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Four ways new technology is transforming the retail experience

The world of retail has seen seismic shifts in the last few years. Pioneers have embraced evolving technologies to create transformative solutions …

Droid Turbo 2 leak hints at 'shatterproof' screen and Moto Maker

Those rumors of Verizon launching the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 at its October 27th event? They just got much more concrete. <i>Droid-Life</i> has obtained leaked promos spilling the beans on both of the carrier-specific Motorola smartphones. As suspected, the Droid Turbo 2 should be advertised as …

Mobile Technology

Malicious adware's latest trick is replacing your whole browser

On Friday, infosec celebrity Swift on Security pointed out a new piece of adware called the "eFast Browser." It does the kind of malicious crap that we've all seen quite often over the years: throwing pop-up and pop-under ads on your screen, putting other ads into your web pages, pushing you toward …

Google buys a panorama startup to bolster Street View

Think that Google Street View could use a fresh coat of paint? Google does, too. The search firm has just snapped up Digisfera, a Portugese startup whose specialty is making the most out of panoramic photos. The newly-acquired company isn't saying exactly what it'll do within the Street View team, …

Google Street View

Apple ordered to pay $234 million over patent infringement claim

Apple has been ordered by a court to pay $234 million to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) after losing a patent infringement case …

Patents

U.S. to force drone owners to register devices soon, report says

The general rules governing the use of commercial and non-commercial drones are still in flux, but one major rule is reportedly set to be enacted …

Scoot launches electric car rentals and plans second city expansion

Scoot is moving beyond its namesake. Today the company announced the availability of the Scoot Quad, a four-wheeled electric car from Nissan called the New Mobility Concept (worst name ever) based on the Renault Twizy. The company's fleet of scooters will be joined by 10 Quads as the company …

Jews and Arabs march for peace in Jerusalem - CNN Video

Jews and Arabs marched together through the streets of Jerusalem calling for an end to violent attacks. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

Do University Technology Patents Pay Off? Ask Apple, Which Was Ordered to Pay $234 Million.

Some researchers, including the Brookings Institute, have argued that universities should abandon the old approach of licensing their technology to the highest bidder.<p>The prevailing wisdom states that when universities try to cash in on their research — be it chip design or gene splicing — they …

Here's how hybrid laptops are going to save the tablet market

They’re not new, but 2-in-1 hybrids—which combine the features of a laptop and tablet into a single device—are proving to be the only high point in …

Spotify reacts to Joanna Newsom’s “villainous cabal” criticisms

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday, musician Joanna Newsom had some harsh words for Spotify.<p>While discussing her new album, the eccentric singer-composer-harpist laid out her complaints with the music streaming service using the quirkiest, most Joanna Newsom-sounding metaphor …

Los Angeles

Israelis, Palestinians Protest Causes Of Violence In Jerusalem

Some 1,500 activists gathered to say the Israeli occupation must end.<p>Some 1,500 Israelis and Palestinians attended a rally for coexistence and equality in downtown Jerusalem Saturday night.<p>The demonstrators called for an end to the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, which they …

Adobe to undo Lightroom change after customer wrath

Responding to customer outrage, Adobe Systems has decided to undo a significant change it made less than two weeks ago to its widely used Lightroom software for cataloging and editing photos.<p>With a new version of the software, a popular application for photography pros, enthusiasts and amateurs, …

Tutorials

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of October 12, 2015)

This dramatic week included President Barack Obama‘s decision to delay withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and the first Democratic presidential debate. Read more about these events and our other top picks from this week’s Daily Edition.<p><b>1.</b> Obama’s decision to delay withdrawing troops from …

Zimbabwe: Elephant with big ivory tusks killed in legal hunt

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The killing of a huge elephant in Zimbabwe was confirmed Saturday by the national parks agency, which defended the legal hunt as a source of much-needed money for communities living near game parks.<p>Wildlife conservationists are livid about the shooting of an elephant said to be …