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These science superstars just won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize

Today at the 5th annual Breakthrough Prize, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names will award more than $25 million to scientific research in departments across the globe. The event splices together research scientists far more accustomed to red tape than red carpets with tech’s deepest-pocketed and most idealistic upper echelons. ...

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November 2016 U.S. Auto Sales: Steady is Good

November 2016’s U.S. auto sales were beating Wall Street analysts’ expectations as the numbers flowed in Thursday. Black Friday deals mean this may come at the cost of net profit, with Ford Motor Company, for example, reporting that per-unit incentives were up $570 compared with November 2015. Anecdotally, I saw ...

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Taking SD-WAN sexy to the core, the network core that is…

Anyone who has seen me discuss our Next IP tri-path and core router geo-diversity has witnessed a man getting very excited, some would argue disturbingly excited, about core networks. Maybe this obvious core centric bias could explain my questioning the “lock-in” concerns re sourcing an “as a service/in-network” SD-WAN solution ...

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JustEat is now delivering takeout with self-driving robots in the UK

The robots will serve you now: Greenwich, London residents have officially begun receiving deliveries from autonomous, six-wheeled rolling cooler bots, which are handling the “last mile” of food delivery from nearby takeout restaurants. Engadget notes that the robots are now in “active service,” after they completed a previous testing phase ...

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Bots that work everywhere

Tom Hadfield Crunch Network Contributor Tom Hadfield is the CEO of Message.io, the bot syndication service backed by Khosla Ventures, Eniac Ventures and Y Combinator. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Bots made big headlines in 2016. They’ve been hailed variously as the future of commerce ...

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Vilner Studio Crafts a Mercedes-AMG S63 for a King

If you want to make your hot wheels hotter, you need to take your ride to the gang at Vilner. Since 1996, the Bulgarian custom shop/art studio has been crafting dream machines for fastidious owners around the world. Case in point, the company’s latest project: formally just another stock 2015 ...

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Sling introduces streaming TV cloud DVR beta

I like streaming “live” TV shows, but there’s only one little problem. You can’t easily time-shift them. Now, Sling TV is cooking up a solution: a cloud DVR service. Speaking as someone who has been time-shifting TV since the Betamax–VHS VCR wars, I’m thrilled about this news. Want both the ...

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