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D.C. to Be Protected from Cruise Missiles by $2.7 Billion Blimps

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If America is attacked, we might be saved by blimps. No, not state-of-the-art jet fighters that can …

Twitter creator finally learns Facebook, suggests monthly fee

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is long gone working on secret new projects, and apparently the return to the creative process has inspired a must-share idea he thinks can solve one-time competitor Facebook's revenue-generating woes.<p>Stone said that after finally learning to love Facebook -- he needs …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

10 Cloud Startups Changing The Data Landscape

While the term “cloud computing” has become trendy and perhaps overused, what many people don’t realize is that it is because of cloud startups that our experience of data has become intuitive and effortless. Below are 10 startups which have had significant impact on the data landscape:<p><b>1)</b> …

How online shopping boosts in-store sales

Shopping online makes it easy for customers to find exactly what they want without scouring store shelves for elusive gadgets, dishware, or toys.<p>The downside is that customers have to wait several days, and often pay, for delivery. Alternatively, customers who head to an old-fashioned, …

eCommerce

Solar Energy Storage About To Take Off In Germany and California

Visitors to last week’s Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco could not help but notice the presence of a benign invader: energy storage vendors. Half the second-floor exhibition space at the Moscone West convention hall had been rented by energy storage companies.<p>According to Markus …

Leaked press photo confirms Motorola DROID MAXX retains kevlar backing

If leaked press images of Motorla’s upcoming DROID MAXX are to be believed, it looks like the company isn’t planning to ditch the ruggedized, masculine look any time soon. The refreshed Motorola DROID, almost certainly bound for Verizon, will retain the Kevlar-coated backing that’s become a …

Moto X leaks in more press shots, this time in white

And the saga continues! Hot on the heels of this morning's leaked renders comes a couple more press shots of the Moto X, courtesy of @evleaks -- this time in glorious unicorn white. There's not much more to mention here other than it's a lot easier to spot the mics front and back and to get a feel …

Southeast Asia: Where Companies Fill the Series A Gap?

Earlier today, Singapore-based online grocer Redmart closed a Series A round of more than $3 million to take its total investment to $4.6 million. That deal was significant not only because it was such a large amount for a company based in one (small) market, but also for a more interesting reason: …

As Earnings Miss, Google Would Rather Talk “Abundant Computing” and “Enhanced Ads”

After a rare earnings miss on Thursday, Google executives took to their quarterly call to explain their business.<p>Google had earnings of $9.56 per …

Going Under the Dome

A visit to the set of CBS's summer hit<p>This does not look like how TV sensations are born.<p>On the sleepy Screen Gems lot in Wilmington, North Carolina, …

Wildfire Near Palm Springs Is 'National Priority'

As a blaze that's already burned more than 23,000 acres draws within about two miles of Palm Springs, Calif., officials are saying it's atop the U.S. Forest Service's list of wildfires that need to be fought.<p>"We are the national priority right now," U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Jeanne …

Best Buy Cuts MacBook Pro Price by $200 for Back-to-School Season

It’s only the middle of July, but Best Buy is already kicking off back-to-school season by reducing the price of two of its best-selling MacBook Pro …