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    • Your Company’s Human Resources Department Could Get Less Human

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Some of the questions you ask your human resources department could soon be answered by, well, non-humans.

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    • RIP LivingSocial: The Fast Rise and Slow Demise of a Daily Deals Company

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    LivingSocial, the Washington start-up that rode the daily deals craze to markets across the globe, has died as a stand-alone company. It was nearly 10 years old.

    "RIP LivingSocial: The Fast Rise and Slow Demise of a Daily Deals Company" is from the February 25, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Nonprofits Use Virtual Reality to Tackle Real-World Issues

    • By: Steven Overly
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    You meander around the supermarket loading a basket with goods — breakfast tea, sugar, milk. Along the way, though, you become befuddled. You struggle to recall the items on the shopping list. When you arrive at check out, you discover several items in the basket that you do not recall picking up. Then it comes time to pay the cashier and you can’t seem to count out the proper sum.

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    • GM to Invest $1 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing

    • By: Steven Overly
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    GM will spend $1 billion to expand vehicle production in the United States, an investment that will allow the company to add or keep 1,500 jobs, executives said Tuesday. It’s an announcement, years in the making, that comes as President-elect Donald Trump ratchets up pressure on automakers to build in the United States.

    " GM to Invest $1 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing" is from the January 17, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Women in Hollywood Get Less Screen Time Than Men. This Technology Could Help Fix That

    • By: Steven Overly
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    Engineers have created software that parses through every scene, line and frame in a movie to determine exactly how much screen and speech time female characters are given compared to their male counterparts. Their findings: As in many other professions, women get the short shrift.

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    • The Airplane Is Preparing to Land. Please Remove Your Virtual Reality Headset

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Imagine settling into your seat for a cross-country flight and slipping on a pair of over-sized goggles that will play 3-D movies and virtual-reality videos just inches from your eyeballs.

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    • Why Clean-Tech and Driverless Cars Are the Future of 'German Engineering'

    • By: Brian Fung, Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The day when intelligent, automated cars will ferry many of us around is still a long way off. But even partly automated vehicles, such as Tesla’s Model S, have recently raised questions about their safety and reliability. And amid mounting scrutiny over this technology, German officials are proposing that all new vehicles equipped with autopilot features come with a “black box” akin to the flight recorders found on airplanes

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    • Google Spinoff Waymo Has Built Its Own Self-Driving Sensors

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Google initially built its self-driving software on a prototype car outfitted with sensors, cameras and other hardware from outside suppliers. But to build a more affordable and sophisticated system capable of fully autonomous driving, the company decided it needed to create both halves of the technology, executives said.

    "Google Spinoff Waymo Has Built Its Own Self-Driving Sensors" is from the January 09, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Dispute Between Waymo and Uber Over Self-Driving Technology Heats Up

    • By: Steven Overly
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    In its initial lawsuit, Waymo accused former Google employee Anthony Levandowski of illegally downloading the documents from Google’s server before leaving the company. Levandowski started a self-driving vehicle company called Otto, which Uber later acquired for $680 million.

    "The Dispute Between Waymo and Uber Over Self-Driving Technology Heats Up" is from the March 10, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Smart Crib Will Rock Your Baby to Sleep

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    It’s a sound new parents know all too well: The middle-of-the-night wailing of an unsettled baby who needs to be cradled, rocked, cooed and lulled back to sleep for, they hope, a few more hours. For the fussiest babies, it is a ritual that can happen multiple times per night.

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    • Hungry? Your Pizza Drone Will Be There in 30 Minutes

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "Hungry? Your Pizza Drone Will Be There in 30 Minutes" is from the August 25, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Trump Says He Will Review Obama Administration Fuel Efficiency Standards

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    President Trump opened the door Wednesday to rolling back fuel efficiency standards that were adopted during the Obama administration, a move that could lead to a legal fight with state regulators and environmental groups in the coming years.

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    • The Myth and Reality of Donald Trump's Job Claims

    • By: Ylan Q. Mui, Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    On Twitter on Tuesday morning, Trump singled out General Motors for assembling some of its Chevrolet Cruze models in Mexico and selling them in the United States, reiterating his threat to impose punitive tariffs on imports. Shortly afterward, Trump celebrated an announcement by Ford that it was canceling a $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and using some of the money to expand production in Michigan.

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    • This Robot Takes Power Walking to a New Level

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "This Robot Takes Power Walking to a New Level" is from the July 13, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Seven Automotive Trends to Watch in 2017

    • By: Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The average vehicle on American roads is nearly 12 years old, market research shows, as drivers hold on to their old, reliable wheels for longer stretches of time. That has held true even as more people than ever bought new cars last year — 17.5 million of them.

    "Seven Automotive Trends to Watch in 2017" is from the January 14, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Rwanda, Lifesaving Blood Now Drops from Drones

    • By: Steven Overly
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    Drones carrying lifesaving blood to rural medical clinics now soar through the skies over Rwanda.

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    • Palestinian Students in Gaza Develop Solar-Powered Car

    • By: Steven Overly
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    "Palestinian Students in Gaza Develop Solar-Powered Car" is from the September 06, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Overly and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Your Car Wants to Say Hello. And That's Only the Start.

    • By: Steven Overly
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    Toyota’s empathetic car of the future is there for you. You’ve had a frustrating day at work; it plays soft music and lowers the temperature. You’re lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood; it offers to take over the driving. You start to nod off at the wheel; it taps you on the shoulder and starts up a conversation.

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    • This Car Promises to Be Fully Electric and Drive Itself. Will That Be Enough?

    • By: Steven Overly
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    Indeed, the “alpha prototype” car that Lucid Motors put on display this week promises to be fully electric and allow for completely autonomous driving. The company claims the car will feature a 100 kilowatt hour battery — and eventually a 130 kilowatt hour battery — that can travel up to 400 miles on a single charge. The top-tier Tesla Model S can get up to 330 miles, according to the company.

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    • Automakers Ask EPA to Overturn Recent Review of Fuel-Efficiency Standards

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The world’s biggest automakers have asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to reconsider a recent decision to lock in strict fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks to be produced in model years 2022 to 2025.

    "Automakers Ask EPA to Overturn Recent Review of Fuel-Efficiency Standards" is from the February 22, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Overly and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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