Esther Ajordan Duncan

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The Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan Is the Most Magical Place Ever

Oppo beats Apple to a sapphire smartphone

Apple failed to get its sapphire glass ready for its latest smartphones, but Chinese manufacturer Oppo did not. Its new RC1, a midrange handset with …

Phones

Xiaomi may now be the third-biggest smartphone maker in world

Xiaomi, the smartphone of choice in China, just had a really good few months selling phones. According to Strategy Analytics, it reckon the new phone maker is now the third largest smartphone maker in the world, trailing only Samsung and Apple. Its shipments have tripled in the space of a year, now …

America’s newest national park is twice the size of Texas and underwater

It’s official — that massively and unprecedentedly HUGE marine reserve Obama announced back in June is now a reality. The announcement came on …

Conservation

Soon, we’ll all be cyborgs: crowdfunded xNT biohacking implant ships this month

After mounting a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo toward the end of last year, Dangerous Things is now ready to ship its xNT implant to …

5 Ways the Galaxy Note 3 Beats the iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s and the Galaxy Note 3 are among the best smartphones available on any carrier in the U.S. each with distinct advantages. We’re going to …

Ultra-cheap UbiSlate 7Ci arrives in the U.S. for $37.99

The Aakash 2 was officially unveiled back in late-2012 with a price tag of just $22. The catch was that the device was only available in India and had such a low price point thanks to government subsidization, with the tablet being aimed at students.<p>A little over a year later, the Aakash 2 is now …

Samsung reportedly hires Apple Store designer

There’s no doubt that a large part of Apple’s success in recent years comes from its strong retail presence, which consists of more than 400 stand-alone stores. As Samsung works to usurp Apple in every way possible, they’re going to need ways to let more folks try out their products if they want to …

Man Walks 2,886 Miles, Documents Whole Journey in Self-Portrait Time-Lapse

This is, as they say, an oldie but goodie. Put together all the way back in 2009, this self-portrait time-lapse chronicles one man’s journey walking …

Samsung is pulling another Amazon on Android, but this is even bigger

As much as Google likes and touts that Android is open, that freedom may come with the cost of some control over the platform. Amazon(s amzn) may …

Apple's Schiller: Samsung gained ground thanks to copycat tactics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It pays to copy Apple. Well, kinda.<p>Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, testified Friday in court here that the reason Samsung gained so much market share in smartphones was because it copied Apple. That's also why Samsung flourished while other smartphone makers such as …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

Genetics In The Caribbean Show Marks Of Atlantic Slave Trade

A new study examines how indigenous South Americans, Africans and Europeans all left a little bit of themselves in the Caribbean basin.<p>The Caribbean's complex history has given the area more than diverse languages and delicious food. The indigenous South Americans, Europeans and Africans that came …

Beanbag Stools Filled with Recycled Bottle Caps

Ever think about where all those plastic bottle caps end up when you’re done with your bottled drink? Usually, it’s the landfill. Thankfully there …

Furniture

On Designing A Luxurious Balloon Ride Into Space

Forget rockets and high Gs. One company wants to take you to space in leisure and style.<p>Virgin Galactic is capturing the public’s imagination with an exhilarating, 2,500 mph rocket ride into space. But NASA contractor Paragon–with their special expertise in pressurized capsules–has a different …

Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich shoots phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish (betta). The intimate photos are perfectly lit in …

Why Twitter’s IPO will actually make it harder for the company to go on a startup-buying binge

Now that its endlessly-dissected IPO is out of the way, Twitter has everyone wondering what it’s going to do with its $2 billion pile of cash. Understandably, it’s creating a bit of a buzz in Silicon Valley, where expectations are building that Twitter will begin gobbling up startups to help …

Venture Capital

Jamal Edwards: Amateur film-maker turned multimillionaire

<b>From a teenager on a council estate in west London to self-made multimillionaire, Jamal Edwards hasn't done too badly for himself in a very short space of time.</b><p>Still just 23 years old, the amateur film-maker turned media boss is worth more than £8m, and counts famous entrepreneur Sir Richard …

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's image-editing program? There is no need to learn the ins and outs of Premiere or Final Cut when …

China wants to make a Johannesburg suburb into the “New York of Africa”

A Chinese property company has pledged to build South Africa a new financial hub. On Nov. 4, Shanghai Zendai unveiled plans to transform Modderfontein, a manufacturing district in eastern Johannesburg, into a multi-use financial center “on par with cities like New York… or Hong Kong,” said Zendai …

South Africa

China's Flowing Bridge with Three Separate Undulating Roads

In an effort to enliven the local area of a new lake district on Changsha's Meixi Lake in China, an international competition was held to design an innovative, new pedestrian bridge that would span the length of the Dragon King Harbor River. The winning proposal was a stunning concept that rises …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Animation

South Korean 'Cram Schools' Teach How To Get A Job At Samsung

The promise of Samsung, whose sprawling business empire spans consumer electronics to ships, offers not only a good salary and benefits but also holds the key to a good marriage in this Asian country where Confucian traditions run deep.<p>The twice-a-year recruitment rounds by the "chaebol", …

Obamacare's tech no easy fix

Silicon Valley always knew it couldn’t fix Washington and its bureaucratic messes. Now it has even more proof.<p>The HealthCare.gov debacle has reinforced the divide between the global capital of innovation and an establishment culture known for clunky methods, stilted processes and government …

Alcatel's 7-inch OneTouch Pop tablets are colorful, and subject to leaks

Way back in January this year, Alcatel trotted out some new tablets set for debut in Q3. Some we saw come to light in August. But, what's this we have here? Perpetual thorn in every product release's side -- @evleaks -- has just thrown up images of what are apparently new colorful 7-inch tabs from …

How to understand “The battle for power on the internet”

I still remember the moment I first discovered the World Wide Web. It was in 1994 or 1995, at a row of desks that held the handful of computer terminals then available in the university library of the London School of Economics. On the Windows 3.1 desktop (so old there wasn’t even a Start button) I …

London School of Economics

Analog to digital: Cornell conductor tries to modernize the orchestra with Google Glass

Classical music doesn’t have a need for modern technology. Instruments have been built for centuries, scores print just fine on paper, and concert seating gives patrons a good enough perspective on the orchestra as it is. But while classical music may not need technology, Cynthia Turner, a …

Campagna T-Rex: From Canada, a three-wheeled terror

Campagna Motors’ aptly named T-Rex is a beast.<p>With the seatbelt clicked, wheel reattached and key inserted, you are ready to go. Well, you are ready to try, at least.<p>It is as cramped as a Shriners car, as noisy as a jackhammer and possessed of what is surely the steepest operational learning curve …