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German Hackers Say Vote Software a Security 'Write-Off'

German IT security experts said Thursday that they had found "serious flaws" in the ballot software being used for the September 24 elections in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking a fourth term.

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Self-Driving Cars Could Have a Long Road to Travel

Despite promises that self-driving cars are in the fast lane, it could be a long haul before they merge with everyday lives.

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Saudi Arabian 'Honesty' App Takes Internet by Storm

Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his "honesty" app has shone a spotlight on the conservative kingdom's nascent tech scene.

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Israelis Log Out of Hi-Tech Jobs for a Life Offline

Former hi-tech executive Dotan Goshen carefully arranges some melons at the bottom of a crate, followed by courgettes, tomatoes and lettuce.

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Google and Walmart Team Up to Take on Amazon

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon's growing dominance in online shopping. 

The deal will make the retailer's products available on Google Express, and follows Amazon's announcement that it plans to acquire supermarket chain Whole Foods.

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Japan Launches Satellite for Better GPS System

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres. 

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Apple's Deep Pockets Could Take on Hollywood, Netflix

The potential move of Apple into streaming video could reshape an industry which is already feeling the impact from new players like Netflix.

While Apple has not revealed any plans publicly, a report that the iPhone maker could spend a billion dollars on its own shows suggested more disruption for a sector seeing rapid changes.

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Facebook Samples China's Potential with Sneaky App

Facebook's sneaky launch of a photo-sharing app in China, where its social network is banned, gives it a small taste of the massive market's potential, but it may have to settle for just that for now.

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Facebook Discretely Fields China Photo-Sharing App

Facebook's interest in China has led it to discretely create a photo-sharing application released there without the social network's brand being attached.

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Google Cancels Diversity Debate Town Hall

Google Thursday canceled a Town Hall intended to air viewpoints on diversity, sexism and free speech, citing worker safety concerns.

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