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Amazon unveils bedside device that tracks sleeping patterns

Sep. 28, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon enough, a bedside Amazon device might know whether you’re sleeping — or not. The e-commerce and tech giant said Wednesday it will start selling a device later this year that can track sleeping patterns without a wristband. The device, called...

$1 billion in federal economic grants headed coast to coast

Sep. 02, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will send $1 billion worth of federal grants for manufacturing, clean energy, farming, biotech and more to 21 regional partnerships across the nation, President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced Friday. The 21 were chosen from...

Robot that stocks drinks is newest thing at the corner store

Aug. 31, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A small robot with a clip-like hand and enough smarts to know which drinks are popular is part of an effort to make convenience stores even more convenient. On a recent day in Tokyo, the robot named TX SCARA slid back and forth behind the refrigerated shelves in the...

Pachama CEO talks holding carbon emitters accountable

Aug. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

Diego Saez Gil co-founded climate technology startup Pachama in 2018 at a time when big corporations in Silicon Valley and elsewhere were looking for ways to offset their carbon emissions through forest conservation. Saez Gil grew up near the Yungas forest region of northwest...

Amazon testing TikTok-style feed on its app, AI firm says

Aug. 17, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon appears to be getting the TikTok bug, joining other companies seeking to hold consumers' attention by introducing replicas of the popular social platform. The e-commerce giant has been testing a feed on its app that enables shoppers to scroll through...

Japan tech giant SoftBank posts $23 billion quarterly loss

Aug. 08, 2022 04:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group posted a $23.4 billion loss in the April-June quarter as the value of its investments sank amid global worries about inflation and interest rates. SoftBank Group Corp.’s loss of 3.16 trillion yen was a reversal from its 762...

Navy expedites waterborne drones to close gap with China

Jul. 29, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

Facing a growing threat from China, the Navy envisions drone ships keeping an electronic eye on enemy forces across the vast Pacific Ocean, extending the reach of firepower, and keeping sailors out of harm's way. The Navy is speeding development of those robotic ships as an...

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' might have drone wingman, use AI

Jul. 22, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Maverick’s next wingman could be a drone. In the movies, fighter pilots are depicted as highly trained military aviators with the skills and experience to defeat adversaries in thrilling aerial dogfights. New technologies, though, are...

Baidu unveils latest autonomous electric vehicle: Apollo RT6

Jul. 20, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Baidu, a Chinese search engine and artificial intelligence firm, unveiled its latest electric autonomous driving vehicle on Thursday. The Apollo RT6 will be soon be part of Baidu's robotaxi fleet, as China pushes forward with its autonomous driving ambitions. It...

As AI language skills grow, so do scientists' concerns

Jul. 17, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

The tech industry’s latest artificial intelligence constructs can be pretty convincing if you ask them what it feels like to be a sentient computer, or maybe just a dinosaur or squirrel. But they’re not so good — and sometimes dangerously bad — at handling other seemingly straightforward...