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How Mary Barra Went From Inspecting Fender Panels To GM's First Female CEO

Reuters/Mike Cassese<p>General Motor's announcement that Mary Barra will take over for Dan Akerson next year, becoming the automaker's first female CEO, …

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Xiaomi gets 15 million pre-orders for its RedMi Note

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi has received 15 million pre-orders for its upcoming large screen device, the RedMi Note. Details of the RedMi Note started to emerge a couple of months ago and it looks like interest in the device has been amazing.<p>The Redmi Note will use MediaTek’s octa-core …

Mobile

Simplicity Sells: Top 10 Innovations that Make Life Simpler

<i>Margaret Molloy</i> <i>is the Global CMO for strategic branding firm</i> <i>Siegel+Gale.</i> <i>Follow her at @MargaretMolloy.</i><p>We live in a world where startups and the latest technology innovation consume mainstream news coverage, where entrepreneurs and innovators are heroes, and where “new” is often confused with …

This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect

A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it's not the app itself that's causing such a stir, it's the underlying networking …

A Laptop Charger The Size Of A Smartphone Charger

Using MIT Tech, the Dart is a laptop charger that is four times smaller than the bulky power brick you’re carrying with you now.<p>Thanks to solid state storage technology and super-efficient chips, our laptops are thinner than ever before. Why can’t the same be said for the enormous laptop chargers …

Laptops

Google announces Project Tango, a smartphone that can map the world around it

Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it's ready to get the phone into developers' hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

Lowdown: An iPhone App for Smarter Meetings

‘Smart’ seems to be <i>the</i> big buzzword in recent times. Smart thermostats? Check. Smart TVs? Check. Smart elevators? Check. Smart keys? Check. Smart calendars? Check.<p>Lowdown is the latest ‘smart’ service to hit our radar, launching for iPhone users just a few weeks back. While it is currently <b>UK-only</b>, …

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Toyota Licenses Wireless Charging Technology for EVs and Plug-Ins

Toyota—like Audi, Nissan, and other manufacturers—has been exploring wireless charging systems for EVs for a while now, first hooking up with the brainiacs at WiTricity back in 2011 when they made an equity investment in the company to help accelerate development. Now, according to <i>Automotive News</i>, …

Electric Vehicles

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …

Canon's Photo5 box: challenge us!

Time to start thinking outside of the box about your photography. Come join us as we tackle the Photo5 challenge.<p><b>It's Photo5 time once again,</b> …

50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

Professional photographer and best-selling author David duChemin just released a very in-depth educational eBook deemed a “BigBook” at 200 pages in …

Big Pic: Sunrise Over A Dark Earth, As Seen From The ISS

Plus, some cool clouds that form only high above the Earth over polar regions<p>Here's what the land of the midnight sun actually looked like at 12:15 am local time, August 4. Astronauts in the International Space Station snapped this photo as they crossed over the Aleutian Islands. If the foreground …

Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition …

'Fight for what you believe in': How best-selling authors battled rejection - TODAY.com

Today<p>James Patterson, Samantha Shannon and Khaled Hosseini talk about how they dealt with rejection and got their careers going.<p><i>Samantha Shannon’s “The Bone Season” is the first pick for the new TODAY Book Club. Read</i> <i>an</i> <i>exclusive excerpt and</i> <i>RSVP to join a Google Hangout with Shannon and Natalie</i> …

Writing

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

Wearable Tech

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Pets

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Hong Kong

Amazon intends to offer long-rumored smartphone for free, according to report

An Amazon-made smartphone may be made available to customers free of charge when it launches, according to a new report today. Jessica E. Lessin, a former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter, cites anonymous sources familiar with the retailer's plans, and they say that Amazon wants to sell the smartphone …