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AAPL returns to growth, predict analysts, as we await quarterly earnings call

When Apple reports its quarterly earnings later today, the news will be good, according to the consensus view of 47 Apple analysts compiled by <i>Fortune.</i><p>Analysts are expecting the company to report earnings of $58.1B for the final quarter of last year (Apple’s fiscal quarter 1), representing 4 percent …

Tesla Completes First Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Route

While likely not committed with the driving of a silver spike, Tesla has completed the first Supercharger line spanning from each coast. This achievement now makes it possible to drive a Tesla Model S from LA to NYC, recharging the vehicles exclusively through Superchargers. Best of all, at these …

Could Apple be using sapphire glass for a solar-charging iPhone 6 screen?

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>There’s been a lot of talk about sapphire glass since Apple(s aapl) CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News last …

Ezra Klein reveals his new venture — a partnership with Vox Media aimed at bringing context to the news

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>After weeks of speculation about what his next venture would be, former <i>Washington Post</i> blogger Ezra Klein revealed on Sunday …

Bill Gates is confident no one’s snooping on his confidential emails

Staples Connect review: One small step toward the smart-home singularity - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Staples Connect</b> is a smooth, simple-to-use system that delivers on its promise of integrating devices of different networking protocols into a single home automation network, all without monthly fees.<p><b>The Bad</b> Device controls within the Staples Connect app are too limited -- for full …

Home Automation

The surprising story of Sony's first Walkman

"Adventures in Tech" reveals how Sony's groundbreaking Walkman was actually a slightly tweaked version of an existing Sony device.<p>The Walkman is -- quite rightly -- held up as one of history's most groundbreaking gadgets. But did you know that Sony's greatest invention was actually a …

Gear & Gadgets

European carriers and Google Fiber are leading the IPv6 charge

The advanced IPv6 standard reached the internet well over a year ago. But who's really using it? Mostly Europeans, if you ask Akamai. The content delivery firm is now tracking IPv6 adoption as of its latest <i>State of the Internet</i> report, and it found that European nations represented seven of the top …

Apple sells record-breaking 51m iPhones and 26m iPads Q1 2014

Apple sold 51m iPhones in its fiscal first quarter of 2014, setting a record for its smartphone sales, while iPad sales reached 26m, another record …

Police Using 3D Scanners For Panoramic Crime Scene Analysis

Police in Roswell, NM are now using 3D scanners to virtually map crime scenes, allowing investigators, jurors, judges, and lawyers to inspect the environment from any angle with a 3D, panoramic image.<p>The Roswell Police Department is just one of many police departments currently using Faro …

Samsung Sold 86 Million Smartphones In The Last Quarter (Report)

Yesterday, Apple revealed during its conference call that the company managed to sell a whopping 51 million iPhones during the last quarter of 2013, …

Easybreath snorkel mask promises more land-like breathing underwater

For those people unprepared to learn to scuba dive, snorkeling is a great way to explore the water while remaining close to the surface. The main …

The Sell-Off In Stocks Is More About The US Than Emerging Markets

The responsibility for that misery was placed squarely on the shoulders of emerging markets.<p>Currencies in emerging market nations like Turkey, South Africa, and Argentina have taken a beating.<p>But BlackRock's Russ Koesterich thinks, that while emerging markets did play a part, the decline in U.S. …

Stock Markets

Ford Just Reported One Of Its Best Years Ever

The company says last year was one if its best ever.<p>From the announcement:<p>Full year 2013 pre-tax profit of $8.6 billion, an increase of $603 million from a year ago, was one of Ford's best years ever; full year earnings per share of $1.62, an increase of 21 cents per share compared with a year …

Investing

A Peek Inside Apple’s First Real Office Space

This is where Steve Jobs moved the team after starting Apple in his garage.<p>In the summer of 1977, Mark Johnson had just graduated high school. One day at the Good Earth Restaurant in Cupertino, he had a chance encounter with a receptionist from the office next door.<p>The company was Apple, where …

Apple II

British government reportedly tracking YouTube and Facebook data without permission

While the NSA has been busy scouring the <i>Angry Birds</i> leaderboards, newly leaked documents report that its British counterpart -- the GCHQ -- has been monitoring the flow of social media in real-time. The General Communications Headquarters can apparently keep track of YouTube traffic, which links …

Netflix now lets you disable Post-Play to avoid binge watching entire TV seasons

If you've binged on a season of <i>House of Cards</i> or <i>Breaking Bad</i>, you're likely familiar with what Netflix calls Post-Play. It's the feature that queues up and automatically plays the next episode of whatever TV series you're currently watching. Netflix <i>does</i> take some measures to ensure viewers haven't …

These 5 pro-marijuana billboards will surround the Super Bowl

The freeways surrounding MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. are about to be plastered with five billboards advocating the use of marijuana, and, in some cases, attacking football just miles from the game’s biggest stage.<p>Washington and Colorado are the only two states to have legalized …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

Forget Comfort — These Are The Real Advantages Of Private Jets

A quick search turns up one-way first class flights from New York to Los Angeles for around $1,000.<p>The same flight with private jet charter company JetSuite costs over $4,500 per passenger.<p>That's a lot of money to justify for the added luxury of having no one else around.<p>To find out what the real …

Aviation

AutoGrid, and its big data energy analytics, grow up

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Picture how Netflix and Amazon are using big data to predict and recommend the movies you want to watch and the products you …

New App Launched In Time For Super Bowl Lets You Call Out Brands For Sexist Ads

This Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast will see some of the world’s biggest consumer brands vying for your attention at an estimated price of $4 million for 30 seconds. In years past, viewers have come to expect a certain recurring theme from these expensive ads.<p>In 2013 alone, we watched swimsuit model …

6 Things That You Didn't Know About Twitter

Twitter was never meant to be a social network. In fact Twitter started life as an internal messaging service for a podcasting company just over …