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Add Bluetooth 5 to Raspberry Pi 3 or create gadgets with this new chip

Qualcomm crams new wireless technologies -- Bluetooth Low Energy 5, OpenThread, and ZigBee 3.0 -- on a new chipset.

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SpaceX launches from a historic NASA pad -- then sticks the landing

SpaceX is back in business, launching a rocket to the ISS from a historic NASA pad, then successfully landing the first stage only minutes later.

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Columbus, Ohio, region boosts smart mobility research

One focus will be on developing universal standards for wireless communications between vehicles and sensors on traffic signals, highway lanes and other road infrastructure.

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Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

Sorry, Microsoft and Magic Leap. The Silicon Valley smartphone giants have one thing you haven't got.

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PG&E deploys its first Tesla Powerpack battery storage station

PG&E has announced its first lithium-ion battery substation with 500KW of capacity, which the utility said will it balance power supply and demand during peak hours.

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Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could allow hackers to easily hijack their functionality.

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We’re only human: Vulnerability, machines set to disrupt sales jobs

Human frailty advances sales world robot reboot

Project Loon: Coming soon(ish) to an area probably not near you

The people over at Google's Project Loon have figured out a way to make the internet-connecting balloons more viable.

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Apple may cut the (charging) cord completely with the iPhone 8

As some industry experts wonder whether Apple will add wireless charging to its next iPhone, others believe it will go all in -- cutting the charging cord completely, just as it cut the analog audio port in the iPhone 7.

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A.I. faces hype, skepticism at RSA cybersecurity show

The cybersecurity industry has been talking up artificial intelligence and machine learning as a way to stop the hackers -- but don’t necessarily believe all the hype.

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AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M, an IoT network that’s being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use and connect fleets to the internet.

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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NASA at work on autonomous space rendezvous technology

NASA is about to launch technology to the International Space Station that could bring the agency closer to enabling rendezvous with a spacecraft without human intervention.

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IBM Watson: Regular A.I. by day, cybercrime fighter by night

IBM Watson has a new job -- fighting cybercrime.

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Get ready to grab your Google I/O tickets

If you're hoping to attend Google I/O in May, you can apply for tickets to the annual developer conference Feb. 22-27.

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Google crams machine learning into smartwatches in A.I. push

Google is bringing artificial intelligence to a whole new set of devices, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and the Raspberry Pi board, later this year.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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DARPA: We’re on cusp of merging human and machine

Within three to five years, researchers could have a device that helps people with brain injuries form and recall memories.

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On land and in space, IoT networks can now cover the planet

At Mobile World Congress later this month, Nokia will show off what it calls WING (worldwide IoT network grid), a virtual global infrastructure that may include multiple carrier networks and satellite systems

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Ford to invest $1B in A.I. startup toward self-driving cars

Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that will help develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.

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