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Here comes Apple’s iCar

Bernard Condon / AP Business Writer NEW YORK—You’ve heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project—code name “Titan”—to develop an electric vehicle. The newspaper cites people familiar with the project who spoke under condition of anonymity.

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Honda launches ‘scooter of the future’

The future has arrived as far as Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI) is concerned. A fuel efficient scooter using advanced engine technology and futuristic design was launched over the weekend by the country’s leading motorcycle firm.

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Deadly crash involving Bruce Jenner

Tami Abdollah / The Associated Press LOS ANGELES— Investigators have dug deeper into a weekend chain-reaction crash on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway that involved Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner and left one woman dead.

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Tesla’s 4Q profit falls on strong dollar, delayed shipments

DETROIT—Tesla Motors ended 2014 on a sour note, with production hiccups and a bungled launch in China, but the electric car maker is confident it can significantly grow sales this year as it launches a new SUV.

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Driverless cars hit road

Sylvia Hui / The Associated Press LONDON— Driverless cars are hitting Britain’s public roads for the first time, giving a glimpse of future travel that’s billed as safer and more efficient.

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Samsung launches Tizen-powered high-end televisions in home market

Youkyung Lee / AP Technology Writer Seoul— South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. has started domestic sales of high-end televisions powered by its Tizen operating system and plans to add washing machines, fridges and other appliances to the range of products that use the software.

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Technology, gadgets most popular Valentine’s Day gifts

A survey has found that technology gifts top the charts as the most desired Valentine’s Day presents this year, with over 42 per cent of people wanting some form of gadget from their partner.

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Tech big spenders hint at more restraint 


Michael Liedtke / AP Technology Writer San Francisco—Technology’s big-spending trio of Google, Facebook, and Amazon.com appear to be tightening their belts—at least a notch—in a concession to cost-conscious investors and a strong dollar that’s taking a big bite out of their revenue.

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Classic cars shine in Monte Carlo rally

SCOTLAND-—Paisley, a historic region in the lowlands of this country was flooded with 10,000 car enthusiasts last week as the Monte Carlo Classic Rally revved into town for the second time.

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China car market world’s largest in 2014

Shanghai—A total of 23.72 million automobiles were produced and 23.49 million sold in China last year according to figures released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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