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  • The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

    The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving cars are cruising around the suburbs. … More »

    38 minutes ago
  • Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

    Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday. … More »

    1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Daimler estrena camión remolque autónomo

    Daimler estrena camión remolque autónomo

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aunque la atención ha estado centrada en los vehículos de conducción autónoma que están siendo desarrollados por Google y compañías automovilísticas, un fabricante de camiones piensa que los camiones remolque autónomos van a estar rodando en las carreteras antes que los coches sin chofer se paseen por los suburbios. … More »

    2 hours 36 minutes ago
  • Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

    Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. … More »

    2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope'

    UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope'

    The United Arab Emirates' planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and be appropriately named "Hope," members of the project team revealed Wednesday. Dubai ruler Sheikh ... … More »

    6 hours ago
  • EU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants

    EU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms. … More »

    7 hours ago
  • Incidente de Maduro con un mango inspira juego para celular

    Incidente de Maduro con un mango inspira juego para celular

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dos venezolanos que emigraron para escapar de las dificultades económicas de su país están provocando risas con un juego para celulares que se burla del presidente Nicolás Maduro por su decisión de darle una vivienda a una mujer que le arrojó un mango para intentar atraer su atención sobre su petición de una casa. … More »

    7 hours ago
  • For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away

    For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it. … More »

    12 hours ago
  • Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam

    Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam

    HOOVER DAM, Nev.-Ariz. Border (AP) — Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver. … More »

    13 hours ago
  • Internet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ

    Internet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, failed Wednesday in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market. … More »

    15 hours ago
  • US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

    US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. … More »

    18 hours ago
  • Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries

    Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples. … More »

    18 hours ago
  • 'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney

    'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever. … More »

    Wed 6 May, 2015
  • Honra fúnebre en Valle del Silicio a popular ejecutivo

    Honra fúnebre en Valle del Silicio a popular ejecutivo

    PALO ALTO, California, EE.UU. (AP) — Líderes de la industria de la tecnología y otros amigos del Valle del Silicio se reunieron el martes para una honra fúnebre a David Goldberg, un popular ejecutivo y esposo de la autora de "Lean In", Sheryl Sandberg. … More »

    Wed 6 May, 2015
  • Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time

    Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. … More »

    Tue 5 May, 2015
  • Búsquedas en Google en teléfonos móviles superan las de PC

    Búsquedas en Google en teléfonos móviles superan las de PC

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — El influyente motor de búsqueda de Google alcanzó un hito en la migración tecnología hacia los smartphones. En Estados Unidos y otras partes del mundo ya se hacen más búsquedas desde dispositivos móviles que de computadoras personales. … More »

    Tue 5 May, 2015
  • High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

    High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook. … More »

    Tue 5 May, 2015
  • AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

    AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym

    David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said. … More »

    Tue 5 May, 2015

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