Time to Give Up on Flickr, Everybody

Once upon a time, there was nothing like Flickr. If you were a person who cared about taking, editing, and sharing photos, it was the best and most robust community of like-minded people on the Internet. Now that’s not true. Far from it. For the photo-nerd crowd, 500px and SmugMug …

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Google Android is getting some of Apple’s best features

Multitasking on Google Android N. (Google) Google SVP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer just announced that a super-early developer preview of Android N, the next version of the mega-popular mobile operating system, is now available to download. The headlining features of Android N, per a separate Google blog entry: Multi-window support, …

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Video: Google's self-driving car gets in minor fender-bender

We finally have video documentation of the moment when one of Google’s self-driving cars slammed into a passenger bus last month. And it’s … really underwhelming. In the video (published by the Associated Press), you can see the interior of the bus as Google’s car slowly collides with it. The …

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Las Vegas Utilities Really Don’t Want the Strip to Go Solar

This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The glittering Las Vegas strip is not an obvious model for energy conservation. Yet hidden above the glowing Eiffel Tower, neon resort awnings and a black pyramid that shines a beam of light into space, is one of the …

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Tovala’s Smart Oven Wants to Replace Your Microwave

The Tovala smart oven is not a microwave, but it kind of looks like one. An expensive one. A pretty one. One you might find in an upscale urban apartment building with all the amenities. But it’s not a microwave. It’s a 26-pound robotic personal chef. The first clue that …

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