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The deal comes after a successful trial last year that culminated in Mobileye's mapping technology being used in Nissan's recent autonomous vehicle demonstration in London. — Reuters

Mobileye in deal with Nissan to create maps for self-driving cars

26 April 2017

Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye said it forged an agreement with Nissan Motor Corp to create next generation maps to enable safe self-driving cars.

A file photo of a Google self-driving car moving along the roadway at the company's headquarters in California. Waymo's Medford urged California to quickly issue final rules "to provide manufacturers with the certainty that they need." — DPA/Zuma Press/TNS

Automakers ask California to ease rules for self-driving car tests

26 April 2017

Automakers urged the state of California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars.

A Dutch judge has ruled that Apple must replace faulty iPads with new models rather than refurbished models. — Reuters

Dutch judge bars Apple from replacing faulty iPads with refurbished units

26 April 2017

Apple Inc must replace faulty iPads exchanged under its Apple Care warranty programme with new products rather than refurbished ones, a Dutch judge ruled earlier this month.

ABB and IBM intend to use Watson's artificial intelligence to help find defects via real-time images instead of manual machinery inspections. —  Reuters

ABB, IBM team up on industrial artificial intelligence

26 April 2017

ABB has sealed a collaboration agreement with IBM Corp, the Swiss engineering company said on Tuesday, the latest step in its efforts to ramp up its presence in digital technology and the Internet of Things.

 For the search query, “is Obama planning a coup,” the top result produced a blatantly wrong article, last month. — AFP

Google rewrites its search rankings to bury fake news

26 April 2017

Google isn’t planning to rid fake news from its search results – but it’s trying to purge it from the top.

An undated image courtesy of the Kitty Hawk Corporation showing an outdoor sports enthusiast flying on the the Kitty Hawk Flyer prototype. The Flyer will become available for sale by the end of 2017 and will have a different look and feel. — Kitty Hawk Corporation/AFP

‘Personal flying machine’ maker plans deliveries this year

26 April 2017

A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page released a video of its Kitty Hawk prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year.

LinkedIn has some 10 million active job listings, access to nine million companies, and more than 100,000 articles published every week. —  AFP

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

26 April 2017

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

The rape, which shocked Sweden, took place earlier this year in the city of Uppsala, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Stockholm. —  Reuters

Swedish court jails three men for rape broadcast on Facebook

26 April 2017

A Swedish court jailed three men on Tuesday for up to two and a half years for the rape of a woman that was broadcast live on Facebook.

Resistance is futile: China’s conquest plan for robot industry

26 April 2017

At startup E-Deodar, a human-looking droid serves coffee to employees who are building US$15,000 (RM65,542) industrial bots that are about a third cheaper than foreign brands and are being used to automate assembly lines.

Wales said the new platform, Wikitribune, would be free to read and carry no advertising, instead relying on supporters to fund it, while the accuracy of its articles would be easily verifiable as source material would be published. —  Reuters

Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website

26 April 2017

The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.

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