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Volvo building an electric roadway to wirelessly charge buses

Not content with its energy-sipping plug in hybrid buses, energy-friendly Gothenburg, the Volvo Group and Swedish Transport Administration have announced grand plans to hopefully augment its Hyper Bus fleet with inductive charging. Hyper Bus, or Hybrid and Plug-in Extended Range Bus system, …

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land. Agree with him or not, there is …

This Is The First Public Art Installation To Use Google Glass

Head on over to the National Portrait Museum if you want to try out Google Glass (and see some art, I guess).<p>Artist David Datuna has an ongoing series called “Viewpoint of Billions,” in which a large collage is layered over with different optical lenses. But for his newest entry in that series, …

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Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations

Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the<p>Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday.<p>Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local news reports said the government had taken issue …

Comcast really, really doesn't care about you (allegedly)

Comcast has often managed to be the target of abuse and, on a good day, gallows humor.<p>It regularly features in the Consumerist's list of worst American companies. Indeed, just three years ago, Comcast encouraged its staff to vote so that it wouldn't be named Worst Company in America.<p>But, now that …

Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

The Foodist's 10 Favorite Oyster Bars Across America

Andrew Knowlton names his 10 favorite oyster bars, from Maine to Louisiana to the West Coast<p>Oysters are having a moment, and no wonder. They're delicious, unpretentious, and, with their seemingly magical ability to filter the waters they grow in, sustainable, too. When I see oysters on a menu, I …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Here's why Facebook paid $19bn for WhatsApp

Facebook is buying WhatsApp, agreeing to pay $19 billion (£11.3 billion) in cash and stock for the popular smartphone messaging service.<p>Revealed …

eBay snags a startup that helps you try clothes on virtually

Buying clothes online while you're lazing around in your underwear is a wonderful thing, but the tricky part is figuring out if that ironic t-shirt really flatters your figure. That's why eBay just bought a company called PhiSix -- the team's tech turns patterns and pictures of clothing into 3D …

WhatsApp is Huge But Not Dominant Like You May Think

In case you missed it, Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app, in a deal worth as much as $19 billion.<p>With 450 million active users each month and 1 million new sign-ups per day, there is no doubt that WhatsApp will increase Facebook’s reach in emerging markets …

Six alternatives to WhatsApp now that Facebook owns it

Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp, which means those who have been avoiding feeding their data into the world’s biggest social network might think about switching to another instant messaging service.<p>As WhatsApp is based on phone numbers rather than usernames, Facebook has in effect just …

If WhatsApp can fetch $19B, what's BlackBerry's BBM worth?

You might think that Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion suggests that BlackBerry is sitting on a gold mine with its BBM messenger service.<p>Well, not so fast.<p>Facebook shocked the market on Wednesday with the purchase of messaging app WhatsApp in a deal that included $16 billion in …

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PasswordBox Makes It Easier To Securely Log In To Mobile Apps With 1-Tap Login On Android (& iOS Beta)

Password manager startup PasswordBox, which closed a $6 million Series A last November months after launching its freemium service, has added a new feature to its convenience boosting arsenal that improves the experience for mobile users by allowing them to sign in to other apps and websites with a …

Mark Zuckerberg's full statement on Facebook buying WhatsApp

I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire WhatsApp and that their entire team will be joining us at Facebook.<p>Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that help people share any type of content with any group of people they want. WhatsApp …

Facebook turned down WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton for job in 2009

It turned out to be an expensive mistake for Mark Zuckerberg. A $19bn (£14bn) one to be precise.<p>In the summer of 2009 Facebook turned down WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton for a job.<p>Like any other dejected interviewee, he used Twitter to express his glass half full disappointment: "Facebook turned …

Seventh grader builds a braille printer with $350 worth of Legos

When Lego revealed its line of EV3 Mindstorms robots last year, Bay Area tech companies came up with some very goofy applications. 12-year-old Santa …

Samsung to debut Gear 2 smartwatch with Tizen, not Android

Sorry, Android, but you just got some more competition in wearables.<p>A new version of Samsung's Gear smartwatch will run the company's Tizen software instead of Google's Android operating system, people familiar with the matter said.<p>Samsung will unveil the device at Mobile World Congress in …

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Google vet’s move to Snapchat raises specter of (gasp!) non-cloud deployment

Nothing raises the hackles of a cloud provider more than the slightest notion that a customer might move more of its precious IT load back in house. …

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FORTUNE — Stewart Butterfield hasn’t had a hit since Flickr, the photo-sharing site he sold to Yahoo (YHOO) back in 2005. But with Slack, his newish company’s latest offering, the serial entrepreneur thinks he’s on to something big — a potential replacement to clunky, cumbersome e-mail …

FBI to Everybody: Stop Pointing Lasers at Planes, Guys

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI announced a new program on Tuesday designed to "deter people from pointing lasers at …

The new 'drug talk': Parents in legal pot states rethink message - TODAY.com

Ed Andrieski / Today<p>In Washington state and Colorado, parents are coming up with new ways to talk with their kids about pot, now that it's legal.<p>In retrospect, former first lady Nancy Reagan made the parental “pot talk” a bit easier with her "Just Say No" anti-drug message of the 1980s.<p>But now that …

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