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Apple, Microsoft & Google own 23% of all U.S. corporate cash outside finance sector – Moody’s

Apple famously sits on a huge stockpile of cash – $215B at the latest count – but a new report from corporate credit rating agency Moody’s puts the number into perspective. It shows that if you exclude banking & finance, a sector that sits on a lot of cash by definition, just three companies hold …

How to Set Up Plex (and Watch Your Movies on Any Device)

Plex Media Server is a user-friendly way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place–and make it accessible from any device, …

'The great oil divergence of 2016' could be underway

The magnitudes of their fluctuations haven't matched up. But <i>directionally</i>, stocks and oil have been joined at the hip this year.<p>But this relationship might be coming to an abrupt end. Today we'll explore what might happen when oil and stocks say their long goodbyes—and how it could affect your …

Tesla is about to repeat a huge mistake — and this time it could be even worse

That's epic, and the frenzy to get in on the latest Tesla — at $1,000 a pop, and with a potential wait of several years before your car can be delivered — has led to some hyperventilating about what the electric-car maker has accomplished.<p>Yes, 325,000 deposits on an as-yet-constructed automobile is …

BP facing revolt over CEO's $20m pay package

Royal London Asset Management to vote against Bob Dudley remuneration report following BP’s worst ever annual loss<p>BP is facing a row over boardroom pay at its annual meeting after a leading City investor warned it intended to vote against a $20m (£14m) package for chief executive Bob Dudley.<p>The 20% …

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: We Test Both – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>The term “infotainment,” despite being a marketing portmanteau that makes our eyes roll, does neatly sum up the increasing variety of human-machine interfaces that dominates today’s dashboards. Now, Silicon Valley has leapt into the infotainment fray with technology …

The Origins of Lamborghini's Most Interesting Names

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Investigation: EPA, state missed potential for mine blowout

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Despite prior warnings that dangerous levels of toxic water were building inside a Colorado mine, federal and state regulators …

Doctors are 'outraged' by the cost of cancer treatments

In 2014, virtually every new cancer-treatment drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration was priced at more than $120,000 a year, according to a new study. And the cost for each additional year lived by a patient as a result of new drugs soared from $54,000 in 1995 to $207,000 in 2013.<p>A …

WAL-MART: Here's Why We Don't Support Apple Pay

Wal-Mart is a leader of the Merchant Customer Exchange, a group of merchants working on their own mobile payment system.<p>Wal-Mart is not accepting Apple Pay right now. Members of MCX, including Rite Aid and CVS, shut down support for Apple Pay after a few days of accepting it, most likely out of a …

Apple has a huge TV opportunity thanks to proposed FCC rule change

Earlier this week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a far reaching rule change (detailed in this blog post) that would level the playing field and …

U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …

Bitcoin Researchers: You Can Game the System

Computer science researchers at Cornell University claim to have found a way to subvert the system driving production of the digital currency Bitcoin.<p>…

How Engine Development Teams Ensure Durability – Feature

<i>And Then… Don’t forget the 800-hour sludge tests run with low-quality bargain oil—one quart low, of course—or engines left to idle for hours at extreme angles to mimic police use, or intake-valve-deposit tests with non-detergent Chinese fuels . . .</i><p>It used to be that caring about your car meant you …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

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Average 30-year mortgage rate drops to 4.41%

WASHINGTON (AP) —Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels.<p>Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average for the 30-year loan fell to 4.41% from 4.51% last week. The average for the 15-year loan eased to 3.45% from 3.56%.<p>Mortgage …

7 changes to tax form 1040

Time marches on, and you’ll soon be receiving your 2013 W-2 and 1099s. So it’s not too soon to start thinking about putting together your Form 1040 …

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Would Elon Musk Sell Tesla To GM Or Ford In PayPal Redux?

Tesla has been on a remarkable run this year, with the stock up nearly 360% as the company rolled out its award-winning Model S to thousands of new customers. But perhaps that means it’s a perfect time to sell out to an established player like Ford or GM.<p>That’s what Yra Harris of Praxis Trading …

Apple Explains Why Icahn's Buyback Proposal Should Be Shot Down

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting will be held on Feb. 28, and among 11 proposals to be discussed will be one from Carl Icahn.Revealed in a proxy …

Will The Large Screen iPad Pro Be Apple's First In A Line Of Desktop Touch Devices?

This week’s report that Apple may already be in production on a 12.9″ iPad, dubbed the “Pro,” has been the source of much speculation. In a well researched and reasoned post in ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan comes to the conclusion that it will be an “iPad optimized as a desktop touch computer for …

There Are Now At Least 14 Digital Currencies Worth More Than $1

Bitcoin prices on the Mt. Gox exchange have climbed back up to $800. Litecoin, which bills itself as the "silver" to Bitcoin's gold and is often accepted by retailers taking Bitcoin, surpassed $1 months ago and now stands at $24.<p>But many lesser-known currencies have broken through the $1 …

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak Now Available

A team of iOS programmers called Evasi0n have jailbroken that latest iPhone/iPod/iPad operating system, iOS 7.0.4. Jailbreaking allows uses to install home-brew software and run unapproved apps from the Cydia software repository.<p>The jailbreak takes “5 minutes” and works on Windows and OS X. Users …

Has Apple lost its edge? (video)

Has Apple lost its edge? It's the question bubbling up onto the tongues of tech fans across the globe. But in the newest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech, we explain why Tim Cook and pals ain't going anywhere just yet.<p>Where's the new stuff?<p>Alright, there's no denying that Apple hasn't exactly …

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The start-ups struggling to make a name through crowdfunding

<b>Crowdfunding websites have caught the imagination of millions of web users, providing businesses and creative ventures with a platform to appeal for money.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe technology aiming to help refugeesRetrofit for purpose: Old buildings get a green faceliftSudan …

Monitors are so 2013: Apple patents a ‘desk-free’ computer with smart laser projector

Imagine a Mac Mini that’s completely wireless and can project a large image on a wall instead of relying on an external monitor. This Mac may sound like science fiction, but it actually may not be that far off.<p>Apple today has received U.S. Patent No. 8,610,726, “Computer systems and methods with …

IEC announces new standard for future universal laptop chargers

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new standard this week detailing the specifications for a single laptop charger compatible with a wide range of notebooks. While there's no legal mandate for companies to follow the spec, the announcement paves the way for universal …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

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