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Here's What It's Like to Go for a Ride in Google's Robot Car

Maybe I was kidding myself, but from my vantage point in the back seat, I didn't feel unsafe in the least.<p>The Google self-driving car has come a long way. On a demo excursion through Google’s Mountain View campus and surrounding neighborhoods today, the white Lexus self-driving test vehicle I rode …

Electronic artists turn 600 phones into a symphony of light and sound

Forget Prince's "Purple Rules" demanding smartphone-free concerts, one group is actually encouraging fans to wave their handset in the air because it's part of the show. Electronic group Booka Shade recently performed a concert where the audience's phones played coordinated sound and lights via a …

Path for Windows Phone Gets the Path Store and Search

Path updated its Windows Phone app to version 2.0 today, adding in-app purchase shop for stickers and filters and the ability to run searches on the service. The update also includes the usual set of bug fixes and stability improvements.<p>The beta version of Path for Windows Phone first arrived in …

Columbia University students create software allowing native iOS apps to run on Android devices

For some time now, iOS users have cited the quality and quantity of third-party software available for the platform as an important factor in their choice of mobile devices. Over the years Android has amassed its own collection of apps and users have continued butting heads over which system had …

Yahoo Acquires Self-Destructing Messaging App Blink, Which Will Soon Disappear

Blink, a mobile messaging application that lets users share self-destructing messages, has been acquired by Yahoo, TechCrunch has confirmed. The app competed in an increasingly crowded space alongside Snapchat, of course, but also newer entrants like Frankly, Confide, Wickr, and others. Terms of …

Facebook discovers email providers are using unique plugin for encryption; urges others to follow suit

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Peshkova/Shutterstock<p>If you are ambivalent about using STARTTLS — an extension that’s used to upgrade an insecure …

Samsung will reportedly announce ‘Gear Glass’ in September

Samsung is working on a competitor for Google Glass that will be announced in September during IFA in Berlin, according to Business Korea. Aptly referred to as “Gear Glass,” the unannounced wearable is expected to be revealed alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and it’s rumored to run the Tizen operating …