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Google patents ads that offer a free ride to your next shopping spree

Having items shipped to our door when we order them -- or even before -- is nice, but a new Google patent flips things around and offers potential buyers an immediate trip to the store. Apparently, Mountain View's toying with the idea of arranging transportation for customers who want to visit its …

Joel Grey Finds Art in Decaying Billboards and Weathered Signs

Going, Going, Snap!<p>For years Joel Grey has been attentively photographing billboards once they’ve begun to fall apart, showing what’s underneath and …

Top 50 Songs of 2013

It’s Friday, which means the first week in our 2013 Annual Report has wrapped up. But, what better way to start the weekend than with our Top 50 …

Donald Glover writes 72-page screenplay inspired by Because The Internet

As if releasing <i>Because The Internet</i> the album wasn’t enough, Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, has gone one step further: releasing an entire …

iBeacons Used To Deliver Location-Based Access To iOS Newsstand Publications

iBeacon, Apple’s hyperlocal trigger tech in iOS 7, is an innovation that holds a lot of promise, and that will probably continue to make waves in the retail industry for a long time to come. One London-based company is using it in a slightly more novel way, employing them to help sell subscriptions …

'Jeopardy' Has Weighed in: GIF Has a Soft G

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The GIF Pronunciation Wars are over. Alex Trebek, the oracle of these modern times, has weighed in …

Sky opens its movie rental store to everyone in the UK

After dedicating a lot of focus to its streaming subscription services, Sky is finally showing some love for those who like to rent movies. Originally only available to its TV customers, the broadcasting giant has opened the Sky Store to all in the UK, allowing anyone with a browser, Now TV, Roku …

Visualize your music tastes with Spotify's Year in Review 2013

As Christmas gets closer, it's something of an annual tech tradition for every company to summarize the past year. All these posts will show you what's been trending over the past year, but with its Year in Review 2013, Spotify has done things a little differently. Its page shows you all the most …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

Bib + Tuck launches for iPhone to let you refresh your wardrobe on the move

Bib + Tuck has been making minor ripples in the fashion tech space for more than a year, and today it officially lifts the lid on its first mobile app.<p>If you’re new to Bib + Tuck, the online platform lets users list garments they no longer need. The seller decides what the clothes are worth, …

Line App Proves Instant Messaging Is Hot Stuff With Huge User Growth

Line is one of many instant messaging apps with skyrocketing popularity. But it seems to be growing especially fast. It now has over 300 million registered accounts, up from 200 million accounts on July 21st.<p>While we don’t know how many of the people who registered for new accounts are actually …

Verizon's Redbox Instant now supports AirPlay streaming

Verizon's subscription streaming TV service, Redbox Instant, now supports Apple's AirPlay thanks to a new version 1.4 iOS app update -- with some caveats. For starters, though you'll be able to play streaming content on your iOS 6 device, the app doesn't support downloaded material as yet. Also, …

Hunt ghosts with Snooperscope smartphone night vision lens

Maybe you want to check out whatever it was that just went bump in the night. Or maybe you just want to see things in the dark. Here's a handy scope that goes nearly anywhere.<p>Snooperscope is a wireless night vision device that uses your smartphone or other mobile device as a display.<p>Part of a …

Pinterest Launches ‘Place Pins’ To Help Pinners Plan Their Trips

Pinterest released a new set of tools for users that would help them “explore” and share the things around them. At an event with 150 “Pinners” (and an untold number of journalists) at Pinterest HQ in San Francisco, CEO Ben Silbermann announced that the company would introduce new ways to plan …

LED light-up carpet helps you find your way

<b>Lighting company Philips has teamed up with carpeting company Desso to create light-up carpet to provide directions, information and …

How The New York Times Gets Around Censors In China

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, readers in mainland China could click on New York Times stories about basketball player Jeremy Lin and rapper Eminem, or an obituary for the novelist Doris Lessing -- all of which recently appeared in the U.S. print edition and online. Readers could also peruse a …

Use colors to browse the Smithsonian's best pieces of historical design

The Smithsonian's design museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, has opened a beta version of its website that allows users to browse its digitzed collection by color. The site offers a grid of 117 colors cribbed from the CSS3 palette. Select one, and you'll see a list of the items in the museum's collection …

Kwikdesk is Twitter-Meets-Snapchat

If you crossed Twitter with Snapchat you’d probably get something like Kwikdesk – a way of sending messages of up to 300 characters out in to the ether that people can only find if they look for them. After entering your message, you set a delete date of one, 10 or 100 days away and… that’s it.<p>The …

Chefs Feed wants to become the hottest online hub for chefs and food lovers (exclusive)

When eating in restaurants, the ambiance matters, the service matters, your dining companions matter, but the single most important thing is the food.<p>Chefs Feed launched a web version of its food guide today, which features a tantalizing array of local dishes recommended by the city’s top chefs.<p>“We …

Rormix Helps you Find New Unsigned Music Videos

There’s no shortage of ways to discover new music, but new unsigned artists are still harder to find than those with big marketing budgets behind them. Rormix is an app for iOS and Android that allows you to find music videos from unsigned artists based on your taste. So, a search for ‘Beyonce’ …

#gunfire: can Twitter really help cops find crime?

'This is what the NSA is doing but on a smaller scale.'<p>In January 2012, the Federal Bureau of Investigation made an open request to "industry" for a "social media alert, mapping, and analysis application" with the "flexibility to change search parameters and geo-locate the search based on breaking …

Apple Stores Are Great and All, but Do They Have Giant Slo-Mo Snow Globes?

Google is setting up six pop-up shops for the holidays — though word seems to have gotten out prematurely, as its Winter Wonderlab site keeps going …

Adobe's colossal password leak becomes a playable crossword puzzle

Adobe's been embarrassed over the past few weeks after it was revealed that some 150 million customer records were leaked online — and that Adobe had been using some questionable methods to protect that information in the first place. In a clever spin, some of that information has been turned into …

DayZ video offers eight and a half minutes of raw footage

New gameplay footage from the standalone version of zombie-filled open-world title, <i>DayZ,</i> gives players a look at the game's pre-alpha state.<p>The video, which you can watch above, features close-up combat with zombies and some of the game's exploration elements. It was posted by creator Dean Hall, …

The Giphoscope turns your favorite GIF into a hand-cranked work of art

If you were to accuse us of being fans of GIFs we wouldn't disagree, but what happens when you want to share that perfect, singular moment away from the confines of a computer screens? One particularly beautiful solution is called The Giphoscope. The work of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, …