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Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

Forget Wireless Charging, This Microsoft Prototype Charges With Indoor Sunlight

A year ago, the Internet was buzzing with speculation that Apple was about to unveil a new iPhone with a sapphire screen that doubled as a solar panel.<p>It was a cool idea and not entirely unfounded. In February 2013 Apple was granted a patent, originally filed in 2008, for an “integrated touch …

Google's Virtual Assistant Will Pull In Data From Airbnb, Lyft and Others

Okay, Google. Show me the goods.<p>Google Now, the search giant’s intelligence layer that runs within the Google mobile app and smartly pulls up info for the user, will soon start pulling in data from third-party apps to show even more information.<p>More than 40 apps will now integrate directly with …

Diversity in tech takes center stage at 'Superwomen Summit'

For all its cutting edge innovation and talk of egalitarianism, Silicon Valley remains an industry rife with issues.<p>Just ask Cathryn Posey, a senior …

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Free Microsoft Outlook Now Available for iPhone and iPad

On Wednesday Microsoft released their Microsoft Outlook app (<b>free</b>) for iPhone and iPad. The app offers you an integrated interface for email, calendar, contacts, and attachments. You can use it to access your iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Outlook.com accounts, as well as Gmail and …

Microsoft Outlook

Marriott withdraws awful Wi-Fi blocking proposal after taking heat from the FCC

With the FCC pretty much laughing off Marriott's request for permission to block guests' access to external Wi-Fi networks, the hotel chain has decided to withdraw its petition in a late attempt to save face. "We thought we were doing the right thing asking the FCC to provide guidance, but the FCC …

A Smart Lightbulb Controlled By Your SmartPhone

When Thomas Edison patented the first lightbulb in 1879, he probably didn’t think it would get this far. Philips even created the EnduraLED 10W A19 Dimmable light bulb which can last up to 30,000 hours, around 20 years. That light bulb only uses 10 watts of energy and according to Phillips, that’s …

How to Make FaceTime Calls with Siri on iPhone

It’s no secret that you can use Siri to do things like control your music or launch apps. And most people are familiar with using Siri to make a voice call, but you can also use Siri to make a Facetime call. My mom is a huge fan of this as she continues to learn the best ways to use her device; …

5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.<p>Let’s look at five …

Will Technology Make Truck Drivers Obsolete In 10 Years?

Being a teamster is probably not the easiest of jobs. You work long hours, often with unpredictable schedules and stay long periods away from home. Still, it pays the bills, and for millions of Americans, it’s a way to make a decent living.<p>Unfortunately, it is also one of many activities that is …

Trucks

Without broadband under Title II, Verizon will get off scot-free for ‘supercookies’

Revelations this week that Verizon Wireless secretly used “supercookies” to track customers’ browsing habits underlines a less-talked about benefit of the FCC’s potential reclassification of broadband as a Title II public utility — consumer privacy protection.<p>With broadband defined as a Title I …

Google is giving researchers money—up front, no strings attached— to find security bugs

Google is planning to pay independent security researchers — no strings attached — to help find security vulnerabilities in its products.<p>Google's has …

App Store

Google Now will soon offer card integration with 3rd party apps

While Google Now cards can be very useful, don’t you wish they extended outside of Google’s own apps and services in a bigger way? In a new post from Google in their Inside Search blog, it seems that such integration is finally on its way!<p>Google Now has teamed up with “30+ developers” to bring 3rd …

Authorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two …

Canada to introduce new anti-terror legislation | DW | 31.01.2015

The new bill introduced by the Conservative Party government on Friday would criminalize calls for a terrorist attack on Canada in general, even if …

Floods and mudslides hit Peruvian Amazon

Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks.<p>More than 3,000 families have been affected and a state of emergency has been declared.<p>Laura Westbrook reports.

Two cases of child pornography possession in Vatican in 2014

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican, which is still struggling with the effects of a worldwide pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church, discovered two cases of possession of child pornography within its own walls last year, its chief prosecutor said on Saturday.<p>Saint Peter's square is …

Winter Storm Will Make It a White Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is going to seem very familiar to many folks in the Midwest and Northeast, as another winter storm crosses the country over the …

Coalition carries out 27 strikes on Isis as Hagel says more troops may go to Iraq

The US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria and Iraq reported on Saturday that it had carried out 27 strikes since early on Friday. News of the strikes came a day after the outgoing US defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, said more American ground troops …

Bob Arum: Deal close on megafight

The megafight that the boxing world has been clamoring for between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. should be finalized in "the next couple …

NBA scores 2015: Hawks win 18th straight, and 3 other things we learned Friday

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Portland Trail Blazers for their 18th straight win on a wild night full of upsets, plus three other things we saw Friday.<p>The Atlanta Hawks were finally going to lose. The Portland Trail Blazers led by five points after three quarters and for once the Hawks looked off, …

Serena Williams Inches Closer to Steffi Graf's Record After Australian Open Win

In front of a packed crowd on Saturday evening in Melbourne, Australia, battling both an illness and the No. 2 player in the world, Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open title, 6-3, 7-6(5). This was the 19th major title of her career, and it moved her a mere three Grand Slams away from …