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Greece orders mandatory evacuation of thousands around WWII bomb

Greek officials are evacuating some 70,000 people ahead of an operation to defuse a huge World War II bomb. The device was unearthed during road …

MacUpdate Desktop 6.0.6 - Search and install Mac apps w/ 1-click and keep them updated. (Free)

<b>MacUpdate Desktop 6</b> brings seamless 1-click installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac …

Apps

Philadelphia Has Become a Beer Garden Haven

The expansive Independence Beer Garden is steps from the Liberty Bell. With 20,000 square feet, 40 beer taps, and room for 300, it’s decked out in …

City Halls

Norway replacing FM radio with digital

Norway radio is going full-digital. According to TIME, the country will do away with FM radio over the next two years in favor of an all-digital …

Why Not Google Map Your Body?

Researchers have used Google Maps tech to create zoomable “maps” of the human body.<p>No, you won’t need Dennis Quaid to travel to the Innerspace of your body–just a little Google Maps know-how. Researchers at the University of South Wales, borrowing the algorithms Google Maps uses to make sense of …

Google Maps

Snoop Dogg Is Raising A Fund For Investing In Weed Startups

“Invest in what you know.”<p>That’s a common piece of advice given to new investors that Calvin Broadus, Jr. (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. Snoop Lion) seems to be taking to heart.<p>Sources tell us the prolific rapper, youth football coach and marijuana aficionado is putting together a fund specifically to …

Venture Capital

Legal Marijuana Blooms Into the Fastest-Growing Industry in America | Inc.com

Back in 1938, <i>Popular Mechanics</i> ran an article about how cannabis (specifically, hemp) was the new "billion-dollar crop." It may have taken nearly eight decades, but according to a report released this week, the legal cannabis industry is now worth well over twice that.<p>The report, by ArcView Market …

Cannabis

Yahoo to spin off its Alibaba stake

CUPERTINO, Calif. —<p>Yahoo Inc.made investors happy by announcing a spinoff of its nearly $40-billion stake inAlibaba GroupHolding, but the move won't add money to Yahoo's coffers — or mask the company's continued problems with its core business.<p>For months, Yahoo had been under mounting shareholder …

Indie productivity app Alfred refuses to let Apple steal its thunder

<i>Well, there goes Alfred.</i><p>That’s the first thought I had when I saw the new Spotlight in OS X Yosemite. I feared Apple had basically made my favorite little app launcher obsolete (we nerds call it “sherlocked”).<p>I was wrong.<p>It’s six months later, and Alfred is doing just fine, thanks largely to a …

Language experts: English spelling needs overhaul to help learning

Today Sam will plow through the city's rough boroughs in search of artisanal cookie dough, even though he ought to stay home to nurse his cough.<p>What's wrong with that picture? Seven words containing "ough," different pronunciations. Oo, uhff, oh, oh, oh, aww, aww. Isn't English fun?<p>A group of …

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The guy behind Google Wallet is back to change payments all over again

Poynt is the coolest credit card reader you've ever seen<p>In November of 2012, Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier admitted defeat. "Nobody today is delivering any solution that will get scale, including me," he said onstage at the Open Mobile Summit. Soon, facing insurmountable odds from iron-fisted …

Square just unveiled something coffee addicts have been dreaming about forever

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>By Kate Taylor, Entrepreneur.com<p>Square …

UPS Ups Its Shipping Game

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Internet is bringing more and more shoppers and retailers online. That means a lot of customers are receiving a lot of packages in the mail. But here’s the rub: For some people, receiving packages is a challenge. If a person lives in …

eCommerce

Reddit Live is now official, lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog

Today, Reddit officially launched its own live-blogging platform. The company calls it Reddit Live and the feature has actually been in “semi-open beta” for a few months now – you may have stumbled across its threads covering Twitch Plays Pokemon and the conflict in Ukraine.<p>During the initial beta …

Tencent invests $3.2M in a laundry-on-demand service in China

Not be outdone by the U.S. and its Washio, Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $3.2 million in an on-demand laundry service with an app made by laundromat chain Rongchan, reports say.<p>The service, named Edaixi, currently receives about 1,000 orders per day and hopes to reach 10,000 per day …

Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users.<p>Similar in …

Motorola taps 'digital tattoo' for phone security

The nickel-sized piece of tech adheres to your wrist and enables instant unlocking.<p>Motorola is offering a unusual approach to unlocking your smartphone: a piece of circuitry that adheres to your wrist.<p>The so-dubbed "digital tattoo" for the Moto X smartphone was launched Tuesday. It was first …

Wearable Tech

Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked

The creators of a device designed to identify if your drink has been spiked have launched on Indiegogo with the aim of raising $100,000. Similar in size to a pack of gum, the pd.id can be dunked into a drink, blinking red after a few seconds if a contaminant is found. According to founder J. David …

Starbucks exec: get ready to order your lattes on your smartphone, pick up in-store

Starbucks customers who love their grande frappuccinos but can’t stand waiting in line may soon be in luck: Starbucks will soon begin testing a new …

U.S. says 77,000 banks, firms sign up to fight tax evasion

Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs Robert Stack said in a statement that the high level of registrations so far showed "strong international support" for the law, set to take effect on July 1.<p>The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will require foreign banks, investment …

Internal Revenue Service

Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons<p>Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first …

Buying Beats? Bah! Why Apple Should Think Big and Buy Tesla

To borrow from Ted Levitt’s thesis on “marketing myopia,” Apple is not in the digital “iDevice” business, and Tesla is not in the automobile business. They are both in the technology business; or better yet, in the technology disruption business – or, even better than that, one might say they are …

Comcast plans data limits for all customers

Comcast is considering imposing monthly usage limits for all of its Internet customers.<p>David Cohen, executive vice president of America's largest cable company, predicted at a conference Wednesday that in five years' time, the company will have "a usage-based billing model rolled out across its …

Here's How Much Money Big Tech Companies Make In Just One Second

We all know the major tech companies have a ton of money. But just how much money do these companies bring in every day? How about every second?<p>WorldPayZinc is a website that visualizes this data, showing how their profits grow over time.<p>The above image shows how much they make in one second. In …

GIF Animations

Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit falls

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited from lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement.<p>The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, said …