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Daniel Sandford on Twitter: "Interfax Ukraine is saying Yanukovich's spokeswoman is denying he has resigned"

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FAA risks losing drone war

The Washington Nationals used a drone to photograph spring training. Real estate agents use them to show off sprawling properties. Martin Scorsese hired one to film a scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”<p>So where does this leave the Federal Aviation Administration, which insists that commercial drone …

Scottish independence: Cameron and Salmond focus on energy

<b>The UK and Scottish cabinets will hold separate meetings in the Aberdeen area on Monday as they address the future of the North Sea oil industry in light of the Scottish independence debate.</b><p>Prime Minister David Cameron said the oil and gas industries would be best served by Scotland remaining in …

Scotland

Associated Press News

U.S. now bugging German ministers in place of Merkel: report

Revelations last year about mass U.S. surveillance in Germany, in particular of Merkel's mobile phone, shocked Germans and sparked the most serious dispute between the transatlantic allies in a decade.<p>Bild am Sonntag said its information stemmed from a high-ranking NSA employee in Germany and that …

At White House, Jindal Will Lead GOP Governors’ Call For Action On Jobs

Republican Governors Association Vice Chair Bobby Jindal will take the lead when GOP governors visit the White House Monday morning for a business …

UK says to use Merkel visit to push curbs to 'welfare shopping' | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Sunday it planned to use a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week to try to persuade Berlin to support measures to discourage people from moving within the European Union to tap welfare benefits.<p>Romanians check in their luggage for a flight to Heathrow …

Opinion

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To Ensure Guest Safety, Airbnb Is Giving Away Safety Cards, First Aid Kits, And Smoke & CO Detectors

Over the years, peer-to-peer lodging marketplace Airbnb has been working to increase trust and safety for guests that stay in listings on its platform. That includes verifying the identities of its users, and providing insurance for hosts who make their properties available. Today, it’s taking that …

Man with a vision: Movidius' CEO talks Project Tango (Q&A)

Remi El-Ouazzane says his chip firm Movidius is more than just another partner in Google's mobile 3D-mapping project -- it's at the center of a revolution in how computers process visuals.<p>"Visual is what you're looking at; vision is what you extract from the camera." <br>--Remi El-Ouazzane, CEO of …

3D Modeling

Testing out Loop’s programmable credit card

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Boston payments startup Loop on Wednesday has released its interesting take on the digital wallet to consumers, selling a …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

CoPilot GPS navigation app wants to improve your commute

The free app from ALK Technologies adds news features to help you find the fastest routes.<p>At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week, app maker ALK Technologies is showing off its most recent additions to its CoPilot GPS app, a free app with downloadable maps, turn-by-turn navigation, …

Maps

Bristol firm enters commercial space race

David Ashford, a 74-year-old entrepreneur, is hoping to bring down the cost of commercial space flight 1000-fold with an innovative spaceplane design.<p>David Ashford worked on the development of the Concorde, and his reusable launcher technology has been used by NASA.<p>The entrepreneur began working in …

Spacecraft

Chipmakers dream of China as they head to Spain's smartphone gala

SAN FRANCISCO/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The world's biggest mobile brands will jostle for the spotlight at the premier mobile industry event this week in Spain, but away from the glitzy displays chipmakers will be preoccupied with China, the largest mobile market on the planet.<p>From Qualcomm and Intel …

iPhone

Bitcoin Prices On MtGox Are Going Bananas

Bitcoin prices on MtGox are up about 200% this weekend to more than $300, reaching as high as $349.<p>The reason appears to be reports that the exchange has begun testing restarting Bitcoin withdrawals. They've been suspended for more than two weeks because of a software glitch in Gox's customer …

Microsoft's OK with Nokia using Android. Kind of

Microsoft expressed its support for Nokia's efforts, although noting it was "less excited" about some projects than others.<p>BARCELONA, Spain--Things got awkward for short moment on stage when Microsoft executives were asked about the possibility of Nokia using Android.<p>Joe Belfiore, vice president of …

Windows Phone

LG is reportedly building Google's smartwatch

LG is building Google's long-awaited smartwatch, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Citing "a person familiar with the situation" in Barcelona, the <i>Journal</i> claims that LG's hardware partnership with Google will soon expand to include the wrist-worn device. But it may not be the only manufacturer …

Robot research firm Willow Garage closes its doors (update: thankfully untrue)

Rumors of Willow Garage's death may have been very premature, but they've come true all the same. <i>Businessweek</i> reports that company founder Scott Hassan shut down the robotics research pioneer in January to become the dedicated CEO of Suitable Technologies, Willow Garage's telepresence-focused …

First of 64-bit Windows 8.1 tablets arrives, this one from HP

Hewlett-Packard's latest tablet is described as the new "64-bit ElitePad" -- a sign that Windows 8.1 tablets running on Intel's Bay Trail chip will begin to go 64-bit.<p>Hewlett-Packard is one of the first to offer 64-bit compatibility on Windows 8.1 with a tablet using Intel's latest mobile …

IPad Air

People want more takeout and they're ordering online

GrubHub Seamless is the latest in the parade of tech companies privately filing to go public. The Wall Street Journal reports that the online takeout and delivery company has filed a confidential S-1 and could make an initial public offering sometime in the first half of this year. The company …

Netflix agrees Comcast streaming deal

<b>Netflix has agreed a deal with Comcast, the biggest internet service provider in the US, that will see its videos streamed faster and more smoothly.</b><p>The multi-year deal will see Netflix servers connected directly to Comcast's network, removing third parties that slow down streaming speeds.<p>However, …

Televisions

Samsung Reportedly Drops Out of Apple's A8 Chip Production Over Low Yields

Apple may rely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) for the entirety of its A8 processor production in 2014, claims a report from <i>TechNews Taiwan</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>G 4 Games</i>). Samsung allegedly was dropped as a manufacturer because of low yields in its 20 nm manufacturing process for …

Microsoft Taps DocuSign for Office 365 Integration

Microsoft and DocuSign have announced a deal that will see Office 365 users able to digitally sign and send documents using the service without ever needing to print, scan or copy a document on paper ever again.<p>The companies announced the move on Monday, with DocuSign’s Jesper Frederikson, general …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Met With Apple Executives: Report

Two of the world's most innovative companies may have discussed working together or even joining forces, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Adrian Pierca, Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, last spring as analysts were suggesting Apple acquire the …

Huawei teases new devices for MWC, also jabs at Samsung and Apple

With MWC only a week away, we’re starting to see plenty of companies teasing their upcoming devices ahead of the event. Huawei is no exception, and has now launched a new advertisement that not only hints at several new devices, it also semi-subtly takes a jab at the two biggest giants in the …

Mobile Technology

Seventh grader builds a braille printer with $350 worth of Legos

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Niloy Banerjee<p>When Lego revealed its line of EV3 Mindstorms robots last year, Bay Area tech companies came up with …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

3D Bioprinting