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Baidu and Ford China team up to bring AI and connectivity to the driving experience
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China’s Baidu continues to make inroads in the automotive space after it inked an agreement with Ford China that will see the two companies work together to make the driving experience smarter in China. The two companies have collaborated before, most notably by jointly investing $150 million into LiDAR sensors startup Velodyne, and this China […]

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How Microsoft's Windows Red Team Keeps PCs Safe
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Wired has a story on Windows’ red team, which consists of a group of hackers (one of whom jailbroke Nintendo handhelds in a former life, another has more than one zero-day exploit to his name, and a third signed on just prior to the devastating Shadow Brokers leak), who are tasked with finding holes in […]

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Alexa and Cortana finally team up in limited beta
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Last year, Amazon and Microsoft announced that their digital assistants would soon be able to communicate and work each other. Initially, the companies said users would have access to these more integrated assistants by the end of 2017. That didn't h…

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23andMe wants you to find a new World Cup team in your blood     – CNET
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Commentary: With the US soccer team eliminated, the genetic testing company and Fox Sports get together to drum up interest in the tournament.

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Spotted at Olympics: Mario the plumber made US curling team     – CNET
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It’s-a me! Fortunately, American curler Matt Hamilton has mushroom in his heart for the jokes about his video game doppelganger.

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Pixel team is now in-house as Google closes $1.1 billion HTC deal
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Enlarge Just a few months ago Google and HTC announced a deal that would see HTC sell a big chunk of its phone division to Google for $1.1 billion. Today, Google announced the deal has closed, and the HTC employees are officially joining Google. For HTC, the deal is a big cash infusion at a […]

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Baidu, BlackBerry form an autonomous-driving dream team     – Roadshow
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The Chinese and Canadian companies join forces to advance self-driving technology.

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Fernando Alonso is the first F1 driver with an eSports team
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You've seen basketball and soccer (aka football) teams dive into eSports, and now it's the turn for individual Formula One drivers to get in on the action. McLaren Honda driver Fernando Alonso has launched an eSports team in partnership with Logitec…

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Video: Team Xbox dishes on the new One X, fields our ridiculous requests
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(video link) REDMOND, Wash.—Ahead of Xbox One X‘s November 7 launch, Ars Technica was invited to hang out at the company’s Xbox campus and chat with one of the console’s leading managers. With this opportunity in mind, we grabbed a camera crew and asked as many questions of Kevin Gammill, the Xbox division’s “core platform […]

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