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Apple unveils first Macs built to run more like iPhones

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is rolling out new Mac computers powered by the same kind of chips that run iPhones and iPads, a move aimed at making it easier for its most popular products to work together.

Walmart teams with GM to test autonomous deliveries

DETROIT (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with the General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit to test driverless delivery in Arizona.

Virgin Galactic plans first New Mexico space launch this month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Galactic said last week that it expects to launch its first manned test flight into space from New Mexico this month.

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year.

Nokia to build moon’s first 4G cell network for NASA

LONDON (AP) — Nokia says it has been tapped by NASA to build the first cellular communications network on the moon.

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• As automation and online work gain ground, organisers of the annual Davos forum are projecting employers will split work equally between machines and people by 2025, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating changes in the labour market.

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Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry

Google’s acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it’s also just the latest step in the internet giant’s often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware.

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• The University of Wisconsin-Madison is using rolling robots to deliver food.

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Merkel: One million car charging points in Germany by 2030

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to electric from internal combustion engines.

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Easy Car Sales appointed BYD electric vehicle distributor for The Bahamas

A revolution in transportation is taking place around the world – and now The Bahamas can join in by switching to more cost-effective, efficient and sustainable 100% electric vehicles (EVs) thanks to a partnership between an established local car dealership and a global distributor.

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A HOME BASE FOR ESPORTS: Heavyweights raise $17M for new gaming network

NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming’s biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports.

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• A new project to explore the wreck of the ship dubbed as New England’s Titanic is underway.

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Amazon’s delivery robots head to California

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighbourhood.

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Japan’s NEC shows ‘flying car’ hovering for a minute

ABIKO, Japan (AP) — Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute.

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• A Texas airport has begun testing a driverless shuttle outfitted with cameras and sensors to ensure passengers are transported safely and without the danger of being hit.

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