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Electronics Industry
Cellular Networks

BMW Takes Its Car-Sharing Service To The Streets Of San Francisco

That means that you don't have to drop the car off in a dedicated lot, as you would with, say, Zipcar. Instead, the car will tell you when you're in an approved drop-off zone, which is between Potrero Avenue and Folsom Street and between 16th and 26th streets.<p>"We're starting in certain streets in …

Palo Alto

How The Rest Of The World Saw 9/11

We Remember blends the voices of international witnesses to the attacks, reinforcing that 9/11 was a global event.<p>The designers and curators of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, opening in New York City next week, were confronted with a complicated task: creating an experience simple …

YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources

Google’s YouTube has reached a preliminary deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources …

Adidas app to print Instagram snaps on your shoes

Add a selfie to your sneakers or decorate your daps with a new app from Adidas that will print an Instagram snap on your new shoes.<p>Usually getting your lunch on your shoes means you've had a mishap with the ketchup. But pictures from photo-sharing site Instagram, used by millions to photograph …

Samsung dominates as smartwatch market doubles in size

Samsung Galaxy Gear watches made up 70 percent of the smartwatch market as shipments more than doubled in the first three months of 2014.<p>Half a million Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches have been dispatched into the world this year, with Samsung hogging 70 percent of the fast-growing market for …

Braille phone goes on sale in 'world first'

<b>London-based firm OwnFone has released what it says is the world's first Braille phone.</b><p>The front and back of the phone is constructed using 3D printing techniques and can be customised.<p>Other companies have designed Braille phones in the past, but OwnFone says its device is the first of its kind to …

Why Net Neutrality Became A Thing For The Internet Generation

<i>The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.</i><p>FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly had just finished torrid remarks opposing the notice for proposed rulemaking over the …

Kerry weighs options on Middle East talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he would "evaluate" the next steps in the Middle East peace process with President Barack Obama, warning there are "limits" to Washington's time.<p>"This is not open-ended," Kerry told a news conference in Rabat, Morocco, on Friday, adding that it was "reality …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 update: Underwater search begins with only days left to find black box

Though no floating debris has been found, search teams are starting the underwater search with just days to go<p>The underwater search for MH370 has begun. It has been nearly a month since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing. The plane and 239 people on board took off on March 8, in Kuala …

Great Recession

Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure

KIEV (Reuters) - The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures “as the price of independence” as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilise it, including by raising the price of gas, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told Reuters.<p>Yatseniuk, 39, who stepped in as interim prime …

Ebola outbreak: Mali on alert

<b>Mali is on alert over the deadly Ebola virus after three suspected cases were reported near the border with Guinea, where 86 people have died.</b><p>A BBC correspondent says there are tight controls on people entering the capital, Bamako, from the border area.<p>He says thermal-imaging cameras are screening …

Disease
Health Care

Strong storms advance on South, Midwest

Powerful storms that damaged homes and businesses in Texas and the central United States moved east Friday, threatening a wide swath from the Gulf Coast north to the upper Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service reported.<p>In Memphis, Tennessee, early-morning storms knocked out power to 3,495 …

Secret US-made 'Cuban Twitter' to go under government microscope

The social-media platform was designed to attract young Cubans and get them to rebel against the country's communist government.<p>The US government took a page out of Twitter's book to undermine Cuba's leadership, and now lawmakers want some answers.<p>Over a period of two years starting in 2009, the US …

Eric Holder Would Be 'Glad To Work With Congress' To Reschedule Marijuana

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration would be willing to work with Congress if lawmakers want to take marijuana off the list of what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.<p>"We'd be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a …

Kidnapped Iran soldiers freed in Pakistan by militants

<b>Four Iranian soldiers seized by Sunni militants and taken into Pakistan have been freed, officials say.</b><p>The border guards abducted by Jaish al-Adl in February were handed over to Iranian officials but the militants said they had killed a fifth man.<p>The abductions had heightened regional and sectarian …

South Asia

Associated Press News

Putin brushes aside Obama's warnings as US moves to counter Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the country's moves in Ukraine as being consistent with international law during a phone call with President Obama, escalating a high-stakes standoff over Moscow's military incursion into Crimea.<p>President Obama and Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday …

Barack Obama

White House downplays surprise Russian military exercises

<b>(CNN)</b> – Russia began large-scale air defense drills 280 miles east from its border with Ukraine Thursday, according to Russian state news.<p>But White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes downplayed the surprise military exercises in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Plane refused entry to Iraq after minister's son misses boarding

A minor furor has broken out on social media after reports a Middle East Airlines (MEA) flight was refused entry to Baghdad because an Iraqi minister's son had been left behind in Lebanon.<p>Various media outlets have reported that Mahdi al-Amiri, son of Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri, forced …

FBI urged charges in probe of 'Sheriff Joe,' others

Federal prosecutors later closed the criminal investigation against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials.<p>PHOENIX -- Federal investigators concluded there was sufficient evidence to bring charges against public officials during their years-long abuse-of-power investigation …

Corruption

Federal Judge Dismisses FAA Fine Against Drone Operator

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A federal judge dismissed a 2012 fine against a drone photographer on Thursday. The fine was the …