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8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

<i>Photo courtesy of sojourner73/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>According to an article by <i>The New York Times</i>, 24 percent of people traveled solo on their last vacation, up from last year's 15 percent. More and more people, of all different ages and backgrounds, whether …

The Lost Apple Logo You’ve Never Seen

A digital archeologist uncovers a rare prototype logo between Apple’s weirdly ornate first logo and the rainbow logo we grew up with.<p>Popularly, most people think of Apple as only ever having one logo (albeit one that has come in many shades, colors, and textures), from the Apple II to the iPad Pro. …

17 Photos Of Classic Cars Next To Their Modern Version

Old versus new.<p>Here's a roundup of some beautiful classic cars sitting next to their beautiful modern counterpart. It's amazing to see side-by-side.

Classic Cars

GM exec calls Apple Car a ‘gigantic money pit’

Industry insiders are absolutely positive that Apple has no business entering the<p>smartphonesmartwatchcar industry — with former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz telling CNBC that an Apple Car has the potential to be a, “gigantic money pit.”<p>Yep, we agree Lutz — an autonomous Apple Car has the potential to …

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

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Samsung's new wireless headphones are a worthy contender

Last summer, I spent some time getting to know the first four entries in Samsung's "Level" audio line. There's a new item this year, though: a wireless version of the original Level On headphones. In case you missed the first roundup, this model is an on-ear option, and it ended up being my …

Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean.<p>A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that "factory reset" -- at least on Android devices -- …

Pac-Man turns 35 today, this updated iOS app is his gift

Who knew when Pac-Man was released on 22 May 1980, that it would end up becoming such an iconic arcade game?<p>Celebrating thirty five years since its arrival in Japan, Bandai Namco has updated the app on iOS with some new features and a revamped interface.<p>The updated version introduces a multi-player …

10 Things This Beginner Learned About Landscape Photography

I’m photographer Joe Hendricks, and in this post I’ll share some things I learned from trying to get into landscape photography.<p>1. Just go for it<p>For …

Video Software Chief Randy Ubillos Retiring After 20 Years at Apple

Apple's former Chief Architect of Video Applications Randy Ubillos announced on Twitter today that he is retiring after working for 20 years at the Cupertino-based company on professional video and photo software. Ubillos is best known as the creator of the first three versions of Adobe Premiere …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

Your Guide to Choosing a Third-Party Keyboard

If you haven't gotten into the third-party keyboard craze yet, now's your chance to try! A lot of keyboards are under two dollars (or free), so download a couple of apps to see what you like. They are easy to install.<p>The biggest feature is the "swipe" aspect that Android phones have had for a long …

Uber launches in Portland, Oregon despite being completely illegal there

Local officials warn of massive fines for the company and drivers<p>Uber has a remarkably rich history of upsetting local city transportation officials by setting up shop before laws and regulations have been ironed out. And that's just what's happening tonight in Portland, Oregon where Uber …

Nintendo's 'Mario' level creator just got a lot crazier

We got a chance to go hands on with <i>Mario Maker</i> at E3 this past June and it was pretty awesome even if it felt a little bit, well, safe. New footage that premiered at tonight's The Game Awards in Las Vegas blew our previous conceptions out of the water, though. From the looks of the video below, you …

Do E-Cigarettes Really Create 10 Times More Carcinogens Than Regular Cigarettes?

Probably not, but they could have their own unique dangers<p>"Study: E-cigarettes contain 10 times more carcinogens than cigarettes"<br>"E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times cancer-causing agents"<br>"E-cigarettes contain 10 times the carcinogens of regular tobacco – study"<p>The headlines above, which we saw …

Jolla Smashes $1m Crowdfunding Barrier

Jolla has smashed the $1 million mark for its new Sailfish OS tablet, which is quite a remarkable feat given the crowdfunding campaign kicked off less than 48 hours ago.<p>Founded by a group of ex-Nokia employees who wanted to give MeeGo a second chance, Jolla was the first smartphone to offer a fresh …

LeBron James Is Basically A Player-Coach — And It's Getting Awkward For The Cavs

We saw it when he went to Miami and doubled the value of the franchise. We saw it this summer, when he single-handedly halted free agency until he was good and ready to announce which team he wanted to play for. We saw it when he convinced Kevin Love to come to Cleveland. We saw it when he signed …

Basketball

He Sold 'Draw Something' For ~ $200 Million — Now Dan Porter Is Back With A New Startup

OMGPOP was the maker of Draw Something, one of the first mobile games to go viral. It racked up 1.2 million downloads within its first week and a half. Three months later, Zynga dropped tons of money on it. After the acquisition, users promptly lost interest in the game. Zynga later shut down its …

Startups

Intel chairman: I'm not embarrassed about mobile like a year ago

Intel has been having a hard time trying to claw its way into smartphones and tablets, losing billions of dollars along the way. But it's not done fighting yet.<p>Intel Chairman Andy Bryant kicked off an investor event Thursday by reinforcing his company's commitment to mobile regardless of all the …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The robots were used to …

SVS Prime Tower review: Audiophile performance for much less - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The SVS Prime Tower is a well-built and great-sounding speaker for the money. The "3.5-way" design offers significantly more detail than standard two-way offerings. The speakers are capable of quite deep bass and work well in a home theater context. They're available in a stunning …

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MacBook orchestra steals the spotlight in Microsoft’s latest ad

Microsoft’s been doing a stellar job promoting Apple lately, securing placement of its “iPad-like tablets” on CNN and the NFL. But it looks like Redmond has decided to give up and start pushing Apple products.<p>Microsoft published an ad on Facebook today that highlighted Skype’s ability to keep …

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Blizzard's next game is 'Overwatch,' an online superhero shooter

Blizzard is breaking out of its role-playing and strategy niches in a big, big way. The game developer has just unveiled <i>Overwatch</i>, a superhero-focused, team-based multiplayer shooter. Details of how it works are scarce, but it's definitely more lighthearted than the likes of <i>Diablo</i>. Think of it as a …

A New Acura Integra? “Just Wait,” We’re Told

Are we finally going to get a replacement for the Acura Integra/RSX? You could see that Acura chief designer Dave Marek wanted to spill the beans here at the SEMA show about the plans for Honda’s long-floundering luxury brand, but he was prevented by the watchful presence of a company PR rep. All …

Review: The Veil from Caudabe is a case that will keep your iPhone 6/Plus thin and protected (Video)

I’m always looking for the best possible case for my needs. I’m not the type of person that requires a bulky case with a lot of drop protection, but it’s nice to have something there to protect against scratches and small dings. The only option I’ve had in the past is to use a skin. It’s not always …

Google and LG Agree to Share Patents for the next Decade

LG has just announced that it is entering a global patent license agreement with Google, allowing the two tech heavyweights to share existing patents, as well as those filed over the next 10 years.<p>The agreement isn’t much of a surprise, given that the two companies have been partnering for a while: …

Apple replaces Samsung as top mobile brand in China

Samsung was replaced by the iPhone maker as No. 1 in China's mobile sector this year, according to the China Brand Research Center's 2014 China Brand Power Index ranking report released Tuesday.<p>The Suwon, Korea-based company had previously held the top spot since 2012.<p>The China Brand Research …