Foxconn is building an R&D center for autonomous cars in U.S.

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LeEco's Lei Ding shows off the LeSEE Pro, LeEco's autonomous electric concept car, in San Francisco.
Another Chinese tech company, LeEco, shows off its autonomous electric concept car in San Francisco.
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Foxconn will open an R&D center dedicated to autonomous vehicles in Michigan, according to company founder Terry Gou.

“Automotive development in the U.S. is … more advanced than China,” said Gou. He also said that he is interested in artificial intelligence and, specifically, deep learning technology. He declined to share the amount of investment Foxconn will be making in Wisconsin, although it’s likely to be in the multibillion dollar region.

New Apple Store Planned For Lansing, Michigan

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Apple is reportedly planning to open a new Apple Store in Eastwood Towne Center, in Lansing Township, Michigan, according to new documents.

A contractor working for Apple recently filed an application with town officials to begin work on an almost 6,000-square-foot retail store at a shopping center at 3025 Preyde Boulevard.

Globally, Every iPhone 5 Put Together Could Power Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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The iPhone 5 has a slightly bigger battery than the iPhone 4S, but it’s still not enough to break the bank to charge over the gadget’s lifetime: according to energy efficiency experts Opower, the iPhone 5 should only cost about forty-one cents per year to charge.

In the aggregate, though, that’s a lot of power: enough to power Cedar Rapids, Michigan Iowa.