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The 45 Best Photos From The Department Of Interior's Instagram

Amazing photos.

IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't believe it needs a search warrant to read your e-mail.<p>Newly disclosed documents prepared by IRS lawyers say that Americans enjoy "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and similar online communications -- meaning that …

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Report claims Apple working with spaceship campus architect Foster + Partners on retail stores

<i>A render by Foster + Partners of Apple’s soon to be constructed Spaceship campus</i><p>Following a report earlier this month that Apple’s Spaceship campus project had increased to nearly $5B as lead architect Foster + Partners attempted to trim around a billion from the budget, a new report today claims …

GE Is Freeing Up 'Thousands' of Patents to Fuel Your Imagination

Today, at an event in New York, GE announced that it will open up "thousands" of patents from its library of some 20,000 to inventors using Quirky's …

More Apple patents detail completely flexible devices that change as they bend

<i>Update: The patent was granted on 6th January 2015 (via Apple Toolbox)</i><p>These are certainly not the first flexible display related patent applications that we’ve seen from Apple. A few different Apple patent applications have received attention in recent months, including one for a slap wrist-style …

YC-Backed Backlift Launches A Back-End Service For Front-End Developers

Backlift, a Y Combinator-backed startup that’s launching today, describes itself as a back-end service for front-end developers. The service takes all of the work of setting up a server environment out of the equation and just lets front-end developers focus on their work. All a user needs is a …

Burner brings its disposable phone number service to Android

Burner, a very renown disposable phone number app, has finally made its way to Android. The app gives you disposable phone numbers that you can use …

Bitcoin price fluctuates wildly after massive run-up, DDoS attacks reportedly to blame (update)

Open-source currency Bitcoin is currently experiencing an incredibly volatile day — after reaching a daily high of $266 earlier, one Bitcoin is currently valued at $178, though pricing has gone as low as $150 as of this writing. That's a difference of more than $100, quite the roller coaster for …

Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating using flexible displays in future products

<b>Update:</b> Apple appears to have removed the job listing, but we grabbed a screenshot above and below.<p>We know that Apple has been investigating various methods of incorporating flexible displays in its mobile devices thanks to a handful of patents and patent applications published over the last year. …

Mobile advertising triples to record levels

The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets and a huge rise in the use of apps caused mobile advertising in 2012 to almost triple to over …

Big-Name VCs Form “Glass Collective” to Back Google Glass App Makers

Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins have joined together to form what they’re calling “the Glass Collective” to invest in …

Technology keeps tabs on critters

Now you can follow animals in your backyard, around the world on your computer.<p>NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ever wanted to check on a 2,000-pound great white shark without searching thousands of miles of open ocean?<p>Nowadays, thanks to efforts such as Ocearch Global Shark Tracker, you don't even have to …