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Nissan test car drives itself safely, recognizes pedestrians

Requiring neither hands on the steering wheel nor a foot on the gas pedal or brakes, the Nissan Motor Co. car making its way on Japanese public roads is instead packed with radars, lasers, cameras and computer chips.<p>Nissan's "intelligent driving" feature is smart enough to navigate intersections …

Apple could be forced to stop completely encrypting iPhones and services under UK law

Apple and government officials have been publicly sparring over how to handle privacy and encryption for months, and new rules expected to be proposed in the UK on Wednesday might make Apple’s position much harder to maintain.<p>The issue boils down to Apple allowing iPhone users to encrypt data …

Official Podcasts app for Apple TV may be coming soon

You can’t control Apple Music just yet, but Podcasts may be coming to Apple TV. In at least one Apple retail store, an official Podcasts app is on display.<p>A tipster reportedly sent a screenshot to 9to5Mac of the video loop playing in an Apple Store. While the Podcast app is nowhere to be seen in …

Smart TV

Is Priv the Droid BlackBerry Has Been Looking For?

If BlackBerry is to stay in the phone business, it needs the new Android slider phone to be a success.<p>There’s no question that this is the Android phone BlackBerry should have built. The real question is whether it is too late.<p>The Priv, a high-end phone with a slide-out keyboard, packs a five-inch …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft shrinks OneDrive storage for Office 365 and free users

If you're a OneDrive user, the changes Microsoft just announced for its cloud storage service are almost certainly cutting down the amount of space available to you. Last year it was flying high and announced unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 consumer users -- an option that is now …

Why it was easy for Plex to quickly add Apple TV support for its media app

I don’t consider myself an “Apple person.” Why? Because the Apple ecosystem feels like a really pleasant prison, with the Apple faithful locked inside, and all of my non-Apple based products locked outside. Including my media server.<p>It seems, however, that someone from the inside may have dug a …

Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore tomorrow

Amazon got its start as an online bookseller, and now — over 20 years later — it's decided to sell books the old-fashioned way. On Tuesday, Amazon will open a store in Seattle called Amazon Books. Not only is it one of Amazon's first physical locations, but it's also Amazon's first physical …

Google: The Chrome operating system is not going away, guys

Google wants to squash the rumors once and for all: No, it has no plans to phase out its Chrome operating system.<p>The response comes after the Wall Street Journal reported on Oct. 29 that Google plans to fold Chrome OS, which is used by its Chromebook laptops, into Android, a mobile operating system …

Google

Activision buys Candy Crush creator King Digital for $5.9B

One of the biggest names in video games is getting even bigger.<p>Activision Blizzard announced late Monday it plans to acquire King Digital Entertainment, the maker of the enormously popular Candy Crush Saga mobile games, for $5.9 billion.<p>With mobile games reaching ever deeper into daily lives of …