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GM plans large-scale launch of self-driving cars in U.S. cities in 2019

GM plans large-scale launch of self-driving cars in U.S. cities in 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co laid out its vision for self-driving vehicles on Thursday, telling investors it planned a commercial launch of fleets of fully autonomous robo-taxis in multiple dense urban environments in 2019, in a challenge to rivals such as Alphabet Inc’s Waymo. Underscoring the potential opportunity ahead, GM President Dan Ammann [...]

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FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch

FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared a device embedded in an Apple Inc watch band that monitors a user’s heart rate, detects when something is amiss and prompts the user to take an electrocardiogram. The device, made by AliveCor, pairs the ability to take a personal 30 second electrocardiogram (EKG) [...]

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Does Europe have what it takes to create the next Google?

Does Europe have what it takes to create the next Google?

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a report published on Thursday shows. The region has thriving tech hubs in major cities, with [...]

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