February 13, 2016

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Odom’s downfall tops 2015 list of Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO — Lamar Odom’s bizarre downfall from a former Los Angeles Lakers star to a lost soul in a Nevada brothel had the world searching Google for answers more than any other topic this year. A four-day binge in October that culminated in Odom being found unconscious in the Nevada “Love Ranch” placed him Read More…

Autonomous cars bring new risk: How do drivers safely take back control?

LOS ANGELES — New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver’s seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal. That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in Read More…

Google antsy as autonomous cars wait on California regulators’ action

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many before: Waiting on the Department of Motor Vehicles. The tech titan wants the freedom to give the public access to self-driving prototypes it has been testing on public roads since the Read More…

Sense of disruption looms at Frankfurt auto show

FRANKFURT, Germany — A sense of impending disruption hangs over all the shiny new cars at this year’s edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The potential impact of automated driving and of extensively connected cars has pushed aside electric and low-emission vehicles as the major theme in just the two years since the show Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Aug. 11

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Ferguson, Mo., again on edge Police arrest nearly two dozen people during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 2. Colorado mine spill alarms officials They are Read More…

Google creates new holding company, Alphabet

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is creating a new company to oversee its highly lucrative Internet business and a growing flock of other ventures, including some — like building self-driving cars and researching ways to prolong human life — that are known more for their ambition than for turning an immediate profit. The new company will Read More…

Government pushing idea that social media can stop terrorism

WASHINGTON — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that they already ban grisly content Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, May 15

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why did Amtrak train speed up before crash That’s a question investigators are exploring in the wake of the deadly derailment in Philadelphia. 2. Grim discovery near chopper crash in Nepal Rescuers find three bodies right by Read More…

Latest Google self-driving car headed to streets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The latest version of Google’s self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant’s mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years. This prototype Read More…

Verizon barges into online video with $4.4B AOL purchase

NEW YORK — Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom’s push in both mobile and advertising fields. The acquisition gives Verizon an entry into increasingly competitive online and mobile video. The New York company is the country’s largest wireless carrier as well as an Internet and TV provider — and wireless Read More…