Judy Langston

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Tesla is finally building an SUV — and they want it to appeal to women

With the X, Tesla will at last have a car to satisfy the consumer's craving for crossovers and SUVs.<p>The Model S has been a home run for the company — they are selling as many they can build.<p>However, as Tesla marches towards its future as the mass-market manufacturer of Elon Musk's visions, the …

Tesla

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Virtually Frictionless Surface Could Smooth Trail to Nanotech

Scientists have developed a technique for creating surfaces that can slide past each other with virtually no friction, and their findings could create new opportunities for engineering in nanotechnology and other areas.<p>Friction is present on Earth anywhere there is movement, and it can affect …

Nanotech

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

Dish reportedly launching internet TV service this summer

How do you fight cord-cutters? Offer an internet streaming service with all of cable TV's best content. It sounds like a bit of a stretch, but it could be happening: the distribution deal that settled Disney and Dish's ad-skipping dispute <i>also</i> gave the TV-provider the rights to stream Disney-owned …

NSA Finally Reveals How PRISM Works, But It's Nothing New

The NSA has finally decided to tell the world how the Internet surveillance program PRISM works, though it's been almost a year since its existence …

Chinese Pozible campaign beats target in under a minute

One of the first Pozible crowdfunding campaigns in China has proven extremely popular, hitting 2000 per cent of its target in one hour<p><b>Aussie</b> …

Brazil Conference to Sound Off on Future of Internet, NSA Spying

A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.<p>Bowing to the demands of Brazil and other nations following revelations last …

Surveillance

How to make the Samsung Gear Fit work with other Android devices

Samsung’s new Gear Fit smartwatch, fitness band combo is a pretty impressive little device. If you’re interested in purchasing one, Samsung has already stated that its fitness tracker will work with 17 different Galaxy handsets, including the Galaxy S5. But what if you own a handset from a …

Android News

Biometric Startup Quixter Demos Pay-By-Palm Tech

NFC for mobile payments has struggled with adoption. Not least because the user needs to have an NFC-enabled phone in order to be able to make these contactless payments — in addition to the retailer itself being set up to accept NFC payments.<p>Well, here’s an alternative payment technology that …

Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment

Swedish students are paying for things with their paws using Quixter, a palm scanner that reads the unique pattern of blood vessels in your hand.<p>People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the …

FinTech

Thermodo Transforms Your Smartphone Into a Thermometer

When a crowdfunding campaign not only meets its funding goal but smashes it to smithereens, you know the idea has struck a chord with consumers.<p>With $336,018 raised of its initial $35,000 goal, it’s clear that the Thermodo has resonated with many across the Web. And one year after we first reported …

State Your Sexual Intentions With HeavenlySinful Dating App

Twin brothers, Henry and Harry, both have Tinder. Henry downloaded the app to find the future Mrs. Henry, while Harry is just looking for a one-night stand. But as a girl swiping through Tinder, you’d have no way of knowing the difference between the two guys’ intentions.<p>That’s what HeavenlySinful …

Samsung Galaxy S5 launch-day sales soar, report says

In some markets, Samsung Galaxy S5 sales reportedly double those of the Galaxy S4 on its own launch day last year.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 is off to a strong start, claims a new report out of Korea.<p>Samsung's flagship handset, which launched worldwide on Friday, surpassed the launch-day sales of last …

Mobile

Quantenna promises to make Wi-Fi almost six times faster with new wireless chips

Quantenna Communications said it will be able to make Wi-Fi networks run almost six times faster with its latest generation of wireless chips. For consumers, that means you’ll be able to get into the Internet fast lane much more easily with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.<p>At 10 gigabits a …

Apple Hires Wolff Olins CEO Karl Heiselman For New Marketing Role

As Apple looks to improve its advertising efforts, the company has added an impressive new member to its marketing team. <i>Ad Age</i> reports that Apple has …

The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in ... 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.<p>A dedicated poetry reader appears to have discovered a smiley face in a poem from 1648, a find that would extend the pre-history of the emoticon back by about 200 years.<p>Editor Levi Stahl, publicity manager for the …

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …

Google Knew About Heartbleed and Didn’t Tell the Government

Google knew about a crit­ic­al flaw in In­ter­net se­cur­ity, but it didn’t alert any­one in the gov­ern­ment.<p>Neel Me­hta, a Google en­gin­eer, first …

Surveillance

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook …

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