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Top 10 Fall Trips for Food Lovers

Attention, gourmands: There's no better time than September through November to take your taste buds on vacation. As the summer rush winds down, hard-to-score tables at esteemed restaurants are easier to secure, plus it's harvest season in the northern hemisphere, with plenty of foods ready to …

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The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

Hiking

11 places you should see in Panama (canal is just the start) | CNN Travel

These Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Great Lakes Night Sky Seem Too Beautiful To Be Real

There's nothing like a sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.<p><i>Photo of Tahquamenon Falls by Shawn Stockman-Malone for LakeSuperiorPhoto.</i><p>The scene in the photo above isn't an otherworldly vision; it's a common sight in …

Nixon: Ferguson 'deeply troubling'

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Thursday weighed in on the escalating situation in Ferguson, calling it “deeply troubling” and urging law enforcement to respect the rights of residents and the press.<p>The Democratic governor also announced that he will visit north St. Louis County on Thursday and …

Ferguson Shows How Not to Police

With each passing day, the police in Ferguson, Missouri, look more like the gang that couldn't shoot straight -- except, perhaps, when aiming at an …

Release the officer’s name: It’s time to stop shielding Michael Brown’s killer

Michael Brown, now dead, has no anonymity. His past will be excavated. What about the cop who shot him?<p>The portraits delight and haunt: Black and brown kids in tuxedos, in football uniforms, nuzzling their pet rabbits, juxtaposed with staged images of the kids faux-gangster style. Ask yourself: …

Spring, a New Shopping App, Might Change the Way You Shop Forever

Photo: Spring<p>Shopping apps. What are they good for? Not much, if you ask me. While dozens of apps have emerged over the past five years promising many things, few—if any—have actually changed my life. I use Shop it to Me for sale alerts and Amazon to purchase sundries such as vitamins and puppy pee …

Missouri state troopers take over security in Ferguson

State troopers are taking over security in this St. Louis suburb after days of clashes between local police and protesters.<p>Gov. Jay Nixon said he decided to put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of security because "at this particular point, the attitudes weren't improving, and the blocks …

At Apple University, studying Picasso helps with product design

78-button Google TV remote is an example of what not to do<p><i>The New York Times</i> has published a rare look inside Apple's secretive training program known as "Apple University." New recruits are encouraged to sign up for courses in the program, which was conceived by Steve Jobs in order to ensure that …

Apple University preaches mantra of simplicity to employees

Three Apple employees spoke to The New York Times about the company's secretive internal training program, revealing some of the lessons the tech firm tries to impart.<p>In a class called "What Makes Apple, Apple," an instructor shows Apple employees a slide of a 78-button remote control for Google …

Corporate Culture

IBM Builds A Scalable Computer Chip Inspired By The Human Brain

“I’m holding in my hand a chip with one million neurons, 256 million synapses, and 4096 cores. With 5.4 billion transistors, it’s the largest chip IBM has built.”<p>Dr. Dharmendra S. Modha sounds positively giddy as he talks to me on the phone. This is the third time I’ve talked to him about his …

Is this an iPhone 6 – or a Chinese clone?

Pictures of a suspected iPhone 6 are circulating, but it is more likely they depict a cheap knock-off<p>An “iPhone 6”, suspected to be a knock-off Chinese clone, has set pulses racing as Apple fans count down the last month until new phones are released.<p>The pictures of the device, supposedly in its …

How the BuzzFeed Investment Makes Facebook Even More Powerful, What It's Like to Like Everything and More Morning #Mustreads

All your likes are belong to us.<p>Good morning!<p>Here are the links <b>Re/code</b> is checking out today:<p>BuzzFeed has $50 million in new funds, courtesy of Facebook board member Marc Andreessen’s VC firm. The Awl’s Matt Buchanan says this transaction gives platforms like Facebook, whose specialty is directing …

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …

PM/AM: Inside Apple's Secretive Training School

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>How does a huge company like Apple foster a sense of community and a common goal? With training courses at the secretive Apple …

Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk<p>They may not know who Steve Jobs was or even how to tie their own shoelaces, but the average six-year-old child understands more about digital technology than a 45-year-old …

MacTrast Deals: TuneUp – Clean & Organize Your iTunes Music Collection

If you’re like me, your iTunes music collection is a sad mess. It’s amazing how many groups recorded a song called “Track 1”, isn’t it? Today’s …

V-Charge system lets electric cars act as their own valets

Although the battery range of electric vehicles continues to improve, it's still quite likely that as EVs become more popular, so will their …

Driverless Cars

Apple’s numbers prove again that Silicon Valley is run by white and Asian men

At first glance, Apple has better workplace diversity statistics than many peers. But look at the numbers for technology employees and management—the people who have the most influence and the highest salaries within the companies—and consider the gender gap in each of these groups, and things …

Samsung virtual reality headset photo surfaces

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Barone Firenze/Shutterstock<p>Samsung’s rumored reveal of its first virtual reality headset at the IFA consumer …

Change This iPhone Setting To Stop Closed Apps From Tracking Your Location

Foursquare users who play hooky from work to go see a movie may not “check in” for fear of colleagues seeing their whereabouts, but the app still knows they’re there. Last week, the Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report that Foursquare “tracks your every movement, even when the app is …

Fancy getting paid to look at Facebook? You could be in luck

The rise of social media is creating a jobs boom for people claiming to be "experts" on websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram<p>A few years ago being caught logging onto Facebook while at work was considered a cardinal sin.<p>But now the ability to successfully navigate such social media sites …

Online

Dell’s latest business move lands $50,000 order paid in Bitcoin

In July, Dell announced that it would begin accepting Bitcoin payments, a big business move for the computer-centric company. Fast-forward, and the …

Why The Next Mark Zuckerberg Probably Won't Be A Woman

Every day this summer, MBA candidate Erica Swallow walked into the office of the Boston-based venture capital firm where she was interning and scanned the cubicles and conference rooms for someone who looked like her.<p>The only women she found weren’t deciding where the company should invest its …

Apple Receives Approval to Sell Two iPhone 6 Models in Thailand

Takorn Tantasith, Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand, announced earlier this week that the agency has approved Apple's application to distribute two iPhone 6 models in the country, reports <i>Manager Online</i> [Google Translate]. The …

Close-up photos appear to show iPhone 6 display panel w/ tapered edges, power button, & mute toggle

We’re now less than a month away from the anticipated iPhone event in September meaning it’s prime season for parts from the next generation iPhone to surface. New high resolution photos shared today by Feld & Volk (via MR) clearly show another look at what claims to be the front panel for the …

Hacker Group Releases Supposed St. Louis Police Audio Tapes From The Day Of Ferguson Teen's Fatal Shooting

Hacker group Anonymous has released purported audio tapes of the St. Louis Police Department's dispatch from Saturday, the day of Michael Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>The relevant audio starts around 9:30 in the YouTube video.<p>The dispatcher tells a St. Louis officer that "Ferguson …

Justice

AP News Archive

FAA bans news helicopters over Ferguson, but what about citizen drones?

Aircraft are being restricted from flying just above Ferguson, Missouri for the next week, as the FAA halts air traffic above the town so that law enforcement can deal with backlash over the police's fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager. The air traffic ban went into effect yesterday and runs …