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Data Mining Being Used to Set Insurance Rates; Critics Cry Foul

Some insurance companies use data-mining software to help them set their rates. Consumer advocates believe it's unfair and can cause discrimination.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:06:06 GMT
Samsung to Launch First Tizen Phones

The Galaxy S5 just went on sale, but Samsung is already gearing up to debut two new smartphones that are not based on Android. The company has announced plans to launch the first handsets based on its own Tizen operating system, a platform it hopes will make up as much as 15 percent of sales.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:53 GMT
High-Tech Farmer Deploys Drone to Spray Crops

A Chinese farmer uses a drone to spray pesticide on his crops in Bozhou, Anhui province, on Tuesday.China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, the government said Wednesday, marking a further slowing in the world's second-largest economy.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:58:05 GMT
Google Glass: Is It Worth the $1500 Cost?

For one day only on Tuesday, anyone could buy Google Glass for a mere $1500.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:53:10 GMT
'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:06:52 GMT
'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:20:14 GMT
Cellular Industry Backs New Anti-Theft Technology on Phones

The announcement of a voluntary commitment comes as several states and municipalities are considering mandatory "kill-switch" laws.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:20:12 GMT
Yahoo's Growth Anemic as Turnaround Chugs Along

Yahoo Inc. barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.But its shares jumped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:04:39 GMT
Got $1,500? Google Glass on Sale for One Day Only in U.S.

The most talked about product of the nascent wearable era is available to the general consumer but only today.Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users take photos and video, search the Web, and use apps. It responds to voice commands.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:33:33 GMT
Google Applies for Patent on Contact Lens Camera

Google's research department is cranking out ideas for eye-worn electronics. Just a few months ago saw the company's patent application for a glucose sensor in a contact lens now it is looking at integrating a full-on camera.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:33:33 GMT
Got $1,500? Google Glass on Sale for One Day Only in US

The most talked about product of the nascent wearable era is available to the general consumer but only today.Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users take photos and video, search the Web, and use apps. It responds to voice commands.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:46:57 GMT
5 Reasons Graphene Will Change Your Gadgets Forever

The future of technology could hinge on a single material. The industry is buzzing over the potential of graphene, which is the strongest, slimmest and most malleable material in known existence.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:46:56 GMT
Amazon's New Six-Camera Phone Purportedly Revealed in Leaked Photos

Pictures acquired by tech blog BGR allegedly show Amazon's much-rumored mobile phone complete with its also much-rumored six cameras.It has been suggested for years that Amazon might be working on its own smartphone, and perhaps its own cellular service.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:29:15 GMT
Banksy's Tech-Inspired Graffiti Evokes Stock Photos, 'X-Files' Fan Art

It look less than 24 hours for the scavenger hunters of street art to track down the latest work by the infamous graffiti artist known as "Banksy" ... lovers embracing in a doorway, their faces illuminated by the smartphones which capture their loving gaze.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:11:33 GMT
Banksy's New Tech-Inspired Graffiti Evokes Stock Photos, 'X-Files'

It look less than 24 hours for the scavenger hunters of street art to track down the latest work by the infamous graffiti artist known as "Banksy" ... lovers embracing in a doorway, their faces illuminated by the smartphones which capture their loving gaze.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:55:59 GMT
Amazon's Fire TV Lets You Search for Videos by Voice

Ditch the keyboard. Amazon Fire TV has a microphone-equipped remote control that recognizes your voice and allows you to search through videos.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:23:06 GMT
Teardown Shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 Costs About $256 to Build

The Galaxy S5, Samsungs new flagship smartphone, costs about $256 to build according to a teardown analysis by market research firm IHS.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:23:06 GMT
Google Spells Out Email Scanning Practices in New Terms of Service

Google updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.







Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:08:47 GMT
Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky.







Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:51:29 GMT
'Sharknado 2' Needs Your $50,000 for Chainsaws, Shark Rescue

Chainsaws ain't cheap, kids! So if you want to ensure peak power-tool action used against CGI sharks, you're going to have to pay up $50,000, to be exact.







Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:33:48 GMT
Google Buys Drone-Making Company That Facebook Previously Eyed

Google is buying the drone-making company that Facebook had previously sought to purchase, as both companies pursue projects to expand global connectivity.In a press release, Titan Aerospace, a start-up maker of high-altitude drones, said it was joining Google.







Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:18:17 GMT
Why Google Wants a Titan in the Drone Business

Google is officially in the drone business. On Monday, the search giant agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:18:16 GMT
Hundreds of Canadian Tax ID Numbers Stolen in 'Heartbleed' Breach

Canada's tax-collection agency on Monday said the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks are likely to follow.







Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:02:43 GMT
Wi-Fi in the Sky Is Taking Off

With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the ground and at lower cost.







Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:16:15 GMT
Retailers to Share Cyber Threat Data After Target Breach

U.S. retailers plan to form an industry group for collecting and sharing intelligence about cyber security threats in the wake of last year's big attack on Target Corp.







Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:16:07 GMT
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