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Waymo-branded Jaguar I-Pace vehicles hit the streets of San Francisco

Waymo’s next phase in self-driving cars has begun. The former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet has received its first three all-electric I-Pace crossover sport utility produced by Jaguar Land Rover. These I-Pace EVS — the first on U....

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Facebook paid $88 million this year to build out its Seattle area Oculus hub

Facebook continues to expand its VR ambitions in the Pacific Northwest. The company has been quietly growing its footprint 16 miles East of Seattle, in Microsoft’s backyard. A new analysis by real estate resource BuildZoom sheds additional light on the Menlo Park-based company’s efforts...

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Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million

One year after receiving a whopping $75 million commitment to invest in early stage companies applying artificial intelligence to various industries, Glasswing Ventures has closed its debut fund with $112 million.  It’s a significant milestone for a firm that purports to be the largest ea...

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Spring Health raises $6M to help employees get access to personalized mental health treatment

In recent months, we’ve seen more and more funding flowing into tools for mental wellness — whether that’s AI-driven tools to help patients find help to meditation apps — and it seems like that trend is starting to pick up even more steam as smaller companies are grabbing the...

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Uber lays off 100 safety drivers as it scales back self-driving tests

Enlarge / An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Uber is laying off its safety drivers in Pittsburgh and San Francisco—about 100 people in total. It's the latest sign that Uber is scaling back its testing operations as it tries to move beyo...

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Tesla sold 200,000 cars in the US, so the $7,500 tax credit is going away

Enlarge (credit: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Well folks, it's official: Tesla has now sold and delivered more than 200,000 electric vehicles here in the US. That's an important milestone for the EV maker, because it means that the $7,500 IRS tax credit that buyers have been eli...

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Epic ups Unreal Marketplace creators’ pay well above industry standard

Enlarge / Gamemakin LLC will now earn 18% more of the sale price for this "Generic Shooter Blueprint" through the Unreal Marketplace (credit: Epic/ Gamemakin LLC) Unreal Engine maker Epic announced this morning that it's increasing the rate paid to creators who make and sell reusable art, sound,...

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An experiment in people-moving: Transit agency buys electric double-decker bus

Enlarge / This electric double-decker bus from Alexander Dennis and Proterra will be put into service with Foothills Transit by 2019. (credit: Alexander Dennis) On Thursday, a Los Angeles county transit agency purchased the first all-electric double-decker bus in North America. The bus will be ma...

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Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Pros are now available, and the top specs are much faster

Apple Today, Apple begins shipping the new 2018 refresh of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. The new machines are not major redesigns, but they offer configurations with 8th-generation Intel processors and mor...

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Hands-on with Nintendo’s weirdest, and maybe rarest, classic console yet

Enlarge / Say hello to Nintendo's weirdest and possibly most limited classic-mini release yet: the Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Famicom Classic Mini. (credit: Sam Machkovech) The collectability of Nintendo's "classic mini" consoles cannot be overstated. Even after restocking the NES Classic Editi...


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