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DreamWorks Close to Buying AwesomenessTV, YouTube’s Would-Be Nickelodeon

Lots of big media companies have been investing in YouTube video makers. Now it looks like one of them is going to buy one.<p>DreamWorks Animation is …

Google Makes It Easier To Turn Its Chromebooks Into Public Internet Kiosks

Google always said that its Chromebooks were “for sharing,” but even though they always had a guest mode, they weren’t necessarily set up to be used as public Internet kiosks. Today, Google is changing that with the launch of the new and imaginatively named “Managed Public Sessions” feature. Google …

OneNote updated with finger painting in Windows Store

Who doesn’t enjoy drawing with their fingers? And such an ability becomes essential in the absence of a stylus, whether because you need to dash out …

Mowbly Offers A Mobile Platform With A Single-App Approach

Mowbly, which recently launched and is here at Disrupt NY, takes a counter approach to mobile development platform environments.<p>Instead of a steady stream of apps, Mowbly uses a single-app approach that it offers through its mobile platform as a service (PaaS), said Co-Founder Vignesh Swaminathan. …

Google Goes With Unified I/O Keynote (But Will It Unify Its Products?)

For the past few years, Google’s annual I/O developer conference has featured two days of morning keynote speeches, which are basically split into …

Google Glass has a Twitter app, confirms LeWeb founder (update)

<i>The New York Times</i> has already launched an app for the Google Glass augmented reality headset, delivering breaking news in your peripheral vision. Now, it appears that Twitter is also working towards an official app which you could use in a similar fashion. Yesterday, <i>TechCrunch</i> reported that a …

Environment: News & features

If this was a pill, you’d do anything to get it

<i>Update, 7/1/2013: Today was the day that Health Quality Partners -- the wildly successful Medicare experiment I profiled back in April -- was supposed to shut down. But on Thursday, Medicare hit "snooze" on the doomsday clock. HQP, they said, could have another 18 months. Here's their</i> …

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Key West

Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7

According to multiple people who have either seen or have been briefed on the upcoming iOS 7, the operating system sports a redesigned user-interface that will be attractive to new iOS users, but potentially unsettling for those who are long-accustomed to the platform…<p>The new interface is said to …

If MBAs are useless, we’re all in big trouble

<i>Quartz Debate: The author of this piece debated the merits of an MBA with Quartz contributor Jay Bhatti.</i><p>MBAs–both the degrees and the people who have them–are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that’s what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture …

Innovation

Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public

Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the …

Surprising, Smart Secrets Of Top Travel Pros

How to find more joy on your journey? I've interviewed dozens of on-the-go, globetrotting gurus to bring you practical and inspirational travel strategies. Some ideas are quirky-fun and wildly creative, too! Try these tips to add more vroom to your next vacay!<p>• Ask for the middle seat on an …

South America

CoreToon: The Mac Monocle

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6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …

Food

3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People's Photography Does Not Improve

I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography …

Family-Friendly Europe

Say what you will about Europe in the summer. Sure, there are longer lines, sweatier tourists, and pricier flights, but there’s also gelato on sunny piazzas, warm evening walks through historic sites, and, most important, no school.<p>My husband is from Spain, so summer break quickly became our time …

8 Mistakes Rookie Business Travelers Make

That may seem like a fortune to budget travelers, but there are plenty of hidden costs associated with traveling for work that have nothing to do with food or shelter.<p>Like any craft, learning the ins and outs of saving on business travel takes time. To help, we've rounded up a few of the most …

Personal Finance

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

Google's Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it's available only forextremely early adopters, including "creative individuals" who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people …

Elephants Communicate in Sophisticated Sign Language, Researchers Say

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Photo courtesy of ElephantVoices<p>Elephants may use a variety of subtle movements and gestures to communicate with one another, according to researchers who have studied the big mammals in the wild for decades. To the casual human observer, a curl of the trunk, a step backward, …

Apple taps markets for record $17bn funding

<b>Apple has raised $17bn (£10.9bn) via a bond sale, the biggest ever by a non-banking company, to help fund its plan for extra payouts to shareholders.</b><p>Last week, it said it will buy back $60bn in shares, and raise its dividend to shareholders by 15%.<p>Apple's bond sale, its first in nearly two decades, …

Investing