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Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.

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Israel's Orbotech to buy UK-based SPTS for $370 million

Orbotech (ORBK.O) has agreed to acquire SPTS Technologies Group, a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of equipment for the microelectronics industry, from European private equity firm Bridgepoint and others for $370 million in cash.

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Chris Urmson

Intelligent cars draw investors to tech stocks

Technology and telecoms firms could be the big winners in a connected car market that may be worth $50 billion over the next decade, luring investors away from traditional automakers.

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Nest thermostat

Google's Nest opens doors to third-party apps

Nest, the Google Inc-owned maker of smart thermostats and other home automation products, will allow other companies to create apps that communicate with its devices.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith car

Rolls-Royce agrees to work with Chinese nuclear vendor SNPTC

British engineering company Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese nuclear reactor vendor SNPTC to cooperate on civil nuclear power projects in the UK and other markets.

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woman wears Google glasses

Startup launches 'first wearable health record' for Google Glass

Google Inc's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a Mountain View, Calif., based electronic medical record company has developed a new application for the device it claims is the first "wearable health record."

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Apple Inc.

Rumors Roundup: iPhone 6 Release Date and Expected Features

It is almost certain by now, if rumors are to be believed, that iPhone 6 will be released on or around September this year, alongside the latest Apple’s operating system updates in iOS 8 that was the highlight of last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

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Apple Inc

iWatch is Coming?

After Apple showed off the “world’s most advanced operating system” on Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the most talked about topic in the tech world after iOS 8 is: will the iWatch come in next?

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Instagram rolls out new features, advanced editing tools

Instagram announced on Tuesday the roll out of 10 new editing tools for both iOS and Android. The app added a slide bar for users to be able to adjust contrast, brightness, saturation and warmth and an option that allows users to adjust the intensity of filters.

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Softbank Corp. Robot

SoftBank to start selling personal robots next year

Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will start selling human-like robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world's fastest ageing societies.

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung to launch first Tizen-based smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) plans to launch the first smartphone based on its Tizen operating system in the third quarter, marking the company's latest bid to build up its own ecosystem and reduce reliance on Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) Android.

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Intel's Jimmy the Robot

Intel readies 3D-printed robots for handy consumers

Intel Corp introduced a walking, talking robot on Wednesday made from 3D-printed parts that will be available to consumers later this year, if they are willing to assemble it with a kit that costs around $1,600.

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driverless Google car

Google building self-driving cars with no driver seat, steering wheels

Google Inc is building cars that don't have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company's efforts to develop self-driving cars.

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Steve Sanghi

Microchip to buy Taiwan's ISSC Technologies

Microchip Technology Inc said it would acquire Taiwan's ISSC Technologies Corp, which provides low-powered bluetooth technology for the Internet of Things, in a deal that values the company at about $328.5 million.

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Google Glass

Google Glass goes back on sale in U.S. but still in beta

Anyone in the United States with $1,500 can now buy Google Inc's still-in-beta Google Glass, the Internet company said on a blogpost on Tuesday.

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