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Breakthrough driver’s mirror eliminates blind spots without warping the world

Jun 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Technology

Ever since Ray Harroun first bolted a mirror to his car so he could see what was behind him during the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911, drivers looking back have had to deal with the blind spot where the mirror couldn’t reach. Many automakers offer cameras and even radar to monitor that spot, but a [...]



Sinking Titanic Will be Live-Tweeted by Historians

Mar 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Technology

In just over a month, the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15. The History Press, one of the U.K.’s largest local and specialist history publishers, is planning to use Twitter to bring the story of the Titanic back to life by live-tweeting a re-enactment of the [...]



Invisible Mercedes brings James Bond technology to life

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Technology

In a promotion for its first production fuel-cell vehicle in Germany, Mercedes-Benz turned a B-Class hatchback invisible — at least, from a distance, using the same idea behind the invisible car in the James Bond film “Die Another Day.” See if you can see it before it sees you. The invisibility cloak had its tryout this week [...]



IBM ‘Jeopardy’ Winner Watson Gets Wall Street Job

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Technology

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) ‘s Watson computer, which beat champions of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” a year ago, will soon be advising Wall Street on risks, portfolios and clients. Citigroup Inc. (C), the third-largest U.S. lender, is Watson’s first financial services client, IBM said today. It will help analyze customer needs and process financial, [...]



Cats and their owners will want to get their paws on these iPad apps

Mar 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Technology

Make no mistake, your iPad isn’t just for you anymore. A simple search of “cat and iPad” on YouTube reveals thousands of videos of our feline friends transfixed by moving objects on the tablet’s big screen. In fact, this popular video of a kitty having fun playing Fruit Ninja HD went viral a few months ago, with more than 1.5 million [...]



Possible UFO in Kansas mystery solved

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Residents of Cowley County, Kansas caused a sensation last week when they captured video of the military towing a concealed object on a flatbed truck down US Highway 77. It wasn’t long before a wave of speculation hit, claiming the object was a UFO. Depending on the angle from which you spotted it, the 30 foot-wide [...]



Truck driver wins Lamborghini, crashes it hours later

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Thanks to a Utah convenience store’s contest, Frito-Lay truck driver David Dopp won another set of wheels last Saturday: this lime-green, 631-hp Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640, worth at least $200,000. Such an awesome car that will…oops, he already wrecked it.   Just a few hours after getting the keys to the V-12 powered Italian supercar named [...]



Amazon’s Kindle Fire lets kids charge up a storm

Dec 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, one of the hottest gadgets this holiday season because of its low price, has some parents bristling over the simplicity at which children can order from the retail giant and the inability to stop them without crippling the device. Another concern is over theft or losing the device, which can be then easily [...]



Curiosity Leaves Earth For Mars

Nov 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

The newest Mars rover, Curiosity, dwarfs NASA’s previous rovers in size and scientific prowess. John Matson reports. [Launch audio: “And liftoff of the Atlas 5 with Curiosity”] NASA’s newest Mars rover blasted off November 26th from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Standing seven feet tall and weighing in at 2,000 pounds, Curiosity dwarfs NASA’s previous rovers in both [...]



New iOS 5.0.1 Update ‘Nothing Short of Amazing’

Nov 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Good news if you’re one of the iOS 5 users who suffers from crippled battery life: Most early reports are showing that iOS 5.0.1 fixes the problem completely. “Frankly the difference is nothing short of amazing,” said Wired reader Donald Kuntzman, who downloaded the update on his Verizon iPhone 4. “To go almost an entire [...]