Benelli’s 300cc BN302: Italian motorcycling for beginners

The Benelli BN302 (Photo: Loz Blain)

Benelli has rolled out the welcome mat to new riders with the release of its BN302 twin cylinder, 300cc nakedbike. Affordable, good looking and unmistakably Italian, the BN302 is one of a host of new models set to debut in the coming 24 months (including a 1200cc TnT, a fully faired sportsbike and an 1800cc cruiser) as Benelli’s READ MORE
The Rufus Cuff’s Size And Features Lord Over Puny Smartwatches
Rufus Cuff With its three-inch screen, the Rufus Cuff thumbs its nose at smartwatches with their tiny faces and dainty wristbands. The wearable device, which bills itself as a “wrist communicator” and runs on Android, has access to the full Google Play store; a built-in mic, sp READ MORE
Yahoo’s new Flickr app adds creepily accurate search tool
Yahoo’s new Flickr app adds creepily accurate search tool

Above: Flickr's new app has a dark background instead of a light one.

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Continuing its efforts to remain relevant in the post-Instagram world, Yahoo has unveiled updates to its Flickr app for iOS and Android.

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Put Your Clothes On!

“She would show her bum to a dead bird.” This is how my dad would describe Jayne Mansfield or Brigitte Bardot or any hot chick who demonstrated a willingness to disrobe on camera. If pops were still with us, he would definitely be flinging this phrase at Lena Dunham. And he would be correct: La Dunham would definitely show her bum to a dead bird. And she’s not the only one.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

Gizmag reviews the Samsung Galaxy S5, one of the best smartphones of 2014

Sometime within the last couple of years, smartphones hit a wall. Make no mistake, they're still improving. But manufacturers are having to try a lot harder to make their phones stand out from the crowd. Can the latest flagship from the world's biggest smartphone-maker rise above the rest? Let Gizma READ MORE
Google Glass is now ‘try before you buy’
Google Glass is now ‘try before you buy’Image Credit: Flickr/Ted Eytan

Google is trying to make “fetch” happen.

And by “fetch,” we mean making READ MORE

You can now use your voice to run Amazon Fire TV’s Hulu, Crackle, and Showtime apps
You can now use your voice to run Amazon Fire TV’s Hulu, Crackle, and Showtime apps

Above: The Fire TV's remote control

Image Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeatHow can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at READ MORE
Amazon Fire TV ups the voice search ante, adds Hulu Plus and more

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Amazon's Fire TV, a previously much-rumored device, is now officially on the market, with reviews cropping up around the web -- our own will be coming shortly. One known issue that seems to pop up is that the voice search only encompasses Amazon. But that landscape is already beginning READ MORE

Peanuts, Cracker Jack and Chromecast — MLB.TV comes to Google’s dongle

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Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. Take me to Best Buy to buy a $35 Chromecast. When Google's dongle was announced, I don't think anyone truly knew how popular it would be.

At first, it seemed like a cool little accessory for watching YouTube or Netflix videos READ MORE

Your smartphone becomes the key to your laptop with this tantalizing Chrome OS feature
Your smartphone becomes the key to your laptop with this tantalizing Chrome OS feature

Above: The 'Easy Unlock' dialog discovered in a developer channel of Chrome OS.

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Guides.co Aims To Be The Hub For Companies’ White Papers And How-To Content
guideco-hero There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of Guides.co CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something "more complicated than tying a tie or stuffing a turkey." When you do, Annen is hoping you'll visit the Guides.co website. He argued that most forms of content have READ MORE
Guides.co Aims To Be The Hub For Companies’ White Papers And How-To Content
guideco-hero There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of Guides.co CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something "more complicated than tying a tie or stuffing a turkey." When you do, Annen is hoping you'll visit the Guides.co website. He argued that most forms of content have READ MORE
How China Manages Urbanization is Critical
Over the past three decades and a half, China's urban population has risen from less than one-fifth of the total to more than half, which means about 500 million people have been added to the urban population. By 2030, up to 70 percent of China's population is likely to live in cities - that is, one in every six urbanites in the world will live in China.This is an READ MORE
Immigrants may be over 50% of Russian Population by 2050 and become a predominantly Muslim Country
If current trends continue, half of the population of the Russian Federation in its current borders will consist of immigrants, according to a new Moscow study, a conclusion clearly intended to feed anti-immigrant feelings and, more speculatively, designed to promote a discussion of what can and should be done, including the changing of those borders. READ MORE
What We’re Reading: Tintin and Lost Planes; Orwell’s Essays
Notes from the New Yorker staff on their literary engagements of the week. Go to Source READ MORE
Funding Daily: The doctor will see you now
Funding Daily: The doctor will see you nowImage Credit: Portable Antiquities Scheme/Flickr

Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! READ MORE

Founder Stories: Serial Entrepreneur Karl Jacob Is Up At The Plate Again With Hangtime
Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 4.27.41 PM If Bo knows football and every other sport, Karl Jacob knows startups. Depending on how you count it, Jacob, a former Apple intern and Benchmark EIR, is on his sixth (or seventh?) startup: Hangtime, which aggregates future events in a single app and data READ MORE
Kepler discovers most potentially habitable planet yet

Artist's impression of Kepler-186f (Image: NASA)

The search for extraterrestrial life zeroed in a bit today as NASA announced that its unmanned Kepler Space Telescope detected the most Earth-like planet yet found beyond the Solar System. N READ MORE
Political Scene: Elizabeth Warren’s Influence
Jill Lepore and Evan Osnos discuss how Elizabeth Warren is changing the Senate and the country. Go to Source READ MORE
Cynthia Lopez to Be Named Next Film Commissioner
Cynthia Lopes. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Cynthia Lopes. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Documentary filmmaker Cynthia Lopez has been tapped to become the city’s next film commissioner, according to sources and other media READ MORE

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