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Three-quarters of IoT projects are failing, says Cisco

But don't let poor proof of concept and insecurity put you off...

Chinese e-tailer beats Amazon to the skies with one-ton delivery drones

Bezos fumes as US bureaucracy holds his drone fleet back

New York Attorney General settles with Bluetooth lock maker over insecurity claims

One down, at least seven more to go

Ford to replace CEO with connected car division boss – reports

Share price slump sees a certain door opening early

O2 will be carrying out UK IoT connectivity trials later this year

Exclusive Internet of Things arrives at British telco

Cloud giants 'ran out' of fast GPUs for AI boffins

Capacity droughts hit just before conference paper deadlines, say researchers

Has AI gone too far? DeepTingle turns El Reg news into terrible erotica

NSFW Some like it bot... but Jilly Cooper, this machine-learning software is not

Why Uber threw top engineer Levandowski under self-driving bus

Analysis The judge told us to tell you to cough up or ship out

America's drone owner database grounded: FAA rules blown out of sky

And how about that $3m in registration fees, hm?

London City airport swaps control tower for digital cameras

Augmented reality drone detection, all the way from Hampshire

You'll get a kick out of this: Qualcomm patents the 'Internet of Shoes'

Web-connected sneakers? We imagine a lot of sole searching when/if these get hacked

Google offers devs fat bribes, hopes to lure them to its Home

Google I/O Race against Amazon demands rapid iteration, and cash

Let's sum up Google's VR strategy so far: Making life less crap for a lonely 20-something

Google I/O Eyeball-chasing ad giant literally traps your eyeballs

AI smut-finder is now an Android app

Melondream devs seek investors

Self-driving car devs face 6-month backlog on vital $85,000 LIDAR kit

Analysis So you wanna build a robo-ride? Start saving up, get a ticket, get in line

Like a celeb going bonkers with botox, Google injects 'AI' into anything it can

Google I/O Ads giant flashes TPU 2 machine-learning ASIC

'The last thing I want is a software dev taking control of my craft'

Oi, Amazon. Still think you're going to do domestic drone deliveries?

Britain shouldn't turn its back on EU drone regs, warns aerospace boffin

That is if you ever want to sell or use UK-certified kit abroad

Flying robots are great... until they meet flying humans, anyway

Drone traffic management, or 'how to regulate the skies'

Robot lands a 737 by hand, on a dare from DARPA

Building a bot for the co-pilot's seat may be cheaper than adding automation software

Pay attention. We're only going to show you this once: OpenAI coaches robots to copy humans

Droids given 'one shot' lessons to stack blocks

What could go wrong? Delta to use facial recog to automate bag drop-off

Just make sure you still resemble your passport photo

Facebook parlays bot bet into ParlAI dialog framework

With human trainers, bots may finally get smart enough to hold complex conversations

Google DeepMind's use of 1.6m Brits' medical records to test app was 'legally inappropriate'

Updated Privacy watchdog scolds London hospital

Uber red-faced from Waymo legal row judge's repeated slapping

Still allowed to continue self-driving research, however

Volvo is letting Android 'take over underlying car software' – report

At least the human cargo will be safe as houses

Never mind custody decisions, let's AI up our police cars

HPC blog GPU-flinger Nvidia offers cops artificial intelligence

Amazon's Alexa is worst receptionist ever: Crazy exes, stalkers' calls put through automatically

Ability to screen callers, block people Coming Soon™

Uber may face criminal charges over alleged stolen self-driving tech

Judge Alsup denies Waymo arbitration request, refers case to Uncle Sam's legal eagles

Space upstart plans public cloud in low Earth orbit

Moving VMs in fleet of micro-sats for virtual geosynchronous satellites

Try not to scream: Ads are coming to Amazon's Alexa – and VR goggles

Well, of course they are

Microsoft emits code for DIY Linux IoT hubs. Repeat, Linux IoT hubs (that talk to Azure, duh)

Build Open-source software to lure devs into Redmond's cloud

Cisco gobbles AI biz MindMeld for $125m

Platforms, platforms, platforms, powering workplace of future, yada, yada

Bot you see is what you get: The cold reality of Microsoft's chat 'AI'

Build Look, it's a fancy user interface, not actual intelligence

Your 90-second guide to new stuff Nvidia teased today: Volta V100 chips, a GPU cloud, and more

GTC Various bits and bobs to break Intel's heart this year

Rich professionals could be replaced by AI, shrieks Gartner

Rise of the Machines Doctors, lawyers, IT folk ... all lost in time, like tears in rain...

French drone bods Parrot wheel out 'prosumer' division

If you can afford to spend $5k on a camera drone, they want to be your go-to folk

Sorry, Dave, I can't code that: AI's prejudice problem

The life-changing effects of algorithmic bias

Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

And lament that early browsers gave up on web site authoring tools and created monsters

The radio environment is noisy – so use the noise as a carrier for signals

Disney Research reckons TV, phone, and FM can carry Internet of Things comms

Amazing new boffinry breakthrough: Robots are eating our brains

Don't fear – humankind will adapt, this here Pew report claims

Facebook loves virtual reality so much it just axed its VR film studio

Not enough eyeballs in goggles to justify in-house production

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