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Hyperloop May Become a Crowdsourced Reality

Billionaire industrialist Elon Musk's fantastical "Hyperloop" mass transit system may actually get itself built, and possibly within 10 years.






Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:54:15 GMT
It Was Them: FBI Says North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

Sony took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of canceling the Christmas Day release of the film.






Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:31:36 GMT
Hyperloop May Become a Crowd-Sourced Reality

Billionaire industrialist Elon Musk's fantastical "Hyperloop" mass transit system may actually get itself built, and possibly within 10 years.






Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:16:12 GMT
The Navy Has a Brand New Drone That Looks Like a Shark

The Navy has developed a new drone that looks and swims just like a shark. Somebody call Roy Scheider.






Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:09:46 GMT
'We Have Not Caved' to Dictator Kim, Sony CEO Says

President Obama said Sony made the wrong decision by pulling "The Interview," but the studio's CEO Michael Lynton says he would do it again.






Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:36:33 GMT
Staples Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Cards

The hack involving point-of-sale systems at 115 of the company's 1,400 stores was announced in October.






Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:28:31 GMT
New Year's Resolutions: Tech to Help You Reach Your Goals

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:54:20 GMT
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The International Space Station's 3-D printer has created a plastic ratchet the first hand tool to be printed out in outer space.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:11:34 GMT
Beyond 3-D: '4-D Printing' Makes Shape-Shifting Items

The new technique can print out dynamic 3-D structures capable of changing their shapes over time.






Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:42:39 GMT
Uber Suspends Operations in Portland for Three Months

The company is working to update its regulations for private for-hire transportation so that it can operate legally in the city.






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