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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...
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...
For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday. It...
- 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...
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...
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...
- 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...
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...
Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man...
- 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...
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...
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 hig...
- 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. ...
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. ...
Your next car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revoluti...
- 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...
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...
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a...
- Posted on August 14, 2014
What's wrong with this selfie?
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp...
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp...
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also ...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
He’s the most popular dog on Instagram
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Das...
- Posted on June 16, 2014
New car has no steering wheel, brake or gas pedals
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top...
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top...
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater...
- Posted on May 28, 2014
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad, and it seems to be making a difference. In January, a new Twitter account was started w...
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad, and it seems to be making a difference. In January, a new Twitter account was started w...
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery an...
- Posted on May 27, 2014