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Tesla to begin taking orders for its solar roof shingles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk today tweeted an update on the sale of his company's latest product, roof shingles that double as solar power generators.

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Ford hires 400 mobile connectivity engineers

Ford is hiring 400 engineers to support its efforts to build connected-vehicle tech and plans to establish a new Research and Engineering Center to focus on connectivity in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Verizon to launch wireless Cat M1 network nationwide to juice IoT

Verizon will launch a nationwide wireless network designed to help developers, businesses, utilities and municipalities deploy secure internet-of-things devices at lower cost.

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Here's how Microsoft is helping companies build IoT hardware

One of the biggest challenges with building connected hardware is getting from proof-of-concept prototypes to devices that are ready for a large-scale production rollout. Microsoft is aiming to help with that issue through a trio of...

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This company is turning FAQs into Alexa skills

People looking for an easier path to integrating with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have good news on the horizon. NoHold, a company that builds services for making bots, unveiled a project it’s working on that can turn a document...

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SpaceX to launch a 'used rocket' for the first time

SpaceX, a company built partially on the goal of reusing its spacecrafts, is finally putting that idea into practice.

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Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Uber is asking a federal court to use arbitration to settle most of the claims in a lawsuit brought by rival self-driving car developer Waymo.

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5 things Samsung's Bixby A.I. service will do

Could artificial intelligence make devices easier to use? According to Samsung, it sure can, and that's what the company is out to prove with its Bixby A.I. service.

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Sleek new Galaxy S8 phones feature facial recognition, Bixby intelligent agent

Samsung launched sleek new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones with features including facial recognition, an intelligent agent called Bixby and Samsung Pass for secure e-commerce mobile payments.

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Elon Musk’s next venture may link human brains with computers

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may be preparing to launch a new company that will develop technology to neurologically link human brains to computers.

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How to deal with backdoors inserted or left by vendors

CSO looks at vendor backdoors, how they get into products, the challenges to finding these, mitigating the easily infected openings, and responding to this hardware, software, and IoT-based dilemma.

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Video: You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle

Small, autonomous shuttles have been transporting passengers around Sion, Switzerland for free in an attempt to integrate autonomous vehicles into cities.

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Solar power-related jobs in U.S. grew 25% in 2016

New data from The Solar Foundation’s annual job census show the number of jobs in the U.S. solar-power industry grew at historic levels in 44 states.

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You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle

Small, autonomous shuttles have been transporting passengers around Sion, Switzerland for free in an attempt to integrate autonomous vehicles into cities.

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5 questions for new IETF Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

When the Internet Engineering Task Force meets this week in Chicago it will have a new chair – Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper. Cooper will be the first woman to hold the position as the standards-setting body continues its work to...

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3D-printed partial liver transplants targeted for 2020

A U.S. company that 3D prints liver and kidney tissue for pharmaceutical testing expects to commercialize a process for printing portions of specific livers that could extend the lives of patients waiting for a transplant.

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Uber hits the brakes on self-driving car tests after a crash

An Uber crash in Arizona has halted the company's autonomous car tests everywhere -- and it couldn't have come at a worse time for a company mired in controversy.

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C++ toolkit helps shorten path to AI apps

The Neurala Developers Program uses C++ for building smart apps and doesn't require developers to already know AI

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