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Google Has a New Review Process For Handling Controversial Projects After Backlash Over Censored Search Product For China
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In the wake of reports that Google didn’t follow normal procedure in the development of a censored search product for China — with execs said to have circumvented standard company procedures and shut out important legal and security staffers from deliberations — the search giant has announced a revamping of its internal review processes. From […]

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2019 Volvo XC90 review: Sublime suburban chariot     – Roadshow
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Classy design further boosts the appeal of this practical, well-rounded and technology-laden crossover.

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Food delivery startup Swiggy raises $1 billion more from Naspers, Tencent and others
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Naspers, the South African investment giant, is back at it again in India! Days after backing educational startup Byju’s by leading a $540 million investment, it has led a $1 billion investment in food delivery company Swiggy. The new round sees Chinese internet and Naspers ally Tencent join the party, alongside fellow new investors Hillhouse Capital […]

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Video: Total War: Rome II devs built all of Europe—and the AI ignored most of it
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Shot and edited by Justin Wolfson. Motion graphics by John Cappello. Click here for transcript. Creative Assembly’s Total War franchise has been around for so long that it’s old enough to drive, vote, and even drink in most countries. For the three people reading this who haven’t played at least one title in the series, […]

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Ford comes up with a prototype noise-cancelling kennel to shelter dogs from fireworks
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Dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans do and noises that don’t bother us can give them a very ruff time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets. To potentially help them, Ford has developed a noise-cancelling kennel prototype that […]

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Google announces major expansion in New York City
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Enlarge / Google’s current New York Headquarters is in the former Port Authority of New York building. It occupies an entire long city block between 8th and 9th Avenues and between 15th and 16th Streets. (credit: Jefferson Siegel/NY Daily News via Getty Images) Google’s New York office is already its largest outside the San Francisco […]

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How Much Can Technology Be Trusted?
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Since the industrial revolution, technology has changed society continually. Largely due to innovations in semiconductor electronics, software and computer technology, the pace of technological development has continued to accelerate over the past 50 years. Personal computers now fit into your pocket. You have access to people and information all over the world through the Internet. […]

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The limits of coworking
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It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem like there are more WeWorks than office buildings. Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban Tech, its intersection with regulation, issues of public service, and other complexities that people have full […]

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BlackBerry Makes Autonomous Vehicle Play
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BlackBerry this week introduced its new Security Credential Management System. SCMS — a free service for the public and private sectors — could encourage efforts to develop autonomous and connected vehicle pilot programs. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry, which in recent years has pivoted from its past business built around mobile handsets, undertook development of this technology […]

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