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Ford and Honda stop collisions before they happen with pedestrian detection - ExtremeTech

By on October 25, 2014 at 9:32 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Oblivious pedestrians can avoid …

Roku wants to grow its media hub empire with a public stock filing

Roku frequently comes across as the little media player company that could: its streaming box business is growing in spite of much larger competition. As healthy as it is, though, this upstart now appears eager to join the big leagues. Tipsters for both the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>New York Times</i> …

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Rooms, Inbox, TinType and More

Haffy<p>Inbox<p>Music Deals<p>Rooms<p>TinType<p>Between the first games of the World Series and the rollout of iOS 8.1, which finally makes Apple Pay available, you …

Fitbit's new 'Surge' fitness watch — blunderfully announced by Brookstone

Only yesterday I met the nice people at Fitbit to check out their new fitness watch, the $250 Fitbit Surge. I tried it on. I punched some buttons. I liked that the screen tilts up at me from my wrist.<p>I liked that it had a GPS radio inside (more room was created for that by the tilted screen — good …

Porsche and Mercedes want electric cars that can fight Tesla

German automakers aren't strangers to high-end electric cars, but they've typically focused on supercars instead of sedans -- a problem when Tesla is rapidly encroaching on their business. At last, though, it appears that <i>die Deutschen</i> are gearing up to fight Tesla on its home turf. <i>Manager Magazin</i> …

Nexus 6 passes through the FCC, ahead of pre-orders opening on October 29

Since the October 15 Nexus 6 unveiling, Google has been tight-lipped about when exactly the Nexus 6 will be released. Thanks to some recently discovered FCC documents, we now have some new information to help us speculate some more. First reported on Reddit, the FCC filing shows us a Motorola …

CVS and Rite Aid block Apple Pay as mobile wallet war heats up

Two major pharmacy chains have stopped supporting Apple Pay as merchants in the U.S. take sides on which mobile wallet platform to embrace.<p>Reports from a couple days ago revealed that Rite Aid had started disabling its NFC terminals, thereby forbidding the use of Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Now …

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End of Fed bond buying may nudge mortgage rates

The Federal Reserve this week is expected to remove one of the two crutches supporting the economy since the 2008 financial crisis, ending bond purchases that have held down long-term interest rates.<p>The anticipated decision to halt so-called quantitative easing at a two-day Fed meeting that begins …

Twenty-four European banks fail financial stress tests

European Banking Authority finds €25bn black hole in finances with nine banks in Italy failing the tests<p>One in five European banks have failed crucial tests of their financial strength, leaving a €25bn (£19.6bn) capital hole in the continent’s banking system at a time of renewed fears that the …

Dr. Fauci: Quarantine Can Have 'Unintended Consequences'

Meet the Press

MTP Panel: President Obama's Impact on 2014

Sen. Rob Portman: Changing Majority Will Get Things Done

Rob Portman

Sen. Chuck Schumer: 'We Will Hold the Senate'

Meet the Press