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Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

DETROIT — A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The move by Waymo, which started Oct.

Volkswagen, Google co-operate on quantum computing research

BERLIN — German automaker Volkswagen and Google have announced plans to co-operate in exploring possible uses in the auto industry for quantum computers.

Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp over sexual content

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities say they will block access to the popular WhatsApp instant messaging app if it doesn't remove sexually explicit content.
Face to Face with Nest's smartest home security camera

Face to Face with Nest's smartest home security camera

SAN FRANCISCO — Nest's new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it's been introduced to. That skill comes from facial-recognition technology made by Nest's sibling company, Google.
Winnipeg school trustee wants updated rules for student cellphone confiscation

Winnipeg school trustee wants updated rules for student cellphone confiscation

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg school trustee wants to clarify rules about when and how students can have their cellphones confiscated and searched.
Bowman to leave MLB next month after 17 years

Bowman to leave MLB next month after 17 years

NEW YORK — Bob Bowman, who built Major League Baseball's digital business into a pair of billion-dollar companies, said Monday he will leave the commissioner's office when his contract expires next month.

MLS announces new online Canada store as part of Fanatics agreement

TORONTO — Major League Soccer is partnering with Fanatics in a deal that will mean a unique merchandising portal for Canada.
Amazon to open second office in Vancouver: but no, it's not the coveted HQ2

Amazon to open second office in Vancouver: but no, it's not the coveted HQ2

VANCOUVER — Amazon will open a second corporate office in Vancouver, doubling its employee count in the western city, but it has yet to announce where the tech titan's highly sought-after second headquarters will land.
Apple's ultra-expensive iPhone X draws crowds as in-store sales begin

Apple's ultra-expensive iPhone X draws crowds as in-store sales begin

TORONTO — A decade after Apple launched its original smartphone, the crowds were back at its stores Friday as the ultra-expensive iPhone X hit the market after months of anticipation.
Drones become crime-fighting tool, but perfection is elusive

Drones become crime-fighting tool, but perfection is elusive

TOLEDO, Ohio — The armed robbery suspect hiding out in a camper in rural Michigan heard state troopers closing in, so he dashed into a field and crouched among the 6-foot-tall cornstalks.