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Apple working towards new store at One World Trade Center in NYC

ifoAppleStore reports that Apple is negotiating with mall developer Westfield Group on a new New York City store that will be part of a luxury retail mall being built at One World Trade Center. The center is on the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks and is part of the overall redevelopment going on at that location.

As noted by ifoAppleStore, "A one-square-block memorial park has already opened at the site, and work is well underway on one of four high-rise office towers that will surround the park. The shopping mall will occupy space under three of the towers, and on the lower floors of two towers."

Those three towers were designed by the architectural firm of Foster + Partners, the same company that is working on the new Apple Cupertino "spaceship" headquarters building and the San Francisco 2 retail store. The mall and new One WTC Apple Store should open in 2015.

Apple working towards new store at One World Trade Center in NYC originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Who said the iPhone 5c was meant to be cheap?

Apple iPhone 5ciMore's Peter Cohen took down the complaints about the iPhone 5c's price before I got to publish my own thoughts on the matter. Go and read it.

Still, I will say this: Why are people chiding Apple because the iPhone 5c "isn't cheap" and "won't benefit emerging markets"? Did Apple ever say, "The iPhone 5c will be inexpensive and is meant for lower-income customers in emerging markets"? No. Did bloggers and analysts invent this motivation and business plan WEEKS before the press event? Yes. So now they're berating Apple for not adhering to a business plan it never adopted. Awesome.

Who said the iPhone 5c was meant to be cheap? originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Incredible jumping insect uses mechanical cogs to synchronise its legs


The nymph of a flightless jumping insect has been found to use a set of two interlocking cogs at the top of its hind-legs to help it jump. This is the first time that functional mechanical gears in animals have been described.

"We think of gears in bikes and cars, but we don't tend to think that animals have them," said lead researcher Malcolm Burrows, an Emeritus Professor at Cambridge University's Department of Zoology, speaking on the phone to Wired.co.uk.

The functional gears were observed in the nymph (immature form) of the issus, a flightless plant hopper. In order to jump efficiently, these insects need to carefully coordinate the movements of their hind legs, otherwise they run the risk of spinning out of control (and potentially into the beaks or mandibles of predators).

By: Olivia Solon,

Continue reading...

Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-09/12/mechanical-insects


WIN Free Accommodations + 2 Tickets to Tech Cocktail Celebrate

- Startup enthusiasts, rejoice! - In case you’ve been living under a rock (or The Rock) for the last couple of months, Tech Cocktail is putting on the startup celebration of the year, (aptly named) Tech Cocktail Celebrate. Throughout the year we’ve toured the country uncovering the hottest startups in more than 25 cities.  On October 23...

The post WIN Free Accommodations + 2 Tickets to Tech Cocktail Celebrate appeared first on Tech Cocktail

Source: http://tech.co/celebrate-sweepstakes-4-2013-09


X-Doria's iPhone 5c/5s cases: First look and giveaway

As you can probably imagine, iPhone case manufacturers have been jumping all over tech bloggers since before the iPhone 5c and 5s were even announced. One of the first to actually ship us hardware was X-Doria, with four new cases designed for the new phones. Take a look at what X-Doria has to offer, and then enter for a chance to win one of the cases for your new iPhone 5c.

Defense 720°

The $34.99 Defense 720° provides a hard injected protective shield to completely cover the screen while still giving your fingertips full control of the screen. There's a translucent plastic back to show off the colors of your favorite iPhone while still offering protection, and a rubber-like patterned edge as a defense against drops. The screen shield includes a hole that will be perfect for using Touch ID on the 5s to unlock the device.

For the iPhone 5 and 5s, the Defense 720° comes in blue, purple and black. If you have an iPhone 5c, there are bright red, blue and yellow cases in addition to gray.


For only $24.99, the Rapt is made of two different materials in two different colors. Polycarbonate and thermoplastic urethane keep your iPhone 5/5c/5s protected from drops while looking good at the same time.

There are three flavors of the Rapt; black/grey, dark blue/light blue, and pink/fuschia. It's available for both the iPhone 5/5s and the 5c.


For good, inexpensive protection of your iPhone 5c without covering up the Apple logo or bright colors, the $24.99 Scene is perfect. It has rigid clear polycarbonate all around that is protected from drops around the sides with a rubbery material.

It's available in red, grey,blue and yellow, but only works with the iPhone 5c.

Scene Plus

The iPhone 5c and 5/5s both get the $29.99 Scene Plus, which has a patterned translucent back. It uses the same hard polycarbonate / rubber exterior and side design as several of the other X-Doria entries, and the patterns are quite eye-opening.

For the iPhone 5 and 5s, the designs are Black Prism, Pink Bubbles, and Blurry Dots Blue. The iPhone 5c gets Bubbles, Tribal HB, and Stripes.


Now it's your turn to grab one of these new cases for your sleek and colorful iPhone 5c.

Here are the rules for the giveaway:

  • Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, fill out the form below completely and click or tap the Submit button.
  • The entry must be made before September 17 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • Four winners will be selected. One receives an X-Doria Scene valued at $24.99, one receives an X-Doria Scene Plus valued at $29.99, one gets an X-Doria Rapt valued at $24.99, and one takes home an X-Doria Defense 720° valued at $34.99
  • Click Here for complete Official Rules.

X-Doria's iPhone 5c/5s cases: First look and giveaway originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Submit Your Nominations For The 2013 Silicon Alley 100!

tumblr ceo david karpIn October, we will publish the most eagerly awaited rankings list in New York: The Silicon Alley 100.

The Silicon Alley 100 ranks the 100 people who have done the coolest stuff in the New York digital community this year.

We'll be celebrating this year's list with a huge bash on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange--to which all the winners, their colleagues, and other NYC digital luminaries will be invited. The party will take place directly after our annual startup conference, Startup 2013, on Thursday, October 24. 

(Seriously. It's going to be awesome.)

So put your nominating hats on!

In this form, please post the names of the people you think have done the coolest stuff in and for the NYC digital community this year. Then, for each person you nominate, please explain what they have done that you think is so cool. 

What does "done something cool" mean?

  • Launched an amazing startup
  • Created an excellent product
  • Funded an awesome company or two
  • Provided excellent advice
  • Supported and contributed to the New York digital community
  • Accomplished something amazing--in business or in life
  • Donated a ton of money or time to a worthy cause
  • Etc. -- You be the judge

You have a few weeks to get your nominations in (we'll stop taking them when September ends). Meanwhile, we'll start working on our own nominations and figuring out who has ACTUALLY done something cool as opposed to who's a poseur.

Then we'll spend a couple of weeks narrowing down the list before we unveil the 2013 rankings, have our huge bash at the NYSE, and post pictures for everyone to see.

So get cracking! Post your nominations here!

You can also check out our 2012 Silicon Alley 100 list here >>

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