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Ford's self-driving car works in total darkness

Look ma, no headlights! Ford tests its self-driving car in the dark. Also, a new Deebot robot vacuum cleans its own dirt bin (sort of), and the next Kindle e-reader may have a whole new design.

Headlights are for humans.

Ford is testing self-driving cars that can "see" the road in total darkness. Watch CNET Update below to learn how it works. And if you're looking for robots to do other work for you, check out the Deebot D79 vacuum. It can empty its own dirt bin -- but there's a catch:

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Also in this tech-news roundup, Google stops offering free Fiber broadband (not that you would even want it) and Jeff Bezos teases a new Kindle e-reader is coming soon. Early reports suggest the Kindle will incorporate a concept we haven't seen before in an e-reader.

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Ford's self-driving car works in total darkness