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Electric Wacky Racers Take To Switzerland's Roads

Pic: ReutersZURICH: An oddball convoy of electric-powered wacky racers including a converted garbage truck and new type of bubble car takes to the streets of Switzerland from Friday to promote plug-in vehicles.

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Philippines Calls On Facebook To Shut Islamist Fighters' Accounts

Pic: ReutersMARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES: The Philippines army said on Friday it had called on Facebook to shut down dozens of accounts that Islamist militants have been using to spread misinformation about their attack on a southern town and to coordinate their battle with security forces.

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Softbank Buys Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics From Alphabet

Shares of Japan's Softbank have surged to their highest in nearly two decades after the firm bought robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Google's Alphabet.

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Yahoo Shareholders Approve Sale Of Core Business To Verizon

Pic: ReutersYahoo Inc (YHOO.O) shareholders on Thursday approved the company's pending sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) for $4.48 billion, according to preliminary results from a shareholder meeting.

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Einstein's 'Impossible' Hope: Light Bending Theory Directly Observed In Distant Stars For First Time

Astronomers have used the gravitational warping of light, predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago, to measure the mass of a distant star for the first time.

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Boeing Studies Pilotless Planes As It Ponders Next Jetliner

Pic: ReutersSEATTLE: Boeing Co is looking ahead to a brave new world where jetliners fly without pilots and aims to test some of the technology next year, the world's biggest plane maker said in a briefing ahead of the Paris Airshow.

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Honda To Focus On Self-Driving Cars, Robotics, EVs Through 2030

Pic: ReutersHAGA, JAPAN: Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Co on Thursday spelled out for the first time its plans to develop autonomous cars which can drive on city streets by 2025, building on its strategy to take on rivals in the auto market of the future.

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Internet Cameras Have Hard-Coded Password That Can’t Be Changed

Security cameras manufactured by China-based Foscam are vulnerable to remote take-over hacks that allow attackers to view video feeds, download stored files, and possibly compromise other devices connected to a local network. That's according to a 12-page report released Wednesday by security firm F-Secure.

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Samsung Electronics To Invest $300 Million For U.S. Appliances Factory: Korea Economic Daily

Pic: ReutersTech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest $300 million to build an appliances factory in the United States, the Korea Economic Daily reported on Thursday citing unnamed sources.

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