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Google Shuts Down Map Maker Following Hacks

After a series of spam attacks and other obscene edits, Google has temporarily taken its crowdsourced map editing tool Map Maker offline. The online tool has, for years, allowed those in countries without detailed maps to be able to add various details and points of interest to Google Maps, like …

Google Maps

The Belt Buckle That Helps You Lose Weight

Ever feel like you’ve overdone it at the buffet table … to the point you find yourself trying to discreetly unbutton your pants?<p>One company has a …

Wearable Tech

Alibaba takes 9% stake in Zulily

SAN FRANCISCO — Chinese technology giant Alibaba is eyeing the American market with a more than 9% stake in e-commerce player Zulily.<p>Alibaba spent around $56 million to buy stock in Zulily, which sells discounted clothing and other merchandise in flash sales, mostly to moms.<p>The disclosure was made …

What it will take for stocks to go higher

The stock market has been going up, up, up for basically six years. Now it's at a plateau.<p>Since March there's been a barrier preventing the market from rising any higher. The market gets close and then it falls back.<p>There's little debate among experts that stocks look pricey right now. Federal …

Stock Markets

To arms, to arms! The world's biggest financial firms rise up against Bloomberg's terminals

Since the early ‘90s, Bloomberg has dominated the financial communications market, its terminals serving as key entry points into the world’s …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

We can already send thoughts from one brain to another — and that might eventually let us download skills

Imagine an undercover operative on a mission. At some point, she knows she'll need to call for backup — but pulling out a phone would be too risky, and there's no way to give a visible signal to her team.<p>Yet at the key moment, she can think "YES" — which could be interpreted as "yes, now is the …

Amazon Drone Delivery Update: Drones Will Talk To Each Other, Locate Customers By Phone

Amazon's delivery drones will be able to locate customers based on the signal from their smartphone, and be able to communicate with other drones …

Self-driving cars getting dinged in California

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Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

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Saturn's moon Enceladus has curtains of water vapor erupting from its surface

A few years back, scientists saw plumes of water vapor shooting out of the ice-covered surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus. They determined that these plumes are signs of a liquid ocean trapped under the ice, raising hopes that the small moon might be home to life.<p>Now new research suggests we've …

Astronomy

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions

<b>Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system.</b><p>Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the "last version" of the dominant desktop software.<p>His comments were echoed by Microsoft which said it would …

Amazon Drone Patent Means You May Never Have To Leave Your House Again

Planned delivery system is machines almost all the way down<p>For many, drone delivery was a novelty until Amazon jumped into the game. With a much-hyped concept video, Amazon provided a straightforward image of robot postmen, bringing packages to customers on demand. Amazon filed the patent for the …

Apple Wants Your DNA

New studies through Apple's ResearchKit offer thousands of iPhone users the chance to analyze their genes<p>Earlier this year, Apple’s ResearchKit apps brought scientific studies to people’s fingertips. Though the apps aren't yet foolproof, they allow eligible iPhone users to participate in scientific …

IBM's Watson supercomputer strives to be jack of all trades

Watson already has won a major TV game show, is looking for a cure for cancer and has ambitious gastronomy ambitions including devising a recipe for …

Augmented Reality Might Fix Our Posture, Social Lives

"That’s too much of a barrier, to be looking at your phone while you’re at dinner."<p>“I think it’s a natural evolution that we will all be wearing some lightweight, head-mounted display in the far future,” Daqri VP of business development Brian Selzer said today on a panel at the NeuroGaming …

Augmented Reality