Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tech

Renault Group CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a media conference at La Defense business district, outside Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault said Friday that half of its models will be electric or hybrid by 2022 and it’s investing heavily in “robo-vehicles” with increasing degrees of ...
In this image from video, Jake Nelson, AAA’s director for traffic safety advocacy and research drives one of the test vehicles used in the study in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

BY JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) — The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands ...
This Monday, July 17, 2017, photo shows the Netflix logo on an iPhone.

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent — a move aimed at bringing in ...
In this Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, a new security robot, nicknamed ROD2, drives toward Daniel Webb as it patrols the sidewalks and parking garage at River Oaks District in Houston.

BY CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says ...
In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, the internet trader Amazon logo is seen behind barbed wire at the company's logistic center in Rheinberg,Germany.

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws ...
In this file photo dated Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, an array of solar panels absorb the power of the sun, in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

PARIS (AP) — A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally. The International Energy Agency ...
In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.

BY JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to clear away obstacles to a new era of self-driving cars is facing opposition from safety advocates who say it would give ...
Las Vegas Metro Police and medical workers block off an intersection after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

BY RYAN NAKASHIMA MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — False news that erroneously named a suspect in the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday spread on Google and Facebook before ...
This photo provided by General Motors Co. shows a Chevrolet Bolt, surrounded by nine electric and fuel cell vehicles covered by tarps.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Even though gasoline-powered SUVs are what people are buying now, General Motors is betting that electric vehicles will be all the rage in the ...
This photo provided by Roku shows the Roku Ultra video streaming player.

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emboldened by a successful IPO, Roku is reducing the price on the next generation of its best video streaming player in an attempt ...
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