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Drive, Lola, drive: electric car breaks land speed record - Roadshow

<b>An electric racing car by the name of Lola has just raced past the land speed record for electric vehicles (EVs).</b><p>Drayson Racing Technologies has …

Electric Vehicles

Xbox One: top features you probably hadn't noticed

<b>So, it's official: Microsoft has dropped some of the more hated DRM requirements on the Xbox One.</b><p>It's a move that's made people happy — no need for a …

Kinect

Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, and Source 2 titles found on Valve project tracker - Report

Valve fan site Valvetime claims to have unearthed documentation that show Valve Software employees may be internally discussing projects like Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and Source Engine 2.<p>The alleged screenshots of Valve's internal project-tracking software from an anonymous source showed a …

Left 4 Dead

Breaking the Indoor Speed Record | Top Gear USA | Series 2

Early Monsoon Rains Flood Northern India

The annual monsoon rains have come heavy and early to India, swelling the Ganges, India's longest river, sweeping away houses, stranding thousands, and and killing more than 100 so far. Record downpours fell in Uttarakhand state, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, causing mudslides and …

Samsung user manual confirms Galaxy S 4 variant with Snapdragon 800 chip

Welcome to Samsung Day, 2013. While we wait on some big (and little) product launches this afternoon, here's a quick bite to keep us going: an interesting processor spec mentioned in the user manual for the SHV-E330S, which we think will be the new LTE-Advanced variant of the Galaxy S 4 intended …

How Lufthansa's maintenance crews profit from low-cost airline competitors

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s maintenance arm said it’s increasingly targeting contracts with low-cost carriers as collapses and consolidation erode its …

Seven Game of Thrones-inspired Getaways

I wouldn't want to visit Westeros and Essos, the fictional continents in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, even if I could (I mean, even weddings aren't off limits for bloodshed). But for fans of the HBO show, its exotic setting can leap off the screen sans medieval maelstrom when you whisk off to these …

Underwater Hotels: Five Things You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

Underwater hotels have been the talk of extreme vacationing for a few years now, with new visions of aquatic resorts surfacing each year.<p>From the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji to the Discus Hotel in Dubai, these proposed hotels-of-the-future would allow travelers to sleep in the sea, and offer …

Cameron Davidson

Google Fiber Could Reach 8 Million Homes By 2022

How much would it cost Google to become a significant broadband provider and how quickly could that happen?<p>Google’s steps to expand its superfast 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service to Austin, TX and Provo, Utah have prompted financial analysts to fire up their spreadsheets in search of an answer.<p>…

Google gives £3m to aid crackdown on child abuse images

Google has announced that it will hand out £3m in grants to protection schemes for children after coming under pressure to act against the growing …

Google and Twitter Aren't Impressed with Facebook's Disclosure Dump

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Facebook became the first tech company implicated in the PRISM scandal to release a complete view of …

Google[x] unveils Project Loon to bring the world Internet via balloon

Google is bringing the Internet to the developing world via balloon.<p>Yesterday the search giant published a blog post detailing Project Loon. The project emerged out of Google[x], Google’s secret lab that works on “moonshot ideas,” or projects that are a little farther afield.<p>Internet connectivity …

Old Internet Comments Appear To Show Edward Snowden Was Angry About The NSA In 2006

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who has been at the center of a surveillance scandal, was revealed to have been using the online pseudonym "The True HOOHA" when he worked for an anime company called Ryuhana Press, according to a new Reuters report.<p>What happens when you search the internet for …

Sunnylands Summitry: Alternate Chinese View, Alternate Californian Summit

It's funny how the knowledge of one additional fact can change the perception of a major event.<p>Here President Barack Obama had prepped the landscape for his California summit with Chinese Xi Jinping by having Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel lay out particular concerns about China in his speech the …

Google Likely To Shatter The Price Of Glass Ahead Of Widespread Release

The tinkerers over at <i>Catwig</i> have performed what is believed to the first complete third-party teardown of Google Glass. While much of the reveal is just “gadget porn” for those into seeing the internals of new devices, perhaps what’s most fascinating is how unremarkable the insides really are in …

EA's CTO Rajat Taneja and COO Peter Moore on plans for next-gen and Origin

It's E3 time, people, and the launch of a pair of brand new consoles has the gaming world abuzz with the possibilities they bring. The success of those platforms isn't just about the black boxes, however. Gaming publishers like Electronic Arts are building many of the games people will want to play …

Congressman King Wants To Punish Journalists Who Published NSA Leaks

First Amendment pioneer and current Republican U.S. Congressman Peter King thinks that journalists should be punished for publishing the leaked documents about the National Security Agency’s top-secret spying program. Unfazed by Anderson Coopers perfect jaw-line, Representative King said in a CNN …

Patrice Desilets' complaints and Ubisoft's response outlined in Montreal court filing

The details of Patrice Desilets' lawsuit against Ubisoft, in which he's seeking over $400,000 in damages and the rights to purchase the <i>1666: Amsterdam</i> franchise from the publisher, have surfaced in Canadian court documents republished by Game Informer.<p>In the documents, Desilets' legal …

Electric Bus Fast Charges in 15 Seconds

A new high-capacity flash-charging technology pioneered by ABB Group, the Swiss power and automation conglomerate, will allow electric trolleys to run without overhead power lines.<p>“Through flash charging, we are able to pilot a new generation of electric buses for urban mass transport that no …

What the future of mobile keyboards will look like

<i>Parham Aarabi is a professor at the University of Toronto and CEO of ModiFace. We’ll be talking about mobile user experience and more at VentureBeat MobileBeat conference in San Francisco, Calif. July 9-10.</i><p>It’s the one thing that we do most on mobile devices that often is the most annoying: typing. …

Yahoo says an ‘infinitesimal percentage’ of users’ data is shared with the government

Yahoo’s general counsel, Ron Bell, wrote an impassioned response to reports that Yahoo is part of a U.S. government data collection program called PRISM today. Bell stressed that Yahoo pushes back on any government data-requests.<p>This week, a slide deck reportedly intended for an audience of top …

NASA launching rocket tonight on self-destruction mission to study the early universe

NASA is launching a rocket high into Earth's atmosphere tonight between 11 PM and midnight Eastern time, in an effort to capture images from the universe's dawn. The agency will be broadcasting the launch live on Ustream from Wallops, Virginia, and the launch site will be open to the public. But …

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Mars mission astronauts face radiation exposure risk

Worrying news for anyone keen on taking a trip to Mars: flying to the Red Planet and back could, in a single mission, expose you to a dose of …