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Why are the major tech and car companies looking for land around San Francisco?

Major car manufacturers, as well as Google and Apple, are all in the market for northern California real estate. Autonomous car research and development in Silicon Valley and San Francisco makes the area the center of action.
Cars

New V8 uses trick tech to make Porsche’s next-gen models faster and more efficient

Porsche has announced a brand new V8 engine that will be inaugurated by the next-gen Panamera. The twin-turbo mill is more powerful than its predecessor, but it can potentially use 30 percent less gas thanks to a cylinder de-activation…
Cool Tech

A high school kid just built a machine to grow ‘mini brains’ that could aid Zika research

A high schooler's summer session at Johns Hopkins University led to the creation of a machine that may give neuroscientists new insight into brains and the conditions that affect them.
Cool Tech

Autonomous surgical robots are practicing on pigs

The next time you check into the hospital to undergo an operation, you may be surprised by the doctor who is scheduled to perform the procedure. Instead of a physician, your next surgeon may be a STAR, a Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot.
Virtual Reality

Paranoia patients cured by facing their fears in virtual reality

Oxford University researchers have treated patients who suffer from “persecutory delusions,” a severe form of paranoia, by asking them to confront their specific fears in virtual reality.
Computing

Missouri lawmaker sneaks broadband provision into traffic bill

Republican legislator Lyndall Fraker has raised the ire of Missouri residents after a traffic bill was amended with a seemingly unrelated provision about government-supplied internet access.
Cars

The 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT really is a Hellcat on the track

We put Dodge’s top-spec muscle car through its paces at the Bondurant Racing School and discover the fragrant allure of tire smoke along the way.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 8 paid iPhone apps on sale for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Gaming

Your next kicks from Vans may have a Nintendo twist

Expected to show up in June, Nintendo's newly (un)announced line of retro-gaming sneakers comes from a partnership with Vans, creating a number of different high-top and low-top designs featuring some of the company's most iconic…
Cool Tech

The pipe dream is over: FDA regulates vaping

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would begin regulating all tobacco-related products including cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, and e-cigarettes. This new rule will have a profound effect on the e-cig and vaping…