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Same Moonshine, Different Name: Welcome To The Age Of Cellulosic Ethanol

<b>A Dutch company and an American ethanol producer hope to put a new kind of fuel in your gas tank — whether it makes economic sense or not. Thanks, Washington.</b><p>Amid the cornfields of Emmetsburg, Iowa sits an ethanol plant that takes in 20 million bushels of corn and churns out about 55 million …

Nvidia Shield Packs a Punch, but Needs More Games

For all intents and purposes, your smartphone and tablet are also handheld gaming systems. Today you can play titles that were once reserved for …

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Google Now beefs up its travel and entertainment skills

Google's rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now, is steadily accumulating more features to make it a worthwhile companion when you're on the road.<p>The assistant has a wide range of features, including tracking public transportation, sports, travel information and breaking news. In the latest update, …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding dream is over. So what’s next for Ubuntu mobile?

Here’s what may be the least surprising news of the month so far: The Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign has failed to meet its $32 million goal. In …

Google Is Talking To The NFL About Buying The Rights To Broadcast Games On YouTube

Google would get the NFL's "Sunday Ticket<br>package, which broadcasts all the out of town games. DirecTV currently owns that package, but its deal with NFL expires next year, so the NFL is starting to talking to potential bidders.<p>The current package costs DirecTV $1 billion a year. Ben Schacter at …

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Facebook's Internet.org aims to get billions online

<b>An initiative to bring internet access to the "next five billion" people has been launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.</b><p>The social network has teamed up with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung, among others, to lower the cost of mobile data.<p>The group said it wanted to …

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Pope Benedict resigned 'because God told me to do it'

A "mystical experience" during a dialogue with God convinced Pope Emeritus Benedict to resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church earlier this year, he has said.<p>"God told me to do it," the 86-year-old former pontiff told a friend, six months after his decision to step down shocked the world's 1.2 …

China’s $5 billion deal with Kenya is a much bigger win for Beijing than Nairobi

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, may well think he’s scored big this week in Beijing by securing $5 billion worth of Chinese investment for his country and thumbing his nose at the West for shunning him on human rights charges. But it may be China that gains the most.<p>The deal, agreed during …

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Microsoft unveils ID@Xbox program to lure indie developers to Xbox One

After unveiling its plans to support self-published games on Xbox One, Microsoft is detailing some of its additional efforts to support indie developers today. As Sony continues to woo indie developers ahead of the console wars later this year, Microsoft is launching a new Independent Developers @ …

Chinese lawyers targeted as Xi Jinping tightens control

China's new leaders have accelerated the country's descent into a police state, not only arresting scores of critics but now also targeting their lawyers.<p>Six months after Xi Jinping became president, he has confounded hopes that he might tread a more liberal path.<p>Instead, his administration has …

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Beats reportedly looking to end fruitless HTC partnership

The popular headphone maker Beats is reportedly attempting to buy back HTC's 25 percent stake in the company. The news comes from a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report that cites "people familiar with the matter" as claiming Beats is looking to bring in a new investor to provide "fresh funds for growth," and …

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Why Don't More Small Businesses Accept Credit Cards

<b>UPDATE</b>: Read my two latest 2018 credit card posts: Square Vs Paypal — And A Search For The Best Mobile Credit Card Readers -&- Small Business Credit Card Trends And Their Future.<p>Credit and debit cards are nearly as common as cash. Nearly everyone in the USA has at least one in their wallet, …

Montana to allow eating of roadkill elks, moose and antelope

Passing through Montana and come across a dead deer, elk, moose or antelope? A new law in the vast American state will soon permit you to take them home for dinner.<p>Steve Lavin, a state representative from the city of Kalispell, introduced the legislation to allow anyone who finds the carcasses – or …

Area 51 Revealed in CIA Spy Plane Documents

Area 51 in Nevada has long been the subject of wild conspiracy theories about extraterrestrials, time travel and alien autopsies, but newly released …

Dan Loeb Debuts Third Point Reinsurance On NYSE

Hedge fund manager Dan Loeb is well known for the biting comments he makes in letters to management at companies he wants to shake up, and investors in his Third Point Capital have enjoyed the rich returns he has derived from stakes in companies like Yahoo. Now Loeb has a new constituency to answer …

Sony 'Honami' smartphone to shoot 4K video?

Sony's long-rumored flagship smartphone, codenamed "Honami," could be capable of shooting 4K video, according to a recently leaked presentation slide.<p>A user on China-based social-networking site Weibo on Thursday published a photo claiming to show a presentation detailing Sony's upcoming handset. …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

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China to invest in energy saving industries to tackle pollution | Jennifer Duggan

China's State Council announces plans to make green industries central to the economy by 2015<p>China is to fast-track expansion and investment in energy saving technologies in an attempt to tackle its worsening pollution problems.<p>China's cabinet, the State Council announced plans on Sunday to make …

With 3D Chips, Samsung Leaves Moore's Law Behind

Moore’s Law is over, at least for one segment of the market.<p>Samsung Electronics earlier this month began to commercially produce three-dimensional V-NAND flash memory chips capable of holding 128 gigabits of memory. And today the company showed off the first solid-state drives made with the chips …