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New 100-mile electric van matches diesel vans on price, Workhorse says
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Enlarge / Workhorse’s new truck starts initial production this week. (credit: Workhorse) Electric-vehicle maker Workhorse announced today that it has begun initial production of a 100-mile range electric delivery truck called the NGEN-1000. The truck is meant to replace diesel-powered delivery trucks, but this vehicle weighs less than half of what a comparable internal combustion […]

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Google's CEO says it may never launch that censored search engine it made for China     – CNET
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Sundar Pichai, in his first public acknowledgement of Project Dragonfly, says the effort was an internal project to find out what was possible for Google in China.

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Google's CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Have Been Very Promising
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At Wired’s 25th anniversary summit, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company’s internal tests developing a censored search engine in China have been very promising. Pichai is strengthening his commitment on the controversial search engine, codenamed Project Dragonfly, saying the potential to expose the world to more information is guiding Google’s push into China. “We […]

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Samsung Says Its Foldable Phone Will Be a Tablet You Can Put In Your Pocket
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The CEO of Samsung’s mobile business, D.J. Koh, said you’ll be able to use its upcoming foldable smartphone as a tablet that you can put in your pocket. While the phone has been teased and hyped up for several months, Koh stressed that it will not be a “gimmick product” that will “disappear after six […]

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UK says Russian spy agency behind 'reckless' cyberattacks     – CNET
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GRU orchestrated hacks on Democratic National Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency, says UK foreign secretary.

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Tim Cook says some tech regulation likely needs to happen     – CNET
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In an interview with Vice News Tonight, Apple’s CEO also denies that storing customer data in China makes it easier for the Chinese government to access the info.

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Half of US Uber Drivers Make Less Than $10 An Hour After Vehicle Expenses, Study Says
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Echoing a similar study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute, a new study finds the median hourly pay with tip for Uber drivers in the U.S. is $14.73, which includes tips and excludes expenses like insurance, gas and car depreciation incurred while working. The study was conducted by Ridester, a publication that focuses on the ride-hail […]

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Game Streaming's Latency Problems Will Be Over in a Few Years, CEO Says
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Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference last week, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the rise of streaming gaming was an inevitability that was just waiting on the technology to power it at scale. While Zelnick acknowledged that the streaming game servers “have to be pretty close to where the consumer is” to address latency […]

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Amazon Says It is Investigating Claims That Its Employees Are Taking Bribes To Sell Internal Data To Merchants To Help Them Increase Their Sales on the Website
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Amazon.com is investigating internal leaks as it fights to root out fake reviews and other seller scams from its website, the company told WSJ. From the report: Employees of Amazon, primarily with the aid of intermediaries, are offering internal data and other confidential information that can give an edge to independent merchants selling their products […]

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