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  • Elon Musk says self-driving car technology still has another 5 to 6 years to go

    18 September 2014, 9:03 pm by: Josh Lowensohn

    About a year ago, Tesla announced its plans to develop self-driving car technologies, and now founder and CEO Elon Musk says there's still quite a bit of work to be done before that's a reality. Another 5 to 6 years, to be precise. In an interview with The…
  • Twitpic says it won't be shutting down after all

    18 September 2014, 8:01 pm by: Casey Newton

    Two weeks after saying it would be forced to shut down because of a trademark conflict with Twitter, image-hosting service Twitpic said today that it will live on. The company has been acquired, though in a tweet it would not say by whom:…
  • Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

    18 September 2014, 6:32 pm by: Josh Lowensohn

    Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process…
  • The 'Deadpool' movie is coming February 12th, 2016

    18 September 2014, 6:02 pm by: Ross Miller

    It looks like that leaked Deadpool test footage — and the positive reaction from fans — has dragged the movie back from development hell. 20th Century Fox, home of the X-Men and Fantastic Four movie franchise, just announced that the Deadpool movie is…
  • The Home Depot says that up to 56 million credit cards may be at risk from hacker attack

    18 September 2014, 5:04 pm by: Nathan Ingraham

    It's been a few weeks since home goods retailer The Home Depot confirmed that it was the victim of a hacker attack that potentially put customer credit card information at risk, and now the company is admitting just how big that breach was. According to a new…
  • This is a real-life lake monster, according to a possibly crazy Icelandic commission

    18 September 2014, 4:55 pm by: Russell Brandom

    This shaky video, apparently, is definitive proof of the existence of a legendary Icelandic lake monster known as Lagarfljótsormurinn, or the monster of Lagarfljót. After an official investigation, an Icelandic truth commission has agreed to award a prize of…
  • 'Star Trek: The Original Series' scenes look fantastic as cinematic panoramas

    18 September 2014, 4:48 pm by: Adi Robertson

    Above is an original shot from Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Mirror, Mirror." Star Trek was broadcast in the 4:3 television standard, and there's nothing wrong with this shot — it's remastered in high-definition and still looks about as good as…
  • Read 8 damning emails from behind the scenes of the meltdown

    18 September 2014, 4:38 pm by: Adrianne Jeffries

    We all now know what happened with the federal healthcare marketplace, The three-year development was complicated by changing specifications, and the government's convoluted procurement process meant entrenched companies were getting contracts…
  • Legendary Silicon Valley figure Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO

    18 September 2014, 4:12 pm by: Chris Welch

    Larry Ellison, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle, has stepped down from his CEO duties. Ellison, 70, has been Oracle's first and only CEO since 1977, a position that's made him one of the wealthiest men in America and the entire world. His…
  • Twitter for iOS updates with redesigned profiles and notification actions

    18 September 2014, 4:01 pm by: Casey Newton

    Twitter updated its iOS app today with a new look for profiles that places additional emphasis on pictures. The redesign puts your bio, which was previously a swipe away, at the top of the profile. And it puts tabs for your tweets, photos, and favorites…

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