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Inflatable uLites emergency shelter with built-in solar sets up in just 30 minutes

When disaster strikes, providing shelter for displaced residents or to set up an emergency hospital is often one of the first things needed, and the …

European Union

How travel decisions and online purchases are made in today’s multiscreen world

How people research and book travel online continues to evolve with the proliferation of devices – and understanding the changing habits and …

Marketing

Google wants to help you post food photos on Maps

If you can't help but take photos of your food before you chow down, you'll be glad to hear that Google might be ready to fuel your habit. Months after shutting down its experimental food shot app Tablescape, Google is testing a Maps feature that would notify you when you take a food photo at a …

Google testing changes to its mobile search interface, Material Design tabs included

It appears that Google is testing a new design for the header of its mobile search website, featuring a much more spread-out interface including a larger text entry box, navigation tabs, and Google logo. The size and placement of the actual search results seem to be identical, however…<p>Notable is …

These exoskeleton heels could help stroke victims walk again

It isn't quite the soft exosuit that DARPA's working on, but scientists have developed a lightweight exoskeleton that'll take some of the work out of walking. Before you get too excited though, this is less <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> and more along the lines of mechanical engineering. Researchers from …

Apple Asks TV Programmers to Supply Their Own Streams for Apple's TV Service

Apple wants to sell the service, but leave the back-end to others.<p>Apple wants the TV guys to provide their shows for its proposed streaming video service. But that’s not the only thing Apple wants from the TV guys: It wants them to provide the streams, too.<p>Apple is asking TV networks to handle the …

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Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

NEW YORK (AP) — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and …

Unpowered exoboot takes some of the hard work out of hiking

Humans are well-tuned for walking, which is a good, low-impact form of exercise. But there are some instances where a little extra help might be needed -- for someone who needs to move around but is mobility impaired, for instance, such as a stroke patient; or for people who are on their feet a …

Carnegie Mellon University

Data harvesting will win travel marketing in the future

Johnny Depp’s new movie Transcendence is about a sentient machine that combines infinite, collective intelligence with the full range of human …

Tightening the screw - why hotel distribution is about direct sales

It seems hoteliers are getting savvier and are more ready than ever to go to war and take back what is their own: in the world of hotel distribution, …

Google’s growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google(s goog) is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud …

Google Wallet Will Let You Attach Money in Gmail

We already knew Google's got big plans to become your default money manager, killing the other contenders in the process. But now we're starting to …

Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O

Today at Google I/O the company held a session entitled "Voiding your Warranty" where employees demonstrated how to root Google Glass and install Ubuntu on it. What you're seeing above is a screenshot from a laptop running a terminal window on top and showing the screencast output from Glass on the …

Google Still Struggles To Explain Why Normal People Should Care About Google+

Google has made a big bet on Google+, which it prefers not to call a social network but rather a social layer atop all of Google’s services.<p>At the opening day of the search giant’s annual I/O developer conference, it introduced some 41 new features for Google+, including a new layout, more …

Google: Dart will rescue browsers from JavaScript

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google long has been a firm believer that JavaScript, the programming language used to build Web apps such as Google Maps and Gmail, could shoulder a much heavier computing load.<p>But even as the company continues to push JavaScript's abilities with Chrome's V8 engine, some at the …

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I/O 2013 Glass roundup: new apps, SDK, and more

Google Glass enthusiasts have received their share of important updates at Google I/O 2013, which we’ve covered extensively for you. Here are some of the most important Glass-related news announced at Google I/O 2013 so far.<p>New Google Glass apps<p>First of all, some new apps for Google Glass have been …

Google Now Introduces Mark Up Tools For Select Partners To Flag Flights, Hotel Stays And Reservations In Emails

Google made a relatively quiet announcement today regarding how it’s pushing the developer ecosystem forward around Google Now, its intelligent personal assistant for Android devices. The company has begun extending mark up tools for emails from select partners, which help highlight flight …

New networking features make hybrid clouds possible on Google Compute Engine

Toward the tail end of Google I/O on Friday, Sunil James, a Google product manager (on left in picture), and John Cormie, a software engineer …

WebRTC is growing fast: soon to surpass one billion devices

WebRTC, the new technology that enables plugin-free voice and video chat within the browser, should be available on more than one billion unique …