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Marvell Technology buying chip maker Cavium in $6B deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Marvell Technology has bid about $6 billion for Cavium in a cash-and-stock deal that would create a chip maker to compete with Intel and other giants in the industry....
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Volvo to supply Uber with thousands of self-driving cars

HELSINKI (AP) -- Volvo Cars said Monday it will sell tens of thousands of self-driving cars to Uber, which is expanding to become an operator and owner of its own car fleet....
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UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in control one day....
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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

BONN, Germany (AP) -- As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming....
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Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

DETROIT (AP) -- After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs - and, more recently, solar panels - Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks....
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Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

BERLIN (AP) -- German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions....
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VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022

BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies....
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Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

NEW YORK (AP) -- Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls....
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FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media....
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Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed....
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