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New Dropbox beta adds iPhoto imports, screenshot sharing

Dropbox‘s latest experimental build brings some nifty features to the cloud storage service. Users will be able to easily share screenshots, import …

Dropbox

BlackBerry BBM for iOS and Android arrives June 27 [UPDATED]

BlackBerry’s BBM will hit iOS and Android devices from June 27, it’s been revealed, the first time the BlackBerry Messaging service has been …

T-Mobile

Stratolaunch air launch system for spacecraft comes closer to reality

Back in December of 2011, Stratolaunch Systems announced that it was designing a new air launch system for both manned and unmanned spacecraft. Among …

Crave giveaway: SwingTip golf gizmo for analyzing your game

Congrats to Allan N. of Port Richey, Fla., for winning an Incipio Atlas case for the iPhone 5 in last week's giveaway. This week's prize is coming out swinging! We're giving away a mobile golf analysis tool to help you improve your game.<p>The SwingTip from Mobiplex is a tiny 3D Bluetooth motion …

Magma Solar Powered Backup Battery

We have introduced many nice power banks, but if you want an eco-friendly and elegant option, the following Magma solar powered <b>backup battery</b> may be …

Mobile Devices

Verizon BlackBerry Q10 Now Available For $199.99

Yesterday BlackBerry announced the US launch of their Q10 smartphone, and now the Verizon BlackBerry Q10 is available to buy from Verizon’s website, …

Verizon

Automate any Sprinkler with Orbit's Garden Hose Digital Water Timer

Easily turn any sprinkler hooked up to a hose into an automatic system with the Orbit One-Dial Garden Hose Digital Water Timer. Just hook the …

Blackberry Z10 Review (Verizon)

I’ve used and owned a wide variety of phones in my time, but never a Blackberry. That said, I can distinctly recall the early days of RIM. They made …

PRISM Declassified

So this whole PRISM fiasco has been all over the technological news airways now for a couple days, and I honestly don’t quite understand what …

Solid Performance in the No Spin Zone: We Put 4 External SSDs to the Test

Author: Michael S. Lasky<p>06:15 am<p>All Photos: Ariel Zambelich/Wired

iPad keyboard case roundup: Logitech Folio vs. Belkin Ultimate vs. ClamCase Pro

Listen, you probably shouldn't be here. The iPad is a pure and carefully honed machine. If its designers wanted you to use some kind of ludicrous hybrid contraption that fused a tablet with a physical keyboard and doubled the weight, they'd have built one for you. But they didn't. So go away and …

How Google Sets Goals

Goal setting within a startup or company is essential to success. But there are a number of different approaches to attaining these goals both within teams and individually. And what better framework to follow than Google’s strategy around establishing goals.<p>This gem is part of the Google Ventures …

AT&T bumps up device upgrade wait time from 20 to 24 months

Following the lead of Verizon Wireless, AT&T has increased the period of time customers must wait to upgrade their devices.<p>Customers who had previously had to wait 20 months before they were eligible for an AT&T-subsidized device will now have to wait 24 months, the wireless carrier announced on a …

Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm

As privacy advocates and security experts debate the validity of the National Security Agency's massive data gathering operations, the agency is putting the finishing touches on its biggest data farm yet.<p>The gargantuan $1.2 billion complex at a National Guard base 26 miles south of Salt Lake City …

With iPad Mini Keyboards, It’s (Literally) the Little Things

I’m typing this column on an iPad mini, using an accessory physical keyboard. Despite my best efforts to maintain a normal typing posture, my hands …

What's The Best Tool For College -- A MacBook Or iPad? And Wait...What About Windows 8?

I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now: computer sales have been plummeting and it’s forecast that sales of tablets will outpacePCs as soon as 2015. Is this the end of the PC as we know it? Far from it. In fact, for evidence, just ask today’s high school seniors.<p>This week, all three of my kids are …

Dropbox Founder Explains How He Turned His 'Distraction' Into A $4 Billion Company

You can read his full commencement address on MIT's website here.<p>Houston, who was involved with numerous startups before creating online backup and storage platform Dropbox, discussed giving himself an MBA's education at his Phi Delta Theta fraternity house through books purchased on Amazon, in an …

Prism scandal: European commission to seek privacy guarantees from US

The European commission has raised concerns directly with the US administration about the threat posed to the privacy of EU citizens from the sort of …

Who has the largest Wi-Fi network in the US? Cable companies say they do.

Now boasting 165,000 Wi-Fi hotspot deployments, a group of five cable operators say they have the largest Wi-Fi network in the U.S. according to …

Google eyes two-story Oregon data center design to maximize efficiency

Google (s goog) is looking up for an expansion of its first wholly owned and operated data center facility, in The Dalles, Ore. Rather than sprawl …

Apple shows off major design overhaul for iOS 7

Apple(s appl) has announced a major overhaul of iOS 7 on Monday at the company’s WWDC event, totally refreshing the design and feel of the interface. …