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An ultra-rare Ferrari-beating 1960's Ford is for sale and it could fetch millions

The estimated sale price is $3.2 million to $3.4 million.<p>Consider it a bargain — a 1968 GT40 with some serious racing and Steve McQueen film heritage sold in 2012 for $11 million, making it the most expensive American car ever sold at auction.<p>One of only 31 original road cars, and with just 3,200 …

Graphene's First Commercial Application To Shed A Little Light

A bulb more efficient than an LED? Now there's a bright idea<p>Graphene is a material with marvelous properties: It can be used to make square ice and night vision contact lenses. It can even be made from your leftover dinner. And soon this form of pure carbon--which boasts a super-strong hexagonal …

Nanotech

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Family House in California by McClean Design

The Architecture of the Luxurious San Vicente House in California.<p>The architects of McClean Design completed this house in California for a family …

Architecture

Roundup Of Cloud Computing Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2015

Global SaaS software revenues are forecasted to reach $106B in 2016, increasing 21% over projected 2015 spending levels. A Goldman Sachs study published this month projects that spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30% CAGR from 2013 through 2018 compared with 5% …

SaaS

Apple didn't want Beats, it needed Beats

As music downloads dwindle, streaming is the new king<p>Onstage at the Code Conference last night, Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats' Jimmy Iovine answered some questions about the marriage of their two companies. Beats is best known for its headphones, the product that built its brand and accounts for most …

Secure Your Mac By Setting A Firmware Password [Quicktip]

You may be using <b>a password to secure your data</b> on your Mac – and you should, but unless your Mac is encrypted, a tech-savvy thief can still access …

Linux

New Notifyr app seamlessly makes your iOS notifications appear on your Mac

We’ve come across a new service called Notifyr that, in short, makes your iOS Device notifications automatically simultaniously appear as notifications on your Mac. The service is a pair of applications: a $3.99 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application from the App Store and a free companion Mac …

Learn To Navigate All Of OS X With Keyboard Shortcuts And This Guide

We've talked plenty about the importance of learning basic keyboard shortcuts. If you really want to dig into some of the more obscure navigation …

Equilibrium — A Mac App to Control your Music

CoverSutra used to be my favorite Mac utility back in the day, but the lack of development on it meant I somehow stopped using it over the years. …

Google Close To Snapping Up Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $1B+, Say Sources

Google made a play for the skies in April when it swept in and acquired Titan Aerospace amid reports that the drone maker was being pursued by Facebook. But Google’s interest in hardware companies that provide primary sources of data is not ending there. Google is closing in on a deal for Skybox …

This iPhone 6c Concept Is One We’d Buy In A Heartbeat

We drooled over Dutch designer Joseph Farahi’s iPhone Air concept last month, and now Farahi is back with a beautiful concept for Apple’s next generation iPhone 6c.<p>According to Farahi’s concept, the next iteration of Apple’s “affordable” iPhone model would come with a 4.7 inch Retina Display, and …

Mobile Technology

Wearable tech: the small British companies taking on Samsung and Google

Wearable technology has been touted as the 'next big thing' in consumer electronics. Sophie Curtis meets some of the British start-ups taking on the technology giants of Silicon Valley.<p>Wearable technology has already emerged as one of the top tech trends of the year, with a slew of new devices …

Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

Bitcoin Touches Record $600 Valuation

It’s been an interesting day for crypto-currency Bitcoin after its valuation passed $600 on a trading platform for the first time, while another major trading company (the world’s largest for Bitcoin) landed a $5 million investment.<p>Bitcoin seemed in trouble back in October when its valuation …

Have Bitcoin To Burn? Next Stop Could Be The Farm

For food producers who sell directly to consumers, credit cards are both a blessing and a curse.<p>They're a way to do business with cashless customers, but 3 percent of every credit card sale is usually charged to the farmer as a transaction fee. That adds up in a high-volume, low-profit business …