Mike Hardin

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Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping

While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want it …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

American Samoa: an unsung South Pacific paradise

American Samoa, the only inhabited US territory south of the equator, is given the occasional nod for its love of American football and McDonald's, but few people realize that these lush tropical islands hold geometrically cut mountains and blue waters that rival the beauty of Tahiti and Hawaii. …

World's Best Ecolodges

Forestry

Journey into the Alaskan wild

Take a road trip through the US state that has long drawn those looking for riches, adventure and the purity of its mountainous landscape.<p>Half past eight on a cool, damp September morning, and the Black Bear Coffee House is already a-bustle, its mix of regulars and out-of-towners rubbing elbows at …

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Back to Nature<p>Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)<p>11.04.13 5:45 PM ET

Gauging iPhone 5c Demand

Apple’s iPhone 5c may not be selling quite as well as the flagship iPhone 5s, but make no mistake — it is selling.<p>To wit, the results of a recent …

BBM app for Android and iPhone released in 'days'

BBM for Android and iOS could be with us in days, as the struggling company admits to the world it faces "challenging times."<p>Yeah, we won't hold our …

New iPad will have iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner, pic hints

The new iPad will play host to the iPhone 5S' fingerprint scanner, a freshly leaked picture suggests.<p>The above snap, which surfaced on Chinese site …

Report: New MacBook Pros on sale Oct 24/25, iPads Oct 30/31, Mac Pro Nov 15

French site <i>MacG</i>, which has an imperfect track-record, claims to have been given the dates on which the new MacBook Pros, iPads and Mac Pro will go on sale. The claimed dates are:<p>MacBook Pro on October 24th or 25th<br>• iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 on October 30th or 31st<br>• Mac Pro on November 15th<p>With Apple’s …