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The Coolest Cooler can do it all.

Time just ran out for Pebble. The smartwatch that has been able to claim most-funded Kickstarter project ever status has lost those bragging rights to a cooler project, literally. With hours to go before the Coolest Cooler campaign ends, the project raised $12,413,954 as of early Friday, surpassing Pebble’s $10,266,845. Created by Ryan Grepper, the high-tech cooler is part …

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Yahoo's chief executive, Marissa Mayer, speaks at the 2014 Cannes Lions in June in Cannes, France.

With all of Yahoo’s troubles—including declining sales and grim outlook—the company has at least one bright spot on the horizon. It’s expected to cash in big when Chinese Internet giant Alibaba goes public, widely expected to be one of the biggest IPOs of all time. Read More Alibaba IPO likely happening late September Yahoo owns a 24 percent stake in …

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Instruments are viewed inside the target chamber at Lawrence Livermore lab's National Ignition Facility.

Consider a supercomputer so fast and powerful that it generates simulated models to better understand everything from irregular human heartbeats to earthquakes. Picture tiny brain implants that can restore sight and possibly memory. Or what about the world’s largest laser, with powerful beams,zooming rocket-like across three football fields—research that could lead tofuture sources of clean energy? This is …

This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. Apple announced in an email to guests that it is hosting a special event on September 9, 2014. With only the words “Wish we could say more,” the invitation confirms an announcement of what is widely expected to be the launch of the iPhone 6. Read …

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Samsung Gear S

Samsung has launched its latest smartwatch, the Gear S, just days ahead of Apple’s expected iWatch launch, as the wearable tech market continues to heat up. The Samsung device has a 2-inch curved screen and runs on Samsung’s own Tizen operating system, unlike its previous Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which ran on Google’s Android system. The Gear S has …

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Online deal site Groupon has enlisted an unlikely ally in its new marketing efforts: Snapchat. The Snapchat texting app, which lets users send messages to friends that disappear within 10 seconds, has been a consumer phenomenon. In less than two years, the app has climbed near the top of the Android and Apple app stores and lured more than 100 …

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Wells Fargo ATM machines, New York City

There’s a certain irony to the upcoming IPO of Lending Club, the nonbank lender that’s used algorithms, software and a Web-based platform to take on the traditional banking system. The biggest winner in the deal is likely to be none other than Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. bank by stock market capitalization. It’s an indirect relationship. Lending …

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Apple is widely believed to be launching it’s new iPhone on Sept. 9, and there have been no shortage of rumors as to what the new phone will look like. From bigger phones—reports have cited two phones 4.7 and 5.5 inches in length—to stronger screens—supposedly made of a scratch-resistant glass known as sapphire—what do average consumers want to see in a new …

Alibaba’s looming IPO

Alibaba’s profits nearly triple, increasing the buzz around its expected landmark IPO. What’s driving the growth and what should investors look for ahead of its market debut?

Why Amazon is buying Twitch

Amazon is making a major move into the lucrative video game business by purchasing Twitch.

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Printed jawbones and dental implants are set to lead the growth in commercial 3-D printing, with the sector expected to expand over 500 percent in the next 10 years, according to a new report. The dental sector is on the verge of a “mass uptake” of the technology and represents a “clear growth area” for …

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Good news: you’re not forgetful, your passwords are just too hard to remember. Now, researchers across the world are working on a whole raft of solutions to make a password-less future a reality. “With passwords, you are required to use a different one for every site, it can’t be a dictionary word or a name, …

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A truck called "Ras Gamal" by its creators will be heading to the Burning Man festival.

It’s a sweltering mid-August morning in Reno, Nevada, and mechanics at Black Rock Bicycles on the outskirts of town are cranking away. Burning Man, the annual festival in the desert for 68,000 globetrotting free spirits, aging hippies and multimillionaire tech executives, is rapidly approaching. Trucks, buses and trailers will soon start rolling up to the store to …

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Google headquarters.

Tech companies love to talk about their company culture. From laid-back work spaces to “alternative” management styles, Silicon Valley giants seem to almost be in competition with each other when it comes to who has the best work environment. Read More These tech companies have the best pay and perks But which tech company actually has …

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EBay signage at the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

Ebay is considering spinning off its payment service PayPal, according to a new report. The Information reported that Ebay has been telling new recruits for PayPal’s CEO that the company may spin the payments service off as soon as 2015. This move would represent a change of strategy, as Ebay CEO John Donahoe has previously publicly dismissed …