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Instagram Develops Into Career Path For Photographers

Hear the term Instagramer, and you probably envision teenagers taking endless selfies or diners obsessively snapping pics of their meals. You’re less likely to think of someone like Chris Ozer (@chrisozer), an up-and-coming commercial photographer whose clients include Nike, Johnnie Walker and …

BlackBerry axing dozens of sales jobs

<b>BlackBerry has laid off dozens of workers in another wave of sackings, according to reports from Canadian tech blog Cantech Letter.</b><p>The blog is …

HP, unable to catch a break, is dropped from Dow Jones Industrial Average

For Hewlett-Packard(s hpq), the hits just keep on coming. Tuesday, the news is that HP, a stalwart of American business, was dropped from the Dow …

Hawaii Gets $30M From Navy To Fund Clean Tech Startups

Hawaii may be small in size, but its high energy costs have made the island state a desirable market for green tech. That explains why the U.S. Navy is giving a startup accelerator program there $30 million to help fund companies willing to use Hawaii to commercialize their technologies.<p>The Energy …

California Utility Wants $2 Billion From Ratepayers For Shuttered Nuclear Plant

Southern California Edison (SCE) wants at least $2.4 billion from ratepayers over the next seven years to cover the costs of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant, according to the Associated Press.<p>The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in southern California was initially shut down in …

Apple Likely to Ship OS X Mavericks in October

Though Mavericks, the next version of Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, is currently in its seventh developer preview, the OS is still a way off …

Philips launches Cloud TV with access to hundreds of channels

Philips rolled out a new cloud-based service promising hundreds of TV channels to its smart TV users.<p>Dubbed Cloud TV, the service announced Thursday streams local, national, international, and special interest TV channels over the Internet to Philips smart TVs. The lineup includes both premium and …

Boingo turns Chicago’s O’Hare Airport into the world’s biggest Hotspot 2.0 testbed

Many of you may be toting around a Samsung Galaxy S4, which comes with a nifty new technology called Hotspot 2.0. As we’ve been writing for more than …

Panasonic's 20-inch 4K Toughpad tablet ships in November for about €4,500

Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet initially debuted at CES in January, but here at IFA in Berlin, the company is finally ready to shed some light on availability. Speaking at a press conference focused on the device, GM Jan Kampfer detailed the giant slate, which includes a fiberglass housing and …

Leaked iPhone 5S home button images further suggest a fingerprint scanner

Rumors of a fingerprint sensor in the next iPhone(s aapl) are nothing new. In fact, Apple has been expected to implement a fingerprint sensor in the …

Business intel startup Birst closes $38M to go international

Birst, a cloud company focused on business intelligence and visual analytics, has taken a $38 million cash infusion.<p>This is the startup’s fifth round of institutional funding. The Series E was led by Sequoia Capital with participation from new investor Northgate Capital and existing investors …

PiP Uses Facial Recognition To Reunite Lost Pets With Their Owners

Having your dog or cat run away is pretty traumatic. And even if somebody finds your furry friend, they might not know where to find you. If your pet ends up in a shelter, chances are high that it will be euthanized, so Philip Rooyakkers, the CEO of PiP – The Pet Recognition Company, decided to see …

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Powa Technologies Picks Up A $76M Series A Investment To Take Its Mobile Payment And E-Commerce Platform Large

Powa Technologies, a UK startup that’s been working on an integrated mobile payments and e-commerce platform with some augmented reality thrown in, is today announcing its first round of outside funding — and it’s a doozy. The company says that it has picked up a Series A round of $76 million to …

Vine hits 40m users despite Instagram’s challenge | Financial Times

Many thought that Instagram’s addition of 15-second videos to its photo-sharing app would kill Vine, Twitter’s fledgling video app.<p>Apparently …

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 users signed up. It’s an idea whose time has come, as more of the world now interacts with the web …

20 Excellent Wireframing Tools for Mobile

1. Proto<p>2. Moqups<p>3. UXPin<p>4. Balsamiq<p>5. Justinmind<p>6. Fluid<p>7. Axure<p>8. Mockflow<p>9. Protoshare<p>10. Wireframe<p>11. Wireframe Sketcher<p>12. Omnigraffle<p>13. …

Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield Turns to Workplace Communication Tools With Slack

Stewart Butterfield’s projects don’t have a ton in common. The best-known one is Flickr, the landmark photo-sharing site bought by Yahoo. The most …

Global smartphone sales eclipse feature phone sales for the first time ever

Smartphones sales are on the rise and show no signs of stopping. In fact, according to data from Gartner, more smartphones were sold than feature …

10 Years After The Blackout, How Has The Power Grid Changed?

Ten years ago, a sagging power line hit a tree near Cleveland, tripping some circuit breakers. To compensate, power was rerouted to a nearby line, which began to overheat and sink down into another tree, tripping another circuit. The resulting cascade created a massive blackout in the Northeast …

Water Stress Threatens Future Energy Production

When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water. But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States. Thermoelectric power plants alone use more than 200 billion gallons of water a day – about 49 percent of the nation’s total water withdrawals.<p>Large quantities of water …

5 Alternative Energy Sources That Are Cheaper Than Solar

One Beautiful Chart That Tells You Everything About How Energy Is Used In America

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories came out with their annual Sankey Diagram explaining energy use in the U.S. today, and it's another excellent visualization of the real story of American energy use.<p>The chart shows the magnitude of flow between different sources of energy (left) and …

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 …

Advertising’s Reverse Big Bang

These are exciting times for advertising, as new technology and new forms of media are bringing advertisers new ways to reach audiences, with far …

San Francisco's SmartSpace SoMa is the First Prefab Micro Housing Project in the US

San Francisco recently saw the opening of the first prefabricated micro housing project in the US! Developed by Panoramic Interests, SmartSpace SoMA …

15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat, scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a …

Engineering

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

Clean Energy