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The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as …

Instagram's Kevin Systrom: People Keep Asking If My $1 Billion Was Too Small

Short answer: If he could have predicted the future and he was interested in making more money, then yes, maybe he sold too soon. Long answer: He's still pretty happy with his decision, he said at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen, Colorado, last week.<p>Facebook bought Instagram in April, …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

#theLIST: Insta-Shop: Summer Edition

Bring the search for style inspiration full circle and shop the exact pieces seen on your favorite Instagrammers.<p>Bring the search for style inspiration full circle and shop the exact pieces seen on your favorite Instagrammers.

The Android Wear apps you should download right now

It's been about a year since Google Android Wear smartwatches started arriving on our wrists, and a dizzying array of devices round and square are competing for our attention. Once you're done ogling devices like the Huawei Watch or the LG Watch Urbane , it's time to think about how these gadgets …

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

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Adobe Loosens Subscription Policy for Lightroom App

Adobe has rolled out a novel way to apply its Creative Cloud subscription policy to Lightroom, its professional photo management and editing package.<p>If you obtained Lightroom as part of a Creative Cloud subscription ($50 per month) or as part of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan ($10 per month), …

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

Here's How Google Glass Could Transform Visits To The Doctor Office

Nashville-based startup Octovis, Inc. is working with doctors to bring Google Glass technology — the $1,500 wearable computing device — into examining rooms and operating rooms to make it easier for doctors to take notes and access patient information, like MRIs or other images during surgery.<p>We …

Chinese clone-makers already have functional ‘iPhone 6’ knockoffs for sale

NowhereElse.fr has posted some pretty amusing pictures today of working iPhone 6 clones from China. These devices use the rumored specification and schematics of the actual iPhone 6 that we have seen so much over the last few months, but obviously use off-the-shelf internals and don’t run …

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …

Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed by a company called MicroCHIPS of Lexington Massachusetts -- in the form of a chip to be implanted under the skin.<p>The chip, just 20 x 20 x 7 …

With Google’s Help, NYC’s Floating River Pool Will Tell Us How Much Poop Is In The Water

New Yorkers could see a free-floating public pool pilot that filters water from the East River as early as 2016.<p>Of all the things the post-industrial East River has been known for (dead bodies, raw sewage, oil spills), a safe public swimming opportunity was never really one of them. That changed in …

Chromebooks can get cheaper thanks to new support for a low-end chip

You can pick up a Chromebook for a dirt-cheap $200, if you know where to shop. However, there are now signs that these Google-powered portables could get even cheaper. MediaTek has contributed code to Chromium OS (the base for Chrome OS) for a test device with an entry-level ARM Cortex-A7 processor …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …

Are we there yet? A century of the smartwatch in pictures

With two Google-powered smartwatches currently on sale, and the circular Moto 360 already causing a stir among design geeks, wearables are one step closer to securing a place on our wrists. And while many of us aren't ready to strap on a Gear Live, G Watch or Pebble just yet, that doesn't mean the …

5 Things To Know About Siri And Google Now's Growing Intelligence

<b>This is a guest post from Lawrence Flynn, the CEO of Artificial Solution, a software firm that develops natural language processing (NLP) services and was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Flynn joined Artificial Solutions in May 2010 to step in as CEO, replacing co-founder and board</b> …

New comScore data shows Android as number one smartphone OS in US

ComScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows …

Armed robbers raid Brazilian Samsung factory for 40,000 devices

At a Samsung factory in Brazil armed robbers hijacked a night shift bus, subdued workers, and made off with 40,000 devices, including smartphones, …

Kyocera adopting sapphire crystal for upcoming smartphone?

The mobile industry is always trying to make smartphones stronger, introducing tougher materials and improving reinforced glass to keep that image nice and clear. The newest and best glass around seems to be sapphire, which Apple uses for the iPhone 5s’ home button and camera glass. Now it seems …

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Rio Grande border to US sees 57,000 young migrants in nine months

When the gang came for him, Ceferino decided he had three choices: join them, refuse to join and risk being killed, or flee the country.<p>The teenager left his family in Guatemala and headed for the US, becoming part of a wave of unaccompanied children from Central America that has overwhelmed …

What happens to the border children after they leave the border?

<i>WASHINGTON - This is the second of three explainers aimed at providing plain answers to complex questions about the ongoing border crisis. The first</i> …

Map: These Are the Places Central American Child Migrants Are Fleeing

The Deported L.A. Gangs Behind This Border Kid Crisis

Tens of thousands of Honduran thugs have been flown home on Con Air since 2001. Now, what they learned on U.S. streets is sending children fleeing …

Seven earthquakes shake Oklahoma in two days

On Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma, there were seven earthquakes. You read that right. Not tornadoes. Earthquakes.<p>The most severe temblor registered 4.3 near Langston, the U.S. Geological Survey site showed, delivering a rumble to Logan County, north of Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. …