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New Ford Fusion skips over potholes

Ford's new 2017 Fusion Sport sedan will have a high-tech feature that will allow the car's wheels to essentially skip over potholes.<p>Aside from being uncomfortable and jarring for drivers and vehicle occupants, potholes can destroy tires and seriously damage expensive rims and suspension …

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Tesla’s home battery is finally rolling out. First stop: Australia

According to Nick Pfitzner, the Tesla Powerwall is "a thing of beauty."<p>Pfitzner, who lives in Sydney's Hills District, was one of the first …

7 Must-Read Tips From Ace iPhone Photographers

Darren Pearson lights up the night with colorful characters and scenes in his LED paintings. For Tree of Light, he “sket<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Darren Pearson<p>1 …

Google's grab for the sidewalk has begun with the rollout of LinkNYC free public Wi-Fi

New York is finally getting its promised 5G gigabit Wi-Fi as the city starts upgrading payphone booths with the latest tech thanks to a public-private partnership that Google managed to get a slice of in an acquisition made earlier this year.<p>Starting with a beta test today, up to 10,000 kiosks will …

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From Indian Villages To West Elm Shelves: Handmade Crafts Go High-End

This fall, Secretary of State John Kerry stood at a lectern with a speech and an apple. He wasn't planning to snack, although the red, round fruit looked as he noted, "beautiful." It was a souvenir from Kazakhstan, made from local woolby artisans in Almaty, and just the right prop to introduce the …

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13 Asian Startups To Watch In 2016

2015 was an eventful year for the tech industry in Asia. Funding started to flow in India, which is expected to become the world’s second-largest Internet market soon, while many tech companies in China, South Korea, and Southeast Asia also hit key milestones. The following is just a tiny sample of …

Amazon Dominated 36% of Online Black Friday Sales, Says Slice

Slice Intelligence, which gathers e-commerce data from receipts linked to its Slice package tracking app, tells TechCrunch that Amazon dominated online Black Friday sales, accounting for 35.7 percent in e-commerce spending on November 27. A distant second, Best Buy brought in 8.23 percent of total …

Millennials are making their parents' shoe brands cool again

According to a recent report executed by Goldman Sachs and Teen Vogue, fashionable young (13-29) women's favorite footwear brands include Birkenstock, Sorel, and Nike.<p>Nike's place on the list isn't particularly surprising — teenagers love Nike, and the brand's sneakers bode well with the …

Change the lights, redo the mirror: Hotels use fake rooms to test ideas

Hotel companies use mock rooms to fine-tune their designs and decide whether existing blueprints are practical and efficient.<p>A look at how hotel companies use mock rooms to fine-tune their designs and decide whether existing blueprints are practical and efficient.<p>The bed is freshly made. There are …

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Chinese Millennials Driving Travel Boom Differ From Their Parents, US Counterparts

Chinese overseas travel is big and getting bigger. The generation born in the 1980s will increasingly dominate the outflow, crucial for Asian gaming destinations including Macau, Manila and South Korea. A report from leisure architect and environment specialist YWS Design highlights how these …

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This Raspberry Pi handheld wants to be every gadget in the world

Chances are, you've already got a versatile computer in your pocket -- smartphones play music, record video, play games and more -- but what if it was smaller, open source and completely hackable? Then you'd have something like the Poco "supercomputer," a portable media device with the footprint of …

GOLDMAN: Here are the 6 best ways to trade the world in 2016

They include both long and short positions in every financial-asset class, and they span the world. In other words, it's how Goldman Sachs recommends trading the world.<p>"The backdrop against which we launch these Top Trade recommendations is unusually uncertain," Goldman Sachs' Francesco Garzarelli …

Diet Soda Sales Dropping in the U.S. as Energy Drinks Sales Soar

Sales of diet sodas are still flagging in the US, with unit sales down 8% in October compared to the year before, but energy drink sales continue to …

Consumers value this in-car technology more than driving performance

Cars' infotainment systems are becoming increasingly innovative and elaborate — drivers can navigate to a destination while operating a smartphone hands-free. And drivers' demand for in-car technology powered by the infotainment screen has been growing over the past year. In fact, consumers value …

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Why the 'moonshot project' that Google just launched could be such a big deal

Content from the nine apps that Google partnered with will now show up in mobile-search results, even if it doesn't exist on the company's website, and users will be able to click a "stream" button to get the full app experience without installing anything.<p>For example, if you search for "Hotels in …

This little app promises to extend your Mac’s battery life by 20%

We've all been caught without a power cord and been forced to watch our Mac's battery get dangerously low.<p>But an app called Endurance claims to extended your Mac's battery life by at least 20% when enabled. It works by monitoring battery-intensive parts of your Mac, like screen brightness, Adobe …

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What camera should I buy? Use our step-by-step guide

<b>Travel compacts, or 'long zoom' compacts, give you point and shoot simplicity but a much longer zoom to capture a wider range of subjects.</b><p>A cheap …

The best travel compact cameras in 2018

When you're going on vacation you're going to naturally want to take a camera along with you too, and the one in your smartphone probably won't cut. …

Videogame maker Activision launches film studio

(Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc has launched a film and TV studio to create original content based on its popular videogame franchises such as “Call of Duty” and “Hearthstone” in its latest push to expand beyond console-based games.<p>Visitors look at a presentation at the ActiVision Blizzard …

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Facebook ads are about to get even more personal

Already alarmed by how well Facebook’s adverts seem to know you? They are about to get even more specific.<p>The social media company is rolling out two new ad products aimed squarely at small businesses who have typically been reluctant to fork out for prime placement on the site.<p>The first allows …

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A flood of cheap money is fueling the mega-mergers boom

But analysts warn that hastily arranged corporate marriages that seem blissful in good financial times can end in tears, and considerable debts.<p>Companies have already struck 45 mergers and acquisitions with a value exceeding $10 billion (9 billion euros) each in the first nine months of the year, …

Will YouTube's New Subscription Platform Save The Music Industry?

Last week, YouTube finally unveiled the details of its much-anticipated streaming subscription platform after years of rumors. Red is available to the public this week, and it is poised to make a big splash—one which could bring some much-needed revenues into a shrinking music industry.<p>According to …

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An app you've probably never heard of is the most important social network in China

You may have never heard of WeChat, but it's the most important app in China right now.<p>WeChat users can do just about anything, including play games, send money to people, make video calls, order food, read the news, book a doctor appointment, and more. It's basically China's version of …

People aren't really using Apple Pay

All of these "digital wallets" work similarly — instead of swiping your credit or debit card to pay for something in a store, you hold your smartphone up to the payment terminal.<p>Contactless payments are easy to use, they're secure, and they work really well.<p>But according to a new study from …

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An algorithm might save your life: How the Amazon and Netflix method might someday cure cancer

Algorithms recommend movies, books, dates — even job candidates. In the future, they might cure disease<p>Machine learning plays a part in every stage of your life. If you studied online for the SAT college admission exam, a learning algorithm graded your practice essays. And if you applied to …

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Devastating Barron's cover story on Alibaba predicts the stock will tank 50%, and that's not even the worst of it

The September 19, 2014 IPO priced at $68 per share, giving the company an eye-popping valuation of $168 billion.<p>"Today what we got is not money," CEO Jack Ma said that day. "What we got is the trust from the people."<p>But in a new, devastating 3000-word cover story for Barron's, Jonathan Laing …