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BMW Takes Its Car-Sharing Service To The Streets Of San Francisco

That means that you don't have to drop the car off in a dedicated lot, as you would with, say, Zipcar. Instead, the car will tell you when you're in an approved drop-off zone, which is between Potrero Avenue and Folsom Street and between 16th and 26th streets.<p>"We're starting in certain streets in …

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Facebook Developing New Snapchat Competitor, May Launch This Month

Facebook is building a new app that will serve as a direct competitor to <i>Snapchat</i>, according to a report from the <i>Financial Times</i>. The project, which is codenamed "Slingshot", will enable users to send each other pictures or short video messages through a simplified, grid-based interface similar to …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons<p>Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first …

Facebook Just Added A Button That Lets You Ask Your Friends Why They're Single

As if Facebook could get any more invasive, there's a new button that users have been noticing next to the "Relationship Status" field on their friends' profiles.<p>It's an "Ask" button.<p>For users who have chosen to leave their status empty, for privacy reasons or otherwise, it's now on display.<p>You can …

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Japan: the country where flip-phones refuse to die

The buttons are easier to type on, the battery lasts longer, it's familiar. No, we're not talking about BlackBerry this time, but the Japanese feature phone. Glorious, folding forefather to the smartphone, and the form-factor that gave birth to gara-kei, a shorthand phrase for "Galapagos phones". …