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Audi just unveiled a new electric car that should worry Tesla

At its Tuesday press event at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen subsidiary finally revealed a ton of details about its all-electric concept car, the e-tron quattro, and it looks like Tesla could be getting some serious competition.<p>With its long range, fast-charging …

Mountains of ice 11,000 feet high spotted on Pluto in new hi-res image

The first high-resolution images sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are already prompting scientists to reconsider their ideas about Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, as distant, dormant worlds.<p>The new pictures, released Wednesday, reveal that Pluto is home to a large mountain range made …

Everything to Know About Greece’s Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

Guy records doctors talking trash during surgery, walks away with $500,000

A man in Virgina was awarded $500,000 from a lawsuit after he inadvertently recorded medical professionals talking about him while he was under …

A 23-Year-Old Set A Guinness World Record For Playing A Video Game At 18,569 Feet

"I was on the phone with a new hire at my company," he said. "My phone beeped, and I looked at it, and I got this email saying 'Congratulations, you won,' and immediately I checked out," he tells Business Insider. "Like, I couldn't understand one thing the guy was saying anymore. I just held my …

What It Really Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Car

Google’s project to change transportation by designing cars which can drive themselves is getting less secretive. On Tuesday, the company pulled back …

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Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

Taco Bell will start taking orders via smartphone later this year

Fourthmeal is going mobile. Later this year, Taco Bell will start accepting orders via smartphone, according to trade publication <i>Nation's Restaurant News</i><i>.</i> Rather than turn elsewhere for an existing mobile ordering solution, the fast food chain has reportedly spent more than two years perfecting its …

NASA to 'lasso' an asteroid

There could be a sequel in the works to that absurd scene from 1998's "Armageddon" in which Ben Affleck and friends land on a threatening near-Earth asteroid. But this time around it's a real-world NASA mission to kidnap, rather than obliterate, a space rock.<p>Part of the idea is to conduct research …

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Drones Will Not Deliver Your Newspaper, At Least Not For Now*

But unfortunately, it ended up being an April Fools' Day joke.<p>The "news" was that drone-maker Parrot and local postal service La Poste Group would team up to deliver mail via quadricopter drones as early as May of this year.<p>Still, drones are becoming more commonplace these days, with thousands of …

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?

Universities should not depend on big vendors for technology solutions, but instead encourage their staff and students to engage and collaborate with …

Doctors turn to big data for help with cancer care

The ability to query vast swaths of data is transforming government and industry, and now doctors are beginning to apply the same ideas to cancer treatment. Today, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists is announcing that it’s completed work on a prototype for a "learning health system" …

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far

This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices.<p>A CVE is "the international standard for vulnerability numbering or identification" security …

New battery technology promises 60% more energy from the same volume

Imagine getting 3,200 mAh of capacity out of something the size of a 2,000 mAh battery. That’s exactly what Hitachi Maxell’s new battery technology can do. This isn’t the first time we’ve been promised battery technology that can revolutionize the mobile world, but what sets Maxwell’s new tech …

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CHART OF THE DAY: The Difference Between What You Share And What People Want To Read

The stories people share aren't necessarily the stories their friends want to read, according to data from 33Across, which tracks links for online publications.<p>It found that people are sharing science related content more often than any other content category. However, science content is clicked on …

In Emerging Markets, Samsung Is King--While Nokia And BlackBerry Are Not Dead Yet

Among the nearly 130 million people in the U.S. who own smartphones, Apple hasn’t lost any ground, even gaining market share through January 2013. But in the developing world, Samsung is the phone of choice, according to a new report from mobile marketing firm Upstream.<p>Removing price from …

Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

A cut to the largest internet cable that connects Europe and Asia caused severe service disruption that stretched from from Africa to Pakistan.<p>Chief …

A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia’s frame capture tools

Display-level reckoning for GPUs.<p>This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can view the original story here.<p>We've come a …

Google hopes that one day Android phones will use weather info when taking photos

Google has big plans for Android, not just for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie but also for future versions after that. One possible feature that Google are toying with is the ability to take photos on your Android smartphone tuned to the current weather. Almost all digital cameras, including those in …

The iOS 7 Jailbreak Might Already Be In The Chamber

We’ve openly speculated that the Evasi0n jailbreak might be the last public jailbreak now that Apple has closed the security holes that makes evasi0n work, but maybe we spoke too soon: well-known jailbreaker posixninjasays he’s collected enough new exploits in iOS 6.1.3 to patch together another …

New Windows 8 specs could open door for 7-inch tablets

Microsoft's move to relax the minimum resolution for Windows 8 devices could trigger a slew of seven-inch Windows 8 tablets.<p>An update to Microsoft's Windows Certification Newsletter, uncovered by Ed Bott of CNET sister site ZDNet announced the change in the required resolution for Windows 8 tablets.<p>…

Razer Edge now shipping for all who placed pre-orders this month

Nearly three full months after it was first officially announced, the Razer Edge is now shipping out to all those who pre-ordered it earlier this month, to usher in what is purported to be the next generation in PC gaming. When Razer started taking pre-orders, it didn’t specify when exactly it …

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Tech titans raise millions to enter the political arena: but what is it they want?

One day last month about 40 noisy protesters gathered outside the home of the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto in California's …

Liking curly fries might not mean you’re smart: When mere data isn’t enough

You might have heard recently about a study finding that liking “curly fries” on Facebook correlates strongly with high intelligence. Publications …

Iron curtains are coming down all around mobile and app ecosystems

Digital life has an increasingly Orwellian future: the big ecosystem creators are slowly but inexorably nudging users towards their ecosystems. It's …

Police wants your text messages stored forever, reveals proposal

The Congress has some decisions to make regarding changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. Recently, a congressional panel sat down to discuss revisions to the act, one such proposal requiring carriers to record and store all of your text messages. This proposal was put forth …

Australian store charges customers a $5 'just looking' fee in bid to stop showrooming

A speciality food store in Brisbane, Australia is charging visitors a $5 AUD (roughly $5.25) in an effort to stop them from "showrooming." Celiac Supplies, which describes itself as "Brisbane's only glutenfree and wheatfree store," became internet famous yesterday when a Redditor posted an image of …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Russians Make iPad-Controlled Car

- Mar 26, 2013<p>If you’ve ever seen <i>Tomorrow Never Dies</i>, you’ll know this is cool. Remember the scene where Bond gets out his phone, controls his BMW …