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Amazon Fire phone merely lukewarm

The online giant has delivered the features you’d expect in a top-line superphone and layered in an array of uniquely Amazonian features.

Google’s self-driving car has radar, sensors, and mapping devices that identify common objects on roads and is programmed to navigate around obstacles such as orange cones.

Boston a big test for self-driving cars

It could be a while before a self-driving vehicle can successfully navigate the treacherous streets of Boston.

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Chinese officials visit Microsoft offices

The visits suggested that Microsoft might be the latest multinational company to find itself the cross hairs of Chinese authorities.

Zillow buys rival Trulia, creating Web realty giant

The $3.5 billion deal will create the biggest player in the online real estate information market.

Samsung delays new smartphone

The delay is the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS.

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