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Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Silicon Valley

Samsung Galaxy Mega coming to MetroPCS on November 25th, for $399 at launch

Samsung's other behemoth of a smartphone, the Galaxy Mega, is most definitely not one of the newest on the block. Still, we can't imagine why MetroPCS users would complain about having yet another Android device to choose from. Starting November 25th, the carrier is making the 6.3-inch handset …

Samsung Galaxy Round unboxing and first impressions

The company that’s always on the hunt for the <i>next big thing</i> may be responsible for the next big trend. Are curved displays the next step in the evolution of smartphones? Here’s the unboxing and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Round!<p>Unboxing<p>The Samsung Galaxy Round comes in a large box, …

Phones

This Quick Trick Can Vastly Improve The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner

If you've been less than impressed with Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor that comes on Apple's new iPhone 5S, we may be able to help.<p>Touch ID worked well for me when I tried it out in September, but my actual experience with my new iPhone 5S was different. Often, after placing my finger on the Home …

'Super Mario 3D World' is the best reason to own a Wii U

It’s been easy to forget about the Wii U lately, with this month's high-profile launches of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In fact, it’s been easy to forget about the Wii U in general; Nintendo's console has sold poorly since its release last November, and truly exciting software has been all but …

Motorola Taps 3D Systems to Help Make "Project Ara" Customizable Phone a Reality

Motorola is looking to a 3-D printing company to help the company’s effort to make mobile phones out of a series of customizable parts.The Google …

Wireless

Motorola turns to 3D printing to bring its ambitious modular smartphones to life

Motorola’s futuristic smartphones now have an equally futuristic manufacturing method: 3D printing.<p>Motorola announced today that it’s inked a deal with 3D printing giant 3D Systems to put together its Project Ara smartphones, which the company announced last month.<p>Essentially a Lego take on …

Android 4.4 KitKat now rolling out to Moto X on T-Mobile and AT&T

Verizon Wireless stunned everyone earlier this week when it became the first carrier to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the Moto X. The update — which came even before Google's own Nexus 4 received it — was a noticeable change from Verizon's often sluggish pace of updates. But its competitors aren't …

Google Wallet lets you capture credit card info with your smartphone camera

The contents of your wallet are under attack. Earlier this month Coin swept in threatening to eliminate the need for all of your beloved non-cash payment methods and now Google Wallet is making it even easier to capture your plastic with its latest Android update. Along with the introduction of its …

Android 4.4 KitKat arrives to the AT&T Moto X

Earlier this week, Verizon became the first carrier to see Android 4.4 KitKat on the Moto X, with T-Mobile following on Thursday. Now it’s AT&T’s turn to get in on the action!<p>Considering AT&T had already started its soaktest a few days ago, the AT&T update certainly comes as no major surprise. Like …

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

Tamagotchi celebrates its 17th birthday with new, more social virtual pets

Here's a thought to make you feel old today: if the first batch of Tamagotchis were human, they'd be almost through with high school. In fact, the egg-shaped virtual pet has just turned 17 (17!), and to celebrate, Bandai is revamping the brand (again) and launching a new line called Tamagotchi …

Redbox Instant hits Windows Phone, will remain Lumia-exclusive for 60 days

After launching on iOS and Android almost a year ago, the mobile version of Redbox Instant by Verizon has finally arrived in the Windows Phone Store. Aside from a few cosmetic changes and added Live Tile support, the new app works exactly like its cross-platform counterparts, offering movie …

REVIEW: HTC Took The Best Android Phone In The World And Made It Really, Really Big

And then there are the phablets, the supersized phones with 5.5 to 6-inch screens. Samsung popularized phablets with its Galaxy Note line of devices two years ago. A lot of people, including me, laughed at the attempt. But since then, my thinking has evolved along with the market's. Millions of …

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

TravelDigital Nomad<p>The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National …

FAA committee thinks smartphone and tablet use should be allowed during takeoff and landing

Recall that silent rage you get when you're told to switch of your Kindle, iPod or laptop for take-off and landing, even when there's <i>nothing</i> wireless going on. Well, the FAA could be approaching a change in the rules. A 28-member committee, created by the Federal Aviation Administration itself, has …

Plexus No. 19 – Installation by Gabriel Dawe

Plexus no. 19 Installation.<p>Gabriel Dawe is an artist who creates installations with colorful ribbons in different spaces. The installations seem like …

Streetwear

Lady Flips Off Engagement Photo, Couple Finds it Hilarious

I suppose we all owe a small cultural debt to this anonymous older lady at a recent Colorado Rockies game. Thanks to her, we now know what the exact …

Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

7 tips toward capturing creative maternity photography. How to capture beautiful maternity photos with your camera.

Landscape Photography

Interesting Photo of the Day: Look Closely, Photographer at Work in Norway

A lot of times, landscape photography means waking up well before the sun does and going on a wilderness adventure in the pre-dawn darkness all in …

Landscape Photography

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Let the spectrum harvest begin: FCC okays AT&T’s purchase of Alltel

The Federal Communications Commission approved AT&T’s(s t) $780 million purchase of Atlantic Tele-Network’s wireless assets this morning and by this …

Applesauce Brownies

I bake brownies all the time because they are such a crowd pleaser, but every time that I bake a batch, someone will tell me that they just have to …

9 Reasons Train Travel Is The Best

Train travel is easily the most underrated form of long-distance travel out there.<p>Air travel certainly has its ups and downs, and long car trips can easily go awry. But train travel? Under most circumstances, is stress-free.<p>Of course, trains can't get you everywhere -- they can't cross oceans, and …

Bananas Foster French Toast Recipe

<b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Bananas Foster French Toast</b><p>Ingredients1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided1/4 cup rum4 bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces on the bias3/4 cup milk4 eggs, beaten1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract8 slices hearty white bread1/2 cup …

Mint Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These easy to prepare bars are perfect for those who love cheesecake but hate the prospect of fussing around with a water bath.<p><b>Read more: American Classics: Mint Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Bars</b><p>Ingredients7 ounces chocolate graham crackers, finely crushed8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted16 …

Cookies n' Cream Blondies

The combination of chocolate cookies with a vanilla cream filling is so good that it’s not surprising that Oreos are the best selling cookie in the …

Adidas Originals City Marathon PT

The City Marathon PT Pack from Adidas Originals—released today, 6 September 2013—honors the ultimate pursuit of 26.2 miles on foot. The team at the German athletic powerhouse updated the Marathon PT in three new colorways for fall, each paying homage to one of the world's most renowned races. The …

Adidas Originals

Articles about modern prefab addition mid century california classic on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their...<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a …

Prefab Homes