Joseph Axelrod

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Audi Confirms Electric R8 e-Tron, Also 280-Mile Family Electric Car In 2017

The Audi R8 e-tron electric sports car has been cancelled and revived numerous times, but now it appears that not only will the e-tron enter …

Electric Vehicles

NSA Director: Yes, China Can Shut Down Our Power Grids

The possibility of such cyberattacks by U.S. adversaries has been widely known, but never confirmed publicly by the nation's top cyber official.<p>At a hearing of the House intelligence committee, Rogers said U.S. adversaries are performing electronic "reconnaissance" on a regular basis so that they …

Infosys Unit's Overbilling Apple Led to Exit of Top Executives

The CFO of the Infosys BPO unit was fired for failure to comply with the company's code of conduct, and the CEO resigned.<p>Indian outsourcing major Infosys Ltd’s back-office services unit was overcharging Apple Inc, leading to the exit of top executives, two senior Infosys people said on …

Pantelligent smart frying pan is like a GPS for your dinner

The Pantelligent frying pan on Kickstarter is way smarter than an average pan. It monitors temperature and knows when your food is done.<p>The geeky home is currently under siege from a shuffling hoard of smart gadgets. We've got smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, smart sprinklers, smart outlets, …

Kitchens

LA Auto Show 2014: BMW's i3 named Green Car of the Year

BMW's i8 has been named the LA Auto Show's 2015 Green Car of the Year.<p>The all-electric plug-in vehicle is a high-performance sports car with a conscience.<p>The $42,275 German runabout, which has an electric motor capable of producing the equivalent of 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, has …

LA Auto Show

Existing Home Sales Rise 1.5% In October, Hit Fastest Pace In More Than Year, Says NAR

Sales of previously-owned homes rose in October, trending up for the second straight month and reaching their fastest pace since last September.<p>Sales of existing-homes rose 1.5% in October to an annual, seasonally adjusted rate of 5.26 million, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. …

Your Amazon Order Might Now Be Filled By A Robot

Amazon is deploying 10,000 robots in order to streamline the process of order-picking at its cavernous warehouse spaces.<p>Problem: Workers at Amazon warehouses have to walk up to 20 miles a day while picking up items from shelves to fulfill orders. Solution: Have robots bring 4-foot-by-6-foot shelves …

Ring of Fire is ‘beyond the point of no return,’ mining company says

The Ring of Fire project is "beyond the point of no return" in spite of renewed government pledges to move ahead, says the CEO of the mining company that owns the rights to most of the resources in the remote Northern Ontario mineral deposit.<p>Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. CEO Lourenco Goncalves made …

Intel chairman: I'm not embarrassed about mobile like a year ago

Chairman Andy Bryant says the company is making progress in the area, despite continued hefty losses.<p>Intel has been having a hard time trying to claw its way into smartphones and tablets, losing billions of dollars along the way. But it's not done fighting yet.<p>Intel Chairman Andy Bryant kicked off …

Mobile

Supercharged Galpin-Fisker Rocket 'should be fast enough,' maker says

What do you tell the crowd at the L.A. Auto Show after unveiling a carbon-fiber-bodied, 725-horsepower supercharged coupe based on the new<p>FordMustang?<p>"It should be fast enough." That's how famed car designer Henrik Fisker summed up the Rocket, his latest project with L.A. dealership Galpin Auto …

Sports Cars

How Supercomputing Is Cracking The Mysteries Of Human Origins

The power of petaflops penetrates the mists of time<p>A Texas supercomputer capable of 9.6 quadrillion operations per second has solved a thorny problem in genetics, by looking at the bones of a young boy who died 24,000 years ago in Mal’ta in south-central Siberia.<p>Existing genetic models have …

Anthropology

Amazon Has A Risky Grocery Strategy To Take Down Wal-Mart

The company believes it can draw in more customers by becoming a go-to for household items, groceries, and pet supplies, reports Siri Srinivas at The Guardian.<p>If the strategy works, it could lead to customers who buy more frequently than those seeking electronics or furniture on the e-commerce site.<p>…

eCommerce

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