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Internet Helps Photographer Find Couple in Stunning Storm Wedding Photo

One of the big photo stories on the Web this past week has been the picture above, shot over the weekend by Australian photographer Sam Yeldham. …

Photography

Pugz: Tiny phone-charged wireless earbuds kill it on Kickstarter

Pugz wireless earbuds are new dogs with a new charging trick that lets you groove out while you charge them up.<p>Pugz earbuds draw your attention with this claim on Kickstarter: "Pugz-World's smallest wireless earbuds charged through phone."<p>The Kickstarter promo video features a couple of guys in pug …

Consumer Tech

Get an LG Watch Urbane smartwatch for $224.99

From the Cheapskate: That's the lowest price to date for LG's seriously sexy, Android Wear-powered watch. And now it's compatible with iOS, if you care.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on</i> …

Consumer Tech

Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

Shades of Grey

Bioweapons experts seriously doubt Tesla's new apocalypse mode

Tesla’s new Model X, unveiled Tuesday night, boasts zero-to-sixty acceleration in 3.8 seconds, falcon wing doors, and the ability to travel 250 miles …

Tesla

Sereneti Kitchen Robot Cooks So You Don’t Have To

Last week at Disrupt SF 2015, I ran into the folks behind Sereneti Kitchen, a company that I’ve known since it launched at our Hardware Battlefield in Vegas earlier this year. Then, its technology had promise, but less polish. In the interim, the firm went through the Highway1 accelerator and …

Kitchens

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2015

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that most new site designs published today tend to be longer in length when scrolling through the page. As mobile devices become more popular, it’s becoming more commonplace for sites to opt for scrolling instead of linking as a means to display content, especially on their …

Google Patents Holograms For Glass, Which Could Involve Magic Leap

Today Google published a patent application for using holograms in a head mounted display like Google Glass. It would effectively let Google create augmented reality experiences that superimpose computer-generated imagery (CGI) atop the real world. Filed in March 2014, the patent shows Google’s …

Augmented Reality

The Dawn Of The Classic Publishing Era

My father was a journalist. Growing up, I remember how excited I would get when visiting the printing house of the newspaper he worked for. I loved everything about the large, industrial printers — the noise they made, their fading bluish color and especially the smell of freshly printed …

Digital Advertising

Tesla's Elon Musk reveals when customers can pre-order the cheaper Model 3

The Model 3, the lower cost all-electric car that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has mentioned in interviews and shareholder letters, isn’t expected to …

Tesla

Motorola drops 3 Moto 360 collections: Flat tire's here to stay, so you can just deal with it

Motorola today unveiled the next-gen Moto 360, featuring two sizes for men alongside separate collections for women and sports.<p>The refreshed version of the smartwatch features a thinner body and more than 300 customizable options on Moto Maker, allowing you to pick anything from bezel colors and …

Wearable Tech

Steve Jobs 'played no role at all' in designing the Apple I or Apple II computers, Woz says

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani did just that, scoring an interview with Woz in late August.<p>There was, if you remember, some controversy surrounding how the Ashton Kutcher "Jobs" movie portrayed Jobs' involvement in the design and development of Apple's first products.<p>So …

Apple II

Google’s Self-Driving Car Prototypes Are Coming To Public Roads In Austin

Hit the road Jack<p>Our first glimpse of Google’s driverless cars came in 2012. Since then, Google has confined most of its test-drives of these vehicles to the roads outside its headquarters in Mountain View, California, and recently expanded tests to Austin, Texas (reports of other self-driving car …

Driverless Cars

Issara Is Everlane For Leather Goods

Meet Issara, a new e-commerce player focused on selling leather goods, cutting the middleman and fairly compensating workers. In many ways, Issara is reminiscent of Everlane, a clothing startup that has inspired many entrepreneurs.<p>Issara workers are paid at least three times the minimum wage and …

Clothing

India says Google may have rigged search results

India has some concerns about Google's search practices. According to <i>The Economic Times</i>, India's competition regulator has filed a report accusing Google of rigging its search results in a way that favors Google's own properties, as well as third parties paying for ad spots within the results. The …

India

T-Mobile Doesn’t Like Customers Who Use 2,000GB Of Data Per Month

T-Mobile CEO John Legere issued a strong announcement saying that some customers are abusing the company’s network. While T-Mobile has become quite popular with its unlimited LTE mobile plans, unfortunately you don’t get unlimited LTE for tethering. After 7GB per month, you tethering speeds slow …

T-Mobile

Boeing shows off weapon for destroying drones with a freaking laser

Rouge drones, meet Boeing's Compact Laser Weapons System.<p>Boeing showed off its Compact Laser Weapons System this week. It's a portable laser weapon …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw Examined In Teardown

It’s now become a major news story that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can be permanently ruined by having its S Pen inserted the wrong way around. To those of us in the tech industry such a design flaw is a source of complete eye rolling. How was this allowed to happen, was it never picked up in …

Galaxy Note

Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M

We’ve heard from sources that Mobcrush, a live-streaming service centered around mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing, though the number could have gone beyond that.<p>Mobcrush’s bet is that mobile …

Livestreaming

Ashley Madison Faces $578 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Two Canadian law firms filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run extramarital-affairs website Ashley Madison over a …

Ashley Madison

Jamstik+ review: Not quite a guitar replacement, but a great tool for beginners

When I was growing up, my mom would put me in a variety of classes: ballet, piano, swimming. After a semester of each course, I would get bored and move on to something new. The varied curiosity was fun at the time, but eventually it led to my lack of skills in any one outlet.<p>I didn’t realize how …

Alcatel OneTouch partners with LA Galaxy FC and StubHub Center

Alcatel is no stranger to football (soccer) clubs. The manufacturer partnered with Toronto FC last June, and today they are teaming up with the LA Galaxy FC and their home stadium, the StubHub Center. Alcatel would act as the “official smartphone and tablet partner of both the team and the …

Los Angeles Galaxy

Ten new marketing concepts your company needs to understand right now

The basics of marketing will, for the most part, stay the same but the landscape is continuously evolving. Technology is speeding everything up and companies who want to get the message out about their business need to constantly educate themselves on new trends. Here are ten key concepts you need …

Marketing

The founder of Google's top secret project lab has a new plan to double the world's GDP

His efforts turned into Google X, the secretive "moonshot factory" that has produced some of Google's most technically ambitious projects like self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, Google Glass and internet bearing balloons.<p>But after guiding Google X through its early years, Thrun relinquished …

MOOCs

Twitter has killed Politwoops, which kept an eye on politicians

The Open State Foundation (OSF) knew this was coming. The US account was shut down by Twitter in May. Now the hammer has come down on the rest of the group’s Politwoops accounts – each of which was dedicated to monitoring deletions by elected officials in a specific country.<p>Another account, …

Social Media

Which of These is the Best Wearable of the Last Year?

Our good friends over at T3 are almost ready for their annual glitzy glamorous awards show, with the 2015 T3 Awards taking place on 17th September in …

Is Amazon Considering Ditching the $299-a-Year Fee for Its Fresh Grocery Delivery Service?

Amazon keeps pushing back the end date of free trial periods for new customers, raising the possibility that the company may be reconsidering the price point altogether.<p>When Amazon launched its Fresh grocery delivery program in Los Angeles two years ago, it said that customers would have to pay …

eCommerce

Talking About Women's Issues In Gaming Still Taboo, Developer Says

This time last year, what became known as #Gamergate rocked the Internet and the world of video games.<p>The stated purpose of the hashtag movement, according to those who supported it, was that it was about corruption and ethical malfeasance in video game journalism, but the debate — played out …

Feminism