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No defect found in Tesla 'Autopilot' system used in deadly Florida crash

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Federal regulators have closed the investigation into the crash that killed a Tesla driver in May, saying Thursday that officials found no defects in the semiautonomous Autopilot system being used at the time.



Google spinoff Waymo has built its own self-driving sensors

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Google's autonomous driving spinoff, Waymo, has developed sensors that pair with its self-driving software, potentially opening the door for the company to sell a comprehensive system that automakers build into future car models.


The big takeaway from this year's CES

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There has been no killer gadget at this year's International CES technology show. Instead, something more subtle has become the keystone of the tech world.


CES 2017: Your car wants to say hello. And that's only the start.

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Toyota's empathetic car of the future is there for you. You've had a frustrating day at work; it plays soft music and lowers the temperature. You're lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood; it offers to take over the driving. You start to nod off at the wheel; it taps you on the shoulder and starts up a conversation.


An emotional car, smart beds and other things to expect from the CES

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The technology industry's annual CES convention kicks off this week and is expected -- as usual -- to broadcast what the tech industry considers to be the top trends of the year.


Can Alexa help solve a murder? Police think so -- but Amazon won't give up her data

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When police responded to a home in Bentonville, Ark., one Sunday morning last November, they discovered Victor Collins's dead body in the backyard, floating face up in a hot tub. Police records describe a grim scene: Collins's left eye and lips were dark and swollen, and blood and pink foam appeared to be coming out of his nose. The water inside the spa had turned a dark reddish hue, seemingly discolored by blood, feces and vomit.


Did you just open a brand new home hub? Read this first.

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Home hubs, or smart speakers that you can order around with voice commands, are expected to be a top gift this holiday season. But it can be a little hard getting used to having a disembodied voice in your house, and figuring out what to use it for.


Mark Zuckerberg builds an artificial intelligence assistant to run his house -- and entertain his toddler

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Mark Zuckerberg has a new housemate: Jarvis, an artificial intelligence assistant he created this year that can control appliances, play music, recognize faces and, perhaps most impressively, entertain his toddler.


Amazon makes its first drone delivery to a real customer

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Amazon.com has long talked about its ambitions for using drones to deliver small parcels to its legions of customers. Now, it appears the e-commerce giant is one step closer to that goal.