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Jenn de la Vega / January 14, 2015<p>We may not have our flying cars yet, but we’re not far off from futuristic and glamorous gadgets. Today, …

USA TODAY

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

Apps

Groupon Getaways Travel App Promises Cheap Holiday Deals

Good news if you’re planning a winter getaway: deals site Groupon has unveiled a new travel discovery app – Groupon Getaways. It says the app will give users access to more than 25,000 deals in destinations around the world.<p>The Getaways app is available on iPhone and Android in the US and Canada. …

Drawbridge Now Supports Connected TVs With Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting

Ad tech startup Drawbridge has been talking about its vision for targeting users across devices for a couple of years, but now it’s adding another device to the mix — Internet-connected TVs.<p>This follows Drawbridge’s earlier announcement that it supports video ads. Co-founder and CEO Kamakshi …

This is Vudu Spark, Walmart’s very own Chromecast competitor

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Add Walmart to the list of companies that’s trying to sell you a Chromecast-like HDMI streaming stick: The retail giant’s …

Judge says Aereo must shut for good as live TV, but service may survive as a cloud DVR

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>The story of Aereo, the streaming TV service that rattled the broadcast industry before the Supreme Court shut it down, is not …

Cord Cutters: This is Android TV on the new Nexus Player

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The Nexus Player is the first commercially available device featuring Google’s new Android TV platform. What does Android TV …

A Former White House Official Live-Tweets What It Was Like To Be With George W. Bush On 9/11, And It's Absolutely Gripping

His postings provide incredible insight into what the day was like for President George W. Bush and his inner circle, including the shock and anger they felt upon learning of the attacks.<p>Fleischer said he took detailed notes that day, and many of his postings include direct quotes from the …

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George Zimmerman Threats Investigated by Police

Florida police are investigating a report that George Zimmerman stalked a Florida man and threatened to kill him this week after a road altercation, …

New HTC One (M8) Dot View case goes up for sale

HTC absolutely hit the ball out of the park when it comes to retail availability for the just-launched 2014 One. Granted, not every carrier has it in …

Destiny's estimated $6.7M TV-ad campaign focused heavily on 'The Simpsons' marathon and the NFL

If you enjoy watching animated sitcoms or football, chances are you’ve seen a commercial or two (hundred) for publisher Activision’s blockbuster shooter Destiny over the past few weeks.<p>The company spent approximately $6.7 million to advertise the online multiplayer game on television, according to …

This is Twitter’s first vision for the Apple Watch era

One potentially interesting application for the forthcoming Apple Watch is Twitter, which is among the few forms of media that is both immediate and concise enough to read on your wrist.<p>Apple briefly featured Twitter in its presentation, showing four features: the ability to receive a Twitter …

Social Media

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Samsung Gear VR To Come With A $199 Price Tag

Samsung launched it’s own virtual mobile reality headset, in partnership with the folks at Oculus VR. It’s an accessory for the Samsung Galaxy Note …

This iPhone Case And App Combo May Solve A Common Selfie-Taking Problem Once And For All

There are selfie sticks, of course, that are quite useful because they basically extend the length of your selfie-taking arm. But they're a little impractical to carry, and they're, let's face it, kind of embarrassing.<p>And that's where the CaseCam comes in.<p>The CaseCam is an iPhone case, compatible …

Mobile Photography

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the public, possibly setting the regulatory pattern for the rest of the …

Uber Will Send Optimus Prime To Pick You Up In These 3 Cities

Transformers fans and Uber users in Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles now have the chance to get a ride from the legendary Optimus Prime.<p>Uber announced on its blog on Monday that it would be rolling out a partnership with the Transformers franchise leading up to the June 27 release of the newest …

Los Angeles

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Gadget Helpline<p>Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. …

Last Man on the Moon recalls US era of courage to do the impossible

Documentary tells story of Captain Eugene Cernan, the glamour of the Apollo astronaut's lifestyle – and the cost to his family<p>In 1972 Apollo 17 astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan became the last man on the moon. Cernan, a US Navy fighter pilot handpicked by Nasa in 1966 despite not applying for the …

Miami police impounding Lyft drivers' cars

In a sting operation, Miami police are posing as Lyft riders and having the drivers' cars towed for operating illegally.<p>My love affair with Florida justice is, these days, uncontrollable.<p>In recent weeks, a third Florida judge in seven months was arrested for DUI. Then there was the judge who was …

Lyft

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Samsung updates its first Galaxy Gear smartwatch to replace Android with Tizen

Samsung’s first smartwatch was widely panned by critics, but the company isn’t giving up on the device.<p>With its latest update, Samsung is replacing the Galaxy Gear’s Android operating system with Tizen, its home brewed open source OS, SamMobile reports.<p>The upgrade won’t change the Gear’s interface, …

Monaco Grand Prix 2014: Lewis Hamilton rules out being friends with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg

The feud escalated between the two drivers after a tense weekend during which the German came out on top and retook first place in the standings<p><b>Lewis Hamilton</b> gave his strongest indication yet that he believes Nico Rosberg intentionally ruined his final qualifying lap in Monaco, as the feud between …

Motor Racing

Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with …

Ukraine: Party of Regions nominates Mykhailo Dobkin as presidential candidate

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