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Tech Recap: All the News You Need to Know

Jun 1 2013 - 7:47am

It may have been a short business week, but tech companies still packed in new product launches and major interviews. We also took a look at the future of architecture and a natural phenomenon that could only be seen by citizens of Manhattan. Catch up with the news of the week now!

Nutritional Info in Search

Without having to click on to outside sites, Google is now letting users quickly search the amount of calories [1], fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, and all the basics for thousands of vegetables, fruits, meats, and meals you may be tracking on your way to healthy eating habits.

Mahattanhenge Sunset

Twice a year the sun sets upon the bustle of Manhattan and precisely aligns with the manmade street grid, which Neil deGrasse Tyson dubbed "Manhattanhenge." View our favorite pictures of the spectacle [2].

Tim Cook Talks Wearable Tech

Though saying he hasn't seen groundbreaking wearable gadgets, at this week's D11 conference, Tim Cook [3] did say, "It's an area, where it's ripe for exploration. It's ripe for us getting excited about."

Could an Apple iWatch be in development?

Amazon's Futuristic Headquarters Plans

Amazon recently revealed proposals for a huge new campus, with the exterior planned to be "highly transparent" and constructed using metal framework that supports multiple layers of glass.

But Amazon's not the only tech company with plans for Jetsons-style buildings; we found Silicon Valley's architectural dreams [4].

Gmail Tabs

We can always clean up our email inbox a bit more, which is why Google has introduced smart tabs [5], a way to organize messages with actions as simple as dragging and dropping.

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