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The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Camping

Airbnb Projected to Top $3 Billion in Profits by 2020

The projection follows reports that Airbnb turned its first profit during the second half of 2016.<p>Nine years after renting out its first room, Airbnb may soon reach a major milestone that will prove that the sharing economy has legs.<p>It is projected that, by 2020, the home-sharing startup will top …

Travel Industry

Autonomous passenger drones will fly you across Dubai starting this July

If you haven’t yet been to Dubai, this summer might be a good time to visit. Starting this July, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates will see people traveling across its skies in single-passenger drones.<p>That’s according to Mattar al-Tayer, the chairman and executive director of Dubai’s …

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

U.S. Department of Justice

Google rolling out Material Design web-wide

Since 2014, Google has been redesigning its apps and services according to its own Material Design principles. Yesterday it announced on its design …

Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases

Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry …

Netflix is making videos look like garbage on AT&T and Verizon

If you’ve tried streaming Master of None from your tablet running on Verizon or AT&T, chances are it looked like a big pile of unwatchable pixels. It turns out Netflix is quietly capping videos on these networks so that you don’t burn through your entire data cap in just a few hours.<p>How bad do …

Telecoms

New Camera Tech Snaps Reflection-Free Photos Through Windows

Taking photos through windows is annoying because light bounces off it and ruins the picture. But scientists at MIT just developed new technology …

Mobile Photography

This super-map contains every known piece of geographical data about Alaska

Since William Smith’s publication of the first geologic map of England in 1815, geologists have used maps to show the distribution and character of rocks at the Earth’s surface, and display their interpretations of the underlying geology. These maps help guide exploration for natural resources and …

Maps

TP-Link is the first casualty in the FCC's war on open source router firmware

One of the most hackable (in a good way) router manufacturers on the market says it’s going to begin blocking open source firmware, at least in the United States.<p>For years, TP-Link has been an ideal solution for those seeking more control of their home network. A mix of solid hardware, crap …

Wi-Fi

Google's Chris Urmson explains self-driving car crash

Taking the stage at Austin's SXSW festival, Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project, explained precisely what happened during a recent collision between a self-driving car and a bus. He talked further about the progress of self-driving car technology and how even that incident …

Autonomous Cars

Hackers prove how easy it is to invade smart homes - but there's a silver lining

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Smart homes are the future, but hackers have showed there is a glaring danger in our increasingly connected lives.<p>The MIT Media Lab recently hosted a two-day hackathon in …

Introducing CSS Scroll Snap Points

Before this new CSS I'm about to introduce existed, locking an element into the viewport <i>on scroll</i> required rigging up some JavaScript. As you may …

Here are the 10 most beautiful cars money can buy

Cars are more than just a means of getting from A to B — they can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and, more recently, Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they are "car guys."<p>While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, …

DROWN attack is the new Heartbleed: patch now

It feels like we just got over Heartbleed and there’s another branded exploit out there.<p>DROWN, a new vulnerability in OpenSSL that affects servers using SSLv2, was revealed today as an attack that could decrypt your secure HTTPS communications, such as passwords or credit card numbers. More than 33 …

Information Security

100 Titles That Should Be on Every Leader's Reading Bucket List

Amazon offers a lifetime's worth of book suggestions for those aiming for incredible success.<p>Read 365 books this year, advises one CEO. Or at least get through 100, suggests another. Experts might not agree on an exact number to aim for, but ask just about any super accomplished person--from Bill …

personalgrowth

Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should …

Master UI & UX design with this 6-course bootcamp

Good design can change the conversation, but great design can change the world. As technology evolves and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users.<p>The <b>UI & UX Design Bootcamp</b> aims to demystify both sides of the …

Entrepreneurial Googlers are quitting and launching their own companies out of Google's startup space

Today, Google employs thousands of people in London, working on everything from Google Maps to Android Wear. But some of them are leaving to get a taste of startup life.<p>Several "Googlers" in the English capital have shunned their jobs at Google in favour of building their own startup. And …

Can you solve the '100 hat riddle' used by Google in job interviews?

A riddle used during job interviews for Google has proven to be no problem for artificial intelligence.<p>A team from the University of Oxford, Canadian …

Google is removing ads from the right-hand side of search results

The company says it will "continue to make tweaks"<p>Google is switching up how it displays ads on desktop searches, removing them from the right-hand side of results and putting them only at the top and bottom of the page. The change was first reported by <i>The SEM Post</i> with Google later confirming the …

Google

Robots Can Now Flawlessly Iron Clothes

And they're probably better at it than you.<p>Somewhere on the laundry list of things that humans can do easily and robots totally suck at it handling clothes. A shirt isn't a rigid object like a coffee cup, for example, which robots can quite easily handle; folding and ironing one requires some …

LG G5’s Magic Slot battery revealed in leaked photo

LG is just days away from revealing its latest G5 smartphone at Mobile World Congress. While details of the handset and its hardware add-ons and accessories have already been leaked, a new photo appears to show a removable battery add-on. The modular battery add-on is rumored to include a 1100mAh …

Mobile Technology

Google’s Custom Machine Types Come Out Of Beta, Now Support Red Hat And Windows

Custom Machine Types on Google’s Cloud Platform allow you to choose exactly how many CPU cores and how much memory you want in a virtual machine to run your applications. Google first introduced this feature last November and today it is taking it out of beta.<p>In addition, Google today introduced …

This week in patents: Hover engines, drones and no more delivery drivers

This week, the US patent office issued 5,373 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all five thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the six most interesting patents.<p>Google just killed the need for delivery men

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

Highstreet turns your online store into a mobile shopping app

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on May 26-27.</i><p>Looking to go mobile with your online store? Your site might already have a responsive design …

24 Websites to Offer Coding at School

<i>This piece was co-authored with Rachel Paulter, marketer at Chalk.com.</i><p>Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and high schools teach …

How to Avoid Your MacBook's Newest Malware Threat

Macs are known for being virtually virus proof. It’s difficult to make computer viruses for Apple machines, but malware is much easier. Hidden …