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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review: Rough ride takes toll on luxury compact - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The <b>2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250's</b> first rate navigation system shows attractive and informative maps, while taking traffic into account for routing. The optional Harman Kardon audio system produces music with great clarity. Fuel economy comes in at a healthy 30 mpg average.<p><b>The Bad</b> The ride …

Renault concept comes with scouting drone

The Renault KWID is a concept multi-purpose vehicle that comes with its very own drone for scouting terrain and traffic conditions.<p><b>The Renault KWID</b> …

Meet the big, bad robots competing in this weekend’s DARPA Robotics Challenge trial

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: NASA JPL<p>Starting later today, some of the most capable humanoid robots in the world will congregate in Miami, where 17 …

Panasonic's massive 4K tablet said to arrive in US in January

The 20-inch 4K tablet, which boasts a 3,840x2,560-pixel resolution, will reportedly go on sale in the US in January for a whopping $6,000.<p>Panasonic's 20-inch 4K tablet, which shown off at CES in January, could be landing the US at the beginning of next year.<p>Panasonic's Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 will go on …

Gear & Gadgets

Europe at 'polio risk' from Syria

<b>Europe could be at risk from polio following a recent outbreak in Syria, infectious disease experts say.</b><p>In the Lancet journal, two doctors in Germany say the cases in Syria - which had been free of wild poliovirus since 1999 - could endanger nearby regions.<p>They say because only one in 200 people …

Public Health

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the "little gadget that could" in some head-to-head tests with its successors.<p>Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which …

Mobile Technology

Typhoon slams Japan; two dead

Yoko Ono: John Lennon Would Have Loved Twitter

Yoko Ono is 80 years old, but on Sunday night, she was just a rockstar sashaying her way around the stage at Bowery Ballroom, one of New York's smaller yet still venerable concert venues.<p>The tireless activist, recording musician, performance artist and widow of John Lennon worked through a strong …

Orbotix Teaches Its Smartphone-Controlled Ball Some New Tricks

Orbotix, the maker of the Sphero — a rolling robot ball that can be controlled by iPhone or Android — is ready with an updated version of the …

Genetic Code Shows Bird Flu In China Spread Between People

When a new strain of bird flu cropped up in China last winter, the billion-dollar question was whether the deadly virus could transmit between people.<p>Now, Chinese scientists offer the first clear evidence that the bird flu is indeed contagious, although only slightly.<p>A father, who became sick in …

Mohammad Ehteshami Discusses The Latest Jet Engine Technology - GE

Mohammad Ehteshami has helped build the world’s largest and most powerful jet engines during his 31-year career at GE. But as a boy in a tiny desert …

Top iOS apps and games go free ahead of App Store's fifth anniversary

'Infinity Blade II,' Traktor DJ, 'Sword and Sworcery,' Day One, and more<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>A host of highly …

Google Maps Highlights Street View of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Google has taken its Maps street view team to London to capture a 360-degree view of the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now visit the set on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the UK to view Diagon Alley, the marketplace made famous by J.K. Rowling’s novel about the boy …

Xbox Reveal: 'One' Console To Rule Them All

Microsoft took the wraps off the Xbox One, its next-generation console today in a multimedia event that offered something thrilling for everyone. And it threw down the gauntlet at rival Sony in a major way, promising not only a state-of-the-art gaming experience, but a device designed to be at the …

'Haunting Melissa' App Brings Episodic Movie Exclusively to iPhone and iPad

<i>Haunting Melissa</i>, from Hooked Media Digital and "The Ring" producer Neil Edelstein, is an app that aims to deliver movies on mobile devices in an entirely new way.<p>Much like a TV show on iTunes, the film is broken up into segments that can be unlocked by sharing a user's viewing experience on …

Belkin's Mythical Thunderbolt Express Dock Is Finally Here

Nearly 600 days have passed since we first swooned over Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock all the way back in September 2011. (Really, it's been 595 …

Boot up: making apps simpler, South Korea's smartphone market, and more

A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Cognitive overhead, or why your product isn't as simple as you think >> …

Facebook Messenger free calls now available outside of US and UK, too

Facebook made quite some buzz when it quietly launched free calling through the Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android. While initially available in the US and Canada, Facebook recently rolled out voice calling in the UK, too, with promise to launch in more countries. If you’re living …

Chatbots

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

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