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Apple sued over car accident linked to texting

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>At what point does technology become responsible for a human being's actions?<p>How much should those who make phones and other gadgets ensure that those gadgets won't be used in a dangerous manner?<p>Last week, …

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

Is Multi-Millionfold Speedup Proof That Google Is Really Quantum Computing?

Controversial machine is 100,000,000x faster at certain problems<p>This week, Google announced a breakthrough that could prove its quantum computer is actually using quantum mechanics. When researchers gave the D-Wave 2X a carefully crafted test problem, the 1,000-qubit computer solved it 100,000,000 …

Quantum Physics

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

The 2015 Ford F-150 Has Everyone Obsessing Over MPG, But Comparisons Are Tricky

With full-size pickup trucks, buyers typically fixate on horsepower, torque, towing capacity or some other burly statistic. It’s not normal to be intensely focused on fuel economy the way people are with the 2015 Ford F-150.<p>But given all the hype around the F-150’s aluminum body — which made the …

Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

Just like with other electronic devices that used to be “dumb,” TVs have become increasingly smart lately, but that doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a …

Court throws out Call of Duty lawsuit from ex-dictator, convicted murderer Noriega

Judge William H. Fahey doesn’t even want to hear Manuel Noriega make his case.<p>The Los Angles Superior Court magistrate kicked out the former Panamanian dictator’s lawsuit against publisher Activision from his court. Noriega tried to claim that Call of Duty: Black Ops II used his face and historical …

Fitbit's new 'Surge' fitness watch — blunderfully announced by Brookstone

Only yesterday I met the nice people at Fitbit to check out their new fitness watch, the $250 Fitbit Surge. I tried it on. I punched some buttons. I liked that the screen tilts up at me from my wrist.<p>I liked that it had a GPS radio inside (more room was created for that by the tilted screen — good …

Planned Parenthood Thinks It Found a Way to Stop Middle Schoolers from Having Sex

Planned Parenthood is touting a new study that found its middle school sex education program successfully delays sex for both boys and girls by the …

Nexus 9, Nexus 6 reportedly launching tomorrow without any event fanfare

While Apple is holding a big launch event this week, Google is having a launch without an event, according to Jay McGregor, contributing to Forbes on …

Audi Just Released A Sexy 4 Door TT

Volkswagen Group's flashiest announcement at this year's Paris Motor Show may have been the sleek Lamborghini Asterion Hybrid supercar, but the new Audi TT Sportback Concept could be just as significant.<p>With the impending 2015 debut of the 3rd generation TT sports car, the Sportback Concept adds a …

The U.S. Soldier Who Killed Herself After Refusing to Take Part in Torture

More than a decade ago, when I was the editor of <i>Editor & Publisher</i>, I was, as far as I know, the first writer with a national platform who regularly drew attention to the then largely-hidden tragedy of the rising rate of suicides among American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan--and then after they …

This 20-Year-Old From Brooklyn Is So Successful, He Owns His Own Chinese Factory

Inventor Alex Shlaferman, 20, founder of Vante Toys, has already done it, and not just once, but multiple times. The first time he was only 15.<p>And 2014 will be another milestone year, he says. He expects his consumer-products company, founded when he was 16, to do about $10 million in revenue.<p>His …

Credit Cards

“It breaks my heart”: How a SWAT team upended my baby’s life — and got away with it

<b>Bou Bou Phonesavanh (credit: The Phonesavanh family)</b><p>A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old’s chest — and just got off scot-free. But here’s why it gets even worse<p>Alecia Phonesavanh<p>October 10, 2014 3:59pm (UTC)<p>My son will be 2 years old next week. He’s recovering from a total of eight surgeries, …