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Apple-Leased Vans Gathering Maps Info for Shift to In-House Mapping Database

For the past several months, Apple-leased Dodge Caravans with equipment-laden roofs have been spotted driving around the United States. While early speculation suggested the vans could be Apple's first attempt at developing a self-driving vehicle, it quickly became clear that the vans were being …

Tim Cook

With Android Pay, Google Closes Gap With Apple In Mobile Payments

Apple vaulted ahead of Google in mobile payments last September when it announced Apple Pay, its long-awaited entry into mobile payments. By comparison, the three-year-old Google Wallet looked tired and limited.<p>Now, Apple’s head start has nearly vanished. Today at its I/O conference in San …

Android Pay

Microsoft tried to buy Salesforce for $55B, report says

Microsoft almost made one of the most colossal tech acquisitions in history earlier this spring.<p>Talks between the world's largest software maker and Salesforce.com, the San Francisco-based cloud-computing company, reached a serious level when Microsoft offered as much as $55 billion, according to …

James Martin

Oculus can map your real-life expressions onto your VR avatar

At some point you have probably created a virtual visualisation of yourself on the internet, but however much your Xbox avatar or MyIdol app …

Google Will Announce Fingerprint Authentication For Android Next Week

Scheduled to be announced next week, Android M will will include one-touch log-in for supported apps.<p>Google's new mobile operating system, Android M, will include native fingerprint authentication, BuzzFeed News has learned. The new functionality will allow users to log in to all of the supported …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Apple Watch update bug makes heart rate monitor less reliable for some

The Watch is no longer taking heart measurements when it should<p>Numerous Apple Watch owners at <i>MacRumors</i> and Apple's own support forums are reporting that the device's heart rate sensor has been taking readings less consistently ever since Apple released a software update on Tuesday. By default, the …

On-Demand Parking Startup Luxe Grabs a Product Boss From YouTube

From TrueView to valet parking.<p>At YouTube, Phil Farhi helped advertisers get their messages in front of video viewers. Now he’s trying to help people park their cars.<p>Farhi, who worked at YouTube from 2008 until last month, has joined Luxe as the on-demand parking startup’s VP of product. At …

Firefox will look at your history to show Suggested Tile ads

Starting next week, Firefox beta users will start seeing "Suggested" tiles whenever they open a new tab. These are ad tiles clearly marked as such (see bottom left above), which are a separate entity from the Directory tiles Mozilla launched in 2014. See, Directory tiles are randomly selected ads …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Politics<p>What happened to the U.S. college student—who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is more shocking than anyone knew.<p>By Doug Bock …

Red Carpet

'Photofucket' devs arrested for selling their pic-stealing app

Years before stolen pictures of celebs hit the internet in a massive bundle, news that Reddit posters were searching for private photos popped up under the term "fusking." As detailed by <i>Buzzfeed</i> in August of 2012, Reddit channels were dedicated to using a security flaw in Photobucket.com to search …

These 5 tech companies are sitting on $430 billion in cash

American tech companies are sitting on a massive pile of cash.<p>Just five U.S.-based tech firms -- Apple, Microsoft, Google, Cisco Systems and Oracle -- had cash reserves of $430.3 billion at the end of 2014, the vast majority of which were held overseas, according to a new report from Moody's …

The City

Defenders Unite Against Cyber Threats In Healthcare

The screenshot above is courtesy of Norse ‒ a cyber intelligence company that uses their global sensor network to track cyber threats around the world ‒ in real time (online here). Warning ‒ this global view can be a tad mesmerizing if you haven’t seen it.<p>There’s no audio, but it’s easy to imagine …

Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with …

Autonomous Cars

New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their …

Cancer

Programmer able to control robot using his eyes

Gal Sont is a programmer who suffers from motor neurone disease.<p>He develops low-cost communication software that can be controlled by eye movements.<p>Using his Click2Speak eye-tracking technology, Gal has been able to control a tele-presence robot.<p>Gal spoke to BBC Click about the possibilities that …

Motor Neurone Disease

LG Watch Urbane review

These are the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus

Oppo is taking a leaf out of LG’s book by revealing information about the upcoming R7 ahead of the phone’s official unveiling on May 20. More than that, Oppo just confirmed the existence of another device launching the same day: the supersized R7 Plus.<p>The R7 and R7 Plus have been revealed in a …

C.H.I.P. — the super tiny computer that only costs $9

If you thought the $35 Raspberry Pi 2 was a small and cheap computer, think again. Next Thing Co.'s open-source C.H.I.P. is an even smaller barebones …

New FAA system can track twice as many flights at once

Whoever said "it's the journey, not the destination" obviously lived in a time before air travel. But maybe, just maybe, the Department of Transportation's implementation of the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), the "backbone" of the NextGen air-traffic system, could change how we feel …

Encryption won't work if it has a back door only the 'good guys' have keys to

Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters<p>Since 2003, America’s Transportation Security Administration has required all locked baggage to have Travelsentry locks, which allow anyone with a widely held master key to open …

Privacy

School Of Tech: Cheapest 4K Gaming Graphics Card Solution, Budget 1080p Monitors

<i>It’s the weekend, so another School of Tech session begins! This week we’re being considerate to our wallets and exploring affordable 1080p monitors for gaming, and looking into the cheapest possible graphics card solution that will deliver a decent 4K gaming experience. School of Tech is published</i> …

Computer Hardware

Twitter Cutting Ties With All Data Resellers, Including DataSift

Twitter is bringing more of its data licensing business in-house.<p>Twitter will soon cut off data access to its independent data partners, including DataSift and Japan’s NTT, in order to bring that business in-house.<p>Twitter makes money by selling its tweet data to third parties, like marketing and …

Amazon will stream movies and TV shows in vivid HDR later this year

Already delivering 4K movies and TV shows to its customers with Prime Instant Video, Amazon is now setting its sights on what's next: HDR video playback. The company has announced that it will begin streaming content in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at some point later this year, though it's not yet …

Fortune.com

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