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Apple Taps UK Engineer for New Optical Image Stabilization System for iOS Device Cameras

In line with yesterday's report claiming that the iPhone 6 will retain an 8-megapixel rear camera while focusing on other aspects such as image stabilization to improve performance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published an Apple patent application (via <i>Unwired View</i>) outlining a …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

It’s hard picking favorites. After all, it seems like Vancouver is pushing the fashion boundaries more and more each year. While some street style …

Christmas in Harajuku 2013 Pictures – Meiji Dori & Harajuku Dori

Next Year in China: Ten Stories to Watch

For the past three years, I lived in the middle of Beijing’s fortune-telling district. Business is booming for the soothsayers beside the Lama Temple, as Chinese customers, facing a time of extraordinary uncertainty, seek otherworldly counsel. (In the spring, one of the purveyors, Mr. Guo, analyzed …

#Vancouver's Coal Harbour in the snow. #snowcouver http://ow.ly/rXIkx More photos: Alexis Birkill Photography

Harajuku Girl in Plaid Skirt, Green Cardigan, Loafers & Red Bow

Honoka is a 17-year-old girl with a cute sense of style who we often see around Harajuku. She’s a student, but she also works at Aileron. You might …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

China is on a pork-buying rampage—and Britain just sold it $74 million worth of pig semen

David Cameron’s latest effort to boost British exports—this time with a massive trade delegation to China—has produced some good, if unexpected, news: China agreed to allow imports of pig semen from Britain, thus far banned due to safety regulations. The prime minister’s office says the deal, which …

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Don’t rush Chinese domination

Author: Denny Roy, East-West Center<p>Rising China seems intent on re-shaping some aspects of the regional order the Chinese have long disliked. The …

Mobile Workstation & Laptop Bag Rolled into One

Even if you travel only once in a while, you’ve probably brought your laptop and some work along to get done while you’re on the go. When you pack up …

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

<b>(Ociacia, MaraZe via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>December 6, 2013 7:45pm (UTC)<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. …

Apple rolling out iBeacons into Apple Stores, silent app update enables In-Store Notifications

Via the Associated Press, Apple will begin using iBeacon technology across its 254 US retail stores starting today. The integration, first reported by 9to5Mac last month, will offer notifications about products, event and other information tailored to your current store. For example, walking to a …

How To Delete E-Mail Attachments After You Send Them

“Have you ever seen Mission Impossible, the film? Do you remember in the beginning he gets his mission and then it blows up after a few seconds? We do exactly the same thing but with digital documents.”<p>This is how Clement Cazalot, the CEO and co-founder of docTrackr, gets to describe his company’s …

Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?

Something has Redmond spooked<p>"It’s pretty much a brick," says <i>Pawn Stars</i>’ Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn’t want you buying this thing.<p>But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google’s oft-ridiculed web-only …

All Black Harajuku Street Style w/ Sheer Skirt & Suede Wedges

Chiki Chiki is a stylish 17-year-old Tokyo student who caught our eye on the street in Harajuku. Her black bangs hairstyle is quite popular this …

Street Style

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

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Japan Halloween Costumes – Pictures & Video From Tokyo!

Two-tone Hair, All-Black Fashion & Belly Button Platforms in Harajuku

Meet Kumi, a 22-year-old student with a braided two-tone hairstyle and all-black fashion who caught our eye on the street in Harajuku.<p>Kumi is wearing …

Hennyo Girls in Twin Harajuku Styles w/ Lactose Intoler-art & Madsaki

Mashimo (21) and Ai (20) are the super fun Tokyo girl group Hennyo. You might remember them from our previous Harajuku street snaps! The girls like …

Sexy Dynamite London & Glad News vs. MA*RS & D.I.A. in Harajuku

Suuchama and Rumanjyu are two striking Japanese models who we met in Harajuku. You might remember Rumanjyu from our previous street snaps of …

Harajuku

21 Signs You're A Traveler, Not A Tourist

It may seem like splitting hairs, but there are major differences between being a traveler and being a tourist.<p>Being a traveler is sort of like being a part of a Newtonian law: A traveler in motion stays in motion, yada yada yada. While being a tourist is sort of like intentionally plopping …

Report: New MacBook Pros on sale Oct 24/25, iPads Oct 30/31, Mac Pro Nov 15

French site <i>MacG</i>, which has an imperfect track-record, claims to have been given the dates on which the new MacBook Pros, iPads and Mac Pro will go on sale. The claimed dates are:<p>MacBook Pro on October 24th or 25th<br>• iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 on October 30th or 31st<br>• Mac Pro on November 15th<p>With Apple’s …

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