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Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System

Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System

Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a drone-based delivery system that ...

InvisibleHand Quietly Helps You Find the Best Deals on Travel

InvisibleHand Quietly Helps You Find the Best Deals on Travel

If you're planning to travel this upcoming holiday season, make sure you install the InvisibleHand browser plug-in before you start booking your trip. InvisibleHand is a free money-saving tool that helps you find the lowest prices on hotels, flights, and rental cars. Once you download the plugin for Firefox, Chrome or ...

My Banned Word Holiday Rant

My Banned Word Holiday Rant

According to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and ...

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release of the iPhone. This year’s ...

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter users curious about how others engage with their 140-characters-or-less musings will be delighted to learn that the microblogging service has just made its analytics tool available to all. Launched in July, it was — until Wednesday — only advertisers and other select users who could make use of the tool. From ...

Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

US Federal Judge Lucy Koh shot down a request from Apple to grant a permanent injunction blocking the sale of some Android-based Samsung mobile devices over pantent infringement claims. The motion was part of Apple's second patent infringement case with Samsung, and Judge Koh said the iPhone and iPad maker didn't show that ...

Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

The Twitch videogame-streaming service went offline for several hours last night (Aug. 26), possibly as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which would make it the latest in a series of attacks on online gaming services. A hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed credit for last night's disruption via ...

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple. The devices, from LG and Samsung, suggest renewed attempts to create a smartwatch that is perhaps more fashionable than previous efforts. Samsung's Gear S features a curved screen, while ...

Report: Apple To Launch iWatch In September

Report: Apple To Launch iWatch In September

The iWatch may be coming earlier than everyone thought. Apple plans to launch a new wearable device, presumed by many to be a smartwatch, alongside two next-generation iPhones this September according to a report on tech news site Re/code. The site has previously reported that Apple will launch two, different sized versions ...

Alibaba’s Results Improve Ahead of IPO

Alibaba’s Results Improve Ahead of IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported a surge in revenue and earnings for its latest quarter, driven in part by increased activity on mobile devices, though its profit margin narrowed. Alibaba's plan for a potentially record-breaking initial public offering is prompting other companies to push back their own stock-market ...