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Self-Driving Cars Not Ready Until At Least 2020, Says Nissan To Congress

Humans will still be driving cars “for the foreseeable future,” said a Senior General Motors official at a congressional hearing on robotic cars. Nissan has vowed to put them on the road in 2020, but Carnegie Mellon’s Raj Rajkumar says humans will still need to assist the car for probably another …

Pinterest, Stripe And MakerBot Investor Shana Fisher Joins A16Z As A Board Partner

Shana Fisher is joining Andreessen Horowitz as a board partner, according to a blog post published by A16Z founder Ben Horowitz today.<p>As Horowitz explains in his post, Fisher tends to keep a low profile in the VC world, but she’s made some savvy bets early on a number of hot new technologies and …

iPhones now involved in 14 percent of all NYC crime

The NYPD says Apple product resale values are so high that organized crime rings can't get enough of them. The force is asking pawnshops to keep electronic records of all iPhones they purchase.<p>Phone theft is big business.<p>However, in New York, iPhones and other Apple products are regarded as the …

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The First Apple Store App For iPad Nails Tablet Shopping With Clever Gesture And Image Focused Interface

Today, Apple is launching its very first Apple Store app for iPad, bringing a gorgeous shopping experience to its tablet in a long-overdue move. The new app arrives just in time for the holidays and utilizes the display and capabilities of the iPad to present a best-in-class shopping …

Media Player Winamp Shutting Down on December 20, 2013

The end of an era is here. AOL announced that the music service Winamp is shutting down on December 20, 2013. This move affects its website, Winamp.com, associated Web services, and also its Winamp Media players. And here’s an interesting fact: Winamp has been around 15 years.<p>Initially released in …