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How Google and Apple Are Going to Take Over Your Car

Is this an Apple or an Android car? That may be the question you find yourself asking in the not-so-distant future.<p>Just like Apple and Google continue to battle for market share in the smartphone and tablet space, they are also going to be increasingly fighting for dominance in the auto space, …

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Mom invents app to stop teens from ignoring parent phone calls

A Houston mom was fed up with her teenage son ignoring her calls and texts to his mobile phone. She’d call and call and he’d never pick up. Her texts seemed to be sent into a black hole.<p>Sharon Standifird decided something needed to be done and figured she could use modern technology to get Bradley …

Moto 360 Product Page Slips Out at BestBuy.com

BestBuy may have jumped the gun, but for now at least, their website shows the Moto 360 with pricing ($249.99) and specs, and states "Coming Soon" for availability. The page might come down, so here's a screengrab and the specifications. The pricing is actually pretty attractive (as is the watch) …

Softbank and Sharp partner up to sell a nearly bezel-free smartphone

Sharp hasn’t been making waves in the smartphone market for the past few years, but Japanese carrier Softbank hopes that its edge in manufacturing …

Hackers stole data from 4.5 million U.S. patients

Community Health Systems says that hackers may have accessed data from as many as 4.5 million patients, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>The health organization operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.<p>The attack happened between April and June of this year and is …

Reversible USB Could Be iPhone 6’s Biggest Little New Feature

When the iPhone 6 arrives, likely in September at Apple’s upcoming special event, a lot of people will be looking for a larger screen as the core feature to get excited about. But one change that could actually have more of an impact in terms of daily use could be a new, rumored reversible …

The team behind webOS TV jumps to Pebble to design the next generation of smartwatches

Pebble is dead-serious about competing in the face of Android Wear and whatever Apple is presumably working on. To that end, the company has just announced that it has hired Itai Vonshak as head of product and UX and Liron Damir as head of design. Vonshak and Damir come to Pebble after working at …

Pebble nabs the former interface designers for webOS and First Else

Here's some rather unusual news from Pebble: Former webOS designers Itai Vonshak and Liron Damir have left LG to join the wearable startup, which is a pretty big deal given their unique spin on UI design -- you'll want to check out what they did to LG's smart TVs before they left. In fact, if you …

Feds Say Requiring Car-to-Car Technology Could Prevent Accidents

A safety study suggests the systems could prevent more than half a million crashes and 1,000 deaths a year.<p>New wireless technology that allows cars to talk to each other should be required in new cars and light trucks, the Obama administration said Monday, arguing the change would prevent thousands …

Bluetooth padlock eliminates need for keys

As a Chronic Loser of Things (CLOT -- yes, I made that up, but feel free to use it), a new device now raising funds on Kickstarter particularly caught my eye. It's a padlock that is triggered by a Bluetooth signal from your smartphone. No keys, no combinations needed.<p>Called Noke (and inexplicably …

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Deadly Design Flaw Is Causing Solar Plant To Burn Up Birds

Super-concentrated sunbeams are proving problematic at BrightSource’s new $2.2 billion power plant.<p>The $2.2 billion BrightSource Energy Plant, in the Mojave Desert, opened in February with good intentions: to harvest clean, sustainable solar power, by using 300 mirrors to reflect sunbeams onto a …