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Apple is worth $1.4 trillion, says Carl Icahn

Activist investor Carl Icahn writes to Tim Cook, urging the Apple chief to increase its share buyback programme as the company's move into TVs and cars will make it far more profitable<p><b>Apple</b> is worth $1.4 trillion, twice its current value, and the iPhone maker should give more of its $194bn cash …

Markets

Fortune.com

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Fortune.com

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The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

The challenge of strategizing the best route to work against the herd of other drivers can be as routine as the daily commute itself. A number of apps are out there to help shortcut one's route and evade traffic jams. But which ones are the most accurate? And how?<p>The <i>All Tech Considered</i> team put a …

Apps

Lyft Experiment Lets Passengers Rate Each Other And Connect After The Ride Is Over

It reads like the plot of an awful but inevitable romantic comedy: two strangers share a Lyft Line. Sparks fly; love blooms. Just as passenger No. 2 is working up the guts to ask passenger No. 1 on a date, passenger No. 1 arrives at their destination — in a rush, of course — and disappears into the …

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Ricoh invents super-efficient power-producing rubber

No, this is not an image of a delicious Fruit Roll-Up, it's actually a unique new flexible material from Ricoh that can create electricity from pressure and vibration. Dubbed "Energy-Generating Rubber," this piezoelectric mat combines the best features of existing ceramic and polymeric materials; …

US Navy's cheap and tiny Cicada drones can listen in on the enemy

The Navy's Cicada drone has reemerged looking smaller than ever. Navy scientists have been developing the tiny smart glider since 2006 and even performed a flight test back in 2011. This newest iteration, which has been presented at the Department of Defense's "Lab Day" last week, is the smallest …

Drone flyover video shows that Tesla Gigafactory is really freaking huge

The very word “gigafactory” makes Tesla Motors’ lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery assembly plant sound quite large.<p>But how huge it actually is can be hard to comprehend.<p>Context is provided by diagrams that compare its planned footprint to, say, the largest building for assembling jetliners …

Tesla

Tech lookahead: Wearable tech pioneers gather in San Fran

Wearable World Congress in San Francisco kicks off today (ends tomorrow) featuring a variety of smart pioneers, even such Canadians as Pebble Watch maker Eric Migicovsky and InterAxon's Ariel Garton (her company makes the Muse brain-sensing headband). It's not quite as big as the Mobile World …

Alibaba's Ma expresses 'regret' over counterfeits lawsuit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The founder of Alibaba Group defended its stance against counterfeit goods and expressed regret Tuesday that the owner of …

Payment Systems