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Here Are The Top Places You Need To Visit In The US, According To Pinterest Users

Since then, users have created 4 million Place Boards and uploaded over 1 billion Place pins into the system.<p>Thanks to that data, Pinterest was able to put together a list of the top 20 most popular places in the US that everyone should try to visit.

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.<p>If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.<p>The German vehicle maker sent an 18-wheeler barreling down the Autobahn recently, while the driver surfed the Internet for food recipes on …

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

Clean storage: These scientists are making an organic, water-based battery for the power grid

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of USC Photo / Gus Ruelas.<p>Most batteries — whether they’re embedded in your iPhone or they’re plugged …

Even With Twice As Many Users, Google Still Lags Apple In App Revenue

At Google's developer conference, it said it paid $5 billion to developers in the past 12 months. Independent analyst Jan Dawson charted out his estimate of what that looks like on a quarterly basis, and compared it to his estimates for payouts to developers from Apple.<p>As you can see, Google is …

Revenue

Amazon gives 30 Android apps away for free

The Amazon app store is hosting an app giveaway for Android users.<p>Even if you don’t have a Kindle Fire, you can still take advantage of this giveaway.<p>This generosity isn’t surprising from Amazon, considering the company already gives away a free app from its app store every day. But now it’s giving …

How The iPad Air Compares To Samsung's Best Tablet Yet, The Galaxy Tab S

But now, four years later, Apple faces tougher competition than ever in the tablet space — particularly from Samsung.<p>Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet, the Tab S. It's one of the few 10-inch tablets out there that feels lightweight enough to carry everywhere while maintaining a …

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.<p>A team of anti-surveillance activists from Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center came together to protest the US government's mass surveillance …

Surveillance

More Secure Credit Cards With Chips Coming To The U.S.

While Europe, Canada and Mexico have had chipped cards for years — usually with a chip and a PIN (personal identification number), the U.S. card issuers have studiously avoided the more secure, but more expensive, cards. To some extent American issuers didn’t need the card-based security. Unlike …

Robot valet to park travellers’ cars at German airport

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking?<p>Travellers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.<p>An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app.<p>Thomas Koetter says all travellers need to do …

Missouri May Amend Its Constitution To Require Warrant For Digital Searches

A proposed state constitutional amendment could grant residents of Missouri stronger digital privacy protections. The amendment passed the state’s legislature, and will be voted on by the general electorate in August.<p>The amendment to Missouri’s constitution would delete a current section of the …

Google testing custom domain registration service

Still in an invite-only beta, Google Domains is geared toward helping small businesses without a Web presence purchase and transfer domains.<p>Google apparently has its eye on a larger piece of the Internet.<p>The search giant announced Monday it is testing a custom domain registration service called …

Small Business

CloudPhysics gets $15M to provide analytics for VMware users

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: hywards/Shutterstock<p>Data analytics company CloudPhysics raised $15 million in a series C investment round, bringing …

See the construction of Apple’s new headquarters from the sky

Two years before Apple’s new spaceship-like campus lands, the 2.8-million-square-foot site in Cupertino, California, is still mostly a big pile of dirt. But that dirt pile is getting shapelier by the day, as the foundation is laid and preparations begin for constructing the building proper.<p>Since …

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Nintendo wants a future where consoles and handhelds run the same games

Nintendo's financial struggles are well noted, but a new interview with the gaming giant's Shigeru Miyamoto reveals that its experiencing some creative hardships too. For example, the differences in architecture between the Wii U and the 3DS handheld have made developing games that are playable on …

What To Expect At Google I/O 2014: Android Wear, Android Everywhere

Google is about ready to set its yearly agenda. Its I/O conference, which starts Wednesday, is Google’s main opportunity to showcase what it’s been working on across its sprawling techno-empire.<p>We don’t know if Google will continue to throw everything but the kitchen sink into its keynote address …

Microsoft delves deep into quantum computing research

Microsoft may be known for Windows, its Office suite, and — lately — the Xbox and Surface.<p>Some day, it might be known for supporting breakthroughs in particle physics and for helping pioneer quantum computers.<p>Microsoft’s “Station Q” research group, set up in 2006 on the campus of the University of …

Nest launches its answer to Apple’s HomeKit with a developer program

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: George Frey/Getty Images<p>Hot on the heels of its $555 million acquisition of Dropcam, Nest is announcing plans to work …

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The AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S5 has been rooted, $18,000 bounty claimed by Geohot

The phone-hacking community has finally rooted the Galaxy S5 for AT&T and Verizon, unlocking the full power of the device. Thanks to the skills of a …

The US Air Force's oldest bomber is now a flying network

The B-52 may be one of the US Air Force's most reliable bombers, but it's not exactly a technology powerhouse; some of its systems were only fresh when Kennedy was President. The aircraft's newly-delivered CONECT (Combat Network Communications Technology) variant is finally catching up with the …

Apple Now Preventing Updates and Reinstallation of Refunded Apps

Michael Simmons of Flexibits noted earlier today that the App Store no longer allows customers to reinstall or update refunded App Store apps.<p>An error message now notifies users when they try:<p><b>Update Unavailable with This Apple ID</b>This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.<p>Not all wind turbines are alike. While the great majority are large steel towers fixed to the ground, a few are shaped like gliders, kites, and blimps, and move around …

Renewable Energy

Third Time Lucky For Microsoft As Surface Pro 3 Launches With An Eye On Enterprise Laptops

If the classic rule of thumb is to be believed, Microsoft’s latest Surface hardware will be a winning move. If it takes three iterations to get everything right, then today’s reveal of the Surface Pro 3 will lead to success for Redmond.<p>To be fair, all the signs are there. The Surface Pro 3 is …

Dr Dre could join Apple if Beats buy takes place, report says

Apple is after more than just headphones in its rumoured multibillion-dollar acquisition of Beats, according to a report suggesting Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine might join the tech giant.<p>Apple wouldn't forget about Dre, would it? Rapper-turned-headphone mogul Dr Dre and his partner Jimmy Iovine are …

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