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    Can levitating appliances be far off?

    Ger Jansen is puzzling about how to fit a windshield. His problem is not installing it in a car, but hanging the glass in thin air and keeping it hovering for a prolonged display.

    This is a fairly typical challenge for the Dutch engineer, who along w...


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Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry


Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.


Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

Netflix 2

Why did Netflix pay Comcast to stream its videos faster? Because Netflix was losing customers.


Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

Google Project Wing

Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos. Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed Thursday.


8 must-have travel apps

Holiday apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.


Massive bank hack: What you need to know


Hackers have managed to break into seven of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know.


Apple sets event for Sept. 9


Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement.


For Apple, will bigger be better?

Apple iPad Air

After ceding the smartphone and tablet size war to competitors like Samsung for the past few years, it appears Apple had finally decided that bigger is better.


FBI investigating hacking attack on JPMorgan

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The FBI is investigating hacking attacks on multiple American banks, including one against JPMorgan Chase that caused a data breach, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.


Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

Solar system NASA graphic

Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

You do. We all do.

Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,00...


Time Warner Cable comes back from nationwide Internet outage

Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an unusual nationwide Internet outage early Wednesday morning, sparking new complaints about the company's service.


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Teacher in trouble for tweets about students

Teacher tweets about students

She may have just been letting off some steam, but a California teacher's tweets about students have upset many parents.


Lab researches police confrontations

Police confrontations lab

Police in Washington state are using a special laboratory to learn how to better handle potentially dangerous confrontations.


Drones becoming popular among farmers

Drones farming

Farming by drone?? It's becoming a reality for some farmers in Texas.


Man with disabilities invents 'shoe golf'

Shoe golf

A New York man left unable to hold a golf club invents a new way to hit the links -- with his shoes.


Healthy eating apps for college freshmen

Healthy eating apps

Yes, a smartphone can order a pizza. But it can also fend off the "Freshman 15."


Sprint beefs up its data plans


Is a price war about to break out in the wireless industry? Sprint may have taken the first shot.


Social media drives dorm must-haves

College dorm room

Forget paper checklists. Social media inspires and drives must-haves for college dorm rooms.


Nokia debuts new low-tech phone

Nokia low-tech phone

Nokia's newest cellphone has no camera and no internet access.


Facebook's latest changes explained


Sorting out the facts about recent changes to Facebook Messenger and games, plus a new social scam.


Cat collar can steal Wi-Fi info

Cat collar can steal Wi-Fi info

A hacker shows how he rigged a cat collar to collect Wi-Fi information and break into your outdated network.


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