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Your Next Phone Is Likely To Include Fingerprint, Facial, and Voice Recognition

In some ways, it’s a marvel that even half of consumers bother to lock their phones.<p>The benefits seem obvious enough: by entering a few numbers, you can achieve a basic level of protection from prying eyes. But according to a recent study, 44% of users said that even this was too much of a hassle – …

At Age 25 Mark Cuban Learned Lessons About Leadership That Changed His Life

At age 24, I left Indiana and hit the road in my 1977 Fiat X19. I was on my way to Dallas. The car had a hole in the floorboard. It needed oil every 60 miles. Some college buddies of mine had told me to come to Dallas–that the weather was great, that there were jobs and that the women were amazing. …

Verizon's Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi now monitoring your car for $250

Who'd have thought we'd be happy to see an unassuming black box? Delphi and Verizon managed to whet our interest with their Vehicle Diagnostics kit and service at CES, and our curiosity is renewed now that the monitoring combo is available for drivers. The finished product costs a fairly steep $250 …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

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Apple ‘Pushing Hard’ for Summer Release of New ‘iRadio’ Music Streaming Service

We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible sources. Today, …

Thirty Amazing Facts About Private Jets

President Obama recently called for the elimination of “tax breaks for private jet owners,” painting anyone who doesn’t cram themselves into 28 inches of economy legroom as a fat-cat wastrel. But owners of business aircraft swear to their utility. Private jets (which are powered by gas turbine …

UPS pays $40M to end online pharmacies probe

UPS will halt deliveries for illegal online pharmacies and pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe into its shipping practices, the Justice Department said Friday.<p>Atlanta-based UPS agreed to create a compliance program to identify the rogue pharmacies and close their shipping accounts, …

US plans to slash tailpipe emissions are good for the planet and bad for China’s automakers

New vehicle and gasoline emissions regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency today will slash harmful pollutants. They’ll also make it harder for Chinese automakers to break into the American market.<p>The EPA’s proposed regulations, which mirror California’s stricter standards, …

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FORTUNE — The technology press loves a good narrative. And among the most beloved narratives is a good horserace. Two rivals striving to better each other with new products or new features. The archetypal tech rivalry, between Microsoft and Apple not only lasted for decades, it helped make Silicon …

NFL Draft 2013: Stock Report for Manti Te'o, Tyrann Mathieu and Matt Barkley

Link to Media<p>With the 2013 NFL draft fast approaching, Manti Te'o, Tyrann Mathieu and Matt Barkley hoped to improve their draft stock at their pro days.<p>Let's just say there were some mixed results.<p>All three players were huge stars in college, and all three have a chance to be terrific pros. That …

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HBO documentary on the life and death of conflict photographer Tim Hetherington premieres next month

Conflict photographers have the opportunity to create powerful and enduring images that can live on to define a time period — the downside is that they typically have to put themselves in harm's way to do so. Tim Hetherington, one of the more famous conflict photographers in recent memory, was …

Apple hiring 'ground truth managers' across the globe to ensure the accuracy of its Maps app

There's no question that Apple's attempt to become a full-fledged mapping company started off poorly. However, since that rocky launch, Apple has been making improvements and is now doing some hiring to keep things moving forward. According to a job posting on Apple's site, the company is looking …

President of HBO Sports says HBO Go will stream live events by the end of this year

But HBO spokesman denies that HBO Go will feature live boxing<p>At Harvard Law School's Sports Law Symposium today, HBO Sports president Ken Hershman said that live sports would be on HBO Go by the end of this year, bringing real-time sports to HBO subscribers' phones, tablets, PCs, and set-top boxes …

Apple iWatch or Google Glass - Finally Taking Wearable Computing Mainstream?

With both the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress behind us, in the coming weeks and months some of the announced devices will start to hit the shelves. Reception thus far for <b>Research in Motion-Blackberry’s</b> (BBRY) new Z10 device is mixed and has people questioning what may or …