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Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

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(Photo: ElonMusk.com) What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with Google on figuring out a way...
Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much
Japan's new 'floating' maglev trains will run at a blistering 310mph

Siri Often Sucks. Will Humans Make Sivi Better?

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Apple's Siri loses a lot in translation. Could human-powered intelligence pick up the slack where virtual assistants fail? Sivi founder Nicholas Seet thinks so. The pitfalls and oddities of our interactions with Siri are the brunt of many well-documented jokes and groans. (No, Siri, giving me directions to Philadelphia...
Siri Often Sucks. Will Humans Make Sivi Better?
Satellite Imagery Company Skybox Teams Up With MapBox For Analysis And Annotation Of Data

Don't Even THINK You're Going to Get Away with Vining that Prince Concert

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Please don’t sue me, Prince! (Wikipedia) Prince is a legendary for three things: His music; his overall wackiness; and his scorched-earth policy toward digital bootleggers. The man sometimes seems to spend more time playing whack-a-mole with concert clips on YouTube than recording new music. Post so much as a video...
Don't Even THINK You're Going to Get Away with Vining that Prince Concert

The 25 Best-Paying Tech Companies Of 2012 (AAPL, FB, MSFT, GOOG)

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We've already determined which companies have the best workplaces this year. Now let's get down to business: which of them pay the best?  Well, it's really not surprising that some of the most popular software companies among engineers and developers also pay the best. With help from Glassdoor.com, we've put together a...
The 25 Best-Paying Tech Companies Of 2012 (AAPL, FB, MSFT, GOOG)
Nintendo reportedly hoping to port smartphone apps to the Wii U in effort to boost sales

Incrediblue, an 'Airbnb for boats', sets sail and lands $130,000 in sea-d funding

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Two months after its beta launch, Greece-based incrediblue, a booking service connecting boat owners with potential renters is today announcing its official release to the world. In addition, the startup is ‘announcing’ that it’s raised a 100,000 euro (roughly $130,000) seed round of funding from early-stage VC Openfund. Incrediblue, described...
Incrediblue, an 'Airbnb for boats', sets sail and lands $130,000 in sea-d funding

WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

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The heat is on to migrate more digital marketing activities into the cloud, and while we have seen a lot of movements from smaller, fleet-0f-foot startups in this area, the big players don’t want to be left out in the cold, either. Enter WPP, which today announced a partnership with...
WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

Uber launches its on-demand car service in Boulder and Denver

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As a bit of a special surprise today, the on-demand car service called Uber is launching its service in the Denver and Boulder area. The two cities, which are separated by about a 40 minute drive between them, serve as a hub to the metro which plays home to around...
Uber launches its on-demand car service in Boulder and Denver

Hertz charges into EV Plugless Power pilot program, can't say it three times fast

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Hertz has been offering up electric vehicles amongst its fleet of rental cars, and now it's getting ready to pull the plug. The company is teaming with Evatran to test out the those cool little Plugless Power discs, installing some at its corporate headquarters this month. Hertz, along with...
Hertz charges into EV Plugless Power pilot program, can't say it three times fast

How The U.S. Government Killed The Safest Car Ever Built [Retro]

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Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government built a fleet of cars that were safer than anything on the road. Twenty-five years ago, the government shredded them in secret. Two escaped the crusher. This is their story. More »...
How The U.S. Government Killed The Safest Car Ever Built [Retro]

Tesla offers loaner cars, valet service

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In a burst of service-related announcements today, Tesla says it will build a fleet of loaner cars for when owners have their cars in service, and says its battery warranty covers everything except collisions and intentional damage. [Read more]...
Tesla offers loaner cars, valet service

With Competition Looming, Zipcar Misses Q2 2012 Revenue And Earnings Expectations

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Zipcar is seeing increased competition in the car-sharing market, which is one reason that it might not be growing as quickly as it, or analysts, like. Zipcar reported second-quarter loss of $422,000 today, or $0.01 a share, compared to a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.17 a share, in...
With Competition Looming, Zipcar Misses Q2 2012 Revenue And Earnings Expectations

Uber goes enterprise with new Perks program, helping companies keep their employees on the move

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Uber, the popular on-demand car service has announced ‘Perks,’ a program that will allow companies to grant credits for the service to their employees on a monthly basis. The amount that is sent to their accounts can vary, from as little as $20 to the hundreds. According to the company,...
Uber goes enterprise with new Perks program, helping companies keep their employees on the move

Lyft gears up for international expansion on anniversary

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Lyft, the ridesharing service known for its fleet of pink mustache-festooned cars, is eyeing international expansion supported by its biggest funding round yet....
Lyft gears up for international expansion on anniversary

Hume: the bipedal 'Parkour' robot (video)

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A future threatened by wild robotic rottweilers with no humanoid dog-walkers to keep them in check? That must not happen. Fortunately, we'll have a fleet-footed droid named "Hume" to keep us safe: he's the work of engineers at Meka Robotics and the University of Texas at Austin, who want...
Hume: the bipedal 'Parkour' robot (video)

Amazon pushes Kindles for classrooms

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Whispercast lets teachers and bosses manage a fleet of Kindles, Microsoft's $499 Surface tablet is on back order, and Best Buy dives into the tablet race with its own model. [Read more]...
Amazon pushes Kindles for classrooms

Hacking duo charged with DDoSing Amazon, then bragging about it

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Federal prosecutors have charged two men with using a computer botnet to launch crippling Web attacks on Amazon, eBay, and Priceline, and then bragging about them in online hacker forums. Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, 25, of Moscow, was arrested in Cyprus this week for his role in attacks taking place in...
Hacking duo charged with DDoSing Amazon, then bragging about it

AmazonSupply launches, offers up lab and janitorial supplies in same convenient location

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If you're like us, there's nothing you hate more than having to go to different sites to pick up your pneumatics and abrasives. Thankfully, Amazon, that aggregator of all things with a price tag, has launched AmazonSupply, a site serving a broad range of industrial and business categories, including...
AmazonSupply launches, offers up lab and janitorial supplies in same convenient location

With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App

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It’s been just eight weeks since Zimride’s ride-sharing service, Lyft, was launched in beta, providing San Francisco users a low-cost alternative to cabs and Ubers. Since then, the service has grown a tremendous amount: It’s got more than 100 drivers operating in the area, who together are taking hundreds of...
With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App

Lyft gears up for international expansion on anniversary

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Lyft, the ridesharing service known for its fleet of pink mustache-festooned cars, is eyeing international expansion supported by its biggest funding round yet.The company will be looking at entering new markets, including overseas, between now and the end of 2014, Lyft co-founder John Zimmer said Wednesday.Specific countries of interest...
Lyft gears up for international expansion on anniversary

Google fined $189,000 in Germany over Street View Wi-Fi data

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Google has been fined 145,000 euros ($189,230) by a government regulator in Germany for collecting data from Wi-Fi connections in the country. The fine stems from when the company's Street View cars were in operation between 2008 and 2010, inadvertently collecting data packets from individuals and businesses as the fleet...
Google fined $189,000 in Germany over Street View Wi-Fi data
American Airlines cleared to replace heavy flight manuals with iPads
University of Arizona's TEX II is a seaworthy autonomous robot designed for other planets

Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020.

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Long hailed as one of the safest car producers in the world, Volvo hopes to retain that reputation by introducing vehicles that can avoid passenger injuries on their own by the year 2020. Its plans hinge on eliminating the largest cause of road accidents -- the drivers themselves. The...
Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020.
Infographic Shows With Stunning Clarity How Domestic Drone Use Is The New Normal

Hex's Fleet Sonic Laptop Backpack Stylish And Versatile

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Made from thick canvas with a water-resistant coating, the backpack is available in only one color, a blue-and-grey-striped pattern with a soft, brown-leather trim....
Hex's Fleet Sonic Laptop Backpack Stylish And Versatile
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