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3 hours ago Apple Watch Hookup App Leads to Close Encounters
Once again, cutting-edge technology is harnessed to help people hook up with each other.
3 hours ago California Permits Punch the Gas on Self-Driving Cars
Testing of self-driving cars has been going on in a number of states for a while, but regulations are starting to catch up to the nascent industry.






3 hours ago After Celeb Photos Leak, Apple Boosts iCloud Security
In the wake of an extremely high-profile leak of celebrity selfies from compromised iCloud accounts, Apple has added two-factor authentication.






12 hours ago Heat Tracker: How Wearables Could Detect Gunshots
A new study says that cheap wearables could help monitor people who might illegally use firearms.






12 hours ago App Developers Seek Clearer Health Data Guidelines
Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information.






Today Someone is Recreating Popular Sitcoms on 'The Sims'
Classic sitcoms live on in the virtual world, where players have laboriously recreated sets from shows like 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends.'






Yesterday How a Laughing Fish Could Lead to Medical Breakthroughs
Michael Bell, the head of the New Devices Group at Intel, is trying to shake things up at the semiconductor behemoth. Surprisingly, he's doing that by encouraging the researchers to address public needs, even if they're silly.






Yesterday Readers Remember More From Newspapers Than Online
If you were reading this story in print, you'd have a better chance of remembering it later, according to a study done at the University of Houston.






Yesterday Alibaba to Up IPO Price Range to $66-$68/Share
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to raise the range for its initial public offering to $66 to $68 a share, from $60-$66, making it the largest IPO ever.






Yesterday Windows 9 May Be Focus of Microsoft's Sept. 30 Event
Microsoft has announced an event taking place later this month that will likely be a public demonstration of the next version of Windows.






Yesterday Apple Watch Hook-Up App Leads to Close Encounters
Once again, cutting-edge technology is harnessed to help people hook up with each other.






Yesterday Google Unveils First Super-Cheap Android One Phone
While Apple is busy launching 18-karat-gold gadgets, Google is aiming at the opposite end of the market.






Yesterday Apple Offers to Help You Delete Free U2 Album
Are you one of the people who complained about that new U2 album Apple gave you last week without asking if you wanted it?






Yesterday Microsoft to Buy 'Minecraft' Creator for $2.5 Billion
Microsoft will buy Mojang, the creator of the "Minecraft" video game franchise, for $2.5 billion.






Yesterday No Cellphones! Walking Lane Separates Phone Addicts
In the Chinese city of Chongqing, pedestrians attached to their phones have a designated walking area.
Yesterday From Sci-Fi to Driveway: Smart Cars Coming Soon
What might seem like sci-fi is rapidly moving closer to reality, with more manufacturers planning to put autonomous vehicles into production.






Yesterday Apple: iPhone Pre-Orders Topped 4 Million in First Day
But even those pre-order customers may have to wait a while to get their phones in hand.






Sep 13, 2014 Heart On Your Sleeve: Is Apple Watch the Future of Flirting?
Apple wants you to send your heartbeat to your partner via its new watch. But could wearing your heart just under your sleeve ever really catch on?






Sep 13, 2014 Heart On Your Sleeve: Is Apple Watch Future of Flirting?
Apple wants you to send your heartbeat to your partner via its new watch. But could wearing your heart just under your sleeve ever really catch on?






Sep 13, 2014 Shhh! Best Tech to Drown Out the Noise
The best noise-canceling devices to get away from the clamor of everyday life.






Sep 12, 2014 Tim Cook Hints at Improvements for Apple TV
Apple's CEO says TV viewing technology is “stuck back in the ‘70s” and adds, “The interface is terrible.”






Sep 12, 2014 Tour Egypt's Pyramids and Sphinx With Google Maps
Now you can take virtual tours of the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Egypt's other historic hot spots, courtesy of Google Street View.






Sep 12, 2014 Steve Jobs Might Have Been Wrong About iPad for Kids
He made screens as irresistible as candy to children, but Steve Jobs wasn’t a fan of his own kids being glued to the electronic gadgets he invented.






Sep 12, 2014 Oculus CEO Donates $31M to University of Maryland
Brendan Iribe dropped out of UMD his freshman year and later founded virtual-reality technology company Oculus VR.






Sep 12, 2014 MIT's 'Breast' and Brightest Are Pumped
Engineers are joining with nursing moms to come up with better designs for breast pumps at a hackathon later this month.






Sep 12, 2014 Suit Up: Will Technology Kill the Tailor?
These days, websites promise custom-made clothing delivered to your door. Traditional tailors have something to say about that.
Sep 12, 2014 Should the Government Do More About Online Privacy?
Mike Zaneis (Interactive Advertising Bureau) and Justin Brookman (Center for Democracy and Technology) debate the U.S's role in online privacy.






Sep 12, 2014 Alibaba IPO Oversubscribed as Investors Jockey for Shares
Demand for the IPO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is strong enough to draw prices higher than the current price range, sources told CNBC.






Sep 12, 2014 Car Wars: Uber Is Illegal in California, Regulator Says
The California Public Utilities Commission is apparently not a fan of the newest trend in mobile-enabled ride-sharing.






Sep 12, 2014 Where to Buy the iPhone 6 Now
The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is selling fast. Here is where to grab one.