This Day in Tech: Tesla says bye to Roadster; Google antitrust probes stepped up

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, June 23.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, June 23.

Tesla Motors

Tesla bids farewell to Roadster
Tesla will stop taking orders for its electric Roadster sports car later this year as it shifts its focus to the Model S electric sedan. More

FTC, Senate rachet up Google antitrust probes
Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Senate appear to step up their antitrust investigations of Google, a development that follows formal investigations already under way in Europe. More

Microsoft chasing Apple's app lead
Trailing badly in the number of apps available for Windows Phone, Microsoft is hosting code camps to help creative developers gin up must-have programs. More

Apple applies for photo-correcting patent
The application covers technology to use orientation sensors to automatically correct slanted horizons and skewed buildings caused by camera tilt. More

Analyst: iCloud linked to Apple's TV ambitions
The rumor of Apple developing a TV set is being fanned with a new analyst report suggesting iCloud will better enable Apple to deliver content to such a device. More

Sega celebrates 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega's little rascal, Sonic the Hedgehog, arrived in North America two decades ago to jump-start sales of Sega's Genesis video game console. More

Best viral videos of the week
This week on the Buzz Report, the Internet is a great place to be--and that's why we're bringing you the best of the Web in this Clogging the Tubes special episode. More

New saliva test reveals a person's approximate age
Geneticists at UCLA find that analyzing just two genes in human saliva can clue them into a person's age within five years--which they say is an unprecedented level of accuracy. More

Report: iPads use more Wi-Fi data than other devices
iPads chew up more Wi-Fi data than do iPhones, iPods, or Android devices, according to a new report from cloud-networking company Meraki. More

Industrial buildings across U.S. to go solar Department of Energy backs massive public works project to install solar panels on unused roofs of industrial buildings across the nation, creating thousands of jobs. More

Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS
THE BOTTOM LINE: The touch-screen controls keep the Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS from being a lower-cost PowerShot S95 alternative for enthusiasts, but its otherwise a very good ultracompact. More

Qumi pocket projector displays 3D
The Qumi by Vivitek isn't just one of the smallest projectors in the world. It could also be the very first beamer of its size to display 3D content. More

How to fit more onto your bookmarks toolbar
Are you running out of room on your bookmarks toolbar? We'll show you a super simple way to get more bookmarks onto your toolbar while also making it look spiffy with favorites icons. More

 

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