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Wing gets FAA approval in step toward drone delivery

A subsidiary of Google's parent company has become the first drone-delivery company to receive a critical Federal Aviation Administration certification.

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Japan Has a New Emperor. Now It Needs a Software Update.

It isn’t exactly Y2K, but the country is scrambling to reconcile its systems with the ancient demands of an imperial calendar.

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Upgrade: Making this classic mistake when you book airfare can cost you $90

But there’s a money-saving trick to save big on plane tickets.

Google spinoff Wing lands FAA clearance for drone deliveries - CNET

Wing aims to launch a delivery trial in Virginia later this year.

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FAA paves way for Alphabet unit to make first U.S. drone deliveries

Alphabet Inc's Wing Aviation unit on Tuesday got the okay to start delivering goods by drone in Virginia later this year, making the sister unit of ...

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Wing receives the first FAA certification for drone deliveries

Today, Alphabet's Wing division became the first drone delivery company to receive its Air Carrier Certification from the US Federal ...

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Teen suing Apple after being arrested allegedly using facial recognition software

A teenager in New York is suing one of the biggest companies in the world for $1 billion. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.        

FAA fielded nearly a dozen whistleblower complaints about Boeing 787

The complaints range from finding tools and debris inside new planes to employees facing pressure to maintain production schedules

Whistleblower on Boeing 787 safety concerns

There are new safety concerns for Boeing. The FAA received nearly a dozen whistleblower complaints linked to the 787 Dreamliner, a plane thousands of Americans fly every day. Kris Van Cleave reports.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner prompted whistleblower complaints

There are new safety concerns for Boeing. The FAA received nearly a dozen whistleblower complaints linked to the 787 Dreamliner, a plane thousands of ...

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Seeds of Discontent: Argentina's Farmers Turn Cool on Their Man Macri

Argentine President Mauricio Macri rode to power in 2015 promising to bolster the farming sector and cut back taxes that had stymied exports. The ...

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Books of The Times: In Ian McEwan’s Latest, a Ménage à Trois — Software Included

“Machines Like Me” imagines the relationship between a man, woman and lifelike robot in an alternative 1980s England.

The Nest Hello smart video doorbell drops to $165.74 - CNET

CNET's favorite doorbell normally sells for $229. Plus: sweet deals on Adobe software and iTunes gift cards.

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U.S. names experts to Boeing certification review panel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Monday she named four experts to a blue-ribbon committee to review the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aircraft certification process after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes killed nearly 350 people.

Apple will release a 5G iPhone in 2020 with chips from Qualcomm and Samsung, top analyst says

A 5G-equipped iPhone with a faster cellular internet connection would give consumers a reason to upgrade from older models.

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Vietnam to Encourage Environmentally Friendly Building Design

Consider that buildings can be designed, in relation to the sun, depending on whether occupants want to maximize the amount of natural light their ...

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He Stopped a Global Cyberattack. Now He’s Pleading Guilty to Writing Malware.

Marcus Hutchins, a British security researcher credited with halting a huge outbreak of ransom software in 2017, accepted United States charges over ...

Scientists upgrade last year's Hurricane Michael to Category 5

National Hurricane Center scientists conducted a detailed post-storm analysis for the hurricane

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Boeing 737 MAX joint governmental review will begin April 29: FAA

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that a joint governmental review of the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX will begin on April 29 and will include 9 other aviation regulators from around the world.

Monster Hurricane Michael from 2018 gets late upgrade to category 5 storm - CNET

NOAA revisited the fierce hurricane's wind intensity and changed its grade.

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China's Political System Helps Advance Its Artificial Intelligence

Recent technological advances demonstrated by China have started an intense debate on whether it is set to take a lead in the field of artificial ...

Post-mortem upgrade: Hurricane Michael now Category 5 storm

Hurricane Michael was actually stronger than initially measured when it devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall

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NASA Launches Chicago Planetarium’s Student Project into Space

College student Fatima Guerra, 19, will be the first to admit, she’s into some really nerdy stuff. “Like, up there nerdy.” "Way up there nerdy," ...

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Behind the scenes at Age of Learning offices in Los Angeles

Educational software company is best known for making ABCMouse.        

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This awesome soundbar is on sale for a great price—but it won't last

This soundbar is a major upgrade to any home theater, and right now it's sale price is the best we've seen.        

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BlackBerry's marginally upgraded, red-accented KEY2 is out today

The BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition lands in the US today with double the storage out of the box (128GB). More of a stop-gap than a sequel, the handset also packs Hub+ software improvements and refreshed versions of the BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Cale...

Should AI be used to catch shoplifters?

New artificial intelligence software is being used in Japan to monitor the body language of shoppers and look for signs that they are planning to shoplift.

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