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Auto, Technology Industries Clash Over Talking Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Aug 28
Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams.

Jones Website Hack Reveals Stars' Tricky Cyber Landscape

PERSONAL TECH | By Sandy Cohen | Aug 28
The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.

Yosemite, and President Obama, Head Into Virtual Reality

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jasdanun | Aug 28
In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Somewhere Over the (Digital) Rainbow

MUSIC | By Andy Smith | Aug 28
Almost five decades after her early death, Judy Garland will make another potentially legendary comeback -- as the star of a 3-D hologram concert film featuring highlights from her 1960s TV variety hour.

WhatsApp is Going to Share Your Phone Number With Facebook

By Brandon Bailey | Aug 27
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company.

Reward Your Ears: 5 Gadgets to Liven Up Your Music

PERSONAL TECH | By Ron Harris | Aug 27
Consider quality Bluetooth speakers, finely crafted headphones and even a portable turntable for vinyl on the go, if analog is your thing. Here's a look at some nice gear to consider.

The Edutainment Video Game Pipeline: Why Teachers Should Beware

VIDEO GAMES | By Matthew Nelson | Aug 27
Last month, strategy game guru Sid Meier and video game publisher 2K announced the 2017 release of "Civilization Edu," a redesign of the wildly popular "Civilization" strategy game series specially tailored for classrooms.

Meet Octobot, A Robot That's A Real Softie, and Cheap

PERSONAL TECH | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 26
The latest revolutionary robot isn't the metallic, costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer.

China Sets Sights on New Global Export: Nuclear Energy

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Aug 26
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

Tesla Lays Claim to World's Fastest Production Car

AUTO NEWS | Aug 26
Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour.

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