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China's Wanxiang gets approval to produce Karma electric cars

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wanxiang Group, a major Chinese auto parts supplier which almost three years ago bought the assets of defunct California-based plug-in hybrid carmaker Fisker Automotive, has received approval from local regulators to produce electric vehicles in China.<p>An employee works at a …

​CNBC and other partners make Google Home more useful

You can now hobnob with an electronic incarnation of financial news outlet CNBC through the Google Home smart speaker.<p>You'll be able to invoke several CNBC shows and podcasts through the Google Home news service, CNBC said. And you can ask about specific stocks or the performance of US markets, …

Lenovo confirms a Chrome OS powered Yoga Book is coming next year

Earlier this year Lenovo announced its futuristic take on the 2-in-1 tablet with the Yoga Book. By ditching physical keys for an entirely touch experience, the Yoga Book created something truly unique. Right now, you can get the Yoga Book with either Android or Windows, but many have asked for a …

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Apple, Facebook, Google and Uber say they won’t help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans

Trump has promised to be heavy on surveillance, which has long required the cooperation of technology companies.<p>Twitter was the first big tech company to say it would refuse to hand over data to help the United States government build a registry President-elect Donald Trump has described that would …

Researchers Make an Obvious Discovery For Improving Drones

Even the most maneuverable aircraft we’ve designed is no match for the agility of a bird. Mother Nature has all but perfected flight, so why are we …

10 Things To Know About Android Things - Google's Latest IoT Device OS

Google has launched Android Things, an Android-based device OS for the Internet of Things. Combined with Weave, this software will play a crucial role in Google’s IoT strategy.<p>Android Things heats up the device market with a new OS. Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 IoT to hobbyists and OEMs. Though …

Ticwatch 2 hands-on: Forget expensive Apple and Google watches, this $200 smartwatch packs it all in

The wearable market continues to struggle, and it's tough to justify a smartphone companion priced at $350 to more than $1,000. Mobvoi's Ticwatch 2 …

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016

Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.<p>To say that 2016 was a good year for helpful apps would be a colossal understatement. A perfect storm of artificial intelligence, big data, excellent interface design, and fresh takes on …

21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016

2016 may have been a terrible year in many ways, but there was still some undeniable good to come out of the past 12 months.<p>For proof, look no …

The best and cheapest way to start building the smart home of your dreams

We were all promised smart homes several years ago where everything is connected and devices turn on and off on their own when we need them to. Air …

Home Automation

Untangling the mesh: Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi systems

<b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This article was originally published on December 18, 2016, and it's regularly updated.</i><p>You bought a top-tier router and expected to have Wi-Fi in every corner of your home. Turns out, a large part of the house still has no signal at all. What gives?<p>Why 'traditional' routers often …

The Audiophiliac's headphones of the year

Uber’s Clash With Regulators Moves to Self-Driving Cars

Skirmish sets stage for first major test of nascent autonomous-driving laws<p>Uber Technologies Inc.’s longstanding fight with regulators is expanding into a new field: self-driving vehicles.<p>Since last Wednesday, Uber has defiantly offered rides to San Francisco customers in a handful of autonomous …

Court denies request from Colorado Dem electors

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal appeals court on Friday denied an emergency request from two Democratic electors to suspend a Colorado state law that requires electors to vote for the candidate who won the state.<p>These electors filed a suit because they said they should be able to vote for whomever they believe …

U.S. Federal Courts

Electoral College set to make Trump's win official

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The 538 members of the Electoral College are set on Monday to make President-elect Donald Trump's victory official.<p>In all 50 state capitals and the District of Columbia, electors -- chosen by the state parties of the candidate who carried their state, Trump or Hillary Clinton -- …

Clinton Chairman Continues to Blame Russia for Loss

John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, refused to say on Sunday that the 2016 presidential election was free and fair, citing Russian …

Donald Trump

Massive 2013 Oil Spill in North Dakota Still Not Cleaned Up

Environment<p>BISMARCK, N.D. — Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn't fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn't even set a date for completion.<p>Though crews have been working around the clock to deal with the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break, which …

John McCain calls Russian hacking an effort to ‘destroy democracy’

Politicians and party officials on both sides of the aisle have been reacting this week to explosive CIA claims of Russian interference in the 2016 …

Google doodle honors Steve Biko's courage

Near the end of his life, Steve Biko wasn't permitted to speak to more than one person at a time, but that didn't stop him from spreading the message of equality for all.<p>Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in the 1960s and '70s, when the system of racial segregation and discrimination was at its …

Apple's not very good, really quite poor 2016

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>As they drift off for their one- or two-day vacations shortly, will Apple's senior executives be patting themselves on the back? Or will they be slapping themselves on the forehead?<p>Apple's 2016 was …

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Uber For Your Laundry Could Be The Next Sharing Economy Frontier

One of my all-time favorite products was my parents’ Electrolux vacuum cleaner. I can remember my mother pulling the low, round, gray, Swedish-manufactured metal canister around the house behind her, its snaking suction tube doing its job as she hummed. It long outlived her, lasting 40+ years and …

Majority of the 74 journalists killed in in 2016 were 'targeted deliberately,' says Reporters Without Borders

Nearly three quarters of the journalists killed in 2016 were victims of "deliberate, targeted violence," Reporters Without Borders said yesterday.<p>At least 74 professional and non-professional journalists lost their lives in connection with their work, according to the charity's annual report.<p>It …

AirPods begin arriving to customers & hitting retail stores around the world [Gallery]

<i>Image via @nic_morris</i><p>It’s currently Monday morning in Australia and New Zealand, and that means Apple’s completely wireless AirPods are now arriving to customers and retail stores. AirPods first went on-sale via Apple’s online store last week, but shipping times began to slip quickly. Those who got …

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