Nissan Cheerleads Hard For Self-Driving Cars

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Nissan Cheerleads Self-Driving Cars. Although the New York International Auto Show doesn't go live until Friday, carmakers are already in the Big Apple delivering keynotes. Nissan was no exception and its Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn chatted about self-driving cars. Ghosn even noted that Nissan is lobbying the US (and other countries) for more permissive laws around autonomous cars.

FBI Says No Thanks To Apple. An Israeli firm, Cellebrite, is reportedly helping the government crack the iPhone used by the alleged San Bernardino shooters, reports Reuters. Apple has fought the FBI against a court order demanding they find a way to disable the iPhone's password protection.

Discovery Sells VR Ad Spots. The Network that brings you shows from "Deadliest Catch" to "Gold Rush" is the latest to start offering advertising in virtual reality. Discovery Network will begin to sell brands VR-based ad spots on both TV programs and digital sites, according to Variety.

Wi-Fi Calls Over iOS. AppleInsider offers a handy set of instructions on how to use Apple's most recent iOS update to bring Wi-Fi calls to your phone. Even better? Those on AT&T's network can use the feature to avoid roaming charges when traveling overseas.

Microsoft Launches IoT Hub. Microsoft's Azure Hub is now live—a way for companies to link up to consumer-facing devices. Although primarily a business solution, Azure Hub shows how hard Microsoft is moving into the Internet of Things space—and believes this market has the potential to grow quickly.

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