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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 …

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 …

Stratolaunch air launch system for spacecraft comes closer to reality

You can check out our previous article for a more detailed description of how the Stratolaunch system is designed to work, but here’s the condensed …

Space Exploration

Crave giveaway: SwingTip golf gizmo for analyzing your game

Aiming to be the next Jack Nicklaus? This week's prize combines a wireless motion sensor and an app to provide real-time visual and statistical swing data -- and hopefully make your game better.<p>Congrats to Allan N. of Port Richey, Fla., for winning an Incipio Atlas case for the iPhone 5 in last …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Gear & Gadgets

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 …

Surveillance

Reviews: LaCie Porsche SSD, Verbatim SSD, ioSafe SSD, OWC Mercury SSD | WIRED

We've taken a look at four options for external solid-state drives -- specifically, large-capacity storage devices ranging from 120GB to 300GB that …

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

The carrier says the new policy is intended to align upgrades with its standard two-year wireless contract.<p>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 …

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 …

Magnetism

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 …

Dropbox

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.

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Now boasting 165,000 Wi-Fi hotspot deployments, a group of five cable operators say they have the largest Wi-Fi network in the …

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

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google (s goog) is looking up for an expansion of its first wholly owned and operated data center facility, in …

Apple shows off major design overhaul for iOS 7

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Apple(s appl) has announced a major overhaul of iOS 7 on Monday at the company’s WWDC event, totally refreshing the design …

iOS