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Ford and GM working toward settlement over the term ‘Cruise’ for hands-free driving

Ford and General Motors told a federal judge they’re planning to settle a trademark battle over the term “Cruise” to describe hands-free driving. Attorneys for the automakers said they’re working out the terms of the settlement and asked the court for a conditional dismissal. The two sides will report back within 60 days if they’re […]

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DC will give away free superhero NFTs to people who register for its FanDome event

DC is giving away free non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of its superhero comic book covers to people who register for its October 16th FanDome event. The NFT drop is set for October 5th, and those who register for FanDome will receive one free, randomly-selected NFT, and become eligible for a second free NFT if they post […]

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NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels

After YouTube TV and NBCUniversal announced a “short” extension on Thursday to keep more than a dozen channels on the live TV service, YouTube TV and NBCUniversal say they have finalized a deal — meaning NBC-owned channels will stay put on YouTube TV. “We’re thrilled to share that we’ve reached a deal to continue carrying […]

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Tesla sold 241,300 cars in the third quarter while other automakers saw big drops

Tesla has bucked the wider trend of declining sales brought on by the global chip shortage in the third quarter this year, as it sold 241,300 cars — a total of 102,000 more vehicles than the same quarter last year. It’s the most Tesla has ever sold in a quarter (and for some added perspective, […]

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Google Cuts Revenue It Shares From Sales On Its Cloud Marketplace

Google will take a smaller cut when customers buy software from other vendors on its cloud marketplace, a report in CNBC suggested on Sunday. The Google Cloud Platform is cutting its percentage revenue share to 3 percent from 20 percent, CNBC said, citing a person familiar with the matter. “Our goal is to provide partners […]

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Amazon is hijacking our emotions to put robots in our homes

There’s something in our complicated human brains that immediately develops a connection to anything with eyes. Don’t believe me? Ask the Anki Vector that lived on my desk for several months. This pocket-sized robot got my attention with its bulbous, non-threatening body. But the second it looked up at me with a quizzical look in […]

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I’m split by Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

As a kid, I remember spending hours playing Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2 on the GameCube with my sister. The games are lighthearted and colorful, have fun single-player and multiplayer modes, and the monkeys feel like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon. I haven’t touched the series since, and I figured […]