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Google unveils the first complete version of its self-driving car

Google had a (not very well-kept) secret when it unveiled its experimental self-driving car: that first example you saw was just a mockup that lacked many of the basics. At last, however, the internet giant has unveiled a complete prototype of the car that has everything it needs to hit the road, …

Nanjing Road / Oriental Pearl Tower

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PayPal takes aim at Square with free mobile payment processing

PayPal is taking a major leap into the payment-processing space: it's eliminating fees for businesses that sign up for its service.<p>The news was announced on Tuesday by PayPal president David Marcus, who said that any business that dumps its old point-of-sale (POS) services in favor of PayPal Here …

iPhone Interference Blamed For Sending Airliner Off Course

Wireless interference from an iPhone has been blamed for disrupting the compasses on a regional airliner and sending pilots several miles off course. The incident happened on a 2011 flight as it climbed past 9,000 feet, but the issue was resolved when a flight attendant asked a passenger to turn …

Civil Aviation

Natural language comparison service Versus IO scores $2.8M in funding

In the development of natural language processing, the semantic web and so on, e-commerce provides a rich breeding ground. Companies such as Amazon(s …

VMware’s dual-persona smartphones phones finally available to purchase

Verizon selling Motorola and LG devices loaded with VMware software.<p>At long last, VMware's dual-persona software for smartphones is available on …

Microsoft tipped to ditch Xbox Points for gift card system

It’s been rumored multiple times that Microsoft would be ditching its Points system for something a bit more real, and as we get closer to the …

Windows Phone

Hedge Fund Investment Pulls Zynga, Groupon Shares Out of the Weeds

Zynga and Groupon shares shot up seven percent and five percent, respectively, on news of an investment from hedge fund Jana Partners, first reported …

Samsung dominates 95% of Android phone sales say analysts

Samsung took a whopping 95-percent of global Android smartphone profits in the first quarter of this year, one analyst firm claims, with no other …

Here’s a sign mass-market drones are about to take off: Google just invested in their future

<i>This article has been corrected</i>.<p>Drones have a terrible reputation, mostly because they have become a byword for death and destruction. But drones can be used for non-lethal means as well, such as this project to protect rhinos from poachers in India.<p>Many expect those non-lethal uses to spread—but …

FAA

Google pushes Android tablets for the classroom

Google's new education initiative, Google Play for Education, is designed to put more tablets into K-12 classrooms, the company said Wednesday at its Google I/O developers conference.<p>The new store launches this fall. It enables teachers deploy an app or an e-book to all of their students' tablets …

Did Stuxnet Actually Improve Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities?

Friedrich Nietzsche is credited with the old saying: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Today there’s an interesting report concerning …

Uranium

Morgan Stanley Thinks YouTube Will Be a $20 Billion Business

Google won’t provide any revenue information for YouTube, so Wall Street comes up with its own guesses. Here’s the newest from Morgan Stanley: The …

Morgan Stanley

YouTube Expands Live Access To All Partners In Good Standing With 1,000 Subscribers Or More

YouTube’s live offering took a big step forward today, with the announcement that access to the feature will soon be available to a large number of its partners. While YouTube Live was previously only available to a handful of handpicked channels and partners, the feature will now be rolled out to …

Google's Larry Page says Oracle among those holding back tech industry

The Google co-founder Larry Page spoke out on Wednesday about the "negativity" he believes is holding back the technology industry, a day after …

YouTube Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter To Microsoft Over Windows Phone App

Well, that was fast: Just about a week ago, Microsoft released a YouTube app for its Windows Phone 8 platform. And today, YouTube is telling Microsoft remove it, saying that the app violates its terms of service.<p>YouTube Director of Global Platform Partnerships Francisco Varela sent a …

Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With 3 Million Applications, New Pricing And PHP

Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available, marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its pay-as-you-go pricing.<p>The service, now with 3 million apps, is now open to any …

Entrepreneurship and Social Impact in the Middle East — Business as Unusual?

It is a striking feature of the growing startup ecosystems in the Middle East that the lines between “entrepreneurship” and “social entrepreneurship” …

Entrepreneurship

Google adding quick action buttons, real-time flight status to Gmail

Responding to an invitation or checking in for a flight soon won't require any typing at all, assuming you're using Gmail to manage your inbox. When the situation calls for it, new quick action buttons will pop up in an email, letting you accomplish simple tasks without reaching for the keyboard. …

Allure Energy latest to file infringement suit against Nest

Allure Energy sued Nest Labs yesterday, claiming that the company's much-celebrated Nest Learning Thermostat infringed on its patent.<p>Filing the suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Austin, Texas-based Allure alleged that its patent for the invention of an …

Google Makes Email More Interactive With Customizable Gmail Action Buttons

Google today announced a small but cool update to Gmail. For emails where the developer has enabled this feature, Google will now show action buttons next to emails in your inbox that let you take actions without even opening the message. The cool thing about this, however, is that it’s open to …

No cellphone, no Wi-Fi: Living in America's quietest place

<b>By Kevin Monahan, Producer, NBC News</b><p>GREEN BANK, W.Va. – Every week, Chuck Niday patrols Green Bank, W.Va., in a vehicle that looks a bit like something out of the movie “Mad Max,” aiming to protect the largest steerable radio telescope in the world.<p>He searches for sources of interference, which can …

This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

Google Hangout video chats don't work on AT&T cellular connections on Android, but why?

Shades of last year's FaceTime controversy show up at Google I/O<p>As reported by <i>SlashGear</i> today, video chat capability in Google's new Hangouts app for Android is disabled when connected to an AT&T cellular network — you're presented with a friendly message that "you must be on a Wi-Fi network to …

Android might own 75% of the smartphone market but all the action is still on the iPhone

It is hardly disputable that Android has a clear lead over iOS in terms of the number of people using it. Just yesterday, a report put its worldwide market share in the first quarter of this year at nearly 75% of all smartphone sales. That number is worth looking at more closely. What are all these …

Mobile

Google demands Microsoft pull Windows Phone YouTube app by next week

On January 2, Microsoft‘s Vice President Dave Heiner posted a rather lengthy admonishment of Google on TechNet, claiming the company is intentionally …

Windows Phone

'Modern Family' has a surprise guest: Nvidia's Shield gaming handheld (update)

At $349, Nvidia's Shield portable game console has a lot to prove, but one celebrity is already making the leap: Luke from <i>Modern Family</i>. In this week's episode, it looks like the youngster's Nintendo 3DS has been at least temporarily displaced by the Android-based Tegra 4 handheld. But the …

Gaming Accessory Reviews

Australian start-up Realm wants to bring a dash of fitness to your gaming with its energy-measuring, resistance band motion control system.<p>If you've …

Nintendo Labo

Attack Of The Digital Business Cards

Having a deck of business cards in hand is par for the course in almost every business meeting, professional lunch or convention. Even less formal endeavors, such as flirting, can be more effective with a personal info card. It’s no surprise then that the digital business card is becoming more …