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9 travel apps to make your Fourth of July weekend even better

Nearly 42 million people will travel away from home for this Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA — the most since 2007. About 85% of …

A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running.<p>According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp …

Electronics

Magic Leap adds former Vevo CEO to its mysterious team

Magic Leap is as mysterious as it's ambitious. Ever since the Google-backed startup raised a whopping $542 million, it's been pegged as the next big thing in mixed reality. But apart from it being a platform that incorporates digital lightfield technology, little is known about the experience or …

Facebook and Internet.org want to connect the world using lasers

To help connect people around the world, Facebook’s Internet.org initiative is testing a method for delivering the Internet via lasers.<p>The thinking in Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is that affixing lasers to drones and satellites will beam a signal to just about anywhere. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …

Google open-sources its software for making trippy images with deep learning

Google today announced that it has open-sourced its code for generating wild and crazy images using a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>The DeepDream project is now available on GitHub. The project relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves …

Facebook updates a logo you won't really see

Brace yourself. Facebook (FB) has quietly updated its 10-year-old logo, switching to a new custom typeface.<p>The redesign is mild enough that most non-designers probably won't notice. The letters are thinner and have a bit more breathing room. Overall, the logo has a little less character (ha), but …

Graphic Design

Apple iOS 8.4 Has One Nasty Surprise

It had to happen, didn’t it? The roll out of Apple iOS 8.4 appeared to be the smoothest in recent memory, but now a spanner has been thrown in the works and – worst of all – Apple only has itself to blame…<p>Unlike previous iOS hiccups, the flaw in iOS 8.4 is entirely deliberate. It isn’t a bug or a …

iOS

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U.S.-Cuba embassy deal could boost bid to undercut trade embargo

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - An historic agreement to restore diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana could provide fresh momentum for lawmakers and activists seeking to chip away at - and eventually upend - the 53-year-old U.S. trade embargo.<p>Despite Democratic President Barack Obama’s …

Cuba

North Carolina shark attacks are 'going to go away,' expert says

A shark bit a man swimming off the North Carolina coast Wednesday, marking the state's seventh shark attack in recent weeks and raising the question: Why does this keep happening?<p>Wednesday's attack took place off North Carolina's Ocracoke Island, according to the National Park Service. A …

Someone on Kickstarter wants to build Darth Vader's Star Destroyer out of 90,000 Lego bricks

"I want that ship. No excuses."<p>Forget potato salad — there is perhaps no more worthy use of Kickstarter than helping Thomas Benedikt piece together an exhaustive replica of Darth Vader's <i>Executor</i> Super Star Destroyer from 90,000 Lego bricks. Lego apparently refused to help Benedikt because his …

Celebrity designer Marc Newson makes the jump to Apple

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>Apple is already known for being a design powerhouse, but its design cred is about to get much more …

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APOD: Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together (2014 Aug 31)<br>Image Credit: NASA <br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140831.html<p>Explanation: How …

Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia

First, the outback. Next: your backyard.<p>In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X. The program is designed to show that delivery drones are possible, and it seems to be doing just that. Next for Google: figuring …

Driverless Cars