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The line between virtual reality and the real world has been blurred even more with Intel's Project Alloy, a headset that marries the two to allow users to invent their world. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off the headset Tuesday at the start of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. "Merged reality will...

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Ford Motor Co. intends to build fully autonomous vehicles without steering wheels or pedals within the next five years, the company announced Tuesday. The car will be in operation for ride-hailing and ride-sharing services. The unnamed car model, expected to be released in 2021, will not require a human operator. It is unclear if the car...

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The 17-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham is endorsing the Honor 8, Huawei's latest smartphone, which was launched at an event in the US on Tuesday. Brooklyn joins Hollywood stars Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson, alongside supermodel Karlie Kloss, as Huawei's brand ambassadors. A brand ambassador is a fancy way of saying they are being paid to...

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Intel has announced that one of its factories will start making smartphone chips based on designs by the UK-based firm ARM. LG has been announced as the first client to take advantage of the tie-up. Intel and ARM are often perceived as being rivals. Intel's x86 chip architecture dominates the PC sector while ARM-based chips are used in most...

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The whistleblower Edward Snowden believes Russia is behind a leak of malware allegedly belonging to the US National Security Agency (NSA). Hackers calling themselves Shadow Brokers started an auction for the malware last week. The security firm Kaspersky said it believed the original files were from Equation Group, which is thought to be linked to the NSA. A former...

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Google has failed in its latest attempt to appeal against a Russian competition over its mobile operating system. The ruling had criticised Google for requiring smartphone makers to pre-load several of its apps alongside its Android OS. Google had challenged the decision on the basis manufacturers could develop their own versions of Android or pre-install other apps of their...

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Tesla is working with French authorities to find out why one of its electric cars burst into flames during a test drive. The four passengers were able to get out of the Model S 90D unharmed, Tesla said. The incident happened in the area of Biarritz and Bayonne, in the south west of the country. It comes about three...

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Reddit has rejected a request to hand over the personal details of an alleged music leaker to Atlantic Records. The record label claims the user uploaded the track Heathens, by band Twenty One Pilots, from Suicide Squad: The Album, months ahead of its planned commercial release. Atlantic Records started legal action demanding Reddit hand over the user's details and...

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Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the National Security Agency. To arouse interest in the auction, the hackers released samples of programs they said could break into popular firewall software made by companies including Cisco Systems,...

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Ford has said it will mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car without a steering wheel by 2021. The bold ambition was outlined by the company’s president, Mark Fields, at an event in Palo Alto, California. Ford said it would double its investment in its research centre in the city, as well as making sizable investments in technology companies...

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