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UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truck in Florida test

In the future, UPS wants its drivers to team up with delivery drones to more efficiently distribute packages to rural areas.

Smart Cities: Montreal

Montreal's smart city strategy is built on strong partnerships with its vibrant community of startups. Computerworld braved a blustery winter storm to see what this Quebecois city has to offer.

This robotic barista never needs a coffee break

Cafe X is the first fully autonomous coffee shop in the United States.

Software allows all cars to coexist

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have come up with an algorithm that allows autonomous and manually-driven cars to share the road.

Drop your bags, this personal bot will lug your groceries home for you

Piaggio, the company behind Vespa, has come up with an autonomous robot that will follow you around and help you with your luggage.

The world's largest solar farm can fit 60 Taj Mahals

The farm is located in Tamil Nadu, India and is capable of producing 648 megawatts of electricity.

6 startups from CES to watch in 2017

6 innovative new companies showed off their products in the Eureka Park section of CES 2017.

Panasonic's Lithium-ion battery will bend and twist

Panasonic's flexible Lithium-ion battery will maintain its electrical characteristics even after repeated bending.

These 3-D printed, swarm drones are a surveillance tool for the DOD

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

Toyota's Concept-i car just wants to be loved

We interview Ian Cartabiano, the chief designer of Toyota's Concept-i car.

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The Ehang 184 personal drone is ready to fly

With 200-plus successful test flights, the Ehang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle (in other words, a person-sized drone) has permission to fly, but its first operation probably won’t be in the United States.

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$85 billion AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.

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Tesla, Panasonic solar deal could signal smart home future

Tesla's deepening relationship with Panasonic could give the U.S. company a short cut to realizing its dream of electric cars and smart homes.

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The FCC's plan to replace your cable box with apps hits a snag

The FCC shelves "unlock the box" cable vote amidst industry criticism and political cries for delay.

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This smart light is bright: It turns any surface into an interactive display

Lampix looks like a regular lamp, but using a Raspberry Pi 3, camera, and projector, it can make most flat surfaces interactive.

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Pico can brew craft beers right in your kitchen

Pico is an automated brewing machine that can recreate your favorite beer

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$29.99 for the IT Security & Ethical Hacking Certification Training ($1,895 value) - Deal Alert

For a limited time, the bundle of courses is only $29.99 and jam-packed with over 48 hours of courses and 50 hours of advanced training.

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Foxconn will pay over $6 billion to buy most of Sharp

Sharp has approved an offer from Hon Hai Precision Industry and related companies to acquire over 66 percent of the company’s voting stock, making the Taiwanese contract manufacturer the new parent of the venerable Japanese firm.

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Rain could make your solar panels dirtier, not cleaner

Researchers are trying to figure out factors that affect the life of solar panels.

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Apple hears Taylor Swift, to pay artists during free music trial

The pop star had earlier complained about Apple's decision not to pay artists during the free trial

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Taylor Swift slams Apple for not paying artists during Apple Music trial

'We don't ask you for free iPhones,' the singer said this weekend, so Apple shouldn't demand free music

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Dish Network, T-Mobile US reportedly in merger talks

The merger would be the latest in a wave of consolidation in the U.S. media and communications industry

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Wi-Fi chip maker Broadcom to be acquired in a $37-billion deal

The combined company will develop chipsets for wired and wireless networks