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Avis signs on to manage Waymo’s self-driving vehicle fleet in Phoenix
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 Waymo has entered into an agreement with rental car company Avis that will see Avis manage its autonomous vehicle fleet in Phoenix. Phoenix is the site of Waymo’s first commercial self-driving car service, with the Alphabet-owned company launching an on-demand ride pilot in the Arizona city earlier this year. The agreement, first reported by Bloomberg, […]






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Amazon said to be working on translation services for AWS customers
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 Amazon is working on an offering that would allow developers building apps and websites using AWS to translate their content to multiple languages, CNBC reports. The machine translation tech used to provide the multi-lingual versions of client products would be based on tech Amazon uses across its own products, the report claims. Translation services are […]






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Anki’s Cozmo gets a free update aimed at helping kids learn to code
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 You can’t throw a rock without hitting a coding toy these days. In just the last couple of weeks both Apple and Sony have announced new initiatives, and now Overdrive-maker Anki is getting in on the action with Code Lab, a simple and free programming language designed to teach kids to code with its Pixar-inspired […]






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Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans
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 In April, Google introduced a revamped, reimagined version of Google Earth, which included a number of new features that go beyond visualizing the planet through the use of maps and satellite imagery, to also allow users to explore the world through tours, and learn about its many wonders. Today, Google announced it’s bringing Google Earth […]






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Bong Joon-ho, *Snowpiercer'*s Auteur, Returns With a Netflix Film About a Hippo-Pig
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Bong Joon-ho is back to indulge his obsessions with ‘Okja,’ about a friendship between a young girl and a … manatee-hippo thingy.






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22 Pairs Of Flip Flops You Can Get On Amazon That You'll Actually Want To Wear
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Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat
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 Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against competing video chat apps. The update is centered all around fun, visual filters. Video reactions will allow you to […]






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The Echo Show is a small step for Echo, a big leap for Amazon
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 The Echo Show isn’t a great piece of hardware. It’s beefy and clunky, and kind of looks like something that fell off the back of a RadioShack truck in the late-80s. The display isn’t great (there’s a reason the company’s not talking specs) and sure, the speaker gets loud, but if you’re looking for music […]






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Fast, Precise Cancer Care Is Coming to a Hospital Near You
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The FDA just approved at test that can tell you how different drugs will work for you, based on the genetic makeup of your tumor.






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