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Bloomberg to college grads: Keep demagoguery out of the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday urged college students to reject "demagogues" in the presidential race -- chastising both Republicans and Democrats, though he didn't mention any candidates by name.<p>"Every generation has had to confront its own demagogues," …

More Belgians close to nuclear facilities get iodine pills for emergencies

<b>(CNN) —</b> As part of revising its nuclear emergency plan, the Belgian government says it will distribute iodine pills to more of its citizens in the event of a nuclear emergency, Health Ministry spokesperson Els Cleemput told CNN on Friday.<p>The Belgian government already provides emergency-use iodine …

Facebook paid 321 security researchers $1.3M in 2014; adds Oculus and Moves to bug bounty program

Facebook today announced it paid out $1.3 million to 321 security researchers around the world in 2014 as part of its bug bounty program. The company has now given over $3 million in rewards since launching the program back in August 2011.<p>Yet 2014’s figure is actually lower than the year before: …

Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless Headphones

Sennheiser’s new over-ear URBANITE XL WIRELESS headphones deliver massive bass for a club sound wherever you go.<p>Built to last in every sense, the …

Formula E's US debut brings along Qualcomm Halo wireless charging

Still-In-Testing Inductive Charging Tech On Display Around Miami ePrix<p>The first time Qualcomm executives met with their auto-industry counterparts about an experimental technology that could wirelessly charge electric vehicles, they thought it'd be a flop.<p>Although they liked the technology itself, …

Wi-Fi hotspots are a threat to my sanity

A well-intentioned effort to move you off LTE can sometimes leave you with no data at all<p>I'm walking through Midtown Manhattan, likely one of the most RF-saturated plots of real estate on the planet. During a workday, AT&T LTE isn't fast around here — I don't think any network is — but after years …

5G Vs 4G: Will 5G Technology Bring New Dimensions To Wireless?

<b>Building technology that will connect billions of people and things to the internet, and to one another, without wires.</b><p>While much of the world is …

Internet of Things

Can We Learn Empathy from Virtual Reality?

<b>Scientists are learning that changing bodies changes minds.</b><p>In 1981, after you plunked a quarter into the local Donkey Kong cabinet and that menacing, …

Jay Z Just Bought A Spotify Competitor

The hip-hop mogul just dropped $56 million on a Swedish music streaming company–No, not that one.<p>Jay Z may have 99 problems, but as of today, not owning a music streaming service certainly ain’t one.<p>Through his Project Panther business entity, the hip-hop superstar and business mogul acquired …

The '1,000mph' Bloodhound car is so fast it needs to be bulletproof

Designing a car that can break the world land speed record is a tricky balancing act. It has to be incredibly fast and lightweight, while also offering unparalleled protection on the track. Not only in case there's a conventional crash, either; even a tiny pebble could have devastating consequences …

Bloodhound

Robots need to make us happy and know when we're sad

Cynthia Breazeal has a pretty impressive resume. She's the director of the personal robotics group at the MIT Media Lab, creator of the landmark Kismet robot and now she's the founder, CEO and chief scientist at Jibo. If you're not familiar with Jibo, take a moment to go check out its incredibly …

Robotics

Oculus founder: 'Everything is going horribly right'

Virtual-reality fans have long awaited a consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset, but the company wants to be sure everything is perfect before release.<p>AUSTIN, Texas -- It's still unclear if the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset -- special goggles that let users view …

Spinlister wants to be the Zipcar of smart bike rentals

This smart bike is about to turn urban ridesharing on its ear. Spinlister, a global peer-to-peer bike sharing program, announced plans at SXSW on Friday to sell these specially-built VanMoof smart bikes for use as franchised rentals through its mobile app. It's like Uber or Lyft but, you know, with …

Surfing

From Your Smartphone to the Big Screen: Vine Star King Bach Is Making the Jump to Hollywood

Vine is serving as his highlight reel.<p>There are a few things that separate Andrew Bachelor from the rest of Vine’s young, wildly popular celebrities.<p>For starters, he’s Vine royalty, both in name and stature. His stage name is literally “King Bach,” and any smartphone-wielding teenager will likely …

Anti-Robot Protest Held At SXSW

A small group of protesters held signs and handed out t-shirts to protest robots today at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.<p>What did they have against robots you might ask? Well, they are (apparently, seriously) concerned that robots could one day surpass human intelligence and they were …

Uber drivers in Chicago start testing electric cars

Chicago now serves as home to an Uber fleet comprised of 25 all-electric cars. They're not Tesla Model S vehicles like that Uber ride Engadget's editors hailed back in 2013, though -- they're BYD e6 EVs straight from China. Uber has teamed up with Chinese automaker BYD or "Build Your Dream" in an …

Tesla

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Tip of the Day: Enjoy a Flyover Tour of Major Cities in Maps

The Flyover feature of Apple's Maps, as you likely know, gives you a 3D view of a city. A list of these cities can be found on the website Flyover Cities. In iOS 8 Apple added a fun new feature called Flyover Tour that takes you on a 3D tour of the city's major landmarks. The Flyover Tour of New …

How the Apple Watch is made

No Apple fan is oblivious to the huge amount of science, technique, expertise and care that Apple puts into every product. Apple doesn’t design its products the way it does because it <i>has</i> to, but because it is compelled on a profoundly spiritual level to do so.<p>For the Apple Watch, Apple has taken …

BlackBerry's new tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S

BlackBerry has just announced a brand new tablet that has far more in common with a Samsung tablet than the company's failed PlayBook. That's because the tablet, called the Secutablet, is simply a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (pictured above).<p>As you might have guessed from the name, …