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Passenger drone taxi cleared for take-off in US trials

The EHang 184 drone, which carries a single passenger on short journeys, will be tested in Nevada.<p>A drone taxi that can carry a passenger has been cleared for take-off over Nevada.<p>The EHang 184 pilotless passenger drone carries a single person and has been approved for testing this year in the …

Drones

'The Imitation Game' review: turning Alan Turing's life into a code-breaking thriller

We all want to know what it’s like to be a genius. That seems to be the big appeal of going to see a movie about one, and there happens to be two this month alone — both focusing on hugely important British scientists. The latest is about Alan Turing, a mathematician who was among the early …

9 simple body language tips for your next job interview

Leaning in isn't just a metaphorical way to get ahead. It's also a legitimate way to portray good body language during a job interview.<p>Job interviews …

Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car

We're adding this one to our list of the many ways New York City is trying to kill us.<p>A massive drill nearly tore through a packed F train on …

How to fly on a private jet for under $150 per person

No security lines or TSA pat downs. Cushy leather seats and legroom for days. Fido curled up right next to you. The perks of flying on a private jet …

Flying

Apple Store Crashes As iPhone 6 Goes On Sale

Users logging onto the online Apple Store at midnight — when the new iPhones were scheduled to go on sale — reported slow load times and a long delay in the devices becoming available to purchase.<p>Some service appears to have been restored after about 30 minutes. But later Friday morning, the store …

Apple Store

Jawbone knows how many of its users were roused by the Napa earthquake

Think you could sleep through an earthquake? Probably not, judging by data from Jawbone. The company says that almost everyone using its Jawbone Up device to track their sleep near South Napa was awakened by yesterday's earthquake. About 90 percent of its users were asleep, and the closer you were …

NFL players to wear shoulder pad RFIDs for on-field stats tracking

The NBA isn't the only professional sports league in the States getting serious about accurate stats accounting. With some help from Zebra Technologies' location system, 17 NFL stadiums will use receivers and RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags inside player's shoulder pads to track …

Aggressive medical care

For many consumers, good health care means seeing as many specialists as possible. It may also mean undergoing rounds of tests and, if a serious …

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Buying A Home Is Now 38% Cheaper Than Renting

Is renting or buying a better financial bet? Every six months, Trulia’s chief economist Jed Kolko runs the numbers to answer that question and help you stay on top of the trends. So what does Trulia’s Winter 2014 Rent vs. Buy Report tell us? Although the gap between renting and buying is narrowing …

British Prime Minister’s Child Porn Adviser Arrested Over Child Porn

An adviser to UK PM David Cameron on preventing child porn has been arrested on child porn-related charges himself.<p>A special aide to British Prime …

Ford Dropping Microsoft-Based Infotainment, to Adopt BlackBerry Unit

If you’ve ever driven a new Ford and found the touch-screen display a bit buggy—or watched it black out all of your major controls—you’ll understand Ford’s decision to scrap Microsoft from future models. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Ford will instead partner with Blackberry subsidiary QNX for its …

General Motors

Google now offers employees ferry service from San Francisco - The Margin - MarketWatch

With tech companies the scapegoat for rising real-estate prices and blamed for the growing cost of living in San Francisco, company shuttle buses …

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

Motorola wants you to tattoo a smartphone microphone onto your throat

Okay, where to start on this one? Simply put, Motorola has applied for a patent of a microphone with a tranceiver and power supply that is designed to be <i>tattooed onto your throat</i>. The idea is to capture vibrations directly from your larynx in order to cut out background noise -- while eliminating …

Aviate: an always-changing, intelligent home screen for Android

What if Google Now was made of the icons on your home screen?<p>"We want to connect people to personalized information at the moment it’s useful," reads the mission statement of Aviate, a replacement launcher for Android available today in private beta. It sounds almost exactly like the tagline of …

Tim Cook and Eddy Cue Receive Thousands of Shares of Apple Stock, Cue Nets Over $12M

Two Apple executives received vested restricted stock units (RSU) last week, according to documents filed with the SEC. Apple CEO Tim Cook received 72,877 shares of Apple stock as part of the RSU award from when he was promoted to CEO two years ago. However, earlier this year Apple's board decided …

'Made in USA' on the rise as manufacturing costs drop

Americans may be fond of lamenting the decline of the country's economic clout and the flood of "Made in China" goods, but they may soon have to find something else to complain about.<p>According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the U.S. is fast becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for …

Economic Development

Verizon Looks to Edge Out Competition With Six-Month Upgrade Program

And Verizon makes three.<p>As expected, Verizon is joining AT&T and T-Mobile in offering a new program that will allow customers to upgrade their phones …

Has Technology Killed Cursive Handwriting?

Think back to the last time you wrote in cursive — you know, that fancy penmanship you may have learned way back in grade school, complete with …

Operational F-35B fighter jet's first vertical landing was years, billions in the making (video)

Lockheed Martin's F-35 program has been a political whipping boy seemingly forever, but a production VTOL 'B'-variant of the pricey supersonic jet finally did what it was made for: a vertical landing. That happened nearly three years to the day after the estimated $304 million (each!) jet's first …