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World Cup 2014: Spain Beaten By Netherlands, Then Savaged On Twitter (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Spain appears unlikely to repeat as World Cup champions after a devastating showing in their Group B game against the Netherlands on Friday.<p><i>La Roja</i> …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

Is a souped-up LG G3 already in the works?

For all the leading-edge hardware that makes up the forthcoming LG G3 , it may not be enough for the hardware-maker. Indeed, before the flagship smartphone has even gone on sale, there are already rumors of a more powerful refresh in the works.<p>Forget that Snapdragon 801 processor stuff -- what LG …

Mobile Technology

Nexus 8 rumor roundup: Everything we think we know

Is Google building an 8-inch Nexus tablet? All signs point to maybe -- let's see what we know.<p><i>Editors' note: This piece was first published on June 13, 2014 and will be updated periodically.</i><p>It's hard to keep a secret. While Google and any prospective partners have kept mum about the existence of an …

China broadens crackdown on Google services

When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou.<p>But for the last two weeks, when Yi has …

New iPhone 6 Photos Leaked By Taiwanese Pop Star

Jimmy Lin is back again. The high profile Taiwanese pop star and racing car driver has leaked the sharpest images yet of the iPhone 6. Lin previously posed with the iPhone 5C on his Weibo account in August, photos that proved to be legitimate when Apple officially launched the handset one month …

Dollarama’s stock: Not cheap, and trouble lies ahead

During its nearly five-year life as a public company, Dollarama Inc.'s shares have been expensive, even as its wares have been cheap. It's put up the numbers to justify that: Dollarama typically has led North American deep-discount retailers in sales and profit growth.<p>It's still the leader, but …

Even a menial summer job has value

When Christina Di Rosa graduated from McMaster University last December, she applied for dozens of internships but, in the end, opted to return to her summer job at a local golf course as a way to make some money.<p>"A lot of my friends right now are just working office jobs, whatever they can get …

Still pushing paper? Time to kick it to the cloud

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>Tanya Reitzel wants to stop pushing paper. As the owner of Vancouver-based Coastal Trademark Services Ltd., Ms. Reitzel oversees trademark registration and filing for some 2,000 clients. All of that …

Don't sell your stocks if you’re worried about a market decline

The last time the stock markets were this strong, a crash for the ages lay dead ahead.<p>Parallels such as this are hard to ignore, but they're of little use in managing an investment portfolio. So stay in stocks, or at least make only modest changes to your portfolio. The market will fall at some …

Jaguar F-Type Coupe R, Porsche 911 50th Go Head 2 Head

The 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R and 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition may be the best driver’s cars out there. And on this episode of <i>Head 2 Head</i>, host Carlos Lago takes the two high-powered rear-drive coupes to the test track and canyons to find out which one is the better sporting …

Tesla's Elon Musk: Take Our Patents, They're Yours

Last week, Elon Musk caused a buzz at Tesla Motors' annual shareholders meeting by hinting that the company was thinking of providing its electric cars patents to open source users.<p>On Thursday, he made good on his promise. On the company’s blog, Musk declared, “Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla …

Tesla launches Model S in UK, says Euro factory could be upcoming [w/video]

With the first UK deliveries of the 49,900-pound (about $84,000 at today's rates) Tesla Model S completed, it's time for the company to get back to business. For CEO Elon Musk that means discussing a long-anticipated rumor – a dedicated European production facility to build the luxurious EVs from …

Tesla Says It'll Stop Filing Patents, Will Go Open-Source

In a company blog post hot off the, uh, keyboard, Tesla’s futurist CEO Elon Musk has announced that patents “serve merely to stifle progress” and that the company is taking down the wall of patents decorating its lobby. After the company’s finished remodeling, it will do away with patents entirely. …

Elon Musk opens up Tesla patents; it 'isn't entirely altruistic'

The Tesla Model S just became the world’s first open-source car.<p>Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., said Thursday that he was opening up the electric car company’s patents to all comers.<p>“Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small …

Elon Musk opens up Tesla patents to everyone

The Tesla Model S just became the world's first open-source car.<p>Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., said Thursday that he was opening up the electric car company's patents to all comers.<p>"Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small …

Tesla

Tesla Goes Open Source: What Gives?

Elon Musk, the impresario behind two disruptive transportation companies, Tesla and SpaceX, has announced that he's opening Tesla's patent portfolio to anyone who wants to use it.<p><b>In a blog post announcing his decision to</b> open the patent portfolio of Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk expressed …

Avoiding Battery Shortages

For years, the world's automakers have suffered from shortages of the batteries needed to power their hybrid-electric vehicles, as well as electric vehicles. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 interrupted Toyota Prius production just as the latest version was launching.

Tesla Patent Giveaway Spurs Speculation Of Possible Deal With BMW

Tesla’s generous sounding technology sharing move was seen as more self-interest than charity, and also sparked speculation that a long-term deal with BMW of Germany might be possible.<p>Earlier this week, Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk said he would open up the companies technology patents to …

Would You Buy a 750-HP Electric Muscle Car?

John Wayland wants to build 10-second vintage Mustangs, and he wants them to use electric motors.<p>John Wayland has spent a fair chunk of his adult life tinkering with a 10-second Datsun 1200 coupe. That's good enough to garner the guy a spot in our book of personal heroes, but the fact that the car …

2015 Mustang fastback starts at $24,425, convertible at $29,925

Lots more pricing info, and the full order guide for your perusal.<p>Dealers have been taking orders for the 2015 Ford Mustang for a few weeks already, and now the other show has dropped with regard to pricing: the convertibles. The V6 ragtop starts at $29,925, the EcoBoost Premium convertible starts …

Sports Cars

Tesla Shares Patents To Spur Electric Car Development

Tesla Motors is taking its patents open source in order to encourage the development of electric cars. In a company blog post, CEO Elon Musk said …