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The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking to once another, …

The x-ray photography of Hugh Turvey – in pictures

See images from x-ray photography artist Hugh Turvey, which are on show at the Oxo Gallery in London

IBM's speedy graphene chip could lead to super-efficient mobile devices

Chips with graphene inside are theoretically quicker than plain silicon designs, but they've been slow in practice; the manufacturing process often damages the graphene, stripping away its speed advantage. That won't be a big problem with IBM's prototype radio receiver, though. The company inserted …

Apple reportedly planning two larger iPhones for 2014

The iPhone may be getting bigger again. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple is developing a pair of new iPhones with larger displays, one over 4.5 inches diagonally and one over 5 inches diagonally, and plans to release them this year. Reports that Apple is planning a larger iPhone have …

The worst password of all is no longer ‘password’ according to hacked accounts chart

You might have thought that it would be hard to come up with a worse password than ‘password,’ but according to a chart compiled by SplashData from hacked accounts, it has been edged out by ‘123456’.<p>The far more secure ‘12345678’ (33 percent more secure!) retains its position as number three, while …

Apple marketing chief Schiller unfollows Nest & Tony Fadell on Twitter following Google deal

Only a few days after “father of the iPod” Tony Fadell agreed to sell thermostat and smoke detector maker Nest to Google for north of three billion dollars, Apple senior vice president (and former Fadell colleague) Phil Schiller has unfollowed the Nest CEO and the Nest company on Twitter.<p>Here’s …

NSA reportedly collects nearly 200M text messages every day

The US National Security Agency is collecting millions of "untargeted" text message from across the globe on a daily basis, according to a report from The Guardian.<p>An NSA program, codenamed Dishfire, collects and stores nearly 200 million global SMS messages a day, reported The Guardian on …

Google Research project turns 64 years of music into a rock rainbow

Google has compiled the last 64 years of musical history in a large, rainbow-colored chart for both education and the hope that you might buy some of it on the company's store. Today Google's Research group put out a new project called Music Timeline that tracks the popularity of musical genres …

Chrome updates bring data compression to all Android and iOS users

Google has been testing data compression in mobile versions of Chrome for what seems like ages, but today it's finally ready to bring that efficiency to the masses. Both the Android and iOS versions of the browser now let all users squeeze website content to reduce their data use -- and, in some …

Apple Details iOS User Interface That Compensates for Device Motion

Apple has received a patent -- originally filed for in 2007, when the original iPhone was only months old -- that allows an iOS device to adjust its screen to make it easier for users to interact with the touchscreen when it detects movement (via <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>For example, play and next/previous …

Why you should delete every travel app from your iPhone and just use Foursquare

I recently went on vacation for a few weeks. Given my job at iMore, I did what any of you would expect me to do — I loaded up my iPhone with all the …

How A Little Caffeine Can Boost Your Memory

If you’re trying to commit a set of items to memory, you may want to give your brain a bit of caffeine. But how you time it matters, finds a new study out today in <i>Nature Neuroscience</i>. The researchers found that giving people caffeine <i>after</i> they memorized a series of pictures significantly boosted …

OMG! Number of UK text messages falls for first time

It's been GR8, 1DRFUL and often LOL, but OMG, the text message appears to have finally passed its prime. :(<p>After two decades in which texting transformed the English language, turned reality show voting into a national event and earned billions for mobile operators, the number of messages sent in …

Google Said To Take On Kayak, Skyscanner And Others With Its Own Airfare Comparison Tool

Google is reportedly working on an airfare comparison site, according to Ryanair founder Michael O’Leary speaking to the Sunday Independent. O’Leary was much more candid about Google’s upcoming plans than the search giant itself is ever likely to be, describing Mountain View’s intent to build a …

The Top Six Vitamins You Should Not Take

The evidence against supplements continues to pile up.<p>Recently I created a list of The Top 5 Vitamins You Shouldn’t Take. Now I’m expanding that list to include vitamin D, which is taken by almost half of older adults. Now, two new studies in latest issue of <i>The Lancet</i> show that most of these people …

10 things the weight-loss industry won’t tell you

<b>1. “Some of us are big, fat liars.”</b><p>Currently, more than one in three American adults over 20 is obese — up from roughly one in four 20 years ago — …

Weight Loss

Southwest Airlines Plane Lands At Wrong Airport, Almost Careens Off Cliff

When the wheels of Scott Schieffer’s airplane touched the ground at his destination, something didn’t seem right.<p>“We landed very abruptly with the pilot applying the brakes very hard. We smelled burnt rubber from the stop,” he told me privately over Twitter.<p>The flight, Southwest Airlines 4013, …

The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet: paper

<b>Lying flat in the middle of the road doesn't usually inspire a eureka moment. But for one man, having a potentially serious bike accident got him thinking about a new future for helmet design.</b><p>"I was riding my bike down a hill, wearing a helmet and a guy opened his car door," says Anirudha Surabhi, …

Helmets

Yahoo News Digest – MacStories

As someone who both enjoys long form content and sharing what I think others might enjoy, it's easy to write off Yahoo News Digest as something that feels indifferent. Unlike the Evening Edition, which features important world news summarized by real people, Yahoo boasts its mobile digest as a …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

West Virginia chemical spill cuts water to up to 300,000, state of emergency declared

A chemical spill into a West Virginia river has led to a tap water ban for up to 300,000 people, shut down bars and restaurants and led to a run on bottled water in some stores as people looked to stock up.<p>The federal government joined West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in declaring a disaster as …

Meet ChoiceMap, A New App That Helps You Make Better Decisions

Making complicated decisions is an emotionally fraught process and (if you are like me) the whole thing can leave you feeling paralyzed. ChoiceMap is a new free iPhone app that helps you break down complex dilemmas into a list of priorities, rate them by how they will affect your life, and then …

Google acquires Bitspin, makers of beautiful Android alarm clock app Timely

Google has reportedly acquired Bitspin, the Swiss company best known for its beautifully designed Android alarm clock app Timely. Bitspin announced the move this week in a blog post, seeking to assure users that the acquisition won't mean Timely is winding down anytime soon: "For new and existing …

10 things not to buy in 2014

<b>1. Cable TV</b><p>Cable television’s heyday is over. Subscribers have been declining since 2004, and analysts say there’s no end in sight. Roughly 54.8 …

IHS

Leonardo DiCaprio: Don\’t be like \’The Wolf of Wall Street\’

Tell Me Again, Why Did My Friends Die In Iraq?

"Everything's OK mom, don't worry about me," he told his mother two weeks before. "I think I'm going to make it."<p>In less than ten days, the city would be for the most part, secure. Its residents would need years to rebuild after the destruction, and its children would see an astronomical rise in …

Middle East

How Michael Jordan Still Earns $80 Million A Year

Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday and retrospectives of his career have been getting heavy airtime this week. The highlights include his six titles with the Chicago Bulls, his impact on athlete marketing and countless unforgettable moments on the court (“flu” game; switching hands driving the lane; …