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Motorola will update Moto X and Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini to Android 4.4

HTC moved aggressively to assure customers that its flagship HTC One will see Android 4.4 upgrades in short order. Now, Motorola is following suit. If you have a Moto X on any major US carrier, or a Droid Ultra, Maxx, or Mini on Verizon, you should see an update to Android KitKat at some point in …

In US, racism is linked to gun ownership - Futurity

A new study finds higher levels of racism in white Americans is associated with having a gun in the home and greater opposition to gun control …

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The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including volcanoes, snake massages and a very unusual seahorse.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>New space ventures and mirrors that light up a town<p>Bionic men and Saturn in amazing detail<p>Robotic firefighters, solar car races and extreme …

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Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

Ankle tape can be sticky situation in college football

As the University of California's football team suffered through a dismal 3-9 season last year, athletics director Sandy Barbour had another concern — ankle tape.<p>Two days after a victory at Washington State moved the Golden Bears to 3-4, Barbour e-mailed equipment manager Dave Moosman and head …

10 teams with something to prove in week 10

As the BCS championship race comes into focus, it's all about the style points. Think otherwise? Last weekend saw Florida State run a fake punt despite being ahead 35-0 and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer challenge a spot late in the third quarter of a game his team led 56-7.<p>With that in mind, the …

The Most Frequently Stolen High-Performance Cars

They’re popular, but perhaps for the wrong reasons. A trio of so-called “pony cars” leads the pack of sporty vehicles with the highest theft rates according to data compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in Des Plaines, Illinois.<p>The Chevrolet Camaro tops the list of most pilfered …

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD set for LA debut

Acura has announced that it will be showing the production version of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. You'll recall that the standard 3.5-liter V6-powered RLX has been on sale for some time, and that our review of Acura's flagship sedan was mixed. On paper, at least, …

Never Heard of It: 1975 Ruf Carrera RS

This 1975 Ruf Carrera RS is said to be one of only five built during Ruf’s early days. It’s not clear what mods were done by Ruf and what were done …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 vs. 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S | Comparison Test

Real longevity is rare in the automotive industry. Only a handful of models have made it to the half-century mark, but the milestone the Porsche 911 celebrates this year is one the Corvette passed a decade ago. Both have survived rampant model proliferation that has crowded their markets, plus …