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Sedric is Volkswagen's first autonomous car

Sedric is all-electric, fully autonomous, and operated by a voice-controlled AI agent.

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How to minimize the risks of phishing scams

Employees are often the weakest link in your company's security chain. But with a little knowledge and foresight you can mitigate the risks. In this video, CIO.com senior writer Sharon Florentine explains the anatomy of a phishing scam and how you and your workers can avoid becoming a victim.

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These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

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Schneider Electric's microgrid

Rising costs and an aging infrastructure are pushing companies like Schneider Electric to consider energy microgrids to keep the lights on, save money and reduce greenhouse gases.

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These shape shifting bots could help NASA explore planets

The robots are made from a number of rods and cables allowing them to easily adapt to moving through challenging terrains and making it much easier for them to be dropped onto the surface of planets than current rovers.

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CIO Career Coach: How IT leaders can succeed in the digital marketplace

Martha Heller showcases what it takes for CIOs and IT leaders to lead a digital strategy and move their organizations forward.

SOS: Astronauts make a quick getaway via a zip line

Engineers at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida have installed a zip line to zoom astronauts to safety in case of an emergency during launch.

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Mingis on Tech: Energy microgrids, what's up with Apple TV -- and drones!

Here's one way to re-build the electric grid: Do it piecemeal -- with microgrids. With that squared away, we turn to figuring out what Apple is up to with Apple TV and get the details on DJI's new $1,000 Mavic drone.

Sanbot is the Jill of all trades

With an array of sensors, cameras, a projector, and voice interaction, Sanbot is building an impressive resume.

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Hoping for a raise in 2017? Here’s the outlook for IT pay

Your chances for getting a salary bump are pretty good, according to Computerworld's 2017 IT Salary Survey, but be aware: This year more than ever, the way forward is murky.

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Siri, Alexa, and robots could change how we talk

Sentient AI and super-smart robots are a long way off, but forgetting how to talk to other humans? That could happen soon.

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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.

Lampix

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