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Day: January 8, 2019

Amazon Just Became the Most Valuable Public Company in The U.S.

Amazon stole Microsoft’s spot as the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company Monday morning with a market capitalization of $790 billion versus its competitor’s $785 billion, CNBC reports. Microsoft had held the top spot since Nov. 28. Adding insult to injury, this shift in rankings came the same day that Microsoft announced a new partnership […]

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*U.S. Initiative Warns Firms of Hacking by China, Other Countries

The Trump administration on Monday launched a drive to push U.S. firms to better protect their trade secrets from foreign hackers, following a slew of cases accusing individuals and companies of economic espionage for China. U.S. companies hit by recent attacks included Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) and International Business Machines Corp The National Counter-Intelligence […]

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Turkey to Investigate Whether Google Violated Competition Law

Turkey’s competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet Inc’s Google unit had “abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult”, the authority […]

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Ford Plans New Wireless Tech for Cars Starting 2022

Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Monday it plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting 2022, that will allow direct communication between connected devices. The new technology called C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything,  would augment sensors used in self-driving cars making the vehicle’s view from radars […]

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CES 2019: Toyota Details Guardian Driver Assist to Avoid Car Crashes

With 40,000 road fatalities across the United States every year, Toyota has used its CES 2019 press conference to detail its Guardian driver assist program. While Toyota’s Chauffeur Level 5 is its fully autonomous system, the car maker said it has been simultaneously developing Guardian, which is aimed at providing assistance in situations where car […]

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CES 2019: Smart Doorbells Ring in Changes in Las Vegas

A number of firms have shown off smart doorbell products at CES, aimed at the growing smart home security market. Amazon-owned Ring’s Video Door Cam can be attached via an existing peephole in a door. The firm told the BBC it was aimed at renters who may not be allowed to drill holes in a […]

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At CES 2019, Apple Finally Sets iTunes, Air Play Loose

Apple’s finally opening up its services to TV makers — and it’s doing so at CES. Apple’s never had an official presence at CES, opting instead to host its own flashy events to launch its newest products. This year, though, marked a stream of announcements from TV makers partnering with Apple on iTunes, AirPlay 2 […]

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At CES 2019, Apple Finally Sets iTunes, Air Play Loose

Apple’s finally opening up its services to TV makers — and it’s doing so at CES. Apple’s never had an official presence at CES, opting instead to host its own flashy events to launch its newest products. This year, though, marked a stream of announcements from TV makers partnering with Apple on iTunes, AirPlay 2 […]

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CES 2019: LG’s Roll-Up TV to Be Released to Public

LG has revealed a consumer version of its roll-up TV set at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The Signature OLED TV R is built on a concept unveiled last year, in which the screen retracts into a base when not in use so it is less obtrusive. LG plans to sell the device […]

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Groove X’s Cuddly Lovot Robot is Stealing Hearts at CES 2019

Currently being showcased at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the new Lovot robot from Japanese robotics startup Groove X is winning hearts everywhere. Lovot’s one mission in life is to make you happy, and with its big cartoon eyes and teddy bear-soft exterior, it’s bound to make even the iciest of hearts melt just a […]

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