Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015

Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads from January 2015 as part of a pilot initiative in three cities, the government announced Wednesday.

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EA tests subscription video game service for Xbox One

US video game colossus Electronic Arts on Tuesday began testing a Netflix-style subscription service that lets Xbox One users play a library of online titles by paying monthly fees.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Following Comcast and Verizon deals, Netflix signs streaming-traffic agreement with AT&T

In the wake of similar deals with rivals Comcast and Verizon, Netflix has reached an agreement with AT&T for direct access to their networks. It's a move that'll allow Netflix to ...

4 hours ago from Techspot

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Apple gives the MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup a speed bump

Apple today pushed out a refresh of its MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, giving both the 13- and 15-inch models a little more horsepower under the hood. Additionally, Apple has dropped ...

22 hours ago from Gizmag

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'That's how websites work': OkCupid boasts about Facebook-style experiments on users

Facebook accidentally sparked a media firestorm when it revealed it had been tweaking users' News Feeds in psychological experiments, and now it seems dating website OkCupid wants in on the ...

20 hours ago from The Independent

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Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns ...

10 hours ago from Reuters Technology

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Facebook to shut down Gifts service next month in wake of shifting e-commerce strategy

Facebook will soon have one less weapon in its quest to find additional revenue streams as the social networking giant will shut down Gifts on August 12. You win some, you lose some.

22 minutes ago from Techspot

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Killer sperm ravages internal organs of luckless worms

The sperm of one nematode species harms the females of other species, perhaps explaining why the species remain distinct

51 minutes ago from Newscientist

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Amazon to invest $2 bln to expand in India

(AP)—The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales

(AP)—Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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