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Google self-driving car involved in another crash

Google co-founder Sergey Brin reveals that one its self-driving cars was rear-ended in the past week, taking the total number of accidents to 12<p><b>Google</b> has increased the number of accidents its self-driving cars have been involved in, as its co-founder defended the hi-tech programme.<p>Sergey Brin told …

Windows 10 Release Date Leaks, Free Upgrades Explained

Windows 10 is a big deal.<p>The too-good-to-be-called-Windows-9 platform represents a make or break moment for Microsoft and as a result it packs in some of the most exciting and controversial features we’ve seen from Windows in a decade. What’s more we know now when you can get it…<p>Not one, but two …

Google adding fingerprint authentication to Android OS: Report

The days of unlocking your Android device with a PIN code may soon be numbered. According to BuzzFeed News, Google will introduce native fingerprint …

OS X 10.10.3 brings enhanced 4K support (including 12-inch MacBook), adds 5K Dell for Mac Pro/iMac

Apple has expanded support for 4K displays in its recent OS X 10.10.3 release and officially confirmed specifics for using 4K displays with its new 12-inch MacBook.<p>While previously Apple only officially supported certain Multi-Stream Transport (MST) displays at a refresh rate of 60Hz, it now says …

MacBook Pro

Retail Apple Watches Still Have a Hidden Diagnostic Port [Updated]

The Apple Watch became available for pre-orders on Friday as well as for try-on appointments in Apple retail stores around the world.<p>One MacRumors reader, Louis, was able to slip off the bottom band during his Apple Watch try-on appointment to discover that the hidden diagnostic port on early …

Smartwatches

You can now post your interactive 360-degree footage on YouTube

If you picked up a camera that captures video in 360 degrees, sharing that footage just got a little easier. YouTube now supports 360-degree video uploads, so getting the action to eager viewers is a breeze. What's more, if folks watch with the YouTube Android app, moving a phone or tablet pans …

What comes after the flying car? A self-flying car

AUSTIN, Texas -- AeroMobil, a startup from Slovakia, is already making sci-fi lore a reality: the company has made a prototype of a flying car. But that's not enough for the company. The next thing it has on its roadmap for the coming decade? A self-flying car.<p>AeroMobil has built a hybrid car and …

DIY quadcopter-based 'Star Wars' Speeder Bike takes flight

"Star Wars" fan Adam Woodsworth has constructed his own flying "Star Wars" Speeder Bike with a modified quadcopter and a Hasbro Power of the Force series toy.<p>"I got into FPV (first-person video) multi-rotor racing a few months ago," Woodsworth wrote on his Make project page. "The fast, low-level …

Microsoft is turning Skype into its own version of iMessage in Windows 10

Microsoft is integrating Skype directly into Windows 10, and the result looks a lot like Apple's iMessage service. While the company unveiled some of its Skype integration at a special Windows 10 press event in Redmond yesterday, the software maker didn’t show its new Messaging app on the PC …

Windows 10 upgrade won’t cost you a dime

Microsoft announced its Windows 10 upgrade plans on Wednesday, saying the new operating system would be free for the first year.<p>At its Windows 10 …