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Image of the Year Photo Contest by Snapfish

Grand Jury Winner<p>All-Expenses-Paid Photo Adventure!<br>Plan an unforgettable photo adventure to your dream destination! Winner receives $3,000 cash prize …

HTC is giving some users early access to new hardware and software

HTC took to Reddit on Wednesday to host an Ask Me Anything (AMA), and used the opportunity to announce that the HTC Preview Program is now open to the U.S. public at large — assuming they’re on T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint.<p>The program offers users advanced access to new smartphones in return …

Android News

Huawei Mate 8 is official, features powerful Kirin 950 processor, full HD display and metal body

After weeks of speculation and rumors, Huawei finally announced the Mate 8 in Shanghai this morning. It’s being targeted at the Chinese market, but the company is expected to shed more light on the device’s international launch at CES in January next year. Sadly, a lot of details are being left out …

Snapchat introduces its first holiday-themed channel for Discover

Snapchat Discover just got its first seasonal offering.<p>Media startup Brit + Co debuted a "popup" channel on Discover on Friday that will feature …

LG’s new $8.7 billion OLED plant may be anticipating new iPhones

After showing off a range of OLED TVs at this year's CES, LG reaffirmed its commitment to OLED technology again today — LG Display will spend more than 10 trillion won ($8.71 billion) to build a factory that will produce OLED panels in the South Korean city of Paju, to open in the first half of …












Secret in Their Eyes is a prestige noir with mixed-up priorities

Another story about how a woman's rape and murder affects a man<p>On paper, <i>Secret In Their Eyes</i> is straight out of a pulpy detective novel. There's a loose-cannon investigator who's way too close to a murder case. He's got the hots for a chilly dame, but she's already got a rich patsy on the hook. …

Jennifer Lawrence and 'The Hunger Games' deserved a better ending than 'Mockingjay -- Part 2'

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" is exactly what you would expect from its ungainly title, and that turns out to be not quite enough.<p>That's a bit sad because novelist<p>Suzanne Collins' saga of resistance and rebellion in the totalitarian future state of Panem as led by redoubtable warrior …

Extraordinary Entries from the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

Last month, we featured a selection of the spectacular entries in the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, and we're pleased to share even more works from the competition. The chosen entries showcase the stunning diversity of our world, through both landscape and culture. They depict an exciting …

Travel Photography

Anti-Shi'ite sectarianism condemned at Saudi Arabia bomb victim's funeral

Thousands of Shi’ite Muslims in Saudi Arabia turned out on Saturday for the funeral of the latest victim of the country’s deadliest bomb attack in years.<p>Mansour Fateel died from his wounds sustained in the previous day’s suicide bombing at a mosque in the village of al-Qudeeh.<p>His death took the …


US police kill more than two people a day, report suggests

<b>Data collected by the Washington Post newspaper suggests that the number of people shot by US police is twice as high as official figures claim.</b><p>The paper said that during the first five months of this year, 385 people - more than two a day - were killed.<p>The number of black people was …

Law Enforcement

Spain's govt angry at cup final jeers endured by new king

MADRID (AP) — The government has reacted angrily to deafening jeers that King Felipe VI had to endure during the national anthem at Spain's soccer cup final in Barcelona.<p>The Copa del Rey was won by Barcelona at its Camp Nou Stadium when it defeated Basque team Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Saturday night. …

Athletic Bilbao

'San Andreas' Movie Review

Not even the Rock can save this complete disaster of an LA-destroyed-by-earthquake movie<p>An earthquake wipes out a fat chunk of California in <i>San</i> …

Thousands of Israeli reservists 'ready to go'

A rocket was fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israeli military responded with an artillery strike, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.<p>The rocket landed near the northern Israeli town of Metula, which sits right by the Lebanese border, and no damage or …

Strawberry Cobbler with Lemon Cream

After teaching 400 middle school students over the course of 7 years, I sometimes compose letters to middle school parents in my head. Especially …

America The Beautiful, In 14 Hypnotic Time Lapse GIFs

The Fourth of July usually means that most of us get a whole federal holiday to stop and smell America's roses.<p>And oh, how they smell good.<p>Seriously, look at her. With canyons so grand, waves of grain so amber, and national parks so vast that they include volcanoes, deserts and glaciers, it's …