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Amazon Can Now Legally Experiment With Drone Delivery

A big hurdle has been overcome by Amazon today for a future where everything’s delivered by drones; the FAA has granted the company an experimental airworthiness certificate for its delivery drones.<p>The company is allowed to use the drones during daylight, below 400 feets in “visual meteorological …

Target to pay $10 million to victims of data breach

Target has agreed to pay $10 million under a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a massive 2013 data breach, the company confirmed to CBS News.<p>"We are pleased to see the process moving forward and look forward to its resolution," Target spokesperson Molly Snyder told CBS …

Streaming music drowns out CD sales in US for the first time

Prophesies that streaming music is the future -- whether as a threat or an aspiration -- are starting to come true.<p>Revenue generated by streaming music last year overtook that from CDs, the format that once floated the industry's sales to its high-water mark in the late '90s.<p>According to data on …

Windows 10 tries transparency for Start menu flair

Microsoft has rolled out a new build of its Windows 10 Developer Edition with new features, fixes and enhancements.<p>Launched on Wednesday, Windows 10 Build 10041 adds some tweaks to the Start menu/Start screen, as detailed in a blog post by Gabe Aul, a Microsoft program manager. The full Start …

Gabe Newell on Valve's game development plans and the possibility of more Half-Life

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gets it; he knows that fans of the company's games want to see another Half-Life or Left 4 Dead or Team Fortress game. Just don't expect the developer to necessarily make games like it used to 10 or 15 years ago. Valve, Newell said, has evolved in the way it makes and …

Watch R/C drift kings shred scale-model tires

Upstairs at a Japanese body shop, a gaggle of racers get gloriously sideways with beautifully detailed R/C drift cars.<p>Expertly executed drifting is fantastic to watch at any scale. Most of the time, that involves going to a racetrack and inhaling billowing plumes of vaporized tire during an …

Carpets

PlayStation's new TV service doesn't work on PlayStation TV

Oh, Sony<p>Sony's odd-duck PlayStation TV hardware seemed like a good idea at the time — an inexpensive box that lets you play many of the excellent and inexpensive PS Vita games out there as well as a way to stream shows and movies. Unfortunately, the execution left something to be desired on a …

The 23 Hammers You Need to Know

Once, long ago: a stone lashed to a stick. Today: all manner of specialized forged-steel heads on ergonomic handles, a hammer for every job.<p>A hammer is the simplest of tools, but it is mighty. There is a powerful inevitability to a hammer at its apex, poised in midair, an extension of your arm, …

Everything Musk said yesterday about self-driving cars

At a tech conference, Elon Musk said human driving could be outlawed with the rise of self-driving cars. Here's the full interview.<p>Yesterday, Tesla Motors CEO and general future-tech proponent Elon Musk said some surprising things about the future of self-driving cars—namely, that human drivers …

Autonomous Cars

How a developer convinced Apple to let his banned app back into the App Store

Launcher, one of the best time-saving apps out there, is returning to the App Store six months after Apple removed it without warning.<p>Shortly after Apple's iOS 8 came out, developer Greg Gardner released a creative new app called Launcher that allowed you to launch apps and shortcuts right from …

First drive: Range Rover Sport SVR

542bhp SUV is the fastest, most powerful, loudest Land Rover ever. Jason Barlow dons earmuffs

This Wind-Powered Commuter Ferry Is Built Like A Racing Boat

Its high-tech wings cut dirty diesel consumption by 40 percent<p>For all their convenience, most commuter ferries are dirty machines. A high-speed one burns 6,600 gallons of fuel a day, on average. Multiply that by the number of passenger boats on a busy waterway, like San Francisco Bay, and you’ve …

The Radical Christianity Of Kendrick Lamar

To understand who Kendrick is, you have to understand what he believes. Parsing prominent religious themes in the life and music of hip-hop's most unconventional new superstar.<p>The first time the rapper Lecrae spoke to Kendrick Lamar, more than five years ago, he called him after hearing the song …

This is a 440bhp, tri-turbo diesel BMW Z4

AC Schnitzer rolls out bonkers black-pump sports car. 620lb ft and ORANGE WHEELS

The New York Times' smartwatch cancer article is bad, and they should feel bad

Cram it, Bilton<p>Could your smartwatch be GIVING YOU CANCER? That's the claim made by a new article in <i>The New York Times</i> by Nick Bilton, originally titled "Could wearable computers be as harmful as cigarettes?" Editors have already changed the headline to the more anodyne "The health concerns in …

I survived a 400-horsepower Toyota Corona wagon

Kevin Harris shoved a turbocharged 1JZ into his Corona wagon. It's fast, terrifying, and completely brilliant.<p>Kevin Harris looks over from the passenger seat of his 1979 Toyota Corona wagon and shouts.<p>"It'll rev to eight grand."<p>The words are half dare. It's not fear that keeps me from sending that …

Toyota

Clarkson punch-out over catering may threaten Top Gear

Report says Clarkson swung at a producer when his dinner wasn't ready on time, putting all Top Gear contract negotiations on hold.<p>The more we learn about Jeremy Clarkson's latest drama, the uglier it gets. After the BBC hastily suspended the host and cancelled the broadcast of this season's …

Top Gear

Certified pre-owned Bugattis are now a thing

Yup. And with a warranty, to boot.<p>They said it couldn't be done.<p>When the Veyron EB 16.4 went into production in 2005, Bugatti said it would build 450 of them. The world laughed. Sure, it was the uncontested fastest production car of all time, but its sticker price read a million euro – at the time …

Sports Cars

APPLE WATCH and MACBOOK Event Rant

The new MacBook may be the future, not the present

Thinner, lighter, and prettier, but also compromised<p>The MacBook Air is, in my judgment, the best personal computer ever made. The first time I saw its current design, introduced in 2010, it felt like someone had taken a thin slab of aluminum and magically made it do computer things. Everything …

Someone bought the real-life GTA Banshee for $80,000

The world's only Bravado Banshee just sold for a steal (hah!) on eBay.<p>Remember Cheri Parker, the North Carolina lady who inadvertently won the world's only Bravado Banshee from Grand Theft Auto V? She just sold it on eBay for a mere $80,100. Talk about a steal.<p>The custom car was built from a 2006 …

2015 Honda Civic Type R destroys Nürburgring record

This preproduction 2015 Civic Type R is identical to the street car. Watch it lap the 'Ring in a FWD record-setting 7:50.<p>Ready to have your preconceptions about front-wheel-drive blown right out of your skull? Honda just released video of a 2015 Civic Type R prototype lapping the Nurburgring in …

Honda Civic

Apple Pay Being Hit By A Surprising Amount Of Fraud

But it's not exactly Apple's fault<p>Fraud is a rampant problem in the credit card industry, and while technology like Apple Pay was supposed to improve the security of our finances, it turns out that it's only as secure as the people that back it.<p>A report in <i>The Guardian</i> says that Apple Pay, the new …

Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest person

Bill Gates may never have creatively made the same impact on computing that Steve Jobs did, but we doubt he’s too upset about it, since according to <i>Forbes</i>‘ newly-published annual ranking of global billionaires, the former Microsoft mastermind-turned-philanthropist is once again the world’s richest …

Tesla Model S Comes With Secret James Bond Homage

The name's Musk. Elon Musk.<p>James Bond may favor Aston Martins and Bentleys when he hits the road, but it turns out that Tesla Model S owners can channel a bit of the British superspy.<p>The dashboard on the electric car has a top secret Easter egg: hold down the <i>T</i> button on the entertainment system and …

One-track mind: Porsche 911 GT3 RS

UPDATED: TG speaks to the man behind the 493bhp monster-winged, track-ready 911

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Architecture

Presenting: 'F*** All These Fences,' a short film from The Crew

In <i>The Crew</i>, the border between the U.S. and Mexico is represented by an impassable wall, lined with a parallel row of chain link fences. Those fences span half the width of the game's digital version of America. They also buckle helplessly with the slightest touch from your car, creating a …

XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" Is Live With Hardware Media Decoding On Android

XBMC started life as a hack for the original Xbox game console, but it has since evolved into a much-beloved open source home theater system on a …