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Death sparks 'Autopilot' car probe; man had speeding tickets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver's history of speeding further complicates the question....

Tesla crash could hurt sentiment on driverless cars
DETROIT (AP) -- It was the crash the auto industry knew was coming but still feared....

The Latest: Truck firm in Tesla crash had safety violations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):...

Fatal Telsa crash shows limits of self-driving technology
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government is investigating the first reported death of a driver whose car was in self-driving mode when he crashed. Joshua D. Brown, 40, died May 7 when his Tesla Model S, which was operating on "autopilot," failed to activate its brakes and hit a truck in Florida....

New app lets users track sharks and report sightings
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts nonprofit is launching a new smartphone application so beachgoers along the East Coast can report their own shark sightings....

In Brexit, London startups see risk _ and some opportunities
LONDON (AP) -- Within 24 hours of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, London-based technology startup Netz saw five investors suspend hundreds of thousands of pounds in promised money....

Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users
NEW YORK (AP) -- Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?...

Netflix to boost original series, films in and from Asia
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Netflix plans to expand its Asian offerings to subscribers around the world by tapping more creators in the region, including "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho, its chief said Thursday....

Samsung sells Galaxy S7 phones that aren't tied to carrier
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung will sell unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S7 phones in the U.S. so consumers can switch carriers more easily....

Google serves a 'Nougat' to fans of its Android software
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google is serving a new morsel for fans of its Android software: The next version has been dubbed "Nougat," extending Google's tradition of nicknaming each overhaul of Android after a sweet food....

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