Technology and Money

Honeywell's Lyric thermostat has the looks and smarts to take on Nest
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Honeywell has been in the connected thermostat game for a long time now. So when Nest came along and stole its thunder, you had to know the company would go back to the drawing board and return with its A-game. So here it is, the Lyric — a decidedly…

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How open government can help states save money – Fortune
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One thing about open government is that there's always more to learn. Carolyn Lawson, Director of eService, Technology Services Governance Division, in California, helped me learn a great deal about how open government …

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Self-Driving Cars Pack Potential To Save Much Time, Money
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Technology. Self-Driving Cars Pack Potential To Save Much Time, Money. Posted on June 6, 2014. Post a comment; |; Comments 0; |. New York City commuters spend an average of 59 hours a year stuck in traffic, costing them an extra $1,281 …

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Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 …
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On-demand ride-hailing service Uber has confirmed today that it has raised $1.2 billion in funding from a group of mutual fund managers and venture investors that values the company at $17 billion pre-money. The company …

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Reg man drives SpaceX BEELLIONAIRE Elon Musk’s car: Electro-wundervehicle Tesla S
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Tech titan tells Vulture: Google is to be *cough* applauded The Model S isn’t the car Tesla wants to sell. At an event in London over the weekend when the company handed over the first right-hand drive to UK customers – including mummy-pr0n purveyor EL “50 Shades of Grey” James” – SpaceX bigwig Elon Musk […]

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Leaked iPhone 6 Rear Panel Shows Cut Out For Notification Lamp
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We had earlier suspected the presence of a notifications logo on the upcoming iPhone 6 long ago, and now with the final back cover of the device leaked, we are getting better picture. The leaked images of the 4.7 inch model of the iPhone 6 show the smooth matt-finished aluminium body of the device in […]

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Get an Apple TV and $25 iTunes gift card for $99.99
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Apple’s media-streamer box is a great choice for anyone who owns an iDevice, and now you can enjoy some free movies along with it.

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Replicating the NSA's Gadgets Using Open Source
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An anonymous reader writes “Wireless security researcher Michael Ossmann asked himself: ‘Could I make the gadgets that the agency uses to monitor and locate mobile phones, tap USB and Ethernet connections, maintain persistent malware on PCs, communicate with malware across air gaps, and more, by just using open source software and hardware?’ In this podcast […]

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Explaining iOS 8’s extensions: Opening the platform while keeping it secure
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Apple’s Craig Federighi introduces extensions at Apple’s WWDC keynote. Apple Of all the new features introduced in iOS 8 last week, app extensions are the ones that will have the biggest, most visible impact on the new operating system. The feature is most commonly described as a way for third-party applications to talk to each […]

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