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This $500 Million House Will be the Most Expensive Property in the World

Former Hollywood producer-turned-home developer <b>Nile Niami</b> is creating what will be the world's most expensive house, at $500 million, upon …

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LG says new software should stop G Watch from corroding

It seems software updates can solve just about anything. LG has issued a patch for its G Watch to address mounting complaints that the charging connectors on the bottom of the device are rapidly corroding. Early adopters of the Android Wear-powered watch have reported that the terminals have …

People are actually buying the Amazon Fire phone

Amazon’s first phone—the Fire Phone—is not a hit with critics, who have mostly panned its interface and app selection. But it is finding <i>some</i> sort of audience: The standard-issue Fire Phone has been Amazon’s top-selling mobile phone all week.<p>Quartz has saved a copy of Amazon’s feed of its top-ten …

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

<i>Editor's note on Aug. 17 at 11:25 a.m. ET: A clarification and links to the ombudsman's critique of this post have been added.</i><p>For nearly a year, U.S. government officials have said revelations from former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden harmed national security and allowed terrorists to develop …

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …

Yahoo makes high-quality video push with Yahoo Screen

Yahoo, still struggling to find its way, is ramping up its investment in video.<p>Plunging into a marketplace filled with competitors like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Yahoo in April announced ambitious plans to offer original episodic comedies. The Web giant in June said it snapped up the rights to a …

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Are You Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

You may not be, but they're still on their way.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p>Self-driving cars sound wonderful: A computer program can ferry you to work while you kick back and read a book. But are they safe? Many Americans have mixed feelings and don't entirely trust software to take …

Here's how Microsoft plans to take over NFL sidelines

Are you ready for some football? Because Microsoft most certainly is. To go along with the introduction of a new NFL app for Xbox One and Windows 8, the software giant has also revealed how it plans to help professional coaches and players during games. As part of an ongoing partnership with the …

This Is What It Feels Like When Google Buys Your Startup

At age 23, he invented song-sharing site Songza, bought by Google last month for an undisclosed sum. Raskin wasn't involved in Songza at the time. He sold it back in 2008 to Amazon-backed Amie Street.<p>But he had been creating cool things long before that. When he was 20, he built a human interface …

A Dre-ful ad celebrates the Apple-Beats deal (and then doesn't)

When you smugly think you've locked up all the cool, aside from the LL and the J, you celebrate.<p>Just as the Apple and Beats deal was finalized, and could finally embrace the "family" cliche, an ad emerged that appeared to make something of an in-joke.<p>You might remember that in May, some days before …

Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Is 'Potentially More Dangerous Than Nukes'

He doesn't appear to have been exaggerating.<p>In a Tweet last night, Musk said this:<p>Bostrom is Nick Bostrom, the founder of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute. That group recently partnered with a new group at Cambridge, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, to study how things like …

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …