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20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Amazon employee steals $12,500 of iPhones, iPads and other devices

A 21-year-old Amazon employee in India has been arrested for allegedly stealing $12,500 worth of electronics — including numerous Apple devices — while working in the packing department of the company’s warehouse.<p>Pramod Bhamble placed orders himself, but instead of packing the correct products, he …

Sketchy Chinese report claims iPhone 6s will drop 16 GB storage option, instead start at 32 GB

MIC Gadget is claiming that retail versions of the next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus do not come in 16 GB variants. Instead, the report suggests that the new iPhone will start at 32 GB, with 64 GB and 128 GB available as the higher tier options.<p>The report is based around sources within …

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Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

Scuba Diving

First successful drone delivery made in the US

The first US government-approved drone delivery has successfully transported 4.5kg of medical supplies to a rural health clinic.<p>The drone, made by Australian drone manufacturer Flirtey, took part in the demonstration, which was approved by the Federal Aviation Authority, in partnership with Nasa on …

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Analyst estimates for Apple Watch sales all over the place, ranging from 3-6 million units

Since its launch, Apple Watch sales estimates have either shown it as doing incredibly well, or that it’s doomed to failure. Tim Cook hasn’t announced any figures yet, and may not even report them during tomorrow’s quarterly earnings call. But that won’t stop analysts guessing. If recent …

Vroom lands $54M to replace the used car salesman

Recently my younger brother bought his first car. He went to a random used sales lot near Boston, and let some guy with greasy hair talk him into something he didn’t want. Less than 24 hours later, he got a queasy feeling in his stomach and wanted to back out of the deal. Except, of course, the …

Catching Up With Android, Google Maps 2.0 For iOS Offers iPad Support, Indoor Directions

Poor Apple Maps. While we see very minor improvement from Apple’s year-old Maps application, Google continues to improve its world-class offering pretty rapidly.<p>Why, today, in fact, Google launched an update to the Google Maps for iOS app, adding support for the iPad, indoor maps, and a slew of …

Microsoft's 'Companion Web' bridges the gap between desktop, tablet, & phones

The amount of connected devices we use every day has increased dramatically in the past few years. Whether we’re using our phones, desktops, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, or wearable tech, the number of screens that we look at to provide information and entertainment are increasing.<p>Microsoft thinks …

American universities reeling from daily assaults by Chinese hackers

A culture of sharing ideas is being challenged by increasing security risks<p>When Bill Mellon, an associate dean at the University of Wisconsin, set out to update the school's security system, he was blown away by the incredible number of cyberattacks being directed at his campus each day. "We get …

Homebrew Confirms $35M Fund Raised, Focuses On 'Bottom Up Economy'

Investment firm Homebrew has confirmed it raised $35 million for its seed stage venture fund. Run by ex-Googlers Hunter Walk and Satya Patel, it will use the funds to invest in products and platforms that serve the “Bottom Up Economy” and plans to do at most ten deals a year.<p>Earlier this month, CNN …

A Wireless Startup's Tech Makes Oil And Gas Equipment Talk

On-Ramp Wireless said Wednesday it has raised $31 million in venture capital to sell and market its ultra-sensitive and long-range communication technology, which helps utilities and oil and gas pipeline owners monitor their smart grid and other equipment.<p>The technology can be embedded in above- or …

Apartment List Launches Android App For Finding Roommates, With iOS To Come

Apartment List, an apartment search engine that uses Facebook to personalize results, is rounding out its offerings today with the launch of its new “Roommates” app for Android, which helps connect potential roomies. An iOS version will be released as soon as it receives approval from the App Store.<p>…

Get Ready To Disrupt Europe With Airbnb Co-Founder And CTO Nate Blecharczyk

Airbnb has seen astounding growth since opening for business in 2008, with the short-term vacation rental service active in 30,000 cities as of December 2012. International business has played a huge part in that story, with some 75% of bookings including a non-U.S. component, either on the listing …

New from Google App Engine just for your busy application: Dedicated memcache

If you’re a developer needing fast query performance for your applications, Google(S goog) App Engine now has a deal for you. The just-released GAE …

Apple And Motorola Re-Visit Old Values In New Ads

Fifty years ago the phrase, “Made in the USA,” had nationalistic and quality-assurance resonance for Americans. Then came the “Global Marketplace” and here we are. But recently the phrase “Made in the USA,” or the inference of the phrase – apparently in anticipation of newer smartphone models – has …

Now on Kickstarter: an aquatic drone you control via smartphone app

Ziphius is an aquatic drone you can control with an app. It can explore beneath the ocean waves and transmit video to you, or it can play with your kids in the swimming pool.<p>Portugal-based Azorean, a spinout of parent company YDreams, is raising $125,000 in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to …

The story of the “Ok, Glass” phrase, and why it’s not “clap on,” “device, please” or “pew, pew, pew”

The history behind the “Ok, Glass” phrase used to activate the Google Glass voice commands has been recently shared by Glass Marketing Manager Amanda Rosenberg, who also revealed what other candidates were in place for the hotword.<p>By now you may have heard “Ok, Glass” a few times when looking at …

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Warm up your wrist: 5M smartwatch shipments expected in 2014

Smartwatches of some sort have been around for years without truly making a dent in the mainstream consumer market. That’s all about to change, …

Anaqua, IP Management in the Cloud, Lands $100 Million From Insight

Anaqua, a Boston-based company that specializes in managing intellectual property assets like patents, trade secrets and trademarks in the cloud, has …

Khan Academy rolls out plan to fund open-source developers

Open-source code is a huge boon startups and the internet at large — it allows for apps and services that would take months or even years of coding …

Stanford Students Hope Posting Documentary Online Will Get More Women to Code

It’s quite common to hear a room full of older techies talking about the need to get more girls interested in computers.<p>picture alliance / Robert …

Ping Identity gets $44M to make SaaS usage simple and secure

Lots of businesses have been sold on the idea of paying a little bit each month for Software as a Service (SaaS) that doesn’t need to be hosted …

Bigger screen may delay next iPhone, report suggests

The iPhone 5 offers a 4-inch display, but its successor may have something a bit bigger.<p>Many hardware makers are pushing out devices with bigger and bigger screens — and Apple may be finally giving in to the peer pressure. According to a report, the next-generation iPhone may be delayed as the …

Portal A’s New ‘Roominator’ Video For Blue Jeans Demonstrates A Novel Solution To Work-Life Balance

Folks from Silicon Valley are sometimes criticized for thinking that there’s a tech solution to every damn problem. The Roominator, as demonstrated in the video below, is a prime example of this. Thanks to a complicated rig that mounts the video conferencing device of your choice in the front and a …

Tesla CTO hopes to reduce EV charging times to 10 minutes or less

Charging time is the bane of every EV driver; even the half-hour for a partial fuel-up at a Tesla Supercharger station can feel like an eternity next to the few minutes required for gasoline. Tesla CTO JB Straubel sees this as just a temporary obstacle, however -- he tells <i>MIT Technology Review</i> that …

HTC One Mini appears in Chinese certification database as the 601e

The HTC One Mini has been a mysterious little device, only showing up briefly the in the odd benchmark and rumor these past few months. But despite all the evidence of the handset’s existence, HTC still hasn’t officially confirmed when, or even if, the 4.3 inch handset will be hitting the …

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