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Facebook Home's original development team has reportedly disbanded

Work on Home continues, despite an absence of updates<p>Facebook ambitious plan to take over your smartphone hasn't panned out, and apparently, the original team behind it has moved on. According to <i>The New York Times</i>'Bits blog, Facebook has disbanded the team that was initially responsible for …

Firefox heads toward virtual reality for the Web

Mozilla programmers have begun a project to adapt the Web for virtual-reality interfaces such as the Oculus Rift, starting with test versions of its own Firefox browser.<p>In virtual reality, computer-generated sensory input substitutes for actual reality persuasively enough that a person feels …

Cisco buys cloud collaboration startup Assemblage

Cisco announced today that it has acquired cloud platform startup Assemblage, as the company continues its focus on enterprise collaboration. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Assemblage makes a cloud-based collaboration platform that can be used on a web browser without the need for …

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

A team of anti-surveillance activists from Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center came together to protest the US government's mass surveillance programs on Friday by flying an airship over a National Security Agency data center in Utah.<p>Early this morning, …

Back to Basics: Sharpening Best Practices for Photoshop and Camera RAW

One of the parameters first time photographers frequently go nuts with in post (to their detriment) is sharpening. So whether you’re editing in …

Useful Two-Part Beginner Tutorial Will Help You Understand the Basics of Composition

Post-processing and lighting and camera tutorials are all good and well, but none of them are going to do anything for you if you don’t have a good …

How to Control Depth of Field

Have you ever snapped a portrait then realized the background is too busy? What if you really like the colors, but just need it to be a bit blurrier …

Shutter Speed

California family vexed by fired nanny who refuses to leave

Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte's California home has become their personal hell.<p>They fired their live-in nanny this month, but the woman -- Diane Stretton -- has refused to move out, and the couple has little legal recourse to evict her.<p>"I fired her June 6 and she refused to leave, saying she had …