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Tesla will have ‘autonomous robotaxis’ in 2020, Elon Musk says

Tesla will deploy self-driving cars in a "robotaxi" service in 2020, CEO Elon Musk said at the automaker's Autonomy Investor Day. Current Tesla cars have all hardware needed for fully-autonomous driving, he said.
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Can new laws protect you from smart home security breaches?

Smart home devices might be convenient, but they also can put users at risk when a data breach occurs. To help combat those situations, state and federal lawmakers are exploring ways to protect consumers. California, Oregon, and members of the U.S. Senate all have proposals to protect people's data.
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Toyota leads $1 billion investment in Uber’s self-driving tech division

In a move that has been a long time coming, Uber filed its S-1 documents, which sets the stage for the company to finally go public with an initial public offering. Despite still losing more than $1 billion last year, the company is looking to sell stock while being valued at up to $100 billion.
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Sidestep banking fees with the nationwide launch of T-Mobile Money

Looking for a bank that provides something a little different? T-Mobile has launched its Money banking service nationwide in the U.S., and it offers an extremely tempting set of features for everyone, including industry-leading interest rates, a powerful app, and none of the usual banking fees.
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There will be 200 million smart speakers by year’s end, analysts say

The research and analysis firm Canalys predicts that the worldwide market for smart speakers like Amazon's Echo devices and Google Home smart speakers will reach a massive crescendo this year, topping 200 million smart speakers by the end of 2019 with the U.S. accounting for nearly half the market.
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Microsoft reveals details of Surface Hub 2S, coming in June at $9,000

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 isn't far from release but what will it actually be like? The first iteration, the Surface Hub 2S, will be a major upgrade in terms of software and hardware. But its sequel, the 2X, could be even more so, with the ability to connect several displays together for even more space.
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Microsoft reveals details of Surface Hub 2S, coming in June at $8,999

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 isn't far from release but what will it actually be like? The first iteration, the Surface Hub 2S, will be a major upgrade in terms of software and hardware. But its sequel, the 2X, could be even more so, with the ability to connect several displays together for even more space.
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Intel gives up on 5G modems for smartphones, will focus on other devices

5G is the new frontier for many manufacturers, but it seems Intel won't be one of the ones leading the crowd. After a delay that saw Intel's manufacture of 5G modems pushed back to 2020, Intel has given up on the 5G modem business, and will focus its efforts elsewhere. But is something else to blame?
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Apple and Qualcomm settle all disputes, reach six-year agreement on chips

Apple and Qualcomm have announced that they have settled all disputes between them around the world -- and not only that, but have also agreed to a six-year agreement for Qualcomm to supply Apple with chips. We now expect future Apple phones to feature Qualcomm 5G modems.
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Microsoft accelerates carbon reduction plans in new sustainability push

Though Microsoft has made significant progress toward its sustainability goals, it wants to accelerate the rate of becoming a zero-emission, zero-waste company. Microsoft announced that it is doubling a self-imposed internal carbon tax to incentivize business divisions in making sustainable choices.
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Buying airline tickets too early is no longer a costly mistake, study suggests

When you book can play a big role in the cost of airline tickets -- so when is the best time to book flights? Earlier than you'd think, a new study suggests. Data from suggests the window of time to buy at the best prices is now even longer, starting at about 10 months before the departure.
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Hackers broke into using worker’s credentials, Microsoft says

Microsoft's web-based email services, including accounts and MSN and Hotmail addresses, were the target of a security beach. Using a customer support agent's credentials, hackers were possibly able to access email addresses and subject lines, but fortunately not their content.
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The FCC and White House want to bring high-speed internet to rural areas

The FCC and the White House have unveiled new initiatives to bring high-speed internet to rural areas, including offering $20.4 billion in incentives to companies to build out infrastructure. The FCC also announced new initiatives to speed up the roll out of 5G -- including a new spectrum auction.
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Google and Huawei offer to pay owners up to $400 for Nexus 6P bootloop fault

Anyone who suffered from the Nexus 6P's dreaded bootloop and can prove it may be in for a financial windfall. In order to resolve a class action lawsuit, Google and Huawei have offered to pay up to $400 to those who purchased the Nexus 6P before a certain date and had issues with bootlooping.
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What can tech companies do to create more women-friendly workplaces?

Whether it’s rigid schedules, chilly offices, or unequal pay, there are a lot of ways modern workplaces can seem unfriendly to women. To make them more inclusive, there are a lot of ways to combat these unconscious biases and make offices more equal.
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LinkedIn: Now you can express love, curiosity, and more with new Reactions

LinkedIn is following in the footsteps of Facebook (three years later!) with the rollout of new reactions that give users more ways to express themselves when responding to posts in their feed. This means that alongside the like button you’ll now see symbols for celebrate, love, insightful, and curious.
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Wink Hub has been out of stock almost everywhere for the past few months

The Wink Hub is one of the best reviewed smart home hubs around. There's just one problem: It hasn't been available for months. The Wink website lists the Wink Hub and other products as out of stock and no new product integrations have been added, leaving some to wonder if the company is still operating.
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Netflix looks to buy historic Golden Age movie theater in Hollywood

Amid debates about whether Netflix movies should qualify for the Oscars, Netflix is in talks to buy Hollywood's historic Egyptian Theater for "tens of millions of dollars," which could have a significant impact on the streaming service's prospects the next time that awards season rolls around.
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How to protect yourself from GoFundMe scams before donating

Can you spot a GoFundMe scam? While the fundraising platform says scams make up less than a tenth of one percent of campaigns, some people try to take advantage of others' charity -- like a case last year that made national news. Here's how to spot potential GoFundMe scams before donating to campaigns.
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This $3,600 workstation isn’t just a desk. It’s a cockpit of productivity

Standing desks? Tired. Cemtrex Smartdesk? Wired. This innovative desk reimagines everything about your workspace, integrating a computer, a Qi charging pad, a document scanner, your VoIP phone, and so much more directly into your workstation. Now that's smart.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey received an annual salary of $1.40 in 2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey received an annual paycheck of just $1.40 in 2018, an amount that would only get you one item at a dollar store, with 40 cents left over for, perhaps, a banana. He’s not the only CEO to forgo a proper salary, but why do they do it, and where do they get their money from?
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Huawei is reportedly open to being Apple’s 5G modem supplier

Huawei has traditionally only developed chipsets and other tech for its own smartphones. A new report, however, suggests that might soon change -- Huawei is reportedly "open" to supplying Apple with 5G modems, something that Apple may be in need of, considering its other options.
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Class-action lawsuit claims LG refrigerators fail after just a few years

Do you ever get the feeling that your refrigerator isn't lasting as long as it should? You aren't alone. A class-action lawsuit filed against LG claims that many of the company's refrigerators only last a few years. The issue appears to stem from an issue with compressors, which can be costly to replace.
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Adobe gives peek at 7 advertising projects that may make their way to all of us

Projects still in development at Adobe harness the power of A.I., augmented reality, machine learning and data to advance ad metrics, edit photos, and provide entertainment for customers. Seven new features and programs took center stage at the company's annual Adobe Summit for the marketing community.

A host of new changes adds to Snapchat’s increasing functionality

Snap has made a series of announcements related to partnerships with other companies that will see Snapchat products being used inside those third-party apps. Notable examples include the fact that Bitmoji will soon be available on Fitbit watches, and Stories available in Tinder.
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Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites so it can rain down internet from space

Amazon plans to launch a constellation of 3,236 satellites into low-Earth orbit to provide internet access around the planet. The satellites should be able to rain down connectivity on 95 percent of the world's population. Because you can always have more Prime subscribers!
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Viacom joins T-Mobile’s unlaunched TV service for home and mobile

T-Mobile, which in late 2017 promised a new TV service to compete with cable and satellite, now says that the service will include a mobile offering, and that Viacom has signed-on as a channel partner. The deal gives the as-yet unfinished service access to Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount and other key channels.
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Netflix’s price hikes will take effect shortly for most subscribers

We've known for a while that Netflix intends to hike its prices across all three levels of its subscription streaming service, but now we know when that will happen for most customers: May 2019. With increases that range from $1 to $2 per month, it's the first time Netflix has raised all of its prices simultaneously.
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Verizon turns on its 5G networks in Chicago and Minneapolis a week early

We thought 5G was just around the corner, but apparently it's already here. Verizon has switched on its 5G network in select parts of Chicago and Minneapolis, giving customers in both of those cities amazing new download speeds while out and about -- if they have a 5G-compatible phone, that is.
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With Huawei’s help, Honor aims to be world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand

There are some seriously lofty goals being put in place for Huawei sub-brand Honor. Huawei wants it to become the fourth-largest smartphone maker in the world, while it continues its assault on first position. To help it do so, Huawei has promised continued investment and assistance in making cutting-edge phones.
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Zillow won’t just help you find a house, it will be your mortgage lender, too

Zillow doesn't just want to help you find your dream home. It also wants to be your mortgage lender. The company announced today that it is getting into the lending game with its new service Zillow Home Loans. The service will be available in nine markets to start, with plans to expand.
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Verizon’s Just Kids plan helps parents keep their children within reach

Choosing when to give a child a smartphone isn't just about responsibility; it's about being able to make sure your child is safe while using it -- and to make sure they aren't costing you more money. Verizon wants to make it a much easier decision with the introduction of the Just Kids plan.

Pandora to start testing A.I.-powered interactive voice ads

If you spot someone in the street talking to ads on Pandora in the coming months, then no, you’re not going mad. It's part of a trial by the music streaming service that will use interactive voice ads to encourage responses from listeners so brands can learn what elements of a product they’re most interested in.
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Discovery partners with BBC on nonfiction streaming service

In the latest subscription streaming announcement, Discovery has unveiled its plan to launch a nonfiction on-demand service with the BBC, giving exclusive rights to stream such monster hits as Planet Earth and Blue Planet, along with Discovery titles. It's expected to launch in 2020 for around $5 per month.