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Would you fly in one of these things?
The enormous fan-like propeller behind the passenger whirs, then begins to howl as the pilot hits the accelerator.
The wheels bump along the desert and a small jolt tugs on the safety belts as the chute billows into the sky. A few seconds later, the strange-looking machine l...
- Posted on October 10, 2014
College recognizes video games as varsity sport
As a teenager, in his bedroom illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.
His grades tanked. His parents fretted.
A few years later, the 20-year-old from the San Francisco area leads a team of headset...
- Posted on October 9, 2014
Flying for 15 hours nonstop – fun or boring?
The world's biggest passenger plane has been placed on the world's longest airline route.
A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia. The plane's journey had been 8,578 miles.
- Posted on October 3, 2014
China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane. It's a path for those who are messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
The property manager says it's intended to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.
- Posted on September 19, 2014
Two new, bigger iPhones – plus a watch!
For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday. It's a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's came out in 2010.
The move is significant because o...
- Posted on September 10, 2014
Is a bigger iPhone coming next week?
Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history. It may be a sign of how big this event is for the company.
The Sept. 9 launch is expected to feature a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch. It will be in the Silicon Val...
- Posted on September 4, 2014
Watching others play video games the next big thing
Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."
But today there's...
- Posted on August 28, 2014
Slow down! This Corvette is watching you.
Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that tak...
- Posted on August 22, 2014
Cool car or dorkmobile?
Your next car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car. It's the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost.
- Posted on August 19, 2014
Lost your dog? Find with phone!
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a better way to find a lost dog.
That became a reality when facial recognition technology reunited a pet at San Diego County Animal Services. Joanne Cox's fami...
- Posted on August 14, 2014