Dani Engstrom

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Google barge on 'hiatus' amid scrutiny from two agencies

Whether it's a Google Glass store or a showroom for all things Google X, one thing is clear: No one will be visiting Google Barge anytime soon.<p>The once-mysterious barge, currently sitting idle alongside a pier at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, is officially "on hiatus," CNET has learned. And …

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Google Now Lets You Create Your Own Street View Experience

Google has unveiled a new way to allow anyone to create their own personalized Street View map of their location. The company states in a blog post that a Street View experience can be created just by using photos taken from either Google’s Photo Sphere technology or a dSLR camera.<p>Often times, a …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Security Firm AVG Launches First Service To Block Mobile Location Tracking

It’s well known that advertisers track our browsing histories on the web to better target us with ads, but they’re increasingly moving towards tracking our locations too, because the history of your physical movements can be just as valuable to an advertiser as your virtual ones. Now security firm …

The one problem with Dropbox’s $8 billion valuation: The service is too easy to leave

Recently I ran out of space on the consumer-focused cloud storage service Dropbox, which as of this morning is reportedly valued at $8 billion. Dropbox has been (cleverly) backing up all my photos every time I connect my phone to my laptop, encouraging me to fill up my allotted gigabytes and get me …

Buy movies to own forever and watch anywhere with Comcast's new Xfinity On Demand store

Comcast has launched a new store that enables US Xfinity TV customers to buy movies and TV shows. Titles purchased through the new Xfinity On Demand store belong to a user, and can be streamed as many times as they wish on their TV, their computer, or on a mobile device using the Xfinity On Demand …

Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

Could online privacy one day be a thing of the past as we share more and more details about ourselves through social networks? Vint Cerf certainly believes that privacy will become much harder to ensure.<p>The father of the Internet spoke Tuesday about online privacy at a US Federal Trade Commission …

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The Great Snapchat Mirage

We don't know a single useful number about the hottest company in tech. Why Snapchat may be much smaller than it sounds.<p>Every few months, since late 2012, Snapchat has released a new number to the public. This number is touted as an important, defining metric — it is intended as a sort of Snapchat …

An iPhone-Controlled Robot To Brew Your Beer

The new Brewbot takes the complicated chemistry out of DIY beer brewing.<p>There’s never been a better time for craft beer aficionados in the United States. New brews are taking over menus in bars and specialty shops, and this summer it became legal to home brew in all 50 states. Legalizing home …

Apple Introduces The iPad Air

Three years ago, Apple unveiled the original iPad, boxy and thick and heavy by comparison. Four iPads later, we’re here, welcoming the fifth generation iPad into the world.<p>And boy is it a beauty!<p>You’ve been waiting long enough, through a summer of rumors, so let’s just get right down to business on …

Nokia tablet: new Lumia 2520 joins 1520 phablet

Nokia has launched a new Windows-based tablet, the 2520, and 1520 'phablet', which it hopes will steal market share from rivals Apple and Samsung, even as Microsoft edges closer to completing its purchase of the Finnish company's devices arm.<p>Nokia has unveiled its first Windows-based tablet, the …

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Billionaire's Meatloaf from Alex Hitz

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.<p>When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties, and though varied in their …

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Google+ Hangouts slowly updating to HD video on the desktop

Google+ Hangouts are going HD. Chee Chew, vice president of engineering, says on his Google+ page that the company is currently in the process of rolling out a Hangouts update that will deliver video chats in 720p. The update, for now, will only apply to Hangouts video on the desktop and not mobile …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Three finally unveils 4G rollout plans: The stage is now set for UK's 4G future

Mobile operator Three has finally unveiled its rollout schedule and pricing details for its impending 4G launch, setting the stage for the real 4G battle in the UK to begin.<p>The operator announced the details on Thursday, revealing that the first three cities to get 4G will be London, Birmingham and …

Copy Protection For 3D Printing May Have Arrived

Mountain View, Calif.–based Authentise claims to have devised a way to prevent piracy of 3D printing blueprints. The company’s software allows the designs to print, but they disappear once the job is complete. “You don’t receive the raw design file,” cofounder and CEO Andre Wegner told Technology …

LinkedIn University Pages are a case study in building big data apps the right way

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Professional network LinkedIn (s lnkd) rolled out its new University Pages feature last week to much fanfare, but the pages …

Court says Apple needs monitor after 'blatant' ebook price fixing

Federal judge will issue penalties next week<p><i>Apple exec Eddy Cue (left) was accused of orchestrating the price-fixing scheme.</i><p>The judge overseeing Apple's ebooks price-fixing case has indicated that she will not crack down on the company as hard as the US government has requested, but she also said …

School fundraising grows up with mobile wallets, daily deals

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>When I was a kid, fundraising meant selling wrapping paper we rarely used and chocolate we shouldn’t have …

Parallels App Aims To Let Your Fingers Do The Tapping On Remote Desktops

Sure, it can be convenient to use a tablet or smartphone to log into a remote computer. But it can also be a huge pain, not least because you still have to manipulate your Windows or Mac OS X software using a Frankensteinian hybrid of poke, drag, and swipe gestures. The release of Parallels Access …

Siri really hates it when you confuse her with Google Glass

Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.<p>If you’re not afraid your iPhone’s voice-activated assistant is secretly storing memories of your interactions for The …

NASA is testing rocket parts made from laser 3D printing

By now you’ve probably heard the hullabaloo around 3D printed guns, but NASA is cranking up the heat even more with its laser 3D printed rocket parts, as noted by Ars Technica.<p>NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center recently completed a successful test of a rocket injector part. Printed using a …

Amazon Has Yanked Its Kindle Listings From the Google Shopping Search Engine

When Google began requiring retailers in the fall to pay for placement in its Google Shopping product search engine, there was much speculation about …

E-Books Judge Pledges to Avoid Unnecessary Intrusion Into Apple's Business

Judge Denise Cote today told Apple and the Department of Justice that she does not want to intrude unnecessarily on Apple's business when levying a punishment for the company's e-book collusion charge. The statement came after she reviewed the DOJ's revised remedy, which was submitted last …

Samsung Launches A Tablet For Kids

If there’s anything more surprising that the rapid rise of tablets in the workplace, it’s the way children have taken to swiping and tapping their way around iPads and Android tablets too. Seeing an obvious opportunity, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a colorful tablet pre-loaded with …