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5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

The Law a Train Wreck, Obama Administration Acknowledges ObamaCare is Unworkable

<b>WASHINGTON, DC</b> - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced it would delay …

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Landscape Photography

Apple announces ‘iTunes Radio’ — its Pandora competitor

Apple has just announced its long-rumored streaming music service, dubbed iTunes Radio.<p>The service itself functions quite a bit like Pandora, letting you create smart radio stations based on a song or artist that’s already within your music library. Apple said its already providing hundreds of …

iOS integration comes to cars in 2014 — and it looks sweet

While some iOS apps have worked with in-car software for a long while, Apple said today at its WWDC event in San Francisco that full iOS integration with car dashboards will come in 2014.<p>(Read our full live blog for more coverage of WWDC 2013.)<p>Essentially, you’ll be able to see an iOS-like screen …

Here’s what other streaming music services are saying about Apple’s iTunes Radio

Given Apple’s position as the largest seller of digital music and producer of the most popular mobile devices, the company’s decision to launch its own Internet radio service makes a lot of sense. Other companies in the smart radio space, however, don’t seem nervous about their latest …

Corning wants to bring Gorilla Glass to your next car

Apparently 1.5 billion device displays aren’t enough for Corning, which could bring its scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass to car windows within the next year.<p>The news comes via Corning vice president Jeff Evenson, who made the announcement at the MIT Technology Review Mobile Summit in San Francisco …

GE to invest $2B in building innovative software for health care

General Electric is on a mission to improve efficiency in hospitals and is setting aside $2 billion for its health care practice.<p>GE says it will fund the development of software and applications over the next five years that can expedite or improve clinical processes in the U.S., and in emerging …

eHealthMe uses big data to answer your personal health questions

Big data is transforming the health IT sector, but still out of reach for regular people. eHealthMe is a startup trying to make healthcare big data accessible to the mainstream population.<p>Today, it announced a new Q&A service where patients can anonymously post health questions and get answers from …

EU to USA: WTF is PRISM?

Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.<p>While official reaction to the PRISM Internet surveillance scandal in the U.S. has been muted at best, the European Union is up in arms over the NSA’s access to data from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and other …

The new, new Myspace leaves beta — launches a revised design, new features, & a mobile app

Myspace is unveiling its latest version today with some new features and an iOS app designed to pull in users despite the multitude of other music-focused services already vying for their attention.<p>As anyone who has used the Internet in the last decade already knows, Myspace’s descent as the top …

Social password manager PasswordBox offers 1M free-for-life memberships

With 425,000 beta users on board, social password manager PasswordBox is going live. And it’s offering free-for-life memberships to the first million users who sign up.<p>PasswordBox remembers and automatically enters all your passwords across all your platforms. It signs you into websites, logs you …

The top 10 mobile advertising companies

With all of the activity and change going on in the mobile economy, VentureBeat has decided to create a “Mobile Advertising Index” to help find and track the most reliable companies in mobile monetization.<p>We’re curating a top 10 list to help ad buyers, mobile marketers and others make sense of the …

Yahoo buys iOS photo app maker GhostBird Software

Yahoo’s focus on photography (ha ha, pun) and mobile is showing with its latest acquisition: GhostBird Software.<p>The shop’s two iPhone apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2, are kaput, effective immediately. Seriously, you can’t even find them in iTunes anymore.<p>“As photography enthusiasts, we are longtime …

The stupidest quote yet on the entire PRISM spy scandal

All of the unnecessary trouble and bother over this silly little NSA unconstitutionally spying on Americans thing would be gone and forgotten in a moment if only — silly us — we knew how to count.<p>At least according to one cybersecurity expert.<p>James Foster, the founder and CEO of Riskive, a …

Thumbtack raises $12.5M to be the ‘Amazon of local services’

Thumbtack has raised $12.5 million to grow its marketplace of local services. The startup wants to make hiring a professional as easy as online shopping by providing a comprehensive directory, estimated costs and ratings, and one-click checkout.<p>Right now the process of finding a plumber, a personal …

Twitter’s new #FollowMe tool creates an instant Twitter highlight reel for you

Twitter and Vizify have teamed up to create a highlight reel of your best tweets, photos, and most engaging moments on Twitter, automagically.<p>Vizify, of course, is the social media infographic company that creates visual overviews of your activity on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, your …

PRISM fears give private search engine DuckDuckGo its best week ever

If you want to know just how crazy fear over PRISM-like surveillance has made the Internet, take a look at DuckDuckGo.<p>Thanks to the National Security Agency leaks and some well-timed media appearances, the private search engine is having its best traffic week ever. Visitors to the site made a …

Best Buy inches closer to becoming a dept. store with new ‘Windows Stores’ sections

Microsoft announced today that it reached an agreement to place Windows Stores within with the country’s biggest electronics retail chain, Best Buy.<p>For years, Best Buy has already sectioned off a portion of its store for rival company Apple with mini Apple Stores. And like the Best Buy Apple …

Google + Facebook = 70 percent of all mobile ad revenues worldwide

By itself, Google accounts for 56 percent of all global mobile ad revenues. Social giant Facebook takes a much smaller chunk with 13 percent. But together, they own the lion’s share of mobile ad dollars.<p>Advertisers spent $8.8 billion hawking their wares via mobile ads last year, according to new …

OkCupid and Tinder make a hot date to swap UX (exclusive)

In the digital dating world, one of the hottest new entrants is the IAC-owned iPhone app Tinder, which has facilitated more than 50 million matches since its launch last October.<p>Tinder’s hook is that makes online dating a lot like Hot or Not. Just connect your account with Facebook to fill in your …

Social media’s impact on TV isn’t that big, new study finds

Social media’s impact on television viewing is small compared to traditional marketing and communications, but it has the potential to grow quickly, according to new findings from a study conducted by the Council for Research Excellence (CRE).<p>The study, “Talking Social TV,” found that only 12 …

The Sony SmartWatch takes wearable tech into open-source territory

In an interesting twist in the open-source hardware movement, Sony has just announced it’s opening up its SmartWatch for your hacking pleasure.<p>The SmartWatch SDK has for a while enabled developers to create apps for the device, which launched in 2012, but today’s Open SmartWatch update will let …

Startups from around the world take on America at Plug and Play Expo 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Walking into the Plug and Play Tech Center for the first time, I feel like I am at the United Nations of startups. Flags from around the world hang from the ceiling, and the hum of accented voices fills the building. Approximately 1,000 people come through the Sunnyvale campus …

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

Nerd buzzword apocalypse: Here’s a Wi-Fi Arduino phone-controlled robot on Kickstarter

Here’s a little something special for your Thursday evening:<p>The RK-1 is an Arduino-powered, Wi-Fi capable motorized robot you can control with an iOS or Android device.<p>From the Kickstarter page:<p>The control board on the robot is built on the Arduino hardware/software architecture, which is open …

Microsoft finally brings Office to iPhone, but you have to subscribe to Office 365 to use it

After more than a year of reports saying it would finally happen, Microsoft has launched a version of its flagship Office software for the iPhone that’s free to Office 365 subscribers.<p>The move is smart for Microsoft, and it needed to do this to succeed in mobile in 2013. Microsoft has made hardly a …