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Amazon’s delivery robots head to California

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s self-driving robots will be roaming the streets of another neighbourhood.

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Japan’s NEC shows ‘flying car’ hovering for a minute

ABIKO, Japan (AP) — Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute.

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• A Texas airport has begun testing a driverless shuttle outfitted with cameras and sensors to ensure passengers are transported safely and without the danger of being hit.

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5 Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the Moon. This effort reached its pinnacle when Neil Armstrong stepped off the Eagle landing module onto the lunar surface 50 years ago.

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• Residents in Providence, Rhode Island, are paying more for a ride on the city’s popular electric bikes. JUMP, an Uber-owned company, announced a change in its pricing model Monday.

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Waymo teaming up with Renault and Nissan for robotaxis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan.

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• Vice President Mike Pence says the National Hurricane Center will improve its storm surge warnings this season thanks to three new satellites.

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SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.

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Apple previews new software as it diversifies beyond iPhones

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple, beset by falling iPhone sales, announced upcoming changes to its phone and computer software intended to highlight its increasing emphasis on digital services and to further position it as a fierce guardian of personal privacy.

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• The German government is extending a system of incentives to buy electric cars by 18 months until the end of 2020.