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Flipboard: News For Our Time

<b>Flipboard is an award winning personalized news app that is used by millions of people every day.</b> Flipboard gathers news, popular stories and …

LAPD has a new tool for crowdsourcing photo and video evidence

Citizen-provided evidence is clearly on the up. With the amount of cameras knocking about, this is hardly surprising. However, when something goes down at a large public event, the mass of well-meaning user-submitted evidence can cause data bottlenecks, or a stretch of resources making sense of it. …

Nasa swaps rocket science for rocket salad

Most people associate Nasa with rocket science but now the American space agency has turned its attention to rocket salad. A portable greenhouse to grow lettuces was taken to the International Space Station (ISS) during last week's supply mission.<p>Provided that the astronauts can cut the mustard, …

Why Apple's iWatch Will Sell Better In An iPhone 6 World

We will not, indeed, see the first peek at the iWatch at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June, according to a report from John Paczkowski at re/code yesterday. “Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red that Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s …

Why user experience and ecosystem will rule the cloud

Over the course of the last year or two, one key, fundamental rule of succeeding in the cloud computing business has become exceedingly clear: If you …

Is Instagram's Separation From Foursquare Premature?

<i>Jonathan Barouch is CEO and Founder of location-based analytics company</i> <i>Local Measure</i>.<p>About a month ago, a subset of Instagram users noticed something a little unusual when snapping Lo-Fi shots of their coffees. When they went to tag a photo of their non-fat almond milk vanilla lattes to the cafe’s …

Huawei makes an investment in its international image

Outside of its home grounds, Huawei hasn't had the easiest of times making a dent in markets such as the US and Europe. But that's not to say the company hasn't been been trying. Just last year, the Chinese communications giant outlined a plan to regain its share of the European smartphone market, …

Wikipedia tweaks mobile design to put emphasis on contributors

Wikimedia has been thinking hard about how to better humanize it’s editable encyclopedia, with a project kicking off last September to try with the aim of showcasing the humans behind the articles.<p>Today, the company has taken the wraps off a new mobile design that puts the emphasis on how recently …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: LiveLens and More

Tagg.ly<p>You&Me<p>Vhoto<p>LiveLens<p>Type Tees<p>With all the news that came out of Facebook's first F8 conference in three years and Snapchat's recent major …

Can Fujifilm Bring Instant Film Cameras Into the Selfie Era?

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Review<p>Instant Service, Retro Looks<p>Where the Magic Happens<p>Squint to Focus<p>The Power Behind the Style<p>Compare and Contrast<p>When it …

Facial recognition: is the technology taking away your identity?

This summer, Facebook will present a paper at a computer vision conference revealing how it has created a tool almost as accurate as the human brain when it comes to saying whether two photographs show the same person – regardless of changes in lighting and camera angles. A human being will get the …

50 Cent's Star Wars-themed headphones launch on the light side of the 4th

That great disturbance you just felt? It's likely the bass from SMS Audio's Star Wars-themed headphones. We heard they were coming back in Vegas. In fact, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson joined us in person to tell us as much. Today, excuse us if we don't play along by saying the date, they'll be with …

Internet Radio App Radium for Mac Gets an Update

- May 4, 2014<p>One of our favorite apps for listening to Internet radio here at MacTrast is <i>Radium</i>, the great and easy to use Mac app from the …

Extremely dangerous lava surf photography is completely worth the risk

CJ Kale is reportedly the first person ever to photograph lava entering the ocean from the surf, swimming near the scalding water and avoiding lava …

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from your iPad. For most, …

Lotus Evora: car review

<b>Price £62,039</b><b><br>MPG 28</b><b><br>Top speed 145mph</b><p>Mindfulness is having a bit of a moment. You know, we should chew our food thoughtfully, gaze meditatively at tree blossom, appreciate the beauty and intricacy of human connection… Yadda yadda. Of course, in the way of most modern fads, it is simply a …

No Revamped Apple TV or iWatch Expected at WWDC

Apple does not have plans to use the company's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference to debut new Apple TV hardware, its related software, or the iWatch, reports John Paczkowski of <i>Re/code</i>.<p>Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, Paczkowski confirms that Apple's big announcements will focus on …

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

Google splits up Drive app, requires standalone apps to edit documents

Google Drive users: the latest update to the mobile app may not please you. In a new version of the app — recently released for iOS and coming soon to Android — Google has removed the ability to edit documents. The change comes alongside the new standalone Docs and Sheets apps, which are now linked …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

Re

Inside Flipboard / April 7, 2014<p>If 2014 is the year of the media startup, Re/code is one of its marquee acts. Founded by Kara Swisher and Walt …

Brazilian military rule torturer Paulo Malhaes found dead

<b>A Brazilian former army colonel who admitted torturing and killing political prisoners under military rule up to the 1980s has been found dead.</b><p>Paulo Malhaes, 76, was killed by three men who entered his home outside Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, police say.<p>Last month, he said he never regretted …

Brazil

Briton jailed in Pakistan for 'posing as Muslim' tells of ordeal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1071000/1071901_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534492195_1ea4b60bd913c416760fa906c0832769<p><b>A British man jailed for "posing as a Muslim", has spoken for the first time since returning to the UK.</b><p>Masud Ahmad, 73, was arrested in Pakistan in …

Hillsborough Wikipedia changes inquiry 'challenging'

<b>Identifying who made offensive changes to a Wikipedia page about the Hillsborough disaster "may prove challenging", ministers have said.</b><p>The government said a full inquiry led by Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary Richard Heaton was under way.<p>It came after the Liverpool Echo said Whitehall computers …

Civil Service

Explosions at Iraq election rally in Baghdad 'kill 31'

At least 31 people have been killed in Iraq as a series of blasts targeted a Shia election rally in Baghdad.<p>Several people were seriously injured in the attack, which took place at a rally for the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq party.<p>The attack, claimed by al-Qaeda-linked militants, comes less than a week …

Middle East

Ukraine crisis: Pentagon says Russian jets violated airspace

<b>The US says Russian military aircraft have entered Ukrainian airspace on several occasions, amid rising tension in the east of the country.</b><p>A Pentagon spokesman called on Russia to "de-escalate the situation".<p>The statement came as the G7 group of industrialised countries agreed on Saturday to …

Russia