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Rural tech startups see success across the US

While tech startups have become synonymous with urban areas that offer improved access to talent, resources and infrastructure, the reality is that rural areas are also home to startups.<p>This may come as a surprise to those who have moved away from rural areas specifically to find a job in the tech …

Bitcoin mining just became less rewarding, on purpose

If you have computers chugging away as bitcoin mining machines, don't be surprised if your output just fell through the floor. <i>Reuters</i> notes that code built into the digital currency system has cut the mining reward in half as of July 9th. Where there were previously 25 bitcoins (roughly $16,000) to …

The Tesla Autopilot crash proves self-driving technology isn't perfect — but it is here to stay

The electric-car maker's story is one of innovation and genius, with a dose of erudite bravado coming from its intrepid CEO, Elon Musk.<p>Musk has championed Tesla's technologies, including the driver-assist feature called Autopilot. It's essentially Tesla's public autonomous-driving experiment, and a …

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Xiaomi's Mi Drone is pretty affordable for what it does

We knew it was coming, so it's not a <i>total</i> surprise. But, the very fact that Xiaomi -- best known for its phones -- is getting into the drone business <i>is</i> a bit of an eyebrow raiser. Today, the company revealed the Mi Drone, a 4K camera-wielding quadcopter that looks more than a little like DJI's …

Cloud communications startup Twilio wants to be the next tech IPO of 2016

The company that connects Uber riders to drivers will be the second offering of the year.<p>The second tech IPO process of 2016 got under way today as Twilio, a cloud-based software system to add calling and texting features to mobile apps, filed to sell shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the …