David Haines

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McIntosh MHA100: The Cadillac of headphone amplifiers

McIntosh is as all-American as high-end audio ever gets. The company was founded in 1949 and has been based in Binghamton, N.Y., for as long as I can remember. McIntosh still designs and builds all of its electronics there. Same as it ever was.<p>I've pestered McIntosh engineers for years about …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Good news, bad news

The Surface Pro 3 has held up well after two weeks of constant use, but it's not the Holy Grail of hybrids.<p>First, the bad news -- which is old news, in a way, because it's about Windows 8.1.<p><b>Standalone tablet -- not:</b> Maybe the US Internal Revenue Service has -- by some freak string of unintended …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

As If! Startup Tries To Recreate Cher’s Virtual Closet In “Clueless”

Back in 1995, a generation of teenage girls swooned at the sight of <i>Clueless</i> star Cher Horowitz’s virtual wardrobe. Now those outfit options (yellow plaid, or red Calvin?) are coming to your browser window, courtesy of London-based fashion startup Metail.<p>Metail has created a portal on its site where …

Qualcomm buys Wilocity to put gigabit wireless connections in smartphones

Qualcomm(s qcom) confirmed on Wednesday that it is buying gigabit wireless specialist Wilocity in a move that puts the mobile chipmaker firmly behind …

New Photoshop Plugin Kicks Design Collaboration Up a Notch

Designers often need face time to make sure that complex projects are on track. Yet, chat rooms and presentation platforms tend to lack the tools for flexible and in-depth collaborations.<p>If you’re a graphic, interface or product designer using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, a new option can boost the …

Meet the 2015 Cadillac Escalade

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade carries base prices from $72,690 to $86,790, in trim levels Standard, Luxury and Premium.

$4B Resorts World Vegas project crosses hurdle

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Malaysian conglomerate that hopes to build a $4 billion Asian-themed resort at the site of a long-stalled hotel construction …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

This mobile app tries to pull the vicious weeds of bullying out at the roots (exclusive)

Bullying is a destructive disease that the Internet has made stronger, shrewder, and more pernicious.<p>Kids (and adults) have bullied each other for centuries, but social media and smartphones have changed the ways they pick on others. StopIt launched an anti-bullying app today that gives students, …

This $50 Box Will Cover Your Online Tracks—If You Don't Mind Waiting Around

The Safeplug box plugs into your router and reroutes its traffic through Tor, helping users escape detection. But be warned, it takes some time.<p><b>The way most of us surf the web now</b>, traffic takes a pretty direct route. The request you make for a website goes directly from your computer to a server …

Open Source Mapping with PHP and MongoDB

In response to Steve’s call for a shift toward civic-focused applications that are a better suited for adoption and maintenance by PHP-friendly IT …

MongoDB

Why You Should Never Use MongoDB

Disclaimer: I do not build database engines. I build web applications. I run 4-6 different projects every year, so I build <b>a lot</b> of web applications. …

Free Handsome Bootstrap Templates

Appi is a sleek landing page designed to show your next app, site or product. With a fresh style & minimal design, you can show off your next product …

Where to find the best free photos and graphics

This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email.<p>Photo</i> …

How to Use OpenShift as a Mobile Backend (MBaaS) – OpenShift Blog

Are you in the process of building a mobile app or have created one in which you require some information or data to be stored off device? Do you …

Apps

Geocodio

Geocodio breaks addresses into standardized, individual components in a consistent format.<p>97% of our customers would recommend Geocodio to a friend

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Taiwan Seeks Dominance In 3D Printing. Will Its Plan Stand Up?

Taiwan, the world’s high-tech contractor since the 1980s, wants to lead the next consumer electronics trend instead of designing it for someone else. That shift would make local brands more competitive globally as offshore rivals chip away at contract work. So Taiwan is moving to become the world’s …

5 things you need to know about the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Your road-legal C7.R is ready.<p>Forget the ZR1. When GM's engineers put the first 2015 Z06 mule on the Milford RoadCourse, the car promptly set a new lap record. More insane? It did it using engine and suspension calibrations that were nothing but good guesses by engineers. Tadge Juechter, chief …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>After all, the book’s principal argument is that continued exponential improvements in price and performance of …

Saving Babies' Lives Starts With Aquarium Pumps And Ingenuity

<b>Listen · 4:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Good ideas don't only come from experts. An innovative engineering program in Texas has been proving that college undergraduates can tackle — and solve — vexing health challenges in developing countries.<p>Two engineers at Rice University in Houston …

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This Year

After years of meteoric gains fueled by category-busting product launches like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s revenue growth has slowed. Apple’s …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Harvard Business School

The technology gap between the old and new Mac Pro could cost you a Mini

While innovation is certainly a good thing most of the time, it ends up costing more when the strides that innovation takes are long and wide. The …

2014 Cadillac CTS

General Motors dominates the finalists for North American Car & Truck Of The Year, with three vehicles among the top 6. Winners will be announced Jan. 13.The redesigned CTS midsize luxury sedan is longer, lower and more athletic-looking, featuring a choice of three powertrains and a new eight-speed …

Zuli’s Smartplugs Turn Your Phone Into The Proximity-Based Switch For The Connected Home

A recent Kickstarter project called the Zuli Smartplug makes each of your power outlets intelligent thanks to Bluetooth low-energy, along with remote control from a smartphone, proximity triggering and scheduling, too. It’s sort of like what you maybe have been hearing about with Apple’s iBeacons, …

Meet Revolv, The Missing Link To The Modern Smart Home

Automated homes are nothing new. For decades, people have toiled over connecting household object to intranets and servers in a desperate attempt to simplify lives. But the work rarely justified the results. Then came the so-called Internet of Things. Nest, Sonos, Hue, Yale Locks; all these …