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Apple's electric-car project speeds ahead

Apple appears to be driving ahead with plans to build its first car.<p>The electric-car project, code-named Titan, is now targeting a ship date of 2019, and Apple gave leaders of the project approval to triple their 600-person team, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with …

Mubarak goes straight to prison

Paolo Soleri, Utopian Architect, Is Dead

But his plan for a 5,000-person, eco-friendly city lives on<p>Paolo Soleri, the futuristic, eco-conscious architect, died yesterday at 93.<p>He is best known among the masses (and in the scientific community, to some extent) for his planned city of Arcosanti, a sort of Xanadu for the eco-conscious set. …

As value soars, digital currency Bitcoin attracts offline attention

During the depths of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, an engineer decided to rethink one of the fundamental cornerstones of the modern economy.<p>He envisioned a brand new decentralized digital currency, where payments went directly from one user to another – no central banks, …

Why Did Google Fight So Hard To Erase A Swedish Word From An Official List?

Every year the Swedish Language Council releases a list of new words that Swedes are using. One word from the 2012 list has caused a bit of an issue. ‘Ogooglebar’, translated as ‘ungoogleable’ was disputed. By Google.<p>Their problem was the definition of the word was to describe something that you …