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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. MISSOURI MOVES TO DEFUSE TENSION OVER …

Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit

Apple's market share for the iPhone slipped year on year to just 11.7% of the entire market, while Android's market share increased to 84.7%.<p>Similarly, while Apple sold 35.2 million phones last quarter, an increase of 4 million; Android phones reached 255.3 million new buyers, an increase of 64 …

Once-crashed Ferrari tops $38 million, setting an auction record

The insurance on this car could be a little tricky.<p>A Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was sold in a California auction for $38.1 million Thursday, making …

Here's why famous people are dumping ice water on their heads

You've probably seen a good number of photos this week of the rich and famous dumping buckets of ice water over their heads. Here's why.<p>What's going on?<p>Everyone you've seen is participating in the <b>Ice Bucket Challenge</b>. The challenge involves daring a person to dump a bucket of ice water over their …

Lego’s new Fusion sets blur the line between iOS gaming and physical toys

Love Lego? Love iOS? Prepare to get your chocolate in your peanut butter.<p>Lego has just started selling Lego Fusion, a series of toys that blend everyone’s favorite plastic bricks with iOS gaming.<p>Fusion is different from games like <i>Lego Star Wars</i>. Designed for kids 7 and up, each Lego Fusion set is …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …