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China's Xiaomi Makes Official Debut In Russia

BEIJING -- Chinese tech giant Xiaomi made its official debut in Russia on Tuesday with three new products in its latest move to expand overseas, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Thai Police To Review Procedures For Taking Down Content After Facebook Killing

Pic: ReutersPolice in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook.

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Eighth Time Lucky: NASA Launches Super Balloon To Collect Near Space Data

Pic: ReutersWELLINGTON: A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.

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Google Driverless Cars Free To Public In Phoenix

The search firm's sister company Waymo has created a free "early rider" programme in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Silicon Valley Security Robot Beat Up In Parking Lot, Police Say

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A 300-pound egg-shaped security robot was punched to the ground by an allegedly drunken man outside a Silicon Valley shopping center, Mountain View police said.

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Lawsuit Threatened Against AT&T Over Slow Internet Speeds In Low-Income Cleveland Neighborhoods

This screen grab of a map put together by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance using FCC data shows the neighborhoods with Internet speeds of 3 megabits per second (mbps) or less. The neighborhoods marked in red have speeds of less than 2 mbps. (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A law firm with attorneys from Florida and Ohio is threatening a lawsuit after a recently published report that says AT&T denied access to high-speed Internet connections in low-income Cleveland neighborhoods.

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Former Lyft Drivers Sue Uber For Secretly Tracking Them

Image Another bad news day for Uber.

At this point in 2017, the drink every time there is bad Uber news game has jumped from fun to lethal. Following a report over the weekend that the company had been secretly tagging iPhones until Apple stepped in and forced them to stop, Monday didn’t bring much better news. A group of former Lyft drivers announced they are suing Uber over its alleged use of a program that secretly tracked them in an attempt to give their own drivers a competitive edge.

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Hyundai App Exposed Vehicles To High-Tech Thieves: Researchers

Pic: ReutersTORONTO: Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai Motor Co app that lets a car be started remotely made the company's vehicles susceptible to theft from high-tech thieves for three months before the company fixed the bug in March, a cyber security firm said on Tuesday.

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Kaspersky Tones Down Threat Of Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft

Pic: ReutersHANOVER, GERMANY: Russia's Kaspersky Lab has temporarily backed off filing a competition complaint that Microsoft is abusing its market dominance to crowd out anti-virus software makers such as itself, founder and Chief Executive Eugene Kaspersky said.

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Alibaba's Ma Champions U.N. E-Commerce Drive For Development

Pic: ReutersGENEVA: Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty.

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