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Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

Circle September 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10, sources told <b>AllThingsD</b>.<p>D: All Things Digital<p>The launch comes at an …

Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling

The summer might be winding down, but iPhone (s aapl) news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple is expected to take the …

Email service used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down, to avoid 'crimes against the American people'

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked details of the NSA's controversial PRISM surveillance program, reportedly used a secure email service called Lavabit to send messages from Russia. Now, Lavabit has abruptly shut down, in what its owner says was a difficult decision. Ladar Levison says …

Now you can figure out if that IKEA couch matches your rug before buying it

Want to know if that rug will tie your room together? IKEA can help with that: Its newest catalog, to be released later this month, lets shoppers use their smartphones or tablets to virtually “place” furnishings around their homes in search of the perfect spot.<p>This big idea from the world’s biggest …

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China’s crazy love affair with steel is a scary example of how its finances could implode

So maybe China’s <i>not</i> collapsing—in fact, it might be stabilizing. At least, that’s what China’s unexpectedly strong July trade data hints. Exports rose 5.1% year-on-year in July, more than analysts expected. Imports, though, were the real shocker, surging 10.9%, to hit $168 billion.<p>But wait—what …

A look at what an iOS 7-inspired OS X could look like [Gallery]

In light of the upcoming launch of iOS 7, designer Stu Crew and other designers have imagined what a version of the OS X operating system with iOS 7 design principles could look like. Crew’s design matches iOS 7 by removing the heavy, metaphoric textures from OS X. The image above showcases a look …

DRUDGE: There's About To Be A Huge Shakeup At Fox News

The move would serve as the network's first primetime lineup change in a decade — one that has featured Bill O'Reilly at 8 p.m., Sean Hannity at 9 p.m., and Greta Van Susteren at 10 p.m.<p>The move would put Kelly into Hannity's current slot — something that was surprising to many who thought Kelly …

US drone strikes kill 12 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen

Three US drone strikes killed a total of 12 suspected al-Qaida militants Thursday, a Yemeni military official said, raising to eight the number of attacks in less than two weeks as the Arab nation is on high alert against terrorism.<p>The uptick in drone strikes signals that the Obama administration …

Israel OKs New Settlement Construction In West Bank

Israel's housing minister has given the green light to build 1,200 apartments in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, complicating newly revived peace talks with the Palestinians.<p>The decision comes as the two sides prepare for a second round of talks in Jerusalem after a high-level meeting in …

Egypt confirms deaths in Sinai air raid

The Egyptian military has said that 25 armed fighters have been killed and injured during an overnight raid in its northern Sinai peninsula.<p>Ahmed Ali, a spokesman for Egypt's military, said on Sunday that a weapons depot was also destroyed during the helicopter assault, south of Touma village in …

Pope Francis reaches out to Muslims at end of Ramadan

<b>Pope Francis has urged Christians and Muslims to work together to promote mutual respect, particularly by educating new generations of believers.</b><p>He greeted Muslims around the world during his Sunday blessing of pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square in Rome.<p>He said that "our brothers'' the Muslims …