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Thailand troops deployed to prevent anti-coup protest

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A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, <i>Forbes</i> has learned.<p>It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about …

Google Received 12,000 Requests to be 'Forgotten' on First Day, Report Says

It's been less than 48 hours since Google launched its online tool that allows people in the European Union to request to be "forgotten" from search …

Crystal Baller: ARM-based Macs and 5 other wacky Apple rumors

[avocado-gallery ids=”281605,281609,281606,281611,281607,281604,281608″]<p>We get slammed 24/7 with new Apple rumors. Some are accurate, most are not. To give you a clue about what’s really coming out of Cupertino in the future, we’re busting out our rumor debunker each week to blow up the nonsense.

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US campaigners call for phone 'kill switch'

A dedicated police unit in New York has been set up to fight criminals who steal mobile phones. <br>It is a serious problem in the US but smartphone companies have been refusing to help stop it.<p>A new campaign is calling for a security feature that would allow users to lock out criminals from operating …

Skip the Humans: Drug Discovery by Simulating Cells

Virtual clinical trials would combine big data and computer simulation.<p>The future of medicine, we're often told, will be personalized. We'll have gene therapies, wearables to monitor our vital signs—maybe even new kinds of vital signs—and robot doctors to diagnose our illnesses.<p>But the real promise …

Apple’s Acquisition of Beats to End Partnership With HP, Other Third-Party Companies

Yesterday, Apple announced that it acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion, consisting of $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million that will vest over …

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Luca Maestri officially succeeds Peter Oppenheimer as Apple’s CFO and Senior VP

In an SEC filing today, Apple announced that Luca Maestri has officially transitioned into the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President role. His first official day on the job was yesterday, May 29th. Maestri is not yet on Apple’s executive biographies page, but an official profile will …

Apple execs: 'Beats Music is first subscription music service done right'

Some might see Beats Music as getting off to a disappointing start. Despite a big marketing push, the streaming music service has only 250,000 subscribers since it launched in January.<p>But, apparently, Apple really likes what it sees, enough to pony up $3 billion for Beats Music and Beats …

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Let's Look at Elon Musk's New Spaceship

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Elon Musk has debuted his new reusable spacecraft built by his company, Space X. The coned space …

Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs

Archaeologist uncovers human sacrifices and evidence of strife.<p>A recently discovered tomb at a key Egyptian settlement has yielded the largest trove of artifacts ever found in a tomb there—including a young man's burned and scattered bones—and is shedding new light on the ancestors of the …

Acura TLX

Replacing both the TL and TSX sedans in Acura’s lineup, the new TLX midsize luxury/sports sedan comes wrapped in more refined styling and, like the Honda Accord upon which its based, comes powered by either a 2.4-liter 206-horsepower four-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter 290-horsepower V6; the former …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …