Saturday, October 25, 2014 01:59

Toyota executive stands by Takata as supplier despite air bag troubles
By Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) - A top Toyota Motor Corp executive said on Wednesday the Japanese automaker has no plans to abandon Takata Corp despite the supplier's struggles with air bag inflators that could rupture and spray metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants. U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States affected by recalls for this problem by 28 percent to 7...
Look to energy names for global demand clues
By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slumping energy shares drove the recent U.S. stock market selloff more than any other major group, so investors are turning to next week's slate of earnings to see if the sector can pull itself out of the pit. The third-quarter earnings picture for energy looks grim. Profit growth expectations for S&P 500 energy companies have fallen more than any other sector - from a forecast of 13...
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year.
I am Marty McFly: My week in 'Back to the Future II' shoes
The future is now as Crave writer Amanda Kooser dons a glowing pair of Air Mag replica shoes and wears them everywhere for a week.>
Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' online video challenges (Q&A)
Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.>
College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says
A new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook.>
Google's head of Android to oversee its most important products
By promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future.>
Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' coming to Amazon Instant 4K, PBS
​If you're a fan of Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett or changing outfits every three minutes, 'Cheek to Cheek Live' will be televised on PBS tonight, and on Amazon Instant 4K later in the year.>
Crave Ep. 180: Help battling robots cause even more mayhem
The robot war might be televised (on the Web at least) and it's a fight to the finish. The RoboGames could become a Web series if a crowdfunding effort meets its goal.>
Got a new iPad and want to switch carriers? Turns out it's not so easy
So much for a universal Apple SIM. AT&T and T-Mobile both lock down iPad SIM cards in their stores. The difference is a T-Mobile iPad purchased at an Apple store will remain open.>
Breaking open iPads, Groupon's quest to be Yelp
The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free version of Xbox Music.>
The 404 Show 1,570: Superhero movie overkill? Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs (podcast)
We're finishing up the week with the question: is Hollywood's superhero factory comic book overkill? Plus we'll talk about Christian Bale's confirmed role as Steve Jobs in a new biopic, Uber flu shot delivery and confirmation that Google Glass people still freak us out.>
Awww: A whole subreddit filled with baby-elephant GIFs
It's Friday, which means we've all made it through another long week. Celebrate in the best way possible by checking out this subreddit dedicated to GIFs of baby elephants.>
The scariest games to play this Halloween
Jeff Bakalar picks the scariest video games to play this Halloween. Player beware!>
Low Latency 112: Back to the drawing board
This week the Internet's attention was transfixed on a hoverboard, while ignoring Apple's newest iPad.>
Huh? Mini phone attaches to the phone you already have
One company thinks you need a small phone that hitches a ride on your larger phone -- and the idea actually might not be as crazy as it sounds.>
Aereo barred from retransmitting broadcast TV
A judge grants broadcasters' request for a temporary injunction against the embattled video streaming service, which has sought to reclassify itself as a cable provider.>
This is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life
A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like in "Star Wars.">
Sprint's 'iPhone for Life' plan to offer annual upgrade
The carrier ups the ante again with its iPhone-leasing program that starts at $30 a month and allows customers to swap in a new device each year. The offer takes effect on November 14.>
Investors snub Amazon, but Wall Street analysts remain loyalists
Financial analysts continue to focus on Amazon's long-term growth, despite back-to-back quarters of losses.>
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