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Apple released a new version 12.2 of iTunes for OS X and Windows this week as part of the launch of its Apple Music service. The initial reactions from users are anything but positive. But aside from obvious bugs, there's a bigger problem: iTunes needed a revamp, not more features. By simply addin...

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By Amber Case Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began exchanging opinions about her. And while the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner is not news in the traditional sense, and there was no shortage of major...

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com After measuring the charging speed of nearly 50 Lightning cables and sending the top 11 to our electrical engineer for teardown analysis, the $9 Anker Ligh...

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By Cat DiStasio Technology progresses at a breakneck pace -- but why is our built environment so far behind? Fortunately, some smart folks have devoted their lives to developing futuristic technologies that can reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, make them more energy-efficient and lower ma...

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In the two years since Edward Snowden's revelations about pervasive government monitoring of the Internet first made the news, developers have worked to build hardware and software to help Web users reap many of the benefits of cloud-based services while retaining personal control of their data....

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. Smartphone batteries don't always last through a busy day, but a pocket-size USB battery pack can give your handset enough of a boost to survive the eveni...

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By Cat Distasio, Inhabitat 3D printing has opened up a new frontier for design, and the technology is progressing by leaps and bounds. Whereas the first 3D printers could only produce tiny trinkets and figurines, today's printers can produce entire buildings. Architects and designers are capitali...

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In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA,...

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Honda is hitting the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in this experimental CR-Z with an electric powertrain driving and steering all four wheels up the twisting mountain route. Honda is running a CR-Z at Pikes Peak this year. But as you might have guessed, this is no ordinary CR-Z. This pa...

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A new incarnation of Fisker will open 556,000-square-foot factory east of Los Angeles. We've reported extensively about Tesla Motors developing its massive Gigafactory in the hinterlands near Reno, Nevada. Now, reports are coming out that the most recent incarnation of Fisker Automotive will build...

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By Eric Alt A few weeks ago, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) held the DARPA Robotics Challenge—the culmination of a three-year contest pitting teams from around the world against one another to develop a robot capable of performing rescue missions in disaster areas....

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By John Pavlus It wasn't until I heard that a colleague had nuked his personal email account—on purpose, for good—that it hit me: Email is the most reviled personal technology ever. Mat Honan, the San Francisco bureau chief at BuzzFeed, was so fed up with email that he did the 21st-ce...

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​This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. After surveying more than 1,100 Wirecutter readers and using six iPads to test 18 top models, we can safely say that Anker's 36W 4-Port USB Wall Charger ...

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By Laura Entis, Entrepreneur Staff As the co-founder and CEO of SOLS, a startup that manufactures custom 3D printed orthotic insoles using scans of customers' feet, Kegan Schouwenburg is frustrated that consumer 3D printing's most popular application is turning Internet memes into printed models....

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By Cat DiStasio, Inhabitat Staff These days, many people prefer two wheels to four. Folks opt for bikes instead of cars for the exercise, the maneuverability, the low environmental impact and the camaraderie among riders. It's the ever-changing design of bikes that grabs the world's attention, in...

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. We've spent more than 140 hours testing 21 different battery cases (18 for the iPhone 6 and three for the iPhone 6 Plus), and we think the best battery ca...

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With the high cost of battery technology, electric vehicle owners are asked to pay a premium for greener transportation. That's a hard sell for enthusiasts, who are most interested in performance per dollar. Perhaps the tipping point for EV adoption exists at the intersection of increased power ...

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