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The New Electric Car That Can Upstage Tesla

Unlike with most previous electric cars, the price range will be around that of the average new gas-fueled vehicle.<p>With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors is setting up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the …

Ndreams raises $2.75M to fuel its virtual-reality games

Ndreams, which last week announced its virtual-reality arcade shooter Gunner for the Samsung Gear VR, has raised $2.75 million in a new round of funding.<p>Virtual reality is a hot new platform that showed more momentum at the recent 2015 International CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas. …

Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year

CEO Travis Kalanick said the company can do so if European cities are willing to partner with the ride-hailing company on new, more progressive rules.<p>Uber chief Travis Kalanick said he wants to expand operations in Europe and, in the process, create 50,000 jobs and take 400,000 personal vehicles …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare top selling game of 2014, Destiny number three

It appears the only thing people like to do more in video games than run around shooting each other, is to play football or run around on planets shooting Hive scum, and sometimes each other.<p><i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> was the top selling game of 2014, with Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> taking the number …

New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by <i>Der Spiegel</i> give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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