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    Will the Auto Insurance Industry Survive Self-Driving Cars?

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  • The Aquila, a solar powered drone that Facebook built to supply internet access to people in Third World countries (Facebook).

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  • A drone flies over San Francisco on Dec. 21, 2013. (arbitragery/CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Firefighters May Have to Shoot Drones Out of the Sky in the Future

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  • A man holds a bitcoin medal as members of bitcoin trading club hold a meeting in Tokyo on February 27, 2014. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A man drives a Google Inc. self-driving car in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

    Will the Auto Insurance Industry Survive Self-Driving Cars?

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  • The Aquila, a solar powered drone that Facebook built to supply internet access to people in Third World countries (Facebook).

    Facebook Enters Race to Build an Internet for the Entire World With Solar Drone

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  • A drone flies over San Francisco on Dec. 21, 2013. (arbitragery/CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Firefighters May Have to Shoot Drones Out of the Sky in the Future

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  • Before getting a smartphone, study participants believed the device would help them in their college studies—giving an average answer of 3.88 out of a 5, with 5 meaning strongly agree. A year later, the average answer was 1.68. (Anatolii Babii/iStock)

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  • An electric vehicle that can charge wirelessly. (Qualcomm.com)

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  • Robot uses a hand-held power tool during the cutting task of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge at the Fairplex June 6, 2015 in Pomona, California. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Microsoft’s Free Windows 10 Giveaway: What That Means

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    Is Secure ‘Golden Key’ for Government Agencies Even Possible?

    Earlier this month, FBI Director James Comey said that the widespread use of encryption was a national security problem for the United States. In a... Read more

  • A man moves his finger toward SVH (Servo Electric 5 Finger Gripping Hand) automated hand made by Schunk during the 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots in Madrid on November 19, 2014. (Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images)

    Scientists Worry About Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

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    Review: Apple Music Has Everything, Perhaps Too Much

    LOS ANGELES—Apple Inc.’s new music service is a valiant effort to catch up in the emerging business of offering unlimited music on demand for a... Read more

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    Apple iPhone 7, 6S Could Bring Big Design Changes

    Apple typically refreshes its iPhone brand with new models every year, and this year is expected to be no different. Apple is expected to launch... Read more

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    New Gen Siri Vs Google Now on Tap

    The past few weeks have been quite busy for developers and technology fans in general. First, Google’s annual Google I/O conference brought us a look... Read more

  • The Google Maps app is seen on an Apple iPhone 4S. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • Apple Watches are seen on display during an Apple media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif. on March 09, 2015. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Apple Watch Is Finally Here

    The Apple Watch is finally here. We have been told by trusted sources that Apple Stores around the country have begun to receive shipments of the Apple... Read more

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    The fascination with time has inspired countless interfaces, none more radical than the recent smartwatch. At the heart of a region renowned for fine traditional... Read more

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    The machines are invading the fashion world. From Google Glasses and Apple Watches to interactive “smart jeans,” technology, hitherto involved only in the manufacturing of... Read more

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    Amazon Boxes to Feature “Minions”

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    Finally: A Service That Lets You Charge People to Email You

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    GoPro to Make Kit for Drones and Virtual Reality

    GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman announced Thursday that his company was developing a spherical mount that can house six action cameras at once for making virtual... Read more

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    We always try to keep up with assorted fan communities to get a sense of how they’re feeling about their favorite products. Reddit’s Android fan... Read more

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    In the history textbooks of the future, the 2010s may well be labeled as the Golden Age of energy conservation: the ethos of environmentally-friendly living... Read more

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    Hate Parking? This Folding Car Is Made for You

    Time to rethink city driving again—or more specifically, city parking. Imagine having an ultra-compact, 2-seater electric car that can self-park, slide into any spot sideways... Read more

  • The new Apple Watch is modeled during a media event in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    The Most Infuriating Thing About the Apple Watch

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  • Yahoo’s Flickr and Apple’s iCloud Photo Library will automatically transfer photos and videos to your online account, so you get a backup and more space on your device. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

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  • US software giant Microsoft pre-installed Windows 8.1 personal computers and tablets are displayed at a Windows 8.1 launching event in Tokyo on Oct. 18, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

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    When Apple first introduced Siri back in 2011, it was an interesting concept plagued by limited functionality. But in typical fashion, Apple over the years has... Read more

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    Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote was an extremely long presentation that was packed full of details about its upcoming new software and services. As long as... Read more

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    Google Maps is one of the most useful apps you can install on your smartphone, as it’s ready to give you handy turn-by-turn navigation instructions as... Read more

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    3 Android Apps to Clean up and Turbocharge Your Devices

    It’s no secret that Android is the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system, but that doesn’t mean it is the best. From time to time... Read more

  • The new 27 inch iMac with 5K Retina display is displayed during an Apple special event on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    6 Useful Apps You Should Have in Your Menu Bar [Mac]

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    New Gen Siri Vs Google Now on Tap

    The past few weeks have been quite busy for developers and technology fans in general. First, Google’s annual Google I/O conference brought us a look... Read more

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    How to Pay Less While Using Your Cell Phone Abroad

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    Why Apps Are Realized First on iOS and Then on Android?

    As we’ve seen time and again, having the most overall market share doesn’t guarantee that Android gets the best apps before iOS does. If you... Read more

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    Marketing Needs to Be Authentic, Personalized, Made for Mobile

    OTTAWA—”We will never go back to a world where we will be treated as one in a million,” Fab Dolan said about the changing landscape... Read more

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    Four Easy Tips to Make Your Batteries Last Longer

    Here are a few things you can do to make your lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries last longer, whether they be used in an electric car, a... Read more

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    Apple took the wraps off of its hotly anticipated new iOS 9 software on Monday, and iOS device users around the world are salivating in... Read more

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    This Is the Most Useful iOS Trick You May Have Never Heard About

    Apple’s mobile platform iOS began its life in 2007 as a surprisingly simple operating system. Whereas earlier smartphone platforms were complex to the point of being... Read more

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    8 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps You Can Get for Free Right Now

    Monday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one in celebration of Memorial Day, but the sales don’t stop just because the... Read more

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    This Might Be the Best Free News Reader App

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    Could Social Media Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

    WASHINGTON—Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any... Read more

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    Inspiring Teen With Swollen Leg Redefines Meaning of ‘Bikini-Body Ready’

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    Heartbreaking Video Shows What Can Happen When Women Skip Makeup

    As you see in the above video from London-based beauty blogger Em Ford, a woman with acne is a prime target for disparaging comments. Hundreds... Read more

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    Wikipedia Is Completely Accurate and Unbiased—Do You Believe That?

    Wikipedia is a great resource for people who are aware of its shortcomings. It provides a useful service by bringing the general public a wealth... Read more

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    Study Shows the Paw-Sitive Effects of Watching Cat Videos

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  • A person uses a laptop computer showing Youtube's logo on March 27, 2014 in Istanbul. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    YouTube Is Going Into the News Business

    As a platform, YouTube has long been a clearinghouse for raw, newsworthy footage from around the world, from grainy shots of protests during the Arab... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo speaks during a panel discussion at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Twitter’s Dick Costolo Stepping Down as CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO—Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down, after critics squawked about the social messaging company’s disappointing financial performance—and its recent stock slide. Co-founder and... Read more

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    Photo of Wedding Guests in Face Masks Reveals Infectious Disease Fears

    Wedding dress? Check. Tux? Check. Face masks to protect guests from an infectious virus? Maybe. A photo from a young couple’s wedding in Seoul on Saturday... Read more

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    Why Does Social Media Advertising Fall Flat?

    Social media use has exploded over the past five years, with nearly three-quarters of all online adults using some social media network. Leading social media... Read more

  • A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beware of New Facebook Scam: ‘Your Account Will Be Disabled!’

    Another day, another scam — but this one might have the potential to rope in unsuspecting people at an above average rate. A new wave of messages... Read more

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    Kids Have Wise Advice for People Who Are Insecure About Their Bodies

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    Kim Kardashian’s Documentary Aims to Be the ‘Intervention’ of Mental Illness

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    The Social Graph Won’t Save Us From What’s Wrong With Online Reviews

    In early 2015, the Belfast Telegraph sent reporter Kim Kelly undercover to visit Northern Ireland’s “worst” hotel—according to its on online reputation. Kelly reported that... Read more

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    Finally Someone Explains What Our Emojis Mean

    Since last week, Instagram users have been able to use emojis as hashtags, as the yellow-colored emoticons increase in popularity. Along with the new feature,... Read more

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    Why Too Much Facebook Can Leave You Feeling Down

    “Comparison is the thief of joy,” said former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Spoken more than a century ago, Roosevelt’s words highlight a fundamental truth that... Read more

  • These days Facebook is a major news platform. (Mixy Lorenzo, CC BY-SA)

    Facebook’s Weird State of Denial About News

    There will come a time when the giant American hi-tech companies which dominate social networking and internet search will be clear that they are something... Read more

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    Fitness Trainer Faked Instagram Photo, and the Internet Freaked Out (Video)

    Cassey Ho cannot be fooled by Photoshop. The same can’t be said of her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. Ho, the 28-year-old YouTube personality... Read more

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    DJ App Lets You Hear Everyone’s Spotify Playlists Together in a Room

    Free mobile app DJ-51 promises to make the music streaming service Spotify a lot more fun, if it can gain the traction it needs. The... Read more

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    American Kids Eat Breakfasts from Around the World and Their Reactions Are Priceless

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  • Did Someone Just Open a Portal to Hell in China?

    A mysterious fiery hole was discovered by locals in western China, and now, villagers are afraid to go near it. The hole, which is a few... Read more

  • The Nintendo logo is seen on the final day of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles, California June 13, 2013. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nintendo NX Could Release in Fall 2016

    Nintendo could launch its next generation gaming device, the “NX”, in Fall 2016.  While little is known about the device itself, Taiwan’s Digitimes reported that Nintendo’s... Read more

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    Playstation Network PSN is Down, Sony Investigating

    Sony’s Playstation Network, also known as PSN, is currently down for some users, and Sony said that they were investigating the network outage. The PSN... Read more

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    Racing Simulation so Real It Could Put You in a Cast

    The Motion Pro II, a driving simulator created by CXC Simulations, is less a gaming system than a training tool for professional drivers. The device... Read more

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    Gameboy Add-On for the iPhone May Soon Be a Reality

    What started out as an April Fool’s joke for nostalgic video gamers may wind up becoming an incredible product. Last week, Hyperkin — a video... Read more

  • Pac-Man is about to die somewhere in Italy (Google Maps screenshot)

    How Do You Play Pac-Man on Google Maps?

    The Internet was abuzz on Tuesday that Pac-Man (the original, not Mrs. Pac-Man) can be played via Google Maps. Here’s how to access it: Go to... Read more

  • Inserting the image of a virtual human nose in the center of a display seems to ease simulator sickness, says David Whittinghill. "You are constantly seeing your own nose. You tune it out, but it's still there, perhaps giving you a frame of reference to help ground you."  (Sergey Galyonkin, CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Virtual Nose Keeps Gamers From Feeling Sick

    Simulator sickness—which often induces vertigo and even nausea—often afflicts players of virtual reality games, but inserting a “virtual nose” into the picture may be a... Read more

  • Xbox Games with Gold users will get twice as many games, six in all, in April 2015, Microsoft has announced. It also released a video showing the games. (Games with Gold site screenshot)

    Xbox Games with Gold April 2015: Free Games Doubled For this Month

    Xbox Games with Gold users will get twice as many games–six in all–in April 2015, Microsoft has announced. It also released a video on Xbox Live... Read more

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    PS Plus – PlayStation Plus April Games List: Woah Dave! Never Alone, Aaru’s Awakening, and More

    The PlayStation Plus free games have been confirmed for April 2015 Dishonored (PS3), Tower of Guns (PS3 – PS4), Never Alone (PS4), and Aaru’s Awakening (PS3 –... Read more

  • Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the video game "The Legend of Zelda," during a Nintendo news conference at the E3 Gaming Convention in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    Why the Netflix Zelda Adaptation Will Never Happen

    In February, an anonymous source told the Wall Street Journal that Netflix was in the process of developing a live-action TV adaptation of the best-selling... Read more

  • People in the subway in New York, April 1, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Gamification Harnesses the Power of Games to Motivate

    Walk through any public area and you’ll see people glued to their phones, playing mobile games like “Game of War” and “Candy Crush Saga.” They... Read more

  • Xbox Games with Gold doesn’t have any new games this week, but the Deals with Gold just got a new update. (Screenshot)

    Xbox Games with Gold 2015: New Deals with Gold Out; 2x the Games this April

    Xbox veteran and hired gun Booker DeWitt has been sent to the flying city of Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood... Read more

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    Nintendo forms alliance with mobile game firm in about face

    TOKYO—After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co. is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company... Read more

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    Xbox Games with Gold: BioShock Infinite Now Free; And Twice as Many April Games Coming

    Xbox Games with Gold did its two-week update Monday, and it’s time for the next free game: BioShock Infinite. BioShock Infinite, which is a 6.49... Read more

  • The location for Destiny’s Agent of the Nine, Xur, was revealed Friday (March 13) as well as the items.
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    Destiny’s Xur Location, Items for March 13 – March 15; Items Include Insurmountable Skullfort, Knucklehead Radar

    The location for Destiny’s Agent of the Nine, Xur, was revealed Friday (March 13) as well as the items. He’s in the is at the... Read more

  • Grand Theft Auto V’s Heists is causing rampant server problems days after it was released by Rockstar (for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360-- the PC release date is April 14).
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    GTA Online 5 Heists Update: Servers Have Been Down for Many

    Grand Theft Auto V’s Heists is causing rampant server problems days after it was released by Rockstar (for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox... Read more

  • Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) wrote a letter urging the FBI to prosecute participants in the Gamergate movement, show here in Stoneham, Mass. on Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Congresswoman Urges FBI to Prosecute Gamergate

    Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) has solicited the help of Congress, the FBI, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in prosecuting elements of the online social movement... Read more

  • Starting Friday, PlayStation 4 users with PlayStation Plus will be offered free online multiplayer.  (Playstation Plus)

    PlayStation Plus – PS+ Free Games in April 2015: Dishonored Coming, Also DriveClub?

    PlayStation Plus users will get another AAA game in the Instant Game Collection: Dishonored. It’s not clear if DriveClub will be released, however. This week, PlayStation... Read more

  • The free games via Xbox Games with Gold in March have obviously been released, but Microsoft said it will have twice as many games for April.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    Xbox Games with Gold Free Games April 2015: 2x as Many Coming in a Month

    The free games via Xbox Games with Gold in March have obviously been released, but Microsoft said it will have twice as many games this April... Read more

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    Get 3 Awesome PC Gaming Accessories for up to 50% Off

    If you’ve been looking to spruce up your PC gaming setup, today’s deal of the day on Amazon is going to be right up your alley. A... Read more

  • SimCity is a city building simulator game series first started in 1989. (Maxis)

    Goodbye to ‘SimCity’ as Developer Maxis Shuts Down

    On Wednesday, video game publisher EA shut down game development studio Maxis in Emeryville, CA. This marks the end of the studio and team responsible... Read more


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