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Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Gets a New Name: Waymo

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo, signaling its confidence that it will be able to bring robot-controlled vehicles to the masses within the next few years. “We are getting close and we are getting ready,” Waymo CEO […]

Google Adds Digital Whiteboard to Expanding Device Lineup

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. The product is called “Jamboard,” an allusion to its goal of replacing the physical whiteboards that companies have been setting […]

Apple Adds Keyboard Touch Functions to Mac in Major Refresh

By Brandon Bailey CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch control strip above the keyboard, part of a long-awaited update aimed at reviving interest in a product often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone. The new Touch Bar, which is both a narrow display and a control […]

Apple Partners With Deloitte In Pitch To Business

By Brandon Bailey CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using iPhones, iPads and Apple software in the workplace. While Apple primarily sells to the consumer market, it’s confronting a global slowdown in consumer demand for […]

Samsung Woes Show How Dependent We’ve Become on Smartphones

By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK (AP) — Tethered as we are to our smartphones, Samsung asking users of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 to “power down and stop using the device” is not just an inconvenience. It’s crazy. Smartphones have become extensions of ourselves, the last thing we look at before falling asleep and the […]