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Electric plane motors could save fuel and reduce delays

Drones weren't the only things on display at the Paris Air Show this week. As <i>Wired</i> reports, experimental electric motors were being demonstrated that would allow planes to taxi to and from the runway without needing to power up their regular engines. The Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS) …

Netflix open sources its Hadoop manager for AWS

Netflix runs a lot of Hadoop jobs on the Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform, and on Friday the video-streaming leader open sourced its …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

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Panic in space: Alfonso Cuaron returns with terrifying 'Gravity' teaser

The 'Children of Men' director returns to the big screen after seven years<p>It’s hard to imagine a more helpless situation than being stranded, floating alone, in the emptiness of space. That’s the setting for <i>Children of Men</i> director Alfonso Cuarón’s new film, <i>Gravity.</i> According to a press release …

Amazon Web Services Leading Cloud Infrastructure as a Service App Development

Evangelizing development on any cloud computing or enterprise platform is challenging, costly and takes a unique skill set that can educate, persuade, sell and serve developers at the same time.<p>The companies who excel at this exude technical prowess and as a result earn and keep trust. For Cloud …

Alibaba Buys 28% of AutoNavi for $294 million

<b>UPDATE</b>: Alibaba has been in touch and the deal is now confirmed. The e-commerce giant is paying $294 million for a 28 percent share of AutoNavi. In addition, the companies will work together on e-commerce opportunities:<p>AutoNavi announced that the company and several entities affiliated with Alibaba …

Peers Find Less Pressure Borrowing From Each Other

The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending?<p>Google is teaming up with the nation's largest peer-to-peer lender. The search and tech giant is investing $125 million in Lending Club, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the …

Galaxy S 4 app-bloat earns Samsung a BBC Watchdog investigation

The software bloat that leaves Samsung Galaxy S 4 owners with roughly half of the available storage their 16GB smartphone promises on the box is set …

Zed Buys 32% Stake In 24symbols, A 'Spotify For Ebooks'

Zed, a Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain-based mobile content, services and technology company with more than 1,700 employees worldwide, has inked an investment and distribution agreement with 24symbols, a Spanish startup that is often likened to a ‘Spotify for ebooks’.<p>A Seedcamp portfolio company, …

Facebook and Waze: blending your worlds together one data point at a time

Word has it Facebook is looking to acquire crowdsource navigation app Waze for a hefty $1 billion. Such a move would provide the social network with …

Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

Apple receives so many police demands to decrypt seized iPhones that it has created a "waiting list" to handle the deluge of requests, CNET has learned.<p>Court documents show that federal agents were so stymied by the encrypted iPhone 4S of a Kentucky man accused of distributing crack cocaine that …

Landlords beware: Airbnb is booming in big cities, but many users run legal risks

The company showed up at a hearing yesterday to support a NYC host against $7,000 in fines<p>Airbnb's iPhone app.<p>Nigel Warren can get $105 a night for renting out his room in an East Village apartment on the vacation rentals site Airbnb, which is what he did for three nights during a trip to Colorado …

Apple’s iPhone Security Measures Prompt Queue Of Unlock Requests From Law Enforcement

Apple faces a whole lot of inbound requests to unlock iPhone devices from law enforcement officials, according to a new report from CNET. Seized iPhones with a passcode lock are apparently secure enough to frustrate a lot of police agencies in the U.S., resulting in a wait list that Apple has put …