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Tesla driver killed while using autopilot was watching Harry Potter, witness says

Driver in first known fatal self-driving car crash was also driving so fast that ‘he went so fast through my trailer I didn’t see him’, the truck driver involved said<p>The Tesla driver killed in the first known fatal crash involving a self-driving car may have been watching a Harry Potter movie at …

20 million people have played Destiny, says Activision

Active players are online for three hours a day on average<p><i>Destiny</i>, a game supposedly about protecting the remnants of a ravaged Earth but mostly about hoping you randomly find an awesome rocket launcher, has reached a player base of over 20 million, according to publisher Activision Blizzard. COO …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Explained

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

BlackBerry lays off 300 head office employees

BlackBerry Ltd. is laying off about 300 head office employees this week as part of a broader cost-cutting plan that will reduce its work force by about 40 per cent.<p>The Waterloo, Ont.-based company began handing out the notices on Monday, although the cuts have been ongoing across its global …

Garmin D2 delivers wrist-friendly GPS for pilots

Garmin has almost everyone covered in the watch category: runners, hikers, swimmers, even golfers have their own wrist-worn devices from the consumer GPS pioneer. Now pilots can be added to the growling list of people with their own specialty Garmin wearable. The D2 Pilot Watch includes all the …

Google confirms it is acquiring Waze to add real-time social data to its maps

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>After widespread rumors that the two were close to a deal, Google (s goog) has confirmed on its official blog that it is …

Li Ka-shing

PS4 hard drive is user-replaceable

The PlayStation 4's only model at launch contains a 500 GB hard drive, but users can swap out the storage for a hard drive of any size, a Sony representative confirmed to Polygon today.<p>Sony is continuing a trend from the current generation: Every model of the PlayStation 3 included a …

Incredible Superhero Prints By Melissa Smith

Here's How Apple Is Spending Its $145 Billion Pile Of Cash

This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent in the second quarter. Apple now pays approximately $11 billion in total annual dividends, …

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Kickstarting: An App That Turns Your Digital Photos Into Hyperactive Music Videos

Eternal Light lets you actually do something with all those snapshots you’ve amassed over the years.<p>The great thing about having good cameras on our smartphones isn’t necessarily that we can take pictures whenever the inspiration strikes. It’s that we can take a picture at one moment and <i>beam them</i> …

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The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Expense Report

A few readers asked if I would provide the (very convoluted) ledger from my week of living on Bitcoin. Here is the accounting, including how I spent my Bitcoin and the value of that Bitcoin in U.S. dollars at the time I spent it. You’ll see the week was not just an exercise in living on Bitcoin but …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

Sergey Brin

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Android Is Winning The Tablet Wars

Android tablets took the lead from Apple‘s iOS tablets in Q1 of 2013 (source). This is a huge change from three years ago, when Apple invented the modern tablet.<p>What is happening and where is this going? I see four driving forces:<p>Tablets are more than a media consumption device now<br>• Android has …

Half of Internet Traffic in North America Is Just to Watch Netflix and YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you combine everything that you do on every website besides Netflix and YouTube — reading this …

Bill Maher

French economy returns to recession

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/978000/978505_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518160900_002b556b09f397e5728f45b0d8afe216<p><b>France has entered its second recession in four years after the economy shrank by 0.2% in the first quarter of the year, official figures show.</b><p>Its …

Economics

John McCain Wants To Blow Up The Cable Industry As We Currently Know It

We have the full bill and McCain's remarks here.<p>The legislation would force cable companies and satellite TV providers to give consumers an option to pick and choose which channels they get. This is called "à la carte programming," and it's long been a dream of consumers who only want a handful of …

Televisions

Facebook Is Close To Buying Israeli Startup Waze For $1 Billion

Due diligence is underway after a term sheet was signed, Calcalist said, adding that talks began six months ago.<p>Waze uses satellite signals from members' smartphones to generate maps and traffic data, which it then shares with other users, offering real-time traffic info.<p>Officials at Waze declined …

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Sony returns to profit for first time in five years

Electronics giant Sony reported a return to annual profits for the first time in five years, boosted by the fluctuating yen and sale of its assets, including a Manhattan skyscraper.<p>The struggling <b>Japanese company reported earnings</b> of 43.03 billion yen (£280.5 million) in the year to March, reversing …

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Online Sales Taxes: A Good Idea Done Badly

Isn't this the perfect moment for a value-added tax?<p>Reuters<p>On Monday, by a comfortable 69-27 majority, the U.S. Senate passed a controversial bill that will require online retailers with annual sales of more than $1 million to collect state sales taxes. Said Republican Mike Enzi of Wyoming: "This …

The latest horrifying data on European unemployment

The two European countries worst hit by the region’s economic crisis—Greece and Portugal—both reported their latest unemployment data today.<p>Warning: It’s just awful.<p>Greek unemployment rose from 26.7% to 27.0% in February. Portuguese unemployment shot up to 17.7% from 16.9% in the first quarter.<p>It’s …

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