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Technology revolutionizes voter registration for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote.<p>By …

Review: What to do if phones fill up with photos

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up.It isn't always possible to add storage, and it isn't easy to …

Mobile shapes how video, wireless providers evolve

NEW YORK (AP) — Video is going mobile, and leading TV providers are trying to adapt.<p>AT&T, for instance, is buying satellite TV provider DirecTV so it …

Self-driving cars can't avoid accidents on California roads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The self-driving cars that Google Inc. has been testing on California's roads and highways were involved in 11 minor accidents …

You Can Make Video Calls in Facebook's Mobile App Now

Facebook is adding video calling to its Messenger app starting Monday, allowing users to chat with their friends via a button in the app.<p>The feature, …

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Instagram Launches Emoji Search, New Filters

Finally, a simpler way to curate -themed content! Today, Instagram introduced a series of updates including new filters, and, most significantly, support for users to add emojis to hashtags, which enables mobile shutterbugs to search for photos by emoji.<p>With the new feature, Instagram follows in …

7 Things You Should Know About The Apple Watch

This ain't your grandpa's pocket watch<p>With a month to go before the average consumer can even see an Apple Watch in person, there are still plenty of questions about Apple's latest device--what it does, how it works, and even what it costs.<p>Well, if you have questions, we have answers. Whether …

Frei Otto Awarded Architecture’s Highest Award One Day After He Dies

Architect Frei Otto has been posthumously awarded the 2015 Pritzker Prize in architecture, the field’s most prestigious award. The German architect and structural engineer passed away yesterday at the age of 89, two weeks before the prize (usually reserved for living architects) was due to be …

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Samsung Rescued By Twenty Million Galaxy S6 Orders

Samsung’s Chief of Mobile, Shin Jong-Kyun, has reported that the South Korean company has taken a substantial number of pre-orders for the latest Android / TouchWiz powered handsets. “…pre-orders of the two Galaxy variants from our major clients are really huge,” Jong-Kyun told reporters.<p>The Korea …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony will close PlayStation Mobile for good this summer

One of President Kaz Hirai's big "Sony One" projects was PlayStation Mobile, which offered games that worked on both PS Vita and Android devices. That dream of cross-platform synergy is now dead, as Sony has announced it will stop publishing all PS Mobile content July 15th. On September 10th the …

Digging Massive Tunnels Deep Under London

Workers are tunneling out a whole new Underground<p>London's Crossrail is a railway system -- currently the largest construction project in Europe -- that will run partially underground, and is designed to create a faster link between the center of London and its outlying areas. Trains will start …

5 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh

Carpet covered with needles? Your tree is probably thirsty.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty Images)</i><p>We all want our Christmas trees to last through the holiday season, but it actually doesn't take more than a few days of heat and neglect to dry out a fresh one. With proper care, most trees can …

How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

Along with 3 billion other viewers around the world, I plan to tune in for the month-long World Cup to see whether the 22-year old Neymar can withstand the colossal pressure that has been put upon his shoulders to deliver a win for team Brazil.<p>Every time I turn on my television set, I'm using World …

Apex Rechargeable Stylus: The Missing Link for iPad?

You know you are pretty geeky when you get excited about receiving a stylus in the post. However, this is a fairly regular occurrence for me and I’m not quite, but almost a stylus junkie. One of the main reasons I love the iPad is that, used with apps which suit your style of working, you can do …

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Hey kids, beware...You now have to bury your parents' phones to hide a bad grade

Few items inspire universal teenage angst quite like the school report card, that mishmash of letters and numbers that could periodically mean the difference between family praise and punishment. Sometimes, however, it can also inspire new business opportunities.<p>A few years back, Boniface Githinji …

Like What You Eat: Facebook Adds Menus to Restaurant Pages

Facebook announced Thursday a new feature that should please restaurant owners and anger the likes of Yelp: menus built right into an eatery's Facebook page.<p>If you own a restaurant and have a page, the option should be available now: Just go to settings, then page info, and "Menus" should be right …

This Parking Lot Is Paved With Solar Panels

Author: Keith Barry. Keith Barry Gear<p>Date of Publication: 05.08.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The Idaho couple who created an innovative …

Electric cars won't save the planet

Broader power reforms are the key to a brighter future<p>New research published in the <i>Environmental Science & Technology</i> journal this month has concluded that the widespread adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles wouldn't drastically reduce the emission of harmful gases in the United States. …

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FORTUNE — Nairobi’s M-Pesa, a mobile payments service that allows money to be deposited, withdrawn, and transferred using a phone, is credited with transforming tens of millions of lives in Africa by making financial services available to people not served by the conventional banking system, from …

The Oculus VR ain’t just for games. Tank drivers and car manufacturers use it, too

Putting games aside, Facebook might have a whole slew of markets into which it can sell Oculus VR virtual-reality headsets.<p>The device could very well have military applications. The Norwegian army has been experimenting with it to give soldiers better visibility around armored vehicles. The …

Google unveils Classroom, a tool designed to help teachers

Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and communicate with their students.<p>Dubbed Classroom, the free tool integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail so that teachers can assign and collect homework paperlessly, …

Education Technology

Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer flaw

<b>Microsoft has warned consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer.</b><p>The flaw affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of "limited, targeted attacks" to exploit it.<p>According to …

Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free on Windows, Mac, Xbox One

Skype today announced it is making group video calling (GVC) available free of charge on Windows desktop, OS X, and the Xbox One. At the same time, the company is also promising it will enable group video calling across all platforms at no cost “in the future.”<p>We talked to Phillip Snalune, Skype’s …

Articles about how build modern beach house on Dwell.com - Dwell

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office...<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by …

Quirky South Korean Cafe is Shaped Like a Rolleiflex Camera

There's an unusual place in the world where you can drink coffee in a building that's shaped like an enormous Rolleiflex camera. Located about six miles east of Seoul, South Korea, the Dreaming Camera Cafe is two-storey building that's both a coffee shop and a miniature camera museum. The unique …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …