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'Talking' Smart Cars Begin Year-long Tests Aimed at Accident Reduction

Researchers hope they can sharply reduce the number of car accidents by enabling vehicles to communicate with each other -- and they're putting the theory to the test in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Analyst: Cross-Licensing Will Be the Conclusion to Apple v. Samsung Trial

Whatever the verdict in the 'tech trial of the century,' the outcome will be a settlement, analyst predicts.


Mattel's Apptivity Integrates IPad With Physical Toys

Mattel has launched Apptivity which allows kids to interact with games on Apple's iPad using screen-safe toys, including Hot Wheels cars, the company said on...

The Best New Ultrabooks

A wave of Ultrabooks—light, thin laptops that have more capabilities and fewer compromises than ever—is hitting the market. Here's a look at some of the current crop.

Technology's Dark Side: Devious Devices Designed to Harm You

From ATM skimmers that steal your money to hackable insulin pumps, technology does have a dark side. And the various forms of sneaky tech can have frightening consequences.


The Ultrabook Revolution

Laptops are undergoing radical change, with the latest crop of Ultrabooks leading the way.

Apple vs. Samsung Jury to Face 700+ Questions on Verdict Form

Imagine the longest, most complex government form you've ever had to fill out and you start to have an idea what jurors in this patent case will face.

Judge Rules for Infosys in Whistleblower Case

Judge Myron H. Thompson says whistleblower Jack Palmer Jr. has not proven his claims of breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation against Infosys. As a result, the case will not go to trial.

Next-Generation Laptop Touch Keyboards and Touchpads on Their Way From Synaptics

Slim Ultrabooks may be able to slim down even more if this technology is adopted.


Judge Not Satisfied With Google's Disclosures Over Commenter Pay

The original order wasn't just for "quid pro quo" situations, Judge William Alsup says.

SimCity Returns At Gamescom 2012

We sit down with SimCity producer Jason Haber in Cologne, Germany to chat about what PC gamers can expect from the next SimCity game.

HTC Loses US$40 Million From OnLive Restructuring

OnLive has been forced to restructure after nearly going bankrupt, and has been acquired by an unnamed new owner.

Facebook's IPO Disaster Raises Speculation About Zuckerberg's Future

Talk has turned to whether a seasoned business person could better lead Facebook, while 28-year-old Zuckerberg, with his gray t-shirts and hoodies, could focus on the technology.


Shamoon Malware Cripples Windows PCs to Cover Tracks

Security companies, including Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab and U.S. antivirus vendor Symantec, have not yet figured out what kind of data Shamoon is looking for, then stealing.

2 Services That Help Protect Public Wi-Fi Users

Private Wi-Fi can automatically connect and activate itself from startup, and proXPN's Premium version offers the ability to configure your iPad or iPhone to also use the service.