Ford’s new safety system lets cars “see” pedestrians

The ability for cars to detect pedestrians and other obstacles is becoming more commonplace, and Ford is the latest automaker to add this capability to its vehicles, using a combination of radar and camera images.

Cars

iPad Mini 2 vs. iPad Mini 3: How big is the update?

Apple may have given the iPad Air a substantial update, but the iPad Mini wasn't as fortunate. Check out our side-by-side comparison of the iPad Mini 3 and its predecessor, the iPad Mini 2, for a closer look at the internal hardware powering both devices.

Mobile

Apple CEO Tim Cook chats with China about security and his plans for Apple Pay

Apple CEO Tim Cook says talks with Chinese officials about security and user privacy were "very open." He described China as a "key market," and also hinted at the introduction of Apple Pay there in the future.

Mobile

The 1,200mph Aerion supersonic jet will do London to New York in just over 4 hours

Airbus and Aerion have entered into a partnership to make the supersonic Aerion AS2 business jet a reality. Eventually, it'll be capable of Mach 1.6, and do London to New York in just over 4 hours.

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Samsung taps Joseph Gordon-Levitt to direct short film, made entirely with NX1 4K camera

Samsung's new NX1 is capable of shooting both Cinema 4K and 4K Ultra HD. To show off the potential, Samsung is partnering with actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a new short film that's shot entirely with the NX1

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Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the LG G3 and Galaxy S5 rumored for late 2014

The latest version of Google's Android mobile OS, 5.0 Lollipop, could be coming to your smartphone very soon. Here's the latest news on which phones will be getting it, and when it's scheduled to arrive.

Mobile

They’re alive! Hyundai showcases four evolutionary concepts at IDEA Festival

Hyundai has unveiled four new concepts at the IDEA Festival in South Korea. There’s a handheld scooter, a two-seater that changes size, a toy-like rescue car with adjustable tires, and a shape shifter than can transform from a sedan to an RV.

Cars

Judge Dredd: Superfiend trailer metes out a harsh sentence for the crime of living

Dredd producer Adi Shankar debuts the trailer for Judge Dredd: Superfiend, his animated, unofficial spinoff of the 2012 film about the comic-book character.

Movies

It may be basic, but this 7-inch tablet has 4G and only costs $150

MetroPCS has announced the launch of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet. It may have a basic 7-inch screen, and a dual-core processor, but it will connect to the network's high speed data stream, and costs just $150.

Mobile

8-player fights! Board game mode! 50 things you didn’t know about Super Smash Bros. Wii U!

Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct streaming broadcast reveals new details on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, framed in a "50 things you didn't know" presentation.

Gaming

Ello legally binds itself to remaining an ethical, ad-free social network, forever

New social network Ello has become a Public Benefits Corporation, which means it must stick to rules laid out in a charter, making it illegal for it to make money from ads, or to sell your data.

Social Media

Office 365 and Surface Pro 3 are helping Microsoft make a lot of money lately

Microsoft is doing better and better from a financial standpoint. Office 365, and Surface Pro 3 sales are the root causes. Learn more here.

Computing

Free from history's baggage, the next Civilization finds freedom Beyond Earth

By Sid Meier’s rubric of 33% familiar, 33% improvements, and 33% brand new for a Civilization game, Beyond Earth certainly earns its keep as a strong new entry in the series.

  • Pros: The best elements of Civilization V distilled and…
  • Cons: AI leaders are still erratic, petulant children , Quests…

AI research: Google teams up with leading experts at Oxford University

Google is hooking up with leading researchers at Oxford University to further explore the areas of natural language understanding and image recognition in an effort to push ahead with its artificial intelligence (AI) projects.

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