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Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

Samsung Flow: Samsung's version of Apple's Continuity

If you haven’t heard of Apple Continuity, it’s basically a feature that allows owners of multiple Apple products to connect their devices together in a way that wasn’t previously possible. Start browsing the web on your iPhone and pick up from the same link on your Mac, receive a call coming …

Gear & Gadgets

This bike path is made entirely of solar panels

If you could get up on the roof of our offices in Boston, you'd be standing amongst a bunch of solar panels. That's not so unusual.<p>But in The Netherlands, they're experimenting with putting solar panels in a much more unusual place: Bike paths.<p>A bike path made of solar panels opened today in a …

I almost killed someone with a drone

A few weeks ago, my wife, two sons, and I got out of the city and visited my in-laws. I brought along my DJI Phantom drone, the Vision 2 model. My older son is nearly two, and he loves to watch it fly, although he sometimes has to hide behind my legs in fear when it comes close during a landing.<p>I …

A tiny island might have the world's first 5G network, whatever that is

Wikimedia<p>As we have discussed in the past, a number of companies are rushing their 5G technology without any idea what 5G means nor the ability to currently provide solid 4G speeds. Some are even marketing that they currently offer 5G speeds when they are barely able to offer 4G speeds, if that. …

United Kingdom

Here's The Joke A Bunch Of Googlers Are Telling About CEO Larry Page

"A brainiac who works in the lab walks into Page's office one day wielding his latest world-changing invention — a time machine," as Helft tells it. "As the scientist reaches for the power cord to begin a demo, Page fires off a dismissive question: 'Why do you need to plug it in?'"<p>Told …

Riding the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Retargeting is ‘where the puck is going’ in mobile advertising

SAN FRANCISCO — Mobile marketers are spending a lot more time these days thinking about retargeting mobile users with mobile ads. The goal is to get people who have already downloaded their app to come back and use it regularly.<p>Traditionally, mobile marketers (like app developers) have spent the …

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Not the Latest Fad but a Drive for Change

In a recent BMJ Blog Dr Rupert Whitaker cast a critical eye on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, questioning its …

AWS Lambda – Serverless Compute - Amazon Web Services

Data processing<p>You can use AWS Lambda to execute code in response to triggers such as changes in data, shifts in system state, or actions by users. …

Cloud Computing

Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service

Amazon Web Services announced a new service today called Lambda, a stateless event-driven compute service for dynamic applications that doesn’t require provisioning of any compute infrastructure.<p>As AWS’s CTO Werner Vogels pointed out, this will enable programmers to reduce their overall development …

Google’s Search App For Android Gets Material Design Update And New Smarts

The Google app for Android — the app that handles your voice searches, Google Now Updates and more — is getting an update today that brings Google’s new Material Design user interface to the app for devices that already run Android Lollipop (that is, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 at this point). The …

Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa’s new wireless tech will link smartphones with a “kiss”

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Keyssa<p>For the last 16 months a Silicon Valley startup called Keyssa has been shopping a new kind of wireless …

Sprint extends leasing program to new iPads

Do you want a 16GB iPad Air 2 with a cellular connection? It'll cost you $20 a month for 24 months.<p>Sprint is putting a few more eggs in the leasing basket.<p>The company said Thursday that it would expand its "iPhone for Life" leasing program to its iPads, giving its customers an affordable way to …

IPad Air

Apple’s highest-ever market cap is now 2/3rds of the way to $1 trillion

As we reported last month, Apple’s stock price has continued to climb repeatedly reaching all-time highs since its 7-1 stock split earlier this year. The company’s stock has been on the rise today as well putting Apple’s market capitalization on track to close at its highest point ever. Previously, …

Why the US has the most powerful currency on the planet

It must be wonderful to be so desirable at age 100.<p>Yes, it was in late 1914 that the US Federal Reserve note, the official incarnation of the US dollar, first shot from the US Treasury’s Bureau of Printing and Engraving.<p>There’s been little official fanfare. But the dollar itself has spent its …

Great Depression

Outlook grim for U.S. consumer tablet market as holidays draw near

The U.S. tablet market posted an 8% decline in revenue during the back-to-school season, leaving the once-thriving product category in a tough spot as the holidays draw near.<p>The number of tablets sold during that period rose 3.5% compared to last year, suggesting shoppers were more interested in …

Tablets

Bank Branches Slowly Fading Away in Neighborhoods

Can't find a branch of your bank? Get ready to get even more frustrated. Bank branch closures are heading for a record year as the industry trims down and services get increasingly electronic, a survey by SNL Financial shows.<p>Institutions have shut 2,599 branches in 2014 against 1,137 openings, a …

Bank of America

Dreams of drone-assisted farming are taking flight

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Hot air balloons drifting in multicolored splashes against a blue heaven are a common sight in the Napa Valley. But lately, more …

Why the SEC can't agree on what to do with Steven Cohen's $600 million

Around two years ago, Steven Cohen’s former hedge fund SAC pleaded guilty to some criminal and civil charges related to insider trading. Some of …

Exxon no longer world's second biggest company - and oil is to blame

Exxon Mobil Corp. ceded its title as the world's second-largest company to Microsoft Corp. after the five-month oil rout cut almost $50-billion from its market value.<p>Exxon, based in Irving, Tex., slipped 1.1 per cent to $94.25 (U.S.) as of 1:33 p.m. in New York, dropping for the third time in four …

EBay pushes PayPal in its new scheme to bridge digital and retail shopping

EBay and fashion label Rebecca Minkoff have brought to life the enviable computerized closet from <i>Clueless</i> — only this time you can make over your closet from your phone.<p>This morning, eBay debuted a new type of dressing room at the designer’s Greene Street store in New York’s Soho. The dressing room …

Alibaba Looks to Raise Up to $8 Billion in Bond Sale

The company said it would use the proceeds "primarily to refinance its existing credit facilities."<p>Fresh off the biggest IPO in history, Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group is looking to raise up to $8 billion in a bond offering, according to a person familiar with the matter.<p>Alibaba announced …

SunPower wants to be the Dell of solar

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Jon Callas/Flickr<p>SunPower plans to take a cue from Dell when it comes to selling solar. The company’s chief marketing …

Stocks turn lower as oil prices drop sharply

Stocks closed slightly higher Thursday as the Dow managed to post another record closing high but the S&P 500 fell just short.<p>In up and down trading, stocks initially jumped on better-than-expected Walmart earnings and news of several corporate deals. But the gains were cut as plunging oil prices …