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The 12 best Android apps of 2014

Between the release of Android Lollipop, a slew of new cutting-edge handsets, and a brand new platform for smartwatches and wearables, 2014 was an …

Self Driving Cars In The Rain Turn Into Sliding Death Traps

The UK has announced its four test-beds for self-driving cars. But it might want to check the weather forecast.<p>For if the results of a test of the …

Tests show modern SSDs can handle a thousand years of use

Most heavy data users can't wait for the day when hard disks, with their fragile, spinny parts, are put out to pasture for good. But just how much better are SSDs? Despite any horror stories you may have heard, the answer is <i>a lot,</i> according to tests on recent models by <i>The Tech Repor</i><i>t</i>. It forced six …

'Sony-pocalypse': Why the Sony hack is one of the worst hacks ever

In a single week, hackers have brought a major Hollywood studio to its knees.<p>Sony Pictures is dealing with more than downed computers and frozen email. Movies have been leaked, and internal documents have exposed private company memos, along with employees' salaries, Social Security numbers and …

Uber is now more valuable than at least 72% of the Fortune 500

Uber, the popular on-demand transportation company, is now worth $40 billion thanks to a new funding round totaling $1.2 billion. Setting aside the …

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

TOKYO (AP) — Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.<p>There are thousands, and they are ubiquitous: Long-time favorite Doraemon (who really is a cat) has a daily quiz in a national newspaper. Little …