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Toyota banks on Olympic halo for the humble bus to keep hydrogen dream alive

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Buses may not be the most glamorous mode of transport but at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, they will represent Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) best bet for wider acceptance of hydrogen power – technology so far eclipsed by electric vehicles. FILE PHOTO: Toyota Motor Corp. displays the company’s fuel cell bus Sora Read More

Dreamhouse for free? These 5 destinations offer free homes, but there’s a catch

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Many places worldwide offer newcomers insanely cheap real estate or even cash in an effort to tackle problems like urbanization, bad demographic situations, or lack of workforce. However, they all come with strings attached. 1. Molise region, southern Italy A region in southern Italy has recently announced it will pay newcomers €700 ($780) a month for Read More

SoftBank and Toyota want driverless cars to change the world

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Meet ‘crazy’ tech tycoon Masayoshi Son SoftBank and Toyota want to change the world of transportation through autonomous vehicles and other technologies. The high-profile Japanese companies are forming a joint venture called Monet to develop businesses that will use driverless-car technology to offer new services, such as mobile convenience stores and delivery vehicles in which Read More

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

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(Reuters) – When Apple Inc introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone Read More

Low-cost fracking offers boon to oil producers, headaches for suppliers

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SMILEY, Texas (Reuters) – At a dusty drilling site east of San Antonio, shale producer EOG Resources Inc recently completed its latest well using a new technology developed by a small services firm that promises to slash the cost of each by $200,000. The technology, called electric fracking and powered by natural gas from EOG’s Read More

IBM, Fraunhofer partner on German-backed quantum computing research push

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – IBM is joining forces with a German research institute to explore the potential of quantum computing, backed by a government plan to invest 650 million euros ($717 million) over two years in wider research in the field. FILE PHOTO: A man stands near an IBM logo at the Mobile World Congress in Read More

Hurricane Dorian: Nobody knows how many lived – and died – at Ground Zero

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Our helicopter pilot banked sharply to the right so that I could see the ground beneath us, but I couldn’t see any ground – just a mass of splintered wood and rubble, huge piles of it. That was our first glimpse of the shanty town on Abaco Island known as Mudd and Pigeon Peas. Home Read More

Mind-reading AI may spell end to humanity as we know it, but not because it will enslave us – Zizek

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Technologies linking human consciousness to any sort of a cloud computing service could not just open the way for totalitarian mind control, but destroy the very essence of human relations, philosopher Slavoj Zizek says. A computer that can read the thoughts of many people at once would make normal human life impossible, the Slovenian cultural Read More

After Hurricane Dorian, families turn to technology in search for the missing

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(Reuters) – As Hurricane Dorian left thousands missing in the Bahamas, South Carolina resident Daniel Huggins worried frantically about his mother on Green Turtle Cay and, with no word from U.S. or Bahamas authorities, turned to Facebook for news. FILE PHOTO: Residents and visitors catch a flight from the island devastated by Hurricane Dorian at Read More

Google’s ‘secret web tracking pages’ explained

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Google has been accused of using hidden webpages that are assigned to users to provide more information to advertisers about their every move online. The allegation has been added to a complaint lodged with the Irish Data Protection Commission. The tech firm insists it acts in accordance with EU privacy laws. It comes a day Read More