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Check out this building that was 3-D-printed by a robot

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The future of construction just got a little bit more real. Researchers at MIT have created a mobile robot that can 3-D-print an entire building in a matter of hours -- a technology that could be used in disaster zones, on inhospitable planets or even in our proverbial backyards.


Walt Disney World plans to deploy driverless shuttles at Florida theme parks

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Walt Disney World in Florida appears poised to launch the highest-profile commercial deployment of driverless passenger vehicles to date, testing a fleet of driverless shuttles that could cart passengers through parking lots and around its theme parks.



Uber has a 'competitive intelligence' team -- and it's not alone

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That team bought anonymized data -- including information on Lyft receipts gleaned from customer inboxes -- from analytics firm Slice Intelligence. Although both companies faced criticism over their practices -- Slice for obtaining the data and Uber for buying it -- business and market intelligence experts weren't surprised by their efforts. "A lot of what people learned about Apple, Uber and Google's plans for autonomous vehicles came from looking at their job ads." In the days before Google alerts, companies would buy reports from business services companies such as Dun & Bradstreet and go through Securities and Exchange Commission filings to get an idea of a company's assets and corporate structure.


Golf rules changed to limit video evidence and penalties called in by TV viewers

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In a swift response to increasing debates over television reviews, golf's ruling bodies issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf that limits the use of video evidence and could spare players from being penalized even if they violated a rule.


Netflix finds a path into China through Baidu streaming service

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Global streaming giant Netflix has finally found a doorway into the vast Chinese entertainment market, months after pulling back on efforts to launch its service there.


7 reasons short sellers are betting against Tesla

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Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is seen in December in Australia.



5 things to know about Elon Musk's brain-implant company, Neuralink

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An illustration of "wizard hats," or the term writer Tim Urban uses to describe the type of brain implants Elon Musk eventually wants to develop. An illustration of "wizard hats," or the term writer Tim Urban uses to describe the type of brain implants Elon Musk eventually wants to develop.


California jobless rate falls below 5% for the first time since 2006

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California piled on 19,300 jobs in March, and its unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% -- the first time the state's jobless rate fell below 5% since December 2006. California's jobless rate still hovered above the national unemployment rate of 4.5%. The county's unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, down from a revised 4.8% in February.