Spending a Week With an Electric Car: Is the 2013 Chevy Volt Worth It?

Is an electric car a vehicle that you could live with? We’ve seen the pictures and read the reviews of cars like the 2013 Chevy Volt, but how do we know what it’s really like to live with one? To find out if it’s worth it, do we have to buy one, only to discover that it’s not for us – too geeky,

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HP Debuts Four New All-in-One Windows 8 Desktops

HP Debuts Four New All-in-One Windows 8 Desktops The HP SpectreOne While HP is known for its TouchSmart line of devices, the SpectreOne is not a touchscreen. At just 11.5-mm thin, however, it is the company’s slimmest all-in-one PC. It also features a 23.6-inch flush-glass full HD display and a

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Will Samsung Sue Apple Over iPhone 5 LTE?

Apple may be riding a buzz wave after its highly anticipated event today, but another patent battle may be just around the corner. This time it’s against the freshly announced LTE capability in the iPhone 5. After the devastating $1 billion verdict in Apple v. Samsung in August, Samsung promised

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Apple Is Considering Renaming Beats Music, Not Shutting It Down

Apple is considering making changes at Beats Music, not shutting down the service.Image: Lester Cohen/WireImage Apple is considering making a bunch of changes at Beats Music, but shutting down the subscription streaming service isn’t one of them. ‘It’s not true,’ Tom Neumayr, a spokesman for

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Report: Apple Working on Wireless, Solar Charging for iWatch

Apple customers test out iPads and accessories.Image: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images Apple is reportedly working on a battery for its not-yet-announced iWatch that could be charged both wirelessly and from the sun. According to a New York Times report, the company is looking to build a smarter

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Bill Gates Vetoed Prototype E-reader in 1998

In 1998 – eight years before Sony introduced the Sony Reader, and nine years before Amazon introduced the Kindle – Microsoft founder and then-CEO Bill Gates was shown a prototype e-reader. He rejected it. ‘He didn’t like the user interface, because it didn’t look like Windows,’ a programmer

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3D ‘Holoportation’ Lets You Virtually Interact With People in Real-Time

Microsoft’s Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see,

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