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Watch 6 bug-sized robots tow a 3,900lb SUV

Ants are incredibly strong for their size on their own, and can carry enormous weights when they work together. This inspired a team of Stanford University researchers to try and get many tiny robots to team up and combine their efforts.<p>The result is astonishing: a team of six microrobots, each the …

Robotics

Meet the 26-year-old entrepreneurs using Instagram to build an art empire from scratch

Three years on, they've developed an online network of young, international buyers from Hong Kong, the Middle East and the US and they have a 4,000-square-foot gallery in Soho, London. They now have plans to expand internationally and turn Unit London into the first major art gallery …

Social Media

Burger King Tried To Make A "McWhopper" And McDonald's Shut Them Down

Sorry not sorry. It's never going to happen.<p>In an unusually passive-aggressive and short-lived advertising campaign, Burger King proposed a day of "peace" with McDonald's via a Whopper–Big Mac burger mashup called the "McWhopper," which would be available for just one day at just one pop-up …

Associated Press News

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Wall Street Closed Monday At Record Levels.</b> The major US indexes closed at historic highs on Monday. The Dow gained 0.9% to hit a record of 17,959.4 and the S&P 500 advanced 0.4% to an all-time high of 2,078.5.<p><b>Markets Are Up Again</b>. US futures are once again in the green with Dow futures up 27 …

Economic Data

Microsoft lifts lid on Nextbook tablets for SA

Microsoft unveils its Nextbook tablets in South Africa.<p>Johannesburg - Software giant Microsoft has teamed up with South African retailer Makro to …

Bankrupt Sapphire Glass Supplier Reveals New Details Of Its Disturbing Relationship With Apple

In a supplemental declaration by GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller unsealed on Friday outlining GT Advanced's relationship with Apple, it's clear — at least as Squiller tells it — that Apple and GT's relationship was doomed from the start.<p>We first saw the document after it was posted by the folks at …

Tim Cook

Updated: “Alex from Target” was a stunt, one that shows the sophistication of the teen social media machine

It happened again. The internet, including mainstream sites from CNN to ABC, fell for viral meme #AlexFromTarget, which appears to be a marketing …

How To Pick a Pro to Manage Your Money When You're Gone

You can name a friend or family member to be executor of your estate, but sometimes a pro is a better choice.<p><b>Q: Are there professional administrator</b> …

NFL Bans Beats Headphones On Camera

Bose secured an NFL sponsorship deal that allows it to elbow Beats by Dre in front of TV cameras.<p>Remember the television commercial that opens with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick arriving at an opposing team’s stadium, where he is greeted by a throng of screaming, …

Alibaba announces share sale details

<b>China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding says it expects to price its initial public offering (IPO) at between $60 and $66 per a share.</b><p>It has filed to sell up to $24.3bn (£15bn) stock, which would make it the biggest technology listing in the US.<p>Facebook's IPO, which raised $16bn in …

Google will start sunsetting the SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm in Chrome this month, finish by Q1 2015

Google today announced its plans to sunset the SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm as Chrome uses it in certificate signatures for HTTPS. The company hopes to start the process later this month with version 39’s release in November and finish it when Chrome 41 arrives in Q1 2015.<p>When the CA/Browser …

Eyewitness: Umhlanga reed dance

Young South African women pose the Reed Dance ceremony at the eNyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma in the KwaZulu-Natal region.

The Golden Arches Lose Their Shine: McDonald's Profit Falls As U.S. Sales Struggle

Is it time to officially declare that Quarter-Pounders are out and burritos are in? On the heels of Chipotle’s better-than-expected second quarter results — the fast-casual chain reported a 17% surge in same-store-sales — competitor McDonald’s revealed Tuesday morning that it struggled during its …

How Facebook Beat Wall Street with Data

<i>Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores.</i><p>Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech company IPOs ever. The company …

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

A court permitted the NSA to collect information about governments in 193 countries and foreign institutions like the World Bank, according to a secret document the Washington Post published Monday.<p>The certification issued by a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2010 shows the NSA has the …

Tech threat a warning for fund managers to step up

Google.<p>Monaco - Tech companies pose a growing threat to traditional asset managers and the financial services industry needs to up its game to meet …

Move Over 3-D Printing, The Future Is Objects That Morph And Shift Shape

We’re a long way from Ikea bookcases that put themselves together, but the idea of having programmable, self-assembled “4-D printed” objects isn’t as far off as you think.<p>Airplane wings that change form in response to air pressure and temperature. Flat-pack furniture that self-assembles when you …

Woz on Beats: Apple's 'getting back to some cool roots'

Steve Jobs never did a deal as big as Beats, but another Steve -- Wozniak, that is -- thinks the acquisition could be a smart move for Apple.<p>It "sounds good for Apple [to be] getting back to some cool roots," the Apple co-founder said in an email to CNET.<p>However, he did voice some concerns about …

One of Google’s top Android lieutenants comes to Samsung’s defense against Apple

The lawsuit between Apple and Samsung does not have Google's name attached to it, but that hasn't kept the company from being involved. Hiroshi Lockheimer, the company's current VP of engineering for Android took to the stand today to aid in Samsung's legal counter-battle against Apple, an effort …

Tech stock anxiety leads to Nasdaq plunge

New York - Anxiety about pricey technology stocks returned with a vengeance to Wall Street Thursday, sending the Nasdaq down more than 3.0% and …

Naspers leads JSE higher

Johannesburg - South African stocks ended higher on Monday, snapping two straight sessions of losses.<p>It was led by Naspers - Africa's biggest media …

HCI to spin off US energy unit, list it on JSE

Johannesburg - South Africa's Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) said on Monday it would spin off its interest in private US alternative energy …

Opportunity lies on the other side of risk

Cape Town - Challenges such as strikes, load shedding and e-tolls reinforce the statement that starting and running a business in South Africa is not …

Microsoft’s Cortana On Windows 8.1 Said To Resemble Siri, Replace Bing System Search

Microsoft has a new virtual assistant, and it’s a hybrid of Siri and Google Now, with some artificial affect thrown in for good measure. The Verge’s Tom Warren dishes on the upcoming feature of Windows 8.1, describing Cortana, the digital aide in question named after an AI character from the Halo …