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Get Ready for $10 Oil

At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 …

Oil

Amar'e Stoudemire will sign with the Mavericks, per report

The former Knick is headed to Dallas.<p>Amar'e Stoudemire has committed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Stoudemire, who agreed to a buyout with the Knicks late Sunday night, will officially clear waivers at 5 p.m ET on Wednesday, making him a free agent. He …

NBA

Could driverless cars own themselves?

<b>Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber - the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves.</b><p>Emancipated automobiles sounds like a crazy concept. But the man advocating the idea goes further: he thinks they'll have …

Autonomous Vehicle
Home Depot

This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

Crowd Funding

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Literature

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Facebook

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

TV

Why Tesla Can’t Keep Its Hands Off Apple Employees

Tesla revealed on Friday that it has poached more than 150 employees from Apple, siphoning more talent from the tech giant than any other company out …

Tesla

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket launch and landing this weekend

A 22-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket will lift off out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida a couple of minutes after sunset, at 6:10 ET. And within a half hour or so after take-off, the rocket will return from space and attempt to guide its way, using GPS tracking, onto a droneship in the …

Space Travel

Hubble captures triple solar eclipse on Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble space telescope peers hundreds, thousands, millions of light-years into the universe to study novas, quasars and nebulas.<p>But weeks ago, it pulled its focus way in close -- to just light-minutes away -- to view a rare and beautiful spectacle at the planet Jupiter.<p>Three big moons …

Universe

Grammy predictions: Who will dominate? Beyonce? Sam Smith? Pharrell? Sia?

Will Beyoncé reign as queen of the Grammys, or will the pop diva be dethroned by newcomer Sam Smith?<p>The AP makes educated guesses at who will dominate music's biggest night Sunday, when Smith, Beyoncé and Pharrell are the top contenders with six nominations apiece.<p>The Grammy Awards will air live on …

Sam Smith

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Artificial Intelligence

Plane hits bridge, crashes into river

<b>(CNN) —</b> Someone in the cockpit of a TransAsia Airways flight apparently made a mayday call because of an engine problem shortly before the plane crashed Wednesday into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 32 people.<p>A male voice on a recording of radio conversations between air traffic control and …

Airplanes

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …