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A drone takes a spin around Seattle’s Space Needle in this spectacular video

Seattle police were called this week to investigate reports that a drone had crashed into the Space Needle. The officers didn’t find any evidence of damage to the landmark, but did get to watch this spectacular piece of evidence:<p>The police posted this account to their blog:<p>Security staff pointed …

Drones

Microsoft unleashes 'Settlers of Catan' on the web

Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. Its latest project is a web version of <i>Settlers of Catan</i>, the popular board game, which it co-developed with Bontom Games. As …

Camera system sees around corners without using a mirror

Essentially, the system works by shining a laser onto a wall and filming this with a camera that records both the direction of the light and the time …

Imaging

Russia offers 3.9m roubles for 'research to identify users of Tor'

Russia's interior ministry has offered up to 3.9m roubles (£65,000) for research on identifying the users of the anonymous browsing network Tor, raising questions of online freedom amid a broader crackdown on the Russian internet.<p>The interior ministry's special technology and communications group …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead

How do you convince a World War Two pilot to take an aerial photo rather than drop a bomb? You demonstrate the powerful flash they will be using by …

Alarm Glasses for Hearing Impaired People by Sangjin Joo

The main idea of this project is to alert deaf people to potential dangers around them. <b>Alarm Glasses</b> have been designed especially for hearing …

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F already rooted, thanks to Chainfire

Last month Samsung announced the Galaxy S5, with plans to release it in mid-April. While you <i>(im)</i>patiently await for the handset’s arrival, we have some good news: it appears that the device has already been rooted!<p>The latest root method comes to us from well-known developer Chainfire and is …

Android News

Themer Beta updated, introduces icon pack support

Themer is without a doubt the easiest way to bring a unique look to your Android device, but it’s far from perfect. While there are a wide range of user-created homescreens available in Themer, the level of individualized customization that you can bring to these individual themes is relatively …

Google Play

Samsung “Smart Bulb” lights communicate with your Android devices

Earlier this week LG announced their new Smart Lamp light bulbs, designed for easy control from a mobile device. It seems that Samsung thought it would be a bright idea to follow with their own light bulb announcement this week as well <i>(sorry… couldn’t resist)</i>.<p>Simply called the “Smart Bulb”, …

Home Automation

How I Android - At the Gym!

Polk Audio N1 Gaming Sound Bar For Xbox One Review

<i>UPDATE: As of November 7th, 2014, the Polk Audio N1 Surroundbar is now $149 at retail, down from its launch price of $299. At that price point, I highly recommend it.</i><p>Polk Audio’s N1 Sound Bar for Xbox One has actually been available at retail for months. If you haven’t caught wind of it, that’s …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Zuckerberg, Musk Invest in Artificial-Intelligence Company

Elon Musk made the electric car cool. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook. Ashton Kutcher portrayed Apple founder Steve Jobs in a movie. Now, the three are joining in a $40 million investment in Vicarious FPC, a secretive artificial-intelligence company.<p>The funding round, the second major infusion of …

Kickstarter Products Galore at Macworld, Thanks To Online Store [Macworld 2014]

SAN FRANCISCO — Right in the middle of the Macworld show floor, there’s a circle of 12 tables. They’re showing off a range of cool gadgets, like a combination battery/wall charger and a clever foldable iPhone stand.<p>The dozen products all started life as successful Kickstarter projects, and can be …

Crowd Funding

Forget Stealing Credit Cards, Now Hackers Just Straight-Up Blackmail You

While hackers tried to get rich by stealing millions of credit cards from Target, other cybercriminals have quietly tried another method to make a quick buck: Asking companies to pay them to go away.<p>In recent weeks, two companies have publicly described their experiences with what has become a …

BTS: Photographer Goes on an Adventure to Shoot an Abandoned Prison

Do you enjoy adventure? I mean, REALLY enjoy adventure, not just taking a walk through your local woods. Well, if you do, you’ll enjoy this. Put …

Pro Photographer vs. Cheap Point-and-Shoot Camera, Beach Action Shot

Professional epic photographer, Ben Von Wong, was stoked when he was asked to do a video clip with DigitalRev. So excited, in fact, that he quickly …

Cameras

Tiny, Lensless Sensor May Someday Turn Any Device Into a Rudimentary Camera

This latest device from technology licensing company Rambus goes to show: when you combine information-gathering sensors with powerful algorithms, …

This is Sara Blake

Sometimes there is nothing more inspiring than to collaborate with someone you don’t know on something unexpected. That’s what happened with Sara in …

Practical Tips To Build Your Street Photography Confidence

en_US<p>article<p>Practical Tips To Build Your Street Photography …

Vibrant Patterns Form On Images Exposed To A Deadly Electrical Voltage

<b>New York, Brooklyn-based</b> artist Philip Stearns has embarked on a fascinating project entitled ‘High Voltage Image Making’ in which he created these …

Art