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Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year -- roughly the GDP of Connecticut -- according to a new report.  More

Fail! Twitter CFO sends errant tweet about a potential acquisition

Twitter CFO Anthony Noto appears to have accidentally tweeted a message about a potential acquisition.  More

T-Mobile will now tell you how it is reducing your data speeds

The mobile carrier has agreed to change the way it handles customers who hit monthly data limits.  More

Expect heavy FAA drone regulations

Drone regulation is coming to the United States, and the rules might be too severe for everyday businesses.  More

Use this app to get the lowest prices on your holiday shopping

PriceJump is the best app to help you get the lowest prices for your holiday shopping.  More

Gay killing game 'Ass Hunter' taken down by Google

Google removes 'Ass Hunter,' a homophobic video game, from its Android app store following a backlash from users.  More

Which is the best Droid to buy?

Motorola has made the two best Android smartphones this year. Here's how they stack up.  More

This bus runs on human poop

The U.K.'s first "bio-bus" is powered by biomethane gas, which is generated through the treatment of human feces and food waste.  More

RadioShack still stuck in the 1980s

A recent visit to a RadioShack to preview their holiday shopping plans shows that it may be tough for the retailer to turn its finances around any time soon.  More

'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'

Regin is malware has been lurking in computers for as long as six years, according to Symantec. But experts don't know much about where it is from, what it does and who has been targeted.  More

Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

The European parliament is calling Google a monopoly in need of a breakup.  More

Square Register launches internationally

Founder of Square Jack Dorsey discusses the international launch of the Square Register software, their partnership with Snapchat, and how Square could work with Apple Pay.  Play

Google: Pay $1 and see fewer ads

Google has a new service that will give websites an alternative to advertising by asking users to contribute a few dollars every month.  More

Comcast to let customers track technicians

Comcast says new app will send alerts when technicians are close to arriving and let customers rate quality of service.  More

Square will soon accept Apple Pay

The mobile payments company Square is planning to accept Apple Pay.  More

The power broker of Silicon Valley

On Jana Rich's client list: Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo of Twitter, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Dropbox, Uber, Square, Eventbrite.  More

China lifts ban on Facebook for select few

China is hosting the "World Internet Conference" but its citizens aren't able to access huge swaths of the world wide web.  More

Opinion: Four other ways Uber is ethically challenged

Corporate culture expert Bruce Weinstein lists four reasons why the embattled car-sharing service is ethically challenged.  More

High-skilled immigration fixes are just a band-aid

President Obama addressed some visa reforms for high-skilled, legal immigrants -- but experts say comprehensive reform is still necessary for the U.S. to stay competitive.  More

Does Silicon Valley have a sexism problem?

Sarah Lacy, the journalist at the center of Uber's latest controversy, says misogyny isn't something people 'just grow out of.'  Play

Facebook rapidly growing drone business

Facebook is rapidly hiring people in aeronautics to join its drone team.  More

Is the government spying on you? Find out

Detekt is the latest tool to spot if governments have put spyware on your computer. It's the work of Amnesty International, EFF and others.  More

Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber

Flywheel, a competitor to Uber, has a new CEO who is not shy about his feeling for his controversial competitor. But can the company really supplant Uber and Lyft?  More

See Paul McCartney -- in virtual reality!

Jaunt has released a virtual reality movie of Paul McCartney playing 'Live and Let Die.'  More

App takes guessing out of wine buying

Next Glass' app lets you know whether you'll like a wine or beer with a quick scan.  More

Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo

Yahoo is replacing Google as the default search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser.  More

Uber needs accountability, says targeted tech journalist

Sarah Lacy, the journalist at the center of Uber's latest controversy, says both Uber and CEO Travis Kalanick need to be held accountable.  More

Uber is misogynistic, says targeted journalist

Sarah Lacy, the journalist at the center of the latest Uber controversy, says the company has a pattern of misogyny.  Play

FAA can regulate drones

NTSB rules that drones are aircraft and thus covered under current FAA rules controlling their flights.  More

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

Best Buy shares skyrocket as the retailer proves it can do battle with Amazon.  More

Thiel: Uber 'most ethically challenged company in Silicon Valley'

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel questioned whether Uber's aggressive tactics have gone too far.  More

For $90, you can bury stuff on the moon

Lunar Mission One Kickstarter project lets people donate $90 to put their personal memories on the moon.  More

Samsung to stop making so many damn phones

Samsung makes a whole lot of smartphones. It's going to cut way back on its lineup next year.  More

Here come the Apple Watch apps

The Apple Watch is still months away, but developers can start writing apps for the wrist starting today.  More

FBI's 10 most wanted cyber criminals

The FBI is raising the stakes in its hunt for hackers and cyber fraudsters. Meet the suspected cybercriminals the agency wants most.  More

Spy on Perez Hilton's texts

Viber's new feature, Public Chats, lets you in on real-time conversations between celebrity personalities and their friends.  More

Apple's Mac update fails to fix Wi-Fi problems

Apple's Mac update to fix Wi-Fi connectivity problems didn't solve the persistent problem.  More

Uber exec suggests digging up dirt on journalists

The exec thought the dinner was off the record. It wasn't.  More

Will Apple soon be worth $1 trillion?

Apple is the world's most valuable company. Could it top $1 trillion soon? Is that a sign of a new tech bubble? Or will Microsoft, Google or Alibaba beat Apple to the 12-zero level.  More

Congress to banks: Admit you've been hacked!

Congress tells banks that they must be more upfront with the public when they have been hacked.  More

Hackers attacked the U.S. energy grid 79 times this year

The U.S. energy grid is always getting attacked by hackers. They're coming dangerously close.  More

Are robots replacing jobs?

From factory floors to warehouses and hospital floors, humans are increasingly finding themselves working alongside robots, and the impact of robots in the workforce are only expected to grow.  Play

Alfred: A butler for the 99%

Alfred: A butler for the 99%  More

Pittsburgh's robot renaissance

Pittsburgh is experiencing major economic growth due to a booming robotics industry.  Play

FTC fines TRUSTe over privacy seal

TRUSTe admitted Monday that between 2006 and 2013, it did not conduct annual inspections for every organization that brandishes its seal of approval.  More

Looking for a stock tip? Check the CEO's face

CEOs give away a lot of information when they speak. Facial recognition can help decode it for investors.  More

Aloe Blacc to Spotify: Pay songwriters more

Singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc says that songwriters deserve a bigger slice of the pie from streaming services like Spotify and Pandora.  Play

Facebook is coming to your office

Facebook is working on "Facebook at Work," an office version for employee-to-employee communication at work.  More

Indian startup funding up 261%

Indian startup funding up 261%  More

Amazon is hiring drone pilots

Amazon is hiring engineers to test and help certify its experimental drone delivery system. Pilot's certification preferred, but not required.  More

IBM CEO is 3rd woman to join Augusta National

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty reportedly becomes member at Augusta National, which only accepted women members two years ago.  More

Twitter trashed with 'junk' rating from S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's assigned a junk rating to Twitter's debt.  More

Best CEO of 2014: Apple's Cook or BlackBerry's Chen?

Apple is at an all-time high and Tim Cook deserves a lot of credit for that. But is John Chen's rescue of BlackBerry a more impressive feat?  More

Resurrecting drowned iPhones from the dead

Startup TekDry has created a machine that can dry out a waterlogged phone.  Play

Should you buy the $99 PC from Walmart?

PC prices are now the lowest in history  More

Facebook unveils privacy settings 101

Facebook has unveiled a 'Privacy Basics' guide and a new data policy.  More

Is online privacy a lost cause?

Nine in 10 Americans believe they have no control over their personal information and most say there's nothing they can do about it.  More

Tech bubble 2.0? Nasdaq nearing 5,000 again

Are we about to have another tech bust? The Nasdaq is approaching a level where it last traded in March 2000 -- just before dot-coms crashed. But here's why it might be different now.  More

Samsung's Gear VR is virtual reality on the go

Samsung's new virtual reality headset runs off a smartphone -- and it's shipping in December.  More

YouTube to launch premium music streaming service

Soon you will be able to listen to some of your favorite music without ads on YouTube.  More

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.  More

Scared of cyberattacks? Buy this ETF

Investors now have an easy way to cash in on one of the hottest areas of the tech world: cybersecurity.  More

Netflix for iPhone now comes in higher high-def

Netflix's new iPhone 6 Plus app offers 1080p resolution for even higher high-definition viewing.  More

Hedge funds want 'one-night stand' with startups

Silicon Valley VCs are losing confidence for the first time in two years -- and they're blaming hedge funds for the market uncertainty.  More

Chelsea Handler Instagrams another nudie pic

Comedian Chelsea Handler has posted a second nude photo to protest Instagram's policy toward female nudity.  More

Jack Ma: Being rich is a 'great pain'

Being rich is good. But the founder of Alibaba said being too rich can be a pain.  More

Snapchat now warns you if another app saves your photo

Snapchat is taking a small step toward actually taking your privacy seriously.  More

Mark Cuban bets big on new video-sharing app

Vine competitor Ocho, a new video-based social networking app, launched on Tuesday, receiving $1.65 million in funding.  More

Keira Knightley thinks billionaire Silicon Valley nerds are weirdos

At an event in Silicon Valley, English actress Keira Knightley was reportedly shocked to discover wealthy tech billionaires wear Crocs to parties.  More

6.5 million SSNs hacked in 2014

So far this year, hackers have stolen at least 6 million Social Security numbers. It confirms how useless it is to prove your identity.  More

Zynga founder is now in the pot business

Tom Bollich founded Zynga in 2007. Now he's CEO of Surna, a company that helps marijuana growers.  More

Google leases massive Navy blimp hangar

Google signs 60-year lease with NASA for historic Hangar One, a massive blimp hangar near its headquarters.  More

The tech behind smart cities

From floating solar farms to streets that store energy, these tech concepts could drastically alter urban life, making cities smarter, safer and more efficient.  More

Steve Wozniak: The iPhone 6 is three years too late

Apple founder Steve Wozniak said Apple should have developed a bigger iPhone several years sooner.  More

'Airbnb for dogs' gets $25 million in funding

Dogvacay got a big chunk of money from the venture capital arm of Ontario's pension fund.  More

AT&T cancels plans for in-flight Wi-Fi network

AT&T will no longer build its in-flight 4G Wi-Fi network, sending Gogo's shares soaring.  More

Obama wants more regulation for the Internet

President Obama says the Internet is open, free and vital to society -- and should be more heavily regulated to ensure it stays that way.  More

Google wants to match your Ebola donation

Google will match every dollar donated in a $7.5 million public Ebola campaign with two more. The company pledges $10 million and co-founder Larry Page commits $15 million.  More

Apple finally lets iPhone defectors get texts again

Apple has rolled out a tool for iPhone expats to officially sever their ties with Apple's iMessage system.  More
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