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Monorails Race Ahead Of Hyperloop

While the ambitious Hyperloop is merely theoretical for now, several other projects for lifting travelers out of traffic jams are taking shape. Less ambitious than Elon Musk’s grand plan for hurtling humans at high speeds between San Francisco and Los Angeles, a blueprint for connecting Boulder and …

Microsoft Surrenders Ballmer Bump, Shares Up Just 2.4% Since The News Of His Exit

On the day Microsoft announced the eventual exit of its CEO a week ago today, its stock jumped past the $35 mark before settling at $34.75 in normal trading after closing the previous day at $32.39. At one point, Microsoft was worth $18 billion more than it was before Steve Ballmer announced his …

A Record-High Number of Young People Are Still Living With Their Parents: Why?

A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home"<p>Reuters<p>Another month, another record number of young people living at home long after their teenage years are over.<p>This time, it's the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporting that, despite the improved economy …

'Hyperloop Alpha,' Elon Musk's 'Fifth Mode' Of Transportation, Finally Unveiled

Late Monday afternoon, after a year of mystery and speculation, billionaire Elon Musk revealed the plans for the "Hyperloop," a so-called "fifth mode" of transportation "after planes, trains, cars and boats."<p>The "Hyperloop Alpha," as Musk dubbed the first design, would be a solar-powered, elevated …

Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tucked away in Elon Musk's plan for the Hyperloop linking Los Angeles to San Francisco, is an intriguing thought: Why aren't we breaking the sound barrier in commercial flight?<p>Musk's Hyperloop is designed for points specifically …

Aviation

This Is Actually A Very Good Idea For Making The Hyperloop A Reality

Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti tweeted out a good idea for making the Hyperloop a reality.<p>Peretti was probably joking, but this idea actually has some merit.<p>Building a Hyperloop that goes from Los Angeles to San Francisco is a pretty intense endeavor.<p>Building a baby-loop from Las Vegas to Los …

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Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Microsoft's $100 Surface Pro Price Cut is Now Permanent

The temporary $100 price cut that Microsoft made to its 64GB and 128GB Surface Pro earlier this month – down to $799 and $899 respectively in the US, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan – is now permanent in all markets where the device is sold.<p>The deal was due to expire on August 29, but a …

Hugo Barra at Xiaomi: why it's important

<i>Laihiu</i><p>Do you know Xiaomi? If you regularly read this blog and others like it, there’s a good chance you’re at least aware of the up and coming Chinese phone maker. But ask somebody who isn’t into mobile tech about Xiaomi and, most likely, you’ll only get a blank stare.<p>But that might be changing, …

100x more electric car fast-chargers by 2020?

Struggling to find a rapid charging station for your electric car could be a thing of the past by 2020, says a new study, as the number of quick chargers worldwide will increase by one hundred times that of today.<p>The new report from IHS Automotive (via <i>Automotive News</i>) put the global fast charging …

Parts leaker puts iPad 5 front panel on iPad 5 back, 1% of the way to DIY iPad

After Sonny Dickson posted credible photos of an iPad 5 front panel yesterday, he’s now got hold of the claimed rear casing (which we first showed you back in January) and put the two together. Now all he needs is a screen, a touch-panel, a few buttons, a battery, some circuit boards …<p>More photos …

Google And Microsoft: 'Today Our Two Companies Stand Together' Against US Ban On Email Surveillance Disclosures

To followers of technology issues, there are many days when Microsoft and Google stand apart. But today our two companies stand together. We both remain concerned with the Government's continued unwillingness to permit us to publish sufficient data relating to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act …

Surveillance

As Ballmer Exits, Microsoft Inks Deal With ValueAct That May Lead To Board Seat

Today Microsoft announced that it has reached a “cooperation agreement” with ValueAct Capital, an investment company that had been a thorn in its side. It was said that ValueAct wanted a seat on Microsoft’s board.<p>Instead, Microsoft and ValueAct have come to a different agreement, in which the …

The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons

Among them: "the ten-pin," "the cross," and "the rainbow"<p>If you look at the number buttons on a phone -- smart, cell, landline, what have you -- those number buttons will feature, almost inevitably, a uniform layout. Ten digits, laid out on a three-by-three grid, with the tenth tacked on on the …

Microsoft’s Next CEO Will Not Spin Off Xbox, Unless They Abdicate The Company’s Larger Strategic Direction

A story published by Bloomberg floats the idea that Microsoft might spin off its Xbox business, which it calls “more likely [following current CEO Steve Ballmer’s] exit.” The publication values Xbox at around $17 billion, a figure based on a comparative revenue multiple with Nintendo.<p>This is …

Visualizing The Big Data Industrial Complex [Infographic]

Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective …

Google Project Loon Explains Smart Balloon Flocking

Google launched one its most ambitious project to date when it unveiled Project Loon, its long-term project to provide balloon-powered Internet across the world, in June.<p>Loon is one of the Internet giant’s potentially world-changing efforts since it could bring millions of people in remote places …