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Technology California reveals details of self-driving car accidents California reveals details of self-driving car accidents
California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.
Technology Google's Nest targeting 'thoughtful' homes with new products Google's Nest targeting 'thoughtful' homes with new products
Google's Nest Labs is releasing new versions of its surveillance-video camera and talking smoke detector as part of its attempt to turn homes into yet another thing that can be controlled and tracked over the Internet.
Technology Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming
Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.
Technology Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock
Retailers have the ability to scan your face digitally, and use that identification to offer you special prices or even recognize you as a prior shoplifter. But should they use it? Should they get your permission first?
Technology SpaceX announces design competition for Hyperloop SpaceX announces design competition for Hyperloop
Suggested by Musk two years ago, the idea is to zoom passenger capsules through elevated tubes between Los Angeles and San Francisco at speeds of up to 750 mph. The concept pulls together several proven technologies: Capsules would float on a thin cushion of air and draw on magnetic attraction and solar power to zoom through a nearly airless tube. With little wind resistance, the capsules could reach the speed of sound and the 400-mile ride would take a half-hour.
Technology Twitter twists and turns - but can it keep flying? Twitter twists and turns - but can it keep flying?
The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. But despite the buzz generated by thousands of chatty journalists, athletes and celebrities, Twitter has never turned a profit.
Technology Review: The best new features coming from Apple, Google Review: The best new features coming from Apple, Google
New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology. Although it's too soon to tell how well these will work in practice, here's a look at what I'm looking forward to most this fall.
Technology NTSB: Collision avoidance systems should be standard in cars NTSB: Collision avoidance systems should be standard in cars
Automakers should immediately include as standard equipment in all new cars and commercial trucks systems that automatically brake or warn drivers to avoid rear-end collisions, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday.
Technology  Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music Apple makes product upgrades, pushes into streaming music
Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well under way, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.
Technology Apple wants a lead role in streaming music Apple wants a lead role in streaming music
Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well underway, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.