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Airbnb Hires Former Dropbox Exec Sara Adler As Its Head Of Corporate Development

There’s a battle going on for tech talent in the Bay Area, and private companies increasingly are turning to M&A as a way to bring new members onto their teams. Following along on that trend, Airbnb has hired Sara Adler, who had previously worked at Dropbox and Facebook, as its head of corporate …

This map shows you how far you can go in 10 minutes

Commuting is often, no, regularly, hell. And now there's a map to prove it. Enter a city into the Isoscope map, and it will show how far a two, four, six, eight and ten-minute drive will take you, specific to the day of the week -- and to a prescribed hour of awful, awful rush-hour traffic. You can …

Google Close To Snapping Up Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $1B+, Say Sources

Google made a play for the skies in April when it swept in and acquired Titan Aerospace amid reports that the drone maker was being pursued by Facebook. But Google’s interest in hardware companies that provide primary sources of data is not ending there. Google is closing in on a deal for Skybox …

Google Now new feature: bill notifications

Bills, bills, bills. They consume our month’s paychecks, especially when we forget to pay them and those nasty late fees show up! We all have our ways of keeping track of bills an payments, but Google wants you to get rid of all those archaic methods and opt for their virtual assistant, which will …

Android News

Deal: refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) 32 GB for just $169 on eBay

In mood for a deal to lift you up for the weekend? You’ve come to the right place, especially if a nice cheap tablet is high on your wish list.<p>Today we have the 32GB version of the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet going for just $169 on eBay, a massive 43% off over the $299 list price. Mind you, this is a …

Mobile Technology

The State of Google, by Larry Page, and why his dream search engine is still a million miles away

In his recently published Founders’ Letter for 2013, Google CEO Larry Page talks about the company’s recent accomplishments and plans for the future.<p>On search<p>Search is still Google’s bread and butter and its most important product, so Page unsurprisingly talks a lot about how Google works to turn …

Google

Microsoft’s Infinity Room makes big data beautiful

Powerful ideas made simple<p>San Francisco played host to a special mirrored room last month for an impressive illustration of big data. Software giant Microsoft was in town for its SQL Server 2014 launch party, and the carefully choreographed room was the centerpiece of the company’s push towards …

Your Online Presence Is Important: Build Your Website The Right Way

If you are an inventor and have innovative products on the market, chances are you are using Internet as your marketplace. However, you should know …

Online

Amazon testing 'octocopter' drone package deliveries

Within the next five years, Amazon hopes to be able to use drones to deliver orders in just 30 minutes.<p><b>Amazon has revealed that it's testing PrimeAir, a drone-based delivery service that will have packages at your door within 30 minutes of an order being made.</b><p>The drones in question are …

Charlie Rose

This Device Could Solve One Of The Biggest Problems Facing Wearable Tech

In the near future, however, devices such as the Dash smart earphones could be used to enhance the world around you by providing supplemental information about the people you meet and the places you visit — without looking obnoxious.<p>Bragi, which will make the Dash earbuds, skyrocketed past its …

UPS delivers government drone parts to student by mistake

Ever had a package delivered to you by mistake? Maybe — but were they parts for a drone? One Redditor had parts for an NOAA drone used to monitor …

Military

The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

Longtime TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon participants, Kay Anar and Gilad Shai showed off their hardware hack today called the “oRouter” – a Linux-powered, Raspberry Pi-like computer offering secure Wi-Fi access via the Tor network. The idea is to offer an affordable alternative to downloading the …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …

A Bubble in Tech in Palo Alto?

Is there a tech bubble here in Palo Alto and will massive money go poof and the world implode?<p><i>(I hope the world of restaurants implodes. Alas, we now</i> …

Silicon Valley

Aquarium On Wheels Allows The Fish To Drive (video)

Over the years we have featured some weird and wonderful gadgets and devices here on Geeky Gadgets but this aquarium on wheels definitely has to be …

Aquaculture

Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered

Attackers can use the "Covert Redirect" vulnerability in both open-source log-in systems to steal your data and redirect you to unsafe sites.<p>Following in the steps of the OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed, another major flaw has been found in popular open-source security software. This time, the …

Information Security

Sealed Tube Speaker System Shows off Standing Waves sans Fire, Mess

Kundt’s tube is one of several classic acoustics instruments used originally to measure, and now mostly to demonstrate, phenomena related to standing waves. Unlike Ruben’s tube (which uses open flame and requires a source of combustible fuel) or a Chladni plate (which uses loose fine powder) to …

A fight is brewing over control of the smart home and APIs are the weapon of choice.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>In the land rush to get their connected devices into consumer homes, device makers are pushing design, …