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Google Photos behind the app -- scanning makes it special

If you’ve been using the new Google Photos app announced yesterday at Google I/O, you may be impressed with how smooth the interface is, or how easily the service indexes your photos.<p>There’s a lot happening behind the scenes to make the magic happen; things you’re never supposed to see, but will …

US military testing a Tinker Bell-sized drone

There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the Army plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm Prox Dynamics, is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, measuring in at a mere 4 x 1 inches …

Mystery solved: Apple vans gathering next-gen Maps data, grabbing Street View storefronts + 3D images

Three years after Apple launched its own iOS Maps app to replace Google as its iPhone and iPad map provider, the Cupertino company is readying its first major enhancements to the service. While Apple was known to be gearing up for the launch of a mass transit directions service this fall in a …

FAO Schwarz: Too priceless for words, and for customers

FAO Schwarz is weeks away from closing the doors to its landmark toy store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, a store that offered more than merchandise; it offered an “experience.” When the toy empire moved there in 1986, it wrapped the building like a giant Christmas gift in red cloth and a big white …

Is Tech Unemployment Good or Bad?

Recently, in conversation with Vinod Khosla, Larry Page was asked what he thinks will happen to jobs in the future as technology begins to replace …

Amazon now offers two-day Prime shipping within Europe

Amazon believes its European distribution network is pretty damn solid, so to prove that, it's added a new delivery tier for Prime members within Europe. From today, subscribers can enjoy free two-day deliveries on over a million products stored in other EU countries. Previously, Amazon would make …

A Drone For Dangerous Missions

The Ares drone lands like a chopper, so it can enter and exit a dangerous spot quickly<p>As early as next year, the Depart­ment of Defense will test-fly an entirely new type of combat drone. The craft is called Ares, for Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System, and it’s designed to take off and land …

Two Top Foursquare Execs, Including COO, Are Stepping Down

Less than a month after splitting its signature app in two, multiple Foursquare executives are also splitting from the company.<p>Chief Operating …

Velociraptor robot nearly as fast as Cheetah

It won't be the cheetahs that kill us after all, but, apparently, the robotic dinosaurs. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology's (KAIST) MSC Lab have designed a sprinting robot -- but, unlike Boston Dynamics' Cheetah, which is modelled on the fastest mammal alive, it …

SpaceX Unveils Manned Spacecraft Dragon V2

SpaceX founder Elon Musk took the wraps off its next-generation spacecraft today, called Dragon V2. The key improvements are that Dragon V2 will be able to land “anywhere on Earth” with its propulsion system and the accuracy of a helicopter. It will also be capable of carrying seven astronauts for …

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As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

Tesla's Elon Musk: On Creating A 'Cool' Battery System For Home Energy Storage

Tesla Motors, which plans to build a giant lithium-ion battery factory, is keenly interested in the emerging energy storage market, where home and businesses owners might want to buy battery systems for backup power or for managing solar electricity generation and use.<p>The company has been thinking …

What does Apple stand to gain from Dr Dre's Beats headphones?

Apple is reported to be buying Dr Dre’s headphone brand Beats for $3.2bn, in a deal that would be the Cupertino-based company’s largest acquisition to date. But what does Beats offer Apple that the iPhone manufacturer can’t do itself?<p>Beats is one of the most high-profile brands in headphones. The …

‘The first billionaire in hip-hop’: A drunk Dr. Dre seemingly confirms Apple’s Beats buyout

Reports of Apple’s pending Beats Electronics acquisition has left the vast majority of us scratching our heads, but if you thought this was just another spurious claim from anonymous supply chain blabbermouths, you can think again. Not only did the story come from reputable sources, but it has been …

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Adidas teams with Spotify to soundtrack your run, hook you up with a new route

Spotify knows a thing of two about playlists we guess. As for Adidas? It's responsible for more gallons of sweat than most. So, in something of an inspired combination, the two forces have linked-up to create a web-tool for runners. Hit up this link, and you'll be prompted for your location, a hint …

Meet Swarm: Foursquare's ambitious plan to split its app in two

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has spent the last year trying to convince the world that Foursquare isn't what it used to be. The company emerged back in 2009 with a novel app that let people “check in” to a location. That vision, and the local information that followed, propelled it to amass tens …

Indoor Positioning Startup Wifarer Not Acquired By Apple, But Its Founder Now Works There

If a CEO and co-founder quits his indoor positioning startup to work for Apple, should his staff and customers be concerned? Wifarer, a startup which offers tools to help consumers navigate malls, museums and other venues, was <i>not</i> acquired by Apple, we learned, while following up on some tips …

Google claims big progress in self-driving cars' street smarts

Google on Monday said that it has made major progress in how well its self-driving cars can handle not just relatively straightforward freeways but also the more complicated leafy suburbs of Mountain View, Calif., where Google is based.<p>"We still have lots of problems to solve, including teaching …

Autonomous Cars

The Latest From Subaru Is The Only Dash Cam Ad You’ll Ever Need

Dash cams have served a lot of purposes in recent years, from capturing footage of a meteor to capturing Reese Witherspoon having a moment. These car cameras are especially popular in Russia, however, due to a high-rate of insurance scams. Leave it to Russia, in that case, to produce a commercial …

Infamous Paper Trail Shows The Power Of Episodic DLC That Goes Beyond The Console

I’m not generally a person who plays very much DLC or post-release content on games; for the most part, it comes out long after I’ve lost interest in the original title, and it’s a time suck, and time is not something I have very much of. PS4 Game Infamous: Second Son’s Paper Trail storyline is an …

1Password for iPad Gets Its Biggest Update Ever, Adds Users’ Most Requested Feature & More

<b>1Password</b> for iPad and iOS has been updated this week (to Version 4.5) – and it’s the biggest update ever for the already excellent password manager app.<p>The update starts strong by making a change that the developers say is by very, very popular demand – making search always accessible at the top …

Google's new mobile ads help find apps that fit your daily habits

Ads for mobile apps are rarely personal; they're more often based on search keywords than your actual habits. Google is fixing this today with new ads in search and on YouTube that reflect your day-to-day app uses and purchases. If you regularly track your runs with fitness software, for instance, …

The state of the internet is under attack (but it’s also faster)

Akamai released data Wednesday detailing a plethora of attacks against its clients as well as the increase in broadband speeds seen around the world. …

Pause: Shuffler.fm's awesome multimedia music magazine arrives for iPhone

Shuffler.fm, the curated music-discovery service designed to help users navigate the music shared by online publications and blogs, has rolled out an iPhone version of Pause, its recently-launched standalone multimedia music magazine.<p>Hitting the App Store back in February for iPad, Pause is …

Google under fire from European media tycoon

<b>The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.</b><p>Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, says his company is afraid of Google and its power.<p>He also asks in the letter, addressed to Google boss Eric Schmidt, …

Here's what Apple's CarPlay will look like in your next car

Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyundai are all launching vehicles with CarPlay support this year<p>It's been a long time in the making, but Apple's CarPlay is finally here. Well, almost. At the New York International Auto Show, Apple is showing off its CarPlay integration with a handful of its automotive …