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Music streaming 'exploding' (but so are vinyl sales)

In the latest example of researchers informing the public of something they already know, the British Phonographic Industry has determined that music …

Uber suspends UberPOP in France, citing safety and legal concerns

San Francisco-based Uber announced today it will stop offering its controversial UberPOP service in France, a move that comes after a week of sometimes violent protests by taxi drivers and a crackdown by the national government.<p>“In the light of last week’s violence, we have today decided to suspend …

Ridesharing

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Hawaii After Flight from Japan

Innovation<p>KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.<p>Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His nearly 118-hour voyage …

Solar Impulse

Here's What the 1,000-Mph Car Looks Like in Pieces

The British land-rocket designed to top 1,000 mph is coming together.<p>This is the Bloodhound SSC. Or, at least, this <i>will be</i> the Bloodhound SSC, which will attempt to achieve the land speed world record and drive more than 1,000 mph, across the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.<p>The array of parts you …

GoPro's unique POV

<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> …

Why Apple’s IBM partnership was the biggest tech news of 2014

2014 will go down as one of the biggest years in Apple history. The stock hit record highs. The company’s first wearable was revealed. And Apple dropped $3 billion on its biggest acquisition ever. But of all the huge news Apple dropped in the last 12 months, nothing is likely to have as big an …

Apple

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Review: Automatic, a Simple, Smart Driving Assistant for Willing Drivers

Can this little device help you save money on gas?<p><i>You’re driving too fast! You’re braking too hard! Slow your roll, woman!</i><p>For the past several weeks, I’ve heard little reminders that I’m being a little too aggressive behind the wheel, but they weren’t coming from a back-seat driver. Instead, they …

The 11 biggest hacks and security breaches of 2014

New York Post<p>2014 was a year like no other for technology. Security was on the forefront of many people’s minds, all while Android truly came into its own in the public eye – not just for enthusiasts but for the typical consumer as well. Numerous verticals received the Android treatment, namely in …

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore: 'I want to assure you that our Office team has not forgotten Windows Phone'

Microsoft has made pretty big Office news recently on both iOS and Android; its own Windows Phone, though? Not so much. Joe Belfiore — long the most visible public face of Microsoft's mobile platform — took to his Weibo account this week to explain the silence, saying that "our Office team has not …

Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8

Apple's caught plenty of flack for continuing to sell iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of storage in 2014, and just as much for the amount of storage needed to upgrade to iOS 8, two things that a pair of customers from Florida are suing the company over. In a legal complaint filed yesterday in …

Police reportedly arrest UK hacker behind gaming network attacks

Lizard Squad probably shouldn't have bragged about being impossible to track following its cyberattacks against the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. According to both <i>The Daily Dot</i> and a Thames Valley Police report, law enforcement arrested alleged group member Vinnie Omari on December 29th -- not …