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Google to expand Waze carpooling service in San Francisco

Google is set to expand a San Francisco carpooling program that could morph into a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber

EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest

Are cloud services good enough to store our…

Dropbox, Amazon Cloud, Google Drive -- these services all promise to make everything from baby pictures to work documents available on any device. But at what pain points? Jeff Bakalar, Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin talk about the services they use in this Open_Tab excerpt, and touch on a phone that came out earlier this year that promised cloud storage for everything. What are your favorite cloud services? And what are your frustrations with them? Talk about it in the comments. Join Open_Tab live on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. PT and 8:30 p.m. UK.

The most hard-core selfie

Katie Quinn learns about selfies then has a 3D-printed selfie made.

Fake story about Megyn Kelly 'trends'

Facebook updates trending section, features hoax story about Megyn.

Study Shows iPad Works Just As Well As A Sedative…

A French study claims that iPads work as well as a sedative on children going into surgery. TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) has the details.

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Google's Getting Into The Ride-Sharing Business

Google and Waze are trying to build a ride-sharing service around San Francisco workers' daily commutes.

Comey: FBI wants "adult conversation' on device encryption

FBI Director James Comey is again warning about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption

Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before Apple sale

A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago

French government wants EU to stop trade talks…

France's trade chief says his country will ask European Union partners to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that the French consider too friendly to U.S. business

AutoComplete: GM teases its Army-spec Colorado…

Volkswagen owners take the money and run, and Mitsubishi once again admits to overstating fuel economy figures.

Spying on the Soviets from space

"Declassified" explains how the HEXAGON satellite program gave the U.S. an advantage over the Soviet Union. Watch Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Is there a right way and wrong way to begin an…

'Red Eye' weighs in on column's call to end one common phrase

The Swiss Army Knife of Wireless Air Conditioners…

Someone came up with the brilliant idea of creating an air conditioning unit that also comes with USB ports and a speaker, among other features. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.

Can This Strategy Finally Make Twitter…

Twitter is going to start paying content creators for videos.

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Why the EU's tax probe of Apple and others is…

The European Union's crackdown on corporate tax avoidance has landed on Apple with its demand that the U.S. tech giant pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

The FBI is warning state officials to boost election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states

Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break…

The race between a town in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center is raising questions about public investments in a cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs

Porsche's new 911 Turbo tackles the racetrack

There's a new Turbo, and would you believe it's a demon on the track? Join us as we put it through it's paces.

FBI warns of foreign hack on US election boards

Systems in Illinois, Arizona compromised

Microsoft Thinks Macs Are As Useful As 'A Hat For…

The Mac vs PC war is on once again with the release of a new Microsoft commercial. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.

European Commission Orders Apple To Pay $14.5…

The European Commission has ruled Apple received illegal tax breaks in Ireland.

Poland investigates massive download of personal data

Prosecutors and other state security officials in Poland are investigating unprecedented massive night downloading by bailiffs of personal data of some 1.4 million Poles

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Drones meet drought in skies of storied…

In the drought-stricken West, where every drop of water counts, some California farmers are using advanced drone technology to save the scarce resource

Government forecast: 600K commercial drones within the year

Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the US within the year, thanks to new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday

Danny Trejo is the new, bilingual face of Sling…

What's scarier than movie tough guy Danny Trejo sharpening a huge machete? Your monthly cable bill.