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Data Mining Being Used to Set Insurance Rates; Critics Cry Foul

Some insurance companies use data-mining software to help them set their rates. Consumer advocates believe it's unfair and can cause discrimination.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:06:06 GMT
Samsung to Launch First Tizen Phones

The Galaxy S5 just went on sale, but Samsung is already gearing up to debut two new smartphones that are not based on Android. The company has announced plans to launch the first handsets based on its own Tizen operating system, a platform it hopes will make up as much as 15 percent of sales.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:53 GMT
High-Tech Farmer Deploys Drone to Spray Crops

A Chinese farmer uses a drone to spray pesticide on his crops in Bozhou, Anhui province, on Tuesday.China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, the government said Wednesday, marking a further slowing in the world's second-largest economy.







Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:58:05 GMT
Google Glass: Is It Worth the $1500 Cost?

For one day only on Tuesday, anyone could buy Google Glass for a mere $1500.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:53:10 GMT
'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:06:52 GMT
'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:20:14 GMT
Cellular Industry Backs New Anti-Theft Technology on Phones

The announcement of a voluntary commitment comes as several states and municipalities are considering mandatory "kill-switch" laws.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:20:12 GMT
Yahoo's Growth Anemic as Turnaround Chugs Along

Yahoo Inc. barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.But its shares jumped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:04:39 GMT
Got $1,500? Google Glass on Sale for One Day Only in U.S.

The most talked about product of the nascent wearable era is available to the general consumer but only today.Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users take photos and video, search the Web, and use apps. It responds to voice commands.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:33:33 GMT
Google Applies for Patent on Contact Lens Camera

Google's research department is cranking out ideas for eye-worn electronics. Just a few months ago saw the company's patent application for a glucose sensor in a contact lens now it is looking at integrating a full-on camera.







Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:33:33 GMT
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