The companies say battery powered Chevrolet Volt vehicles will begin deliveries in Scottsdale early next year. At first they’ll have human backup drivers who will monitor the cars and help to deliver packages to doors. But Ray Wert, spokesman at GM’s Cruise autonomous vehicle unit, says they’ll eventually move to fully autonomous deliveries.
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BIDEN FACES STEEP CHALLENGES TO REACH RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS
President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but he will need to navigate a host of challenges — including the coronavirus pandemic and restoring hundreds of thousands of lost jobs — to get it done.
WILL PARAMOUNT+ BE A MOUNTAIN OR A MOLEHILL IN STREAMING?
Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. It’s betting that consumers are willing to add yet another paid streaming service in an increasingly crowded field.
COUNTRIES URGE DRUG COMPANIES TO SHARE VACCINE KNOW-HOW
In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity.
GOOGLE ENDS SALE OF ADS USING INDIVIDUAL WEB TRACKING DATA
Google says it won’t develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, a change that could shake up the online advertising industry.
US JOBLESS CLAIMS TICK UP TO 745,000 AS LAYOFFS REMAIN HIGH
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.
IN ‘THE FATHER,' THE DISORIENTATION OF DEMENTIA
In Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” Anthony, 80, in the grip of dementia, is a captain ready to go down with the ship. Overhearing his daughter and son-in-law contemplating a nursing home, he curses them as “rats” abandoning him. Pacing his London apartment in a bathrobe, he mounts a noble resistance.
STEPHEN KING AND J.J. ABRAMS WORK ON LISEY'S STORY FOR APPLE TV+
When you combine the creative genius of probably the best horror writer of the modern area and one of the best and most respected producers of our era, you are probably going to get a product that is going to be a masterpiece in its own right.
MICROSOFT: CHINA-BASED HACKERS FOUND BUG TO TARGET US FIRMS
China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said this week.
BILLIE EILISH, UNFILTERED, IN NEW DOCUMENTARY
If you’re coming to “ Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry ” hoping for a primer on the music sensation, you’ve come to the wrong place. Filmmaker R.J. Cutler’s two hour and 20-minute documentary about the “Ocean Eyes” singer and songwriter is not biography or reportage. It’s a verite-style plunge into her life, her home, her concerts, her process, her Tourette’s, her brother’s bedroom where they famously write all their songs and even her diary in the year in which she became a star.
AMAZON OPENS FIRST UK CHECKOUT-FREE GROCERY STORE IN LONDON
Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactless shops.
I was happily married, happily employed, just plain happy. Until the accident
GM'S CHEVY BOLT SUV JOINS PARADE OF NEW US ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution regulations and calls to reduce emissions to fight climate change.
ONE UP OFFROAD TRACTION BARS ELIMINATE A COMMON PROBLEM
UF Scientists Get $495,000 Grant to Study Speed of Plant Growth
IN ORDER TO IMPROVE photosynthesis in plant leaves, two University of Florida scientists will study their roots and stems.
GMC LAUNCHES CANYON AT4 OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE EDITION
GMC announced the new 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition, which enhances the Canyon AT4 and enables customers to confidently venture into rugged off-road environments, all while maintaining the premium comforts they have come to expect from GMC.
STEVE HACKETT HAS HAD A WONDERFUL MUSICAL CAREER, FROM GENESIS TO THE ‘SUPERGROUP’ GTR TO HIS AMASSED SOLO WORK. HACKETT’S NEWEST RELEASE, UNDER A MEDITERRANEAN SKY, IS AN ACOUSTIC SOLO ALBUM, WHICH TAKES INSPIRATION FROM THE GUITARIST’S MEDITERRANEAN TRAVELS.
AC/DC: Powering Up!
AC/DC’s vitality is off the charts when it comes to a band approaching their sixth decade. Power Up, AC/DC’s 17th studio album, is proof of that vitality. Front-and-center lead guitarist Angus Young fortifies the group though his undeniable spark and iconic stage image. He admits, however, that it was his brother Malcolm who had led AC/DC throughout the decades with a strong determination as well as solid guitar rhythm.
GM Beane's take on Oliver, Edmunds
It was an up-and-down season for two of Buffalo’s youngest and most promising defenders in defensive tackle Ed Oliver and Tremaine Edmunds. Each player struggled early before showing improvement late in the year.
Pushrod Length: To Spring or Not to Spring
Pushrod Length: To Spring or Not to Spring
LABOR OF LOVE
This 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Gets Show-Winning Restoration