile app stores?

Yes, there's no denying that there is indeed a plethora of apps to choose from o...

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Will the First Known Fatality to Occur with Autopilot Active Slow down Tesla's Dreams of a Self-Driving Future?

Joshua Brown's passing as a result of a car crash in Levy County, Florida isn't just an unfortunate tragedy for his loved ones and friends; it also could stand as a watershed moment in the development and adoption of autonomous vehicle technology.

Such a bold claim might come off sounding...

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Google Makes Plans to Bring the Web to Life via the Power of Virtual Reality

Are you looking to truly immerse yourself in the digital world the next time you surf the web? Then Google's announcement of a dedicated virtual reality (VR) shell for upcoming variations of the Chrome browser package should be music to your ears.

In particular, the guys and gals over in...

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Secretive Startup Zoox Raises $200 Million for Its Self-Driving Car Initiative

The team over at Zoox - an enigmatic and reclusive self-driving car startup - generally doesn't have much to say to the media or the rest of the automotive industry when it comes to their plans for creating the next wave of autonomous vehicles. However, when co-founders Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse...

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NBC Hops on the Virtual Reality Hype Train with 85 Hours of VR-Enabled Olympic Content

If NBC has its way, then bringing the Rio Olympics into the comfort of your own home isn't going to be just some catchy broadcasting phrase any longer.

As Variety's Todd Spangler explains, the primary provider of Olympic competition coverage is planning on offering up a hefty amount of vi...

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Is Chinese Billionaire Jia Yueting the Next Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is quickly learning that being the hottest name in the tech world comes with plenty of fame and influence - as well a target on one's back from other billionaire rivals. The latest to join the ranks of aspiring Musk-esque thought leaders is one of China's most acclaimed tech magnates, J...

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Brazil Freezes Facebook Funds Amid Continued Battle Over User Privacy Rights

The fight between Brazil and Facebook just moved from "heating up" to "raging inferno" status with the recent announcement that the South American nation would prevent the world's largest social media network from accessing over 19 million reais ($6 million USD) in funds stored within local banks...

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Android N Receives a Tasty New Name in Nougat

We've known for a while now that KitKat, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and the rest of the Android operating system (OS) family will be welcoming in a new sibling later this year - and thanks to Google's recent big reveal on Snapchat, we finally have a name for this new OS.

Officially k...

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Intel, Mobileye, and BMW Join Forces to Pair Artificial Intelligence with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

If the recently formed strategic alliance between Intel, Jerusalem-based camera and software firm Mobileye, and BMW pans out the way its partners expect it to, then it won't be long before we're all rethinking the future of self-driving vehicles. In fact, Bloomberg's Jamie Butters notes in his co...

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Autotrader's Online Advertising Services Come Under Fire Amid Massive Class Action Lawsuit

While rumors of dubious reporting practices have followed Autotrader's online advertising department around in the digital world for some time, these claims are undeniably out in the open now thanks to the massive class action lawsuit recently filed against this Internet-based automotive marketpl...

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Here's a Look at How Nissan's New High-Tech GT-R Drone Can Out-Accelerate Its Automotive Counterpart

The GT-R is a member of the Nissan family long known for its dedication to speed, handling, and finesse on the road, but does this pedigree of performance also translate to the open skies? According to the team behind the new Nissan GT-R drone, the answer to question is an emphatic "Yes!"

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Twitter's Vision for a Dedicated VR/AR Team Comes into Focus with the Hiring of Former Apple Designer Alessandro Sabatelli

Twitter is looking to rethink how users experience content on its social media platform via virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR, respectively) systems - and Alessandro Sabatelli appears to be the key to realizing this vision. Specifically, Sabatelli brings years of experience in this field t...

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Will 2021 Be "The Year of the Self-Driving Car" in China?

Watch out, Google: You're not the only tech giant that has big plans to commercialize self-driving vehicles in the coming decade.

As Fortune magazine's Kirsten Korosec explains, Chinese digital magnate Baidu wants to mass produce autonomous automobiles and launch this product in multiple...

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The EU Takes Aim at Google Over Antitrust Concerns - Again

If there's one thing you can say about the European Union (EU), it's that this group of nations loves to clamp down on perceived monopolies and trusts within its sphere of influence. Unfortunately for Google (the biggest search engine on the planet and a major player in the European digital marke...

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Can Artificial Intelligence Right Twitter's Sinking Ship?

While Twitter and its unique take on micro-blogging once stood as the darling of the digital world, there's no denying that this social giant has fallen on some pretty hard times (and dwindling user engagement) lately. Even so, Twitter chief executive officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey thinks that the for...

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