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Technology Google unveils 'undo' send email function Google unveils 'undo' send email function
An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a standard safeguard in Google's Gmail as part of a settings change made this week.
Technology Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing
With domestic movie theater attendance stagnant in recent years, more theater owners are looking to provide immersive "4-D" jolts to goose both moviegoers and box office revenues.
Technology Need reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features Need reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features
The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores. That could change later this year.
Technology Women of E3: A glimpse at gaming's new heroines Women of E3: A glimpse at gaming's new heroines
Following a noticeable absence of female video game protagonists at the Electronic Entertainment Expo over the past few years, several developers are unabashedly introducing gamers to all-new heroines at the annual trade show extravaganza that's historically been a boys' club.
Technology California reveals details of self-driving car accidents California reveals details of self-driving car accidents
California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.
Technology Google's Nest targeting 'thoughtful' homes with new products Google's Nest targeting 'thoughtful' homes with new products
Google's Nest Labs is releasing new versions of its surveillance-video camera and talking smoke detector as part of its attempt to turn homes into yet another thing that can be controlled and tracked over the Internet.
Technology Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming
Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.
Technology Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock
Retailers have the ability to scan your face digitally, and use that identification to offer you special prices or even recognize you as a prior shoplifter. But should they use it? Should they get your permission first?
Technology SpaceX announces design competition for Hyperloop SpaceX announces design competition for Hyperloop
Suggested by Musk two years ago, the idea is to zoom passenger capsules through elevated tubes between Los Angeles and San Francisco at speeds of up to 750 mph. The concept pulls together several proven technologies: Capsules would float on a thin cushion of air and draw on magnetic attraction and solar power to zoom through a nearly airless tube. With little wind resistance, the capsules could reach the speed of sound and the 400-mile ride would take a half-hour.
Technology Twitter twists and turns - but can it keep flying? Twitter twists and turns - but can it keep flying?
The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. But despite the buzz generated by thousands of chatty journalists, athletes and celebrities, Twitter has never turned a profit.