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5 Things to Know About Artificial Intelligence & Its Use

July 29, 2015 9:33 am | by Richard Lardner, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with ...

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NTSB: Company Should Have Prepared for Human Error

July 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Kevin Freking, Associated Press | News | Comments

The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot ...

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CA Independent Teams to Have Computer Call Balls & Strikes

July 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Janie McCauley, AP Baseball Writer | News | Comments

No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league. The human element that many in baseball appreciate will ...

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Fiat Chrysler Settlement with Gov't Could Prove Costly

July 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle ...

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China Auto Sales Slump Hits Industry Fortunes

July 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were ...

Volkswagen Sold More Vehicles Than Toyota in First Half

July 29, 2015 9:23 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies ...

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Taiwan, Thailand Join Deal to End Tariffs on Tech Products

July 29, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Trade Organization says Taiwan and Thailand have joined an agreement reached last week to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products. The Geneva-based trade body ...

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Ga. Judge Cuts Damages in Jeep Fire Death from $150M to $40M

July 29, 2015 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million. Decatur County Superior Court ...

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U.S. Agency Denies Request for Fiat Chrysler Investigation

July 29, 2015 9:16 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that potentially could cause stalling and other problems ...

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FDA Approves Stomach-Filling Balloon for Weight Loss

July 29, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators say they have approved an inflatable medical balloon that helps patients lose weight by filling up space in the stomach. The Food and ...

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FAA Investigating Airliner That Nearly Ran Out of Fuel

July 29, 2015 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic ...

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Volkswagen Q2 Earns Slip on Restructuring, Troubled Markets

July 29, 2015 9:01 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker ...

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Average U.S. Vehicle Age Hits Record 11.5 Years

July 29, 2015 8:58 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old ...

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BMW Celebrates 507's 60th Anniversary with Special Display

July 28, 2015 5:50 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the vehicle’s release, BMW has created an exhibit devoted to its rare 507 model. 

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Unmanned Marine Vehicles for Bridge Inspections

July 28, 2015 5:03 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

The task of inspecting and maintaining Florida's extensive network of approximately 11,450 bridges is arduous, especially since so many of the state's bridges span rivers, canals and ...

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