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Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two main train stations in the French capital

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires…

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7, not its hardware or software, made the smartphone prone to catching fire

Hugo Barra quits Xiaomi to return to Silicon…

The former Android leader spent the last 3.5 years on a mission to bring global fame to the Chinese phone maker, Xiaomi. He says living in China has taken a toll on his health.

Samsung Tries To Explain What Made Its Phones…

Samsung held a press conference Monday to discuss its findings on the Galaxy Note 7. The company placed most of the blame on its battery suppliers.

iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant

Foxconn, a major assembler of iPhones and other electronics, may invest $7 billion in a plant for manufacturing display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs in the U.S.

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the entertainment service owned by artists including Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship

5 most useful Google Home commands

As a voice assistant, Google Home is supposed to make your life easier. Here are five of the most useful commands to try.

Robots Could Soon Be Considered People ... Kind Of

Robots are increasingly becoming a part of everyday life, and some officials want legal protections if something goes wrong.

'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

The internet went wild after a top Trump adviser said the administration was supplying the media with 'alternative facts' about the size of the inauguration crowds

Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office

Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that they their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box office to shut down Saturday afternoon

Report: 'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules as the head of the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation's airwaves and internet connections

Take the Resident Evil 7 VR challenge

The PSVR's virtual reality is almost too immersive for fright-flick-inspired games like RE7.

Trump Wants Net Neutrality Critic To Head The FCC

The president will reportedly tap Ajit Pai, an FCC commissioner and opponent of net neutrality regulations, to lead the agency.

Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers

Trump gets Obama's house, title _ even his…

Donald Trump built his campaign on tweets and now he's in control of the White House's powerful social media arsenal

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

New Mexico has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of auto makers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators

Samsung says battery flaws caused note 7 fires…

After a lengthy investigation into the cause of Note 7 phones overheating, Samsung reveals that battery defects were to blame. It hopes to prevent similar problems in the future with new testing lab. Also in today's tech news, former Google spokesperson Hugo Barra is to return to Silicon Valley.

Samsung explains why the Note 7 exploded

The phone was plagued by two separate battery manufacturing faults that affected the first and second shipments of the doomed Galaxy Note 7.

Explaining the Note 7's battery flaws (with cake)

Bridget Carey finds a sweet way to illustrate Samsung's findings on why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated, and what the company is doing to prevent future battery failures.

Home security smackdown: Which rechargeable…

We found our favorite rechargeable security camera. Find out if it's the Logi Circle, the Canary Flex or the Netgear Arlo Pro.

11 WhatsApp features you might not know

WhatsApp novices and pros alike may learn a thing or two from this handy list of tips.