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For years you've been able to report inaccurate or otherwise lacking information from Apple Maps listings. The company has also employed what's known as "ground truth" personnel, people whose job it is to verify the company's data. Now Apple's putting some of that work in the hands of businesses that want to get information about particular locations into its Maps app. ...

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On today's show, we discuss go karts that remind us a little too much of Mario Kart, an art installation that creates textile patterns out of sound, and the company making working hoverboards. Yes, we said working hoverboards.>

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

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If your school doesn’t already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we’re certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new mobile app. Per Engadget, an app called PhotoMath is every math teacher’s worst nightmare come to life as it will solve equations for you just by using your smartphone’s camera. MORE GREAT APPS: This brilliant app will send you a photo of the person who stole your smartphone As you can see in the video posted below, the app uses your camera to scan the page for mathematical symbols and will then decipher the precise syntax of the problem it sees and then solve it. So far, the app can read basic arithmetic expressions, fractions, powers

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On Tuesday, Apple published an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that describes a technology called “accessory control with geo-fencing” that would surround a vehicle with a virtual field or boundary known as a geofence. This geofence would detect your proximity to the car through your iPhone and automatically perform tasks like unlocking the door, starting the vehicle, and opening the trunk. Starting your car with your phone is nothing new. There are many apps on the market that will allow a device to do similar things, but Apple aims to perform these tasks automatically when you enter or exit the geofence’s radius. For example: If you’re leaving the car, the iPhone will send a signal to lock the doors and set

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The Board of Supervisors votes to allow short-term rentals, ignoring Sen. Dianne Feinstein's heeding that the law could be detrimental to the city.>

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Apple Pay is Apple's new mobile payments platform for the iPhone. We took it for a spin in New York City to see what we could and could not do with it.

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Yesterday, Apple released iOS 8.1, and along with it, the company’s new mobile payments service. Apple Pay isn’t the first of its kind, we’ve seen options from Google and others for years. But it is the first one that works natively on the iPhone, and now that we installed it on an iPhone 6 and spent the afternoon trying to find what we could, and couldn't buy with it.

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One of the coolest features of Yosemite, is Continuity / Handoff, which lets iOS and OS X device users continue a certain action even after switching devices — including placing phone calls and sending regular text messages on a Mac. Unfortunately, not all Macs and MacBook models can support it, as older models do not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE chips inside. Luckily, after some digging, a Mac user revealed on MacRumors’ forum that 2011 MacBook Pros can support Continuity / Handoff features after a little tinkering. FROM EARLIER: Yosemite’s coolest new features won’t be available on all Macs First of all, users have to be ready to actually take apart their 2011 MacBook Pro, and replace their current Airport/Bluetooth card with one

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Police in Marion County say two people were hurt after a Maverick flying car crashed and caught fire.>

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You'll be able to buy a hot dog and beer at the concession stands using an iPhone 6 — or Google Wallet, for that matter. MasterCard and MLB Advanced Media have announced that contactless payments are now supported at Kauffman Stadium and AT&T Park. NFC payments have of course been around for years now, but it seems the debut of Apple Pay may be spurring businesses (and ballparks) to install the necessary hardware — and that's good for everyone, regardless of which smartphone you own.

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Brian Krebs, the man who originally reported the Home Depot data breach earlier this year, now believes that Staples has been subjected to a data breach of its own. Krebs says that at least six banks noticed a pattern of debit and credit card fraud in several Staples branches, indicating that card data might have been accessed. At Krebs on Security, Krebs notes that every card that has been connected to this potential breach was used in one of seven or so stores in the Northeast, so even if Staples has been infiltrated, it looks like the range is relatively limited. Interestingly, the cards were affected by other fraudulent charges as well outside of Staples, which Krebs believes could be a sign that Staples is a victim

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The American Chemical Society looks at why some foods taste sweet, and why some sweeteners are, well, sweeter than others.>

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Software company Adobe has implicitly voiced support for vitriolic "consumer revolt" Gamergate. After being asked by Gamergate supporters to drop sponsorship for Gawker Media, the company said that it was not actually an advertiser, but would ask Gawker to remove an Adobe logo from its site. Gamergate supporters were protesting a series of tongue-in-cheek tweets by Gawker-affiliated Valleywag editor Sam Biddle, jokingly calling to "bring back bullying" of nerds. "Adobe stands against bullying," the company tweeted, adding a link to the Adobe-sponsored Bully Project Mural.

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Two new high-end smartwatches with a fitness focus are expected to land soon. Meanwhile, another fitness tracker is giving its band away for free.>

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With the success of the recent Lego movie, a 15-year old stop motion animator from Kilbarchan, Scotland named Morgan Spence decided he would use Legos to recreate some of the most iconic movie scenes of all time. This classic scene from Titanic a great example of his work with Legos: And here’s that chilling scene from The Shining: There’s no doubt that this 15-year-old from Scotland has some talent. Have a look at the video he made of his numerous Lego takes on iconic movie scenes below.

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Halloween and elections are approaching, and sometimes it's tough to tell which is scarier. Join the CraveCast cabal Wednesday at noon Pacific when we'll talk about remaking democracy in our own image and siccing bears on the undead.>

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Three weeks after the launch of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft is rolling out the first new build to members of the Windows Insider Program. Build 9860, as Microsoft has so eloquently named it, comes to Insiders automatically through Windows Update. As long as your computer is on or sleeping, the update will download and install on its own. Of course, if you’re too impatient for that, you can always head to PC Settings > Update and recovery > Preview builds and click the ‘Check now’ button. The new Windows 10 build will take up between 2GB and 2.74GB “depending on CPU architecture and language,” and the rebooting process will take a little bit longer than usual. As expected, there are

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