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Uber is turning San Francisco cabs into buses

Uber is testing new bus-style "Smart Routes" in San Francisco, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports, offering discounts on rides if passengers are willing to be picked up and dropped off along popular roads. The feature is open to people using UberPool, the company's ridesharing service, with the Smart Routes …

Ashley Madison Faces Multiple Suits Seeking More Than a Half-Billion Dollars

At least five lawsuits seeking class-action status have been filed over the hack of cheat-on-your-spouse website Ashley Madison, seeking more than a half-billion dollars, according to North American court records.<p>Four federal suits had been filed in the United States as of Monday, all of them …

Ashley Madison sued for emotional distress in potential class-action lawsuit

Plaintiff says Avid Life Media, owner of adultery website, could have taken ‘necessary and reasonable precautions’ to keep customers’ data safe<p>Related: Toronto police report two suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack<p>The infidelity website Ashley Madison and its parent company are being sued …

Best Buy Accelerating Apple Watch Rollout to All 1,050 Stores Amid Strong Demand

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly today announced that the company plans to accelerate support for the Apple Watch by having the wearable device be sold in every one of its 1,050 retail locations across the United States "by the end of September" (via <i>Fortune</i>).<p>The move follows Best Buy's initial plan to …

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Best Buy deepens links to Apple, says watch has been a smash hit

Best Buy (BBY) continued its remarkable turnaround last quarter, with a big assist from Apple (AAPL).<p>The largest U.S. electronics retailer reported a …

Google Map Maker reopens in 45 more countries including the US

Google Map Maker, the tool which allows anyone around the world to contribute information to Google’s worldwide map, has re-opened in 45 countries after going live again in 6 countries two weeks ago. The product was temporarily shut down in May after it was discovered that some nefarious edits to …

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Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone

If you want to do some 3D scanning, you usually have to get either a dedicated scanner or a less-than-elegant add-on. Microsoft Research and the University of Oxford think there's a better way, though. Their MobileFusion project captures 3D models using only an app on your smartphone. The software …