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Russia apparently gets the blame for hacking Pentagon email

A couple of weeks ago the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff suddenly shut down its unclassified email network for all users, but didn't say why beyond citing "suspicious activity." Now, anonymous sources and unnamed government officials have told <i>NBC</i> and <i>The Daily Beast</i> that investigators believe the …

What it's like to be a secret introvert

I've known Father Cebulka since I was 12 years old, so as soon as he began grinning at Galo's response, I knew he had already predicted my retort.<p>"I disagree," I said. "Sorry, I know you won't believe me, but I'm also an introvert," I told my beloved.<p>Galo and I have been dating for more than five …

Behavioral Sciences

Why Is Almost No One Using Apple Pay?

Do you use Apple Pay? Or Google Wallet? Or any other mobile payment service on your smartphone? No, I didn’t think so. No one seems to be using their smartphones to pay for stuff. Well, almost no one.<p>We don’t want to carry around credit cards, or even our wallets, right? But we still have to. With …

FinTech

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) - How Can You Be As Great As Elon Musk, Bill Gates & Steve Jobs?

You've probably asked this question or at least ran it through your mind. How did the creators of <b>Tesla Motors Inc</b> (NASDAQ: TSLA), <b>Microsoft …

Hilarious Video Shows You What Email Would Be Like In Real-Life [Video]

What would it be like if everyone talked the way they did in email in real-life? The YouTube duo Tripp and Tyler made a hilarious sequel to their hit …

The Tesla Of Scooters Is Driving Asia's Two-Wheel Revolution

Horace Luke wanted to be the first person in Taiwan with a Tesla Model S when the gorgeous electric sedan debuted in 2012. Luke, the former chief innovation officer at smartphone maker HTC, is obsessed with beauty and function in all things. But his beloved Teslas were not sold in Taiwan (and still …

University of Washington

Volkswagen bus to be revived as an electric vehicle

Cancelled in 2013, the classic Volkswagen Camper may find a new lease on life as an eco-friendly EV.<p>The iconic "hippie wagon" may soon see a very apropos resurrection from the dead. Speaking at the New York Auto Show, Volkswagen board member Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser announced that the German auto …

Volkswagen

Salt is the secret ingredient in this zero-emission car

<i>This article was taken from the January 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Clean Energy

Amazon’s ‘Make an Offer’ system might just kick off a pricing revolution

On December 9, Amazon surprised the retail world with “Make an Offer”, a new system that allows shoppers to negotiate prices on over 150,000 collectible and antique items. While some news outlets have compared “Make an Offer” to eBay’s “Best Offer” and Priceline’s “Name Your Price,” they undersell …

iPhone 6 owners reporting that cards cannot be added back into Apple Pay after a restore

<i>Update: Users in the thread are now reporting that the problem has been resolved.</i><p>Multiple iPhone 6 owners are reporting in an <i>Apple Support Communities</i> thread that they are unable to add cards back into Apple Pay after their phone has been restored – whether as a new phone or from a backup. …

When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy of Apple Pay. Any …

The 15 Most Important New Cars Of 2014

2014 has been an eventful year in the automotive world. From developments in new technologies to the quest to perfect more familiar ones, from the arrival of new car companies to the return of long lost ones, the year was filled with important cars and trends.<p>Here are 15 of the most important and …

Alfa Romeo

Toshiba joins other tech giants in growing super-clean vegetables

The name "Toshiba" conjures images of stacks of laptops piled high and maybe the occasional television, but the Japanese electronics giant is turning its attention to something just a little more humble: lettuce. Well, spinach too. And swiss chard. <i>Quartz's</i> Dan Frommer tells the tale of a …

Mobile transaction users to jump to 2 billion by 2017

More and more, says Juniper Research, people will use their mobile devices to buy products or do their banking, boosted by services such as Apple Pay.<p>The total number of users who plan to engage in mobile transactions will rise substantially in the next few years, according to a new report from …

Mobile

Fuel-cell cars gain momentum with Toyota Mirai

Toyota announced the production version of its Mirai fuel-cell car today, ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, adding momentum to previously slow fuel-cell car development.<p>The Honda Clarity has spent many years on the roads of Southern California as the lone representative of fuel-cell cars. Now, …

Alternative Fuel

New York City is building 10,000 internet pylons for free public Wi-Fi

"LinkNYC will be the fastest and largest free municipal Wi-Fi deployment in the world."<p>Say goodbye to New York's public pay phones and hello to one of the largest public Wi-Fi experiments ever. A new city plan dubbed LinkNYC will replace public pay telephones with a console that provides free …

4 Ways Microsoft Office 365 Can Change The Way You Work

For many businesses, managing a full complement of IT services in-house has become costly, complex, and inefficient. Companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries, are seeing the benefits of moving some or all IT functions off premises for a third party to manage.<p>Through managed services, …

A New Uber-Backed Campaign Says It Wants To Tell 'The Truth' About The Taxi Industry

Now, it's turning its attention to the taxi industry.<p>Uber is among the partners listed on anti-taxi website TaxiFacts, which reads:<p>"The taxi industry is a monopoly, controlled by a few powerful insiders who will do whatever it takes to protect their vast profits. Now, threatened by innovation and …

Transportation

How This Company Is Trying To Eradicate Email

In 2011 the Chairman and CEO of Atos, Thierry Breton, publicly announced that he was on a mission to become a zero email company by 2013 (at least as far as employee communication and collaboration was concerned). When he announced this a few years ago it’s safe to say that their were plenty of …

Alcatel C1: AT&T's $60 Android GoPhone

This ultraportable prepaid smartphone pares down specs to achieve an enviable price.<p>Sixty dollars doesn't usually buy you much in terms of electronics, and certainly not a smartphone.<p>That's what makes the Alcatel C1 GoPhone for AT&T such an alluring proposition.<p>It's tiny and bare-bones, but it's a …

Mobile Technology

Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

Microsoft's Answer to Chromecast Is Here

Google showed us the way with Chromecast, but now everyone wants to build a video streamer out of a dongle.<p>The latest entrant in this market is …

Why Apple's iPhone 6 Won't Make Your Wallet Obsolete--At Least Not Yet

A lot is expected when Apple reveals its new iPhone 6 on September 9th–a bigger screen, slimmer profile, faster processor and tougher glass (sapphire!). Now it seems Tim Cook has packed in payment technology that could make your wallet obsolete. On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that Apple will include …

McDonald’s to roll out NFC-enabled mobile payments ahead of iPhone 6 launch

An internal memo sent to McDonald’s franchises this week indicates that the fast food chain is preparing to roll out a mobile payment platform on September 15th. According to the notice, employees are required to be trained on the systems by Monday the 15th and the hardware, which has already …

Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars

<b>Without a whisper or a whiff, electric cars seem to be gaining ground in the UK and elsewhere.</b><p>According to Ecotricity, the company that has installed a network of charging stations along the UK's motorways, we are seeing a "revolution".<p>Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders …

Electric Vehicles

Messaging's mission impossible: One inbox to rule them all

My phone buzzes. I glance at it and see a text message from my husband, who wants to know if I can pick him up from work. Later that day, my phone buzzes again. This time, it's a Facebook Messenger notification from my mother, who wants to chat about an upcoming trip. At the same time, a friend …

Cotap, A WhatsApp For The Workplace, Adds Box, Dropbox, Google, OneDrive And Desktop App

Cotap, a startup founded by former Yammer executives Jim Patterson and Zack Parker that launched last year with the premise of becoming a “WhatsApp for the workplace“, is today unveiling a new build of its product, and a wider remit. Cotap is going beyond mobile messaging and moving into file …

The World Of Everything-As-A-Service

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tom Blomfield is a Ruby developer and co-founder of GoCardless (YC S11). He was named one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs under 30 in Europe and blogs at tomblomfield.com.</i><p>Over the last few years, it’s become dramatically more simple and capital-efficient to launch and grow Internet …