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Twitter is now worth almost as much as Yahoo

Another day, another surge in Twitter’s share price. With the exception of industry behemoth Comcast, Twitter’s market value is now higher than that of every cable company in the US. It also outdoes the third and fourth biggest wireless carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile, which might be about to …

Wireless

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Apple is getting closer to having you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.<p>Apple today received U.S. Patent No. 8,614,693, which describes a method for accurately determining user interactions with touchscreens for touch and hover events (bringing your finger close to a screen but not …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

Google edges Apple as most talked about company of 2013

When it came to being mentioned by the press, Google was the top company in 2013, just edging out rival Apple.<p>An infographic by Dow Jones released this week shows the most talked about companies of 2013. Google came out on top with nearly 124,000 media mentions during the year. Apple came in second …

Dow Jones

Tesla Is Up 7%

The stock is rallying after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reaffirmed the green automaker's 5-star safety rating of the "Model S and in all subcategories for Model Year 2014," on Monday.<p>USA Today also reported that an analyst suggested that Apple buy Tesla, as the …