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Apple is Shifting the Focus of its Secret Car Project

Apple may not become an automaker, but it still wants to develop its own self-driving technology.

The iPhone-maker's automotive project, long an open secret in Silicon Valley, is shifting to focus on creating the technology for an autonomous vehicle that doesn't require a human driver. The new direction apparently doesn't foreclose the possibility that Apple might someday build its own car, but it opens the door to partnering with other car companies.

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U.S. Warns against Using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Planes

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration strongly urged passengers Thursday not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft following recent reports of explosions from faulty batteries.

The South Korean smartphone maker last week suspended sales of the "phablet" and recalled 2.5 million units following the reports.

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American Spy Chief Says Russia Hacks U.S. Networks 'All the Time'

America's intelligence chief on Wednesday said Russia hacks U.S. computer networks "all the time," while also seeking to reassure the public the transition to a new president would "be OK."

U.S. agencies, companies and individuals are frequently targeted by overseas hackers, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign has accused Moscow of hacking into Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.

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Apple's iPhone 7 Has a Better Camera, Repels Water and Dust

Apple announced Wednesday its newest iPhones, the 7 and 7 plus, which are water and dust resistant.

Analysts say the new iPhones could help Apple recover modestly from a recent dip in sales. But with few expected dramatic changes from previous models, Apple watchers aren't expecting the kind of big spikes in consumer demand that the company saw two years ago, when it introduced larger screens.

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Turkey Seeks Arrest of Teachers for Using 'Gulen App'

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for almost 150 teachers who allegedly used an encrypted messaging app employed by followers of the U.S.-based Muslim preacher authorities blame for the botched coup bid, state media said.

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Apple Event Has World Watching for New iPhone

Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone and maybe even a second-generation smartwatch at a special event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

The rumor mill has been grinding away with talk of iPhone 7 models that will boast faster chips, more sophisticated cameras, and improved software while doing away with jacks for plugging in wired headphones.

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Mega Tech Fair IFA Dives Head-First into Virtual Reality

Always wanted to know what it would be like to watch a TV talkshow in the studio? Or zoom in on a particular player in a Bundesliga game rather than see a wideshot of the field? 

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Dubai Debuts Driverless Minibus

Dubai has unveiled its first driverless bus service, launching a month-long trial period for the electric vehicle with a view to expanding it across the futuristic Gulf city state. 

The 10-seat vehicle made its first trip on Thursday along a 700-metre (2,300-foot) stretch of road in downtown Dubai, near to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. 

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Samsung to Suspend Galaxy Note 7 Sales after Battery Explosions

Samsung said Friday it would suspend sales of its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 as reports of exploding batteries threatened to damage the reputation of the South Korean electronics giant. 

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New Plastic Clothing Material Could Keep People Cool

American researchers have created a low-cost textile made of a plastic base that could cool the body when woven into clothing.

The engineers suggested in the US journal Science that the textile could become a way to keep people living in hot climates cool without using air conditioning.

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