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Reference Book - A Real Estate Guide - CalBRE

• Introduction<br>Cover, Preface, Location of Department of Real Estate Offices, Past Real Estate Commissioners, A Word of Caution<br>• Chapter 1 - The …

Yahoo To Strengthen Email Encryption

Yahoo will join Google in providing users of its email service with end-to-end encryption, helping to keep the private communications of people protected from the prying eyes of governments and hackers alike. The company made the announcement on stage at the Black Hat security conference earlier …

You can now use Facebook Messenger on your wrist with Android Wear

Android Wear is quickly gaining support for more messaging apps beyond Google's Hangouts. WhatsApp recently released a beta update enabling owners of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live to dictate message replies, swipe through a stack of multiple notifications, and view full-length message …

Here's A Look At The Five Executives Apple Is Now Highlighting On Its New Leadership Page

The group of execs on the page has grown from 9 to 14, and now includes the company's heads of special projects, environmental initiatives, and human resources. They all report to CEO Tim Cook. While top execs like Phil Schiller and Eddy Cue still sit at the top of the executive page and are well …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

DK2, the second wave of Oculus Rift developer kits, to ship in October

It was been a bit of a wait for expectant Oculus Rift developers to get their hands on their dev kits, and it appears there’s another couple month wait available. Oculus has made available for per-order the DK2, short for Developer Kit 2, which is expected to ship in October.<p>The release comes …

Ready Player One

Google Reportedly Wraps Its Underwater Cables To Keep Away Shark Bites

With Shark Week wrapping up, we’ve all likely gotten our fill of sharks sinking their teeth into all sorts things, from people to baby seals to the sharkcam. But you may not have seen a shark chomping down on this -- a cable on the bottom of the ocean.<p>Networked World reported earlier this week that …

New FAA ruling effectively bans ridesharing for planes

A recent FAA ruling has left Uber of air travel-hopeful AirPooler and other startups like it in a legal bind. The agency yesterday stated that private pilots who don't hold a special government-issued certificate are banned from publicly offering seats on their planes for a fee. The ruling is meant …

Bitcoin's eBay-owned rival could be ready to join forces

Division of payments service PayPal in talks with Bitcoin exchange to integrate the virtual currency, in a sign of growing mainstream interest<p>One of the world's biggest payment services is reportedly close to a deal to embrace Bitcoin, in a potential milestone for the online currency.<p>eBay, the …

Cryptocurrency

Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Invests $1 Billion In Rice Production In Nigeria

Africa’s wealthiest man Aliko Dangote has announced plans to invest $1 billion in commercial rice farming and modern integrated rice mills in Nigeria.<p>Dangote reportedly made the announcement on Friday during a visit to Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, at the Federal Ministry of …

Victoria’s Secret Loses Trademark Battle Over “Pink” Brand

A judge’s stern reminder: underwear is not outerwear<p>Over in London, Pink button-downs are in and Pink bras are out, thanks to a court ruling that Victoria’s Secret’s Pink brand of lingerie infringes on U.K and European trademarks held by premium shirtmaker Thomas Pink.<p>“Consumers are likely to enter …

Clothing

Snapchat VP Of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months

Snapchat’s VP of Engineering, Peter Magnusson, has left the company only six months after the L.A.-based startup was able to poach him away from Google. Magnusson was a particularly high-profile win for the ephemeral messaging app maker, as he had previously headed up Google’s App Engine, a …

Close loopholes that let U.S. firms avoid taxes by using inversions

It's both endearing and infuriating to watch American corporate executives wring their hands about how the injustices of the U.S. tax code are forcing them — forcing them! — to reincorporate overseas through the procedure known as inversion.<p>Endearing, because one wants to sympathize with the pain …

Unlocking smartphones deemed legal once again

America, the land of the free, hasn’t quite lived up to its motto in terms of mobile liberty. Once a common and completely legal practice, unlocking a smartphone became illegal in 2013. Fast forward to today, over a year later, and we can set our smartphones free once again. All without fear of any …

Barack Obama

Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life

Annoyed by how often your cellphone needs recharging? Stanford researchers say they've made a major step toward the "holy grail" of energy storage — a pure lithium battery.<p>A team that includes former Energy secretary Steven Chu says it's building a lithium anode battery that might give electric …

Will we soon have vision-correcting tablets that eliminate the need for reading glasses?

SusansDisneyFamily<p>TabTimes had an interesting article the other day that talked about the future of reading on tablets. TabTimes discussed whether a tablet could adjust to a person reading on it and therefore render glasses unnecessary.<p>Apparently, scientists are working on just that type of tablet …

Tablets

GoPro's First Earnings Report As A Public Company Is A Wipeout As Stock Falls After Hours

GoPro’s ride on the waves of the public market got a little rough after the company reported earnings for the first time as a public company.<p>On Thursday, the San Mateo, Calif. hardware firm reported second quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ revenue targets, but showed wider losses than the …

Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Into Law, iPhone Unlocking No Longer Illegal

United States President Barack Obama will today sign a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal again, writing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law following its unanimous approval by the Senate and House of Representatives.<p>Obama has long supported the act, which …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

A company is marketing gun silencers by blowing drones out of the sky

Johnny Dronehunter, your moment is now<p>Poor Johnny Dronehunter. All this gun-toting, freedom-loving American wanted to do was cruise on down the Utah highway and listen to some rock 'n' roll at sunset. You know — America things. Then a bunch of sinister, privacy-destroying drones all but run him off …

Chinese cable television channel hacked

Hundreds of thousands of viewers in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou have their Friday night viewing disrupted with images of tortured prisoners after hackers take over cable television channel<p>The revolution will be televised, at least in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou, where hackers …

Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive.<p>Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million …

The YouTube Of Data Visualization Is Here

A new site called Dadaviz aims to make quality visualizations just as social and discoverable on the web as video or music.<p>When you want to watch web videos, you often go to YouTube. When you want to listen to music from indie artists, you might hit up Soundcloud. But where do you go on the web if …

Data Visualization

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

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Facebook Launches Marketing Tool Audience Insights

Facebook today launched a new tool for marketers called Facebook Audience Insights, available within Ads Manager for all US marketers today and rolling out globally “in the coming months.” As its name implies, the tool lets advertisers gather customer insights about their target audiences.<p>The idea …