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Roku Premiere streaming TV device in New York.

Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households.

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In this Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 photo, a boat capable of autonomous navigation makes its way around Boston Harbor.

Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier.

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Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan Alliance, speaks at a press conference held in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi bets on spike in electric cars

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is gambling that mass-market drivers are going to pivot soon to electric cars, announcing plans Friday to produce 12 new electric models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall output.

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, policemen watch as depositors from Ezubo gather outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing.

Founder of online Chinese lender sentenced to life for fraud

The founder of a Chinese online peer-to-peer lender has been sentenced to life in prison on charges he defrauded investors of $7.7 billion in one of China's biggest financial scams.

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FILE - This Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, file photo shows a sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow.

Confusion hits consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky

Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab software on Wednesday.

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The new iPhone X is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.

First look: Apple's luxury iPhone both copies and innovates

As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you'll realize that it's nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, loses 'home' button

"One more thing." With that phrase, Apple paid homage to its late co-founder Steve Jobs for the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone on Tuesday when it unveiled its latest — and, at $999, its most expensive — new version of the device, the iPhone X.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone 7 during an event to announce new products, in San Francisco.

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that's become an indispensable part of modern life.

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The image provided by Daimler shows smart vision EQ fort.

Diesels on display in Frankfurt auto show despite scandal

Scandals. Recalls. Threats of bans. The diesel engine is a public enemy for many environmental activists and politicians.

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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing, China.

China's ever-tighter web controls jolt companies, scientists

Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese public sees online.

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a man walks past the Apple logo during a product display for Apple TV following an Apple event in San Francisco.

Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming

Television is one of the few screens that has Apple hasn't conquered, but that may soon change. The world's richest company appears ready to aim for its own Emmy-worthy programming along the lines of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and Netflix's "Stranger Things."

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Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia.

Mayor who launched phone app says FBI is investigating him

A Massachusetts mayor who launched a smartphone app has confirmed he's the subject of a federal investigation.

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf is on display during an unveiling event, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its zero-emissions vehicle in the U.S. late Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key

Nissan's new Leaf electric car will go farther on a charge and has a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving. It will also be cheaper, though the world's top-selling electric car still won't match the driving range of its prime competitors.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and accompanying stylus on display in New York. The stylus sets Samsung's Note phones apart from the competition, and it's likely to distinguish the new Note 8 from a super-premium phone expected from Apple. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, F

Samsung Note 8 gives its stylus some style - for a price

A stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. Yet it's what sets Samsung's Note phones apart from the competition.

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This photo provided by General Motors Co. shows the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, which in its automatic transmission version, ranks No. 3 in the Made in America Auto Index and is an Edmunds pick for a performance car and a convertible. The Corvette has 82 per

Edmunds: Some guidance on finding the best 'American' cars

"Buy American" is a slogan that's getting a lot of attention lately, but it can be tough to put into practice when you're car shopping.

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Mavis Wanczyk, of Chicopee, Mass., speaks during a news conference where she claimed the $758.7 million Powerball prize at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters, in Braintree, Mass.

Police warn of social media scams after record Powerball win

Police in a Massachusetts city are warning of fake social media accounts that have popped up to scam people since a local woman won the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, a Honda technician works on an airbag during a free airbag replacement event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Honda owners could get up to $500 in air bag settlement

Honda and some of the people suing the company over faulty Takata air bag inflators have agreed to a $605 million settlement.

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This Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, photo shows the Apple logo at a store in Miami Beach, Fla. Apple has set Sept. 12, 2017, as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase.

Apple expected to unveil next iPhones at Sept. 12 showcase

Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next.

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In this April 26, 2017 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is displayed at the automaker's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.

Hyundai resumes production in China after supply disruption

Hyundai Motor Co. said it resumed production at factories in China on Wednesday following a shutdown that stemmed from a dispute between Beijing and Seoul over a U.S. missile defense system.

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n this May 1, 2016 file photo, members of Banolim, an advocacy group for workers in the electronic industry, perform during a rally against Samsung's response to the former company employees' health problems on the street in Seoul, South Korea.

S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

 South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against the worker.

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