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Orange County jail escapees may have fled to San Jose or Fresno, one fugitive has been captured

Two fugitives who escaped from an Orange County jail last week are now believed to be in the San Jose area and may be headed to Fresno, authorities said Friday.<p><b>UPDATE: The three fugitives are back in custody. Officials say the men kidnapped a cab driver and argued over whether to kill him.</b><p>The third …

Crime

The Golden State has passed a bill allowing hoverboards and electric skateboards, on the same day their ban was restated by the London police<p>California has passed legislation to allow use of electric skateboards and other motorised, wheeled devices such as “hoverboards” anywhere bicycles are …

Wall Street

The Σtos is a self-driving sports car with a folding steering wheel and its own drone

The next CES doesn't kick off in Las Vegas until January 2016, but the hype train is already leaving the station -- with or without a driver. The first CES-bound concept to appear is the Rinspeed Σtos, a sports car that features both autonomous and piloted driving modes. And it has its own personal …

Long Haul

FBI teams up with hackers to bust bank robbing botnet

American and British police have managed to stop a massive hacking operation that infected computers worldwide, stealing at least $10 million from the United States alone.<p>On Tuesday, U.S. prosecutors announced a victory in the war on malware.<p>Law enforcement -- with the help of several cybersecurity …

PayPal Brings Free Returns To U.S. Shoppers With Expanded “Return Shipping on Us” Service

In hopes of increasing its percentage of online holiday sales, PayPal this morning announced the expansion of its free returns service, “Return Shipping on Us,” which is now available in the U.S for the first time nearly a year after its initial debut overseas. The service, which encourages users …

Microsoft lab working on multiperson augmented reality

If augmented reality could be a shared experience, it could change the way we will use the technology.<p>Something along these lines is currently in development at a Microsoft laboratory run by Jaron Lanier, one of the pioneers of VR since the 1980s through his company VPL Research. The project, …

Augmented Reality

HTC teases "the next evolution of the One" ahead of its NYC event

HTC is set to unveil its next smartphone on October 20th in New York City, where we’re pretty sure the Taiwanese company will officially announce the rumored HTC One A9 (aka Aero). There’s been no shortage of rumors regarding this new handset, from leaked images to purported availability details. …

Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information, Like Phone Numbers, To Place Pins

Pinterest is adding new features to its Place Pins that not only make it easier for people to plan trips, but may also open new revenue streams for the company. In a blog post today, Pinterest said that location information—including a map preview, address, phone number, and opening hours—will be …

Software’s developer claims it’s a player for music from legal sources, but industry body RIAA says it’s sourcing songs from piracy sites<p>Major music labels are suing filesharing application Aurous for “willful and egregious copyright infringement” just days after its earliest alpha version launched.<p>…

Sony Music

Uber accidentally leaks personal data for hundreds of drivers

Uber accidentally exposed the personal data of hundreds of its drivers last night, revealing social security numbers, pictures of driver licenses, vehicle registration numbers, and other information. Drivers registered with the ridesharing company first noticed the leak on Tuesday evening, …

T-Mobile CEO John Legere chimes in on AT&T customer service scandal

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is like some kind of pink panther stalking its pray. He has been known to attack all competing carriers, but is especially fond of trolling AT&T whenever possible. His comical and sarcastic humor is what keeps us following his social media adventures, so you can be sure all …

T-Mobile

The Week in Review: Religion, Front and Center

For three of the world’s biggest religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism, this past week was one of great significance with great implications. The annual (and this year deadly) Hajj pilgrimage took place on Thursday, Pope Francis made his first trip to the United States this week, and Jews …

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

Stay Tuned: What’s Coming Up in 2016 Election Central

Donald Trump is slipping in the polls, Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to draw record crowds and significant money, and a question mark hangs over whether Vice President Joe Biden will enter the 2016 White House race. Those are just some of the biggest storylines ahead of the two presidential debates …

The Week in Review: New Species Found

More than 200 new species were discovered in the Himalayas in recent years, according to a report published this week by the conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Leptobrachium bompu, a frog with greyish-blue eyes and a vertically-oriented black pupil; the Channa andrao, a blue …

21 Candid Photos Of Old Hollywood Celebs

Celebs just doing normal stuff.

Tesla Clones Begin Appearing in China After the Company's Success

Imitation is the highest form of flattery.<p>It was bound to happen sooner rather than later — much in the same way that Apple has inspired a legion of counterfeiters in China, so too has Tesla gained a handful of impersonators for its innovative, environmentally-friendly designs, open-source …

On Syria, Putin Says Washington Is Unresponsive & Not Cooperating

<i>Tell us who not to pound and we won’t pound them,</i> Russian president Vladimir Putin said. He was paraphrasing from a conversation he says his government had recently with Washington about Syria.<p>Russia is bombing Washington’s friends; an anti-Assad crowd that Putin believes is as bad news as ISIS. …