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GM wants to ditch the manual controls from its test cars in 2019
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Enlarge / Notice anything wrong with this picture? It’s a little disconcerting to see the interior of a Bolt EV without the driver controls. (credit: General Motors) General Motors is getting ready to ditch the driver for good—at least in its newest R&D vehicles. In 2019, Cruise—the self-driving startup acquired a couple of years ago […]

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Google Wants Progressive Web Apps To Replace Chrome Apps
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Android Police: The Chrome Web Store originally launched in 2010, and serves a hub for installing apps, extensions, and themes packaged for Chrome. Over a year ago, Google announced that it would phase out Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux in 2018. Today, the company sent out […]

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Fake News: Amazon Wants a Key to Your House
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I’m getting tired of headlines that present something you might want to do as something you’d have to be crazy to do. Last week was a case in point: Headline after headline shouted out that Amazon wanted to get a key to your house. The initial reaction was, as you might expect, hell no — […]

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Roku Wants To Start Streaming To Third-Party Devices
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According to Variety, Roku is looking to start streaming videos on devices made or controlled by competitors like Apple and Google. The company’s first foray into streaming on third-party hardware will likely involve mobile devices. From the report: The move could further accelerate Roku’s efforts to transition from a hardware-revenue-based to a services-based business model […]

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MrOwl wants to be your new sharing platform
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 MrOwl is a new app by Arvind and Becky Raichur that lets you store, sort, and share data. What kind of data? All of it. The app is what would happen if a social network had a baby with Evernote. Users can create public or private stores of data – this is my branch about […]

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Qualcomm wants to ban iPhone sales and manufacturing in China     – CNET
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The mobile chip maker fires its latest salvo in the long-standing legal dispute with Apple.

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VW wants to sell you new cars by advertising old ones     – CNET
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Commentary: A new Volkswagen ad says look at this 1960s Microbus and that old, old Beetle. Now buy, um, a Tiguan.

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Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
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 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were […]

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Judge wants to know if Allergan’s tribal patent deal is a “sham”
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Enlarge / CEO of Allergan Brenton Saunders addresses employees at a production site in Pringy, France. (credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images) Last month, the drug company Allergan made news for a deal in which it gave six of its patents to a Native American tribe in order to avoid a patent review process called inter partes review, […]

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