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Dog who fell foul of the Russian Revolution wins Crufts seal of approval after coming back into favour

Pampered and preened by their privileged owners, these were the dogs to be seen with on the streets of Moscow and Petrograd - the must have pet for the Russian nobility.<p>But when the Bolsheviks took power during the October Revolution of 1917 the breed fell out of favour almost overnight, its …

Cost-effective – but crazy? How to survive a ski season in a campervan

Five nights into our 26-day camper van road trip and we're still making rookie errors. This morning, as I was stomping my feet in the snow to keep warm while waiting to leave the Caravaneige campsite above La Plagne, I got chatting with fellow camper Di. “Is that a Volkswagen California Ocean?” she …

Skiing

Printers now the least-secure things on the internet

If he had a clue about the situation...<p>...we would know that that "hacking a printer to cause a fire" thing was mostly PR. The fixation unit of …

Adorable Portraits of Rescued Baby Sloths

Photographer and conservationist Sam Trull originally moved to Costa Rica to study primates… then she met her first sloth. It was <i>Slothlove</i> at first …

Antique Photos Were Used to Make This Realistic Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

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The Best Photography Apps

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.25.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Darkroom<p>This is your best-of-both-worlds …

Why I ditched Apple Music for Spotify

Commentary: Back in June, I signed up for Apple Music, eager to make it my one-and-only music service. But after just a few weeks, I jumped ship for Spotify. Here's why.<p>Apple Music debuted in June, with an assertion of that it is the music service to end all music services. It has a few good things …

Apple Music

Everything coming and going on Netflix for August 2015

There are around 80 titles being added to Netflix next month, while 40 are going offline. Find out what to watch right here.<p>Netflix is losing some high-quality content in August, so watch while you still can. The spectacularly beautiful and fun "The Fifth Element" goes offline August 1. The …

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30 Years of Coens: Fargo

The movie that brought it all together<p>In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Coen brothers' debut, <i>Blood Simple</i>, I’m re-watching their 16 feature films and attempting to jot down observations on one per day, in order of their release. For a fuller explanation of what I’m doing and why, see my first …

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the screens to catch up with a girl who doesn’t …

Listen To The Album Lorde Made Before She Was Lorde

Before Lorde was Lorde, she was in a band called And They Were Masked. Her sonic aesthetic wasn't dramatically different then, still conjuring up associations with St. Vincent, Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey, whom the band lists as an influence on its Facebook page. (Other influences include …

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Easily edit PDFs on Windows

Want to blank out confidential information in a PDF without a lot of fuss? Check out PDF Eraser for your PC.<p>Many companies and educational institutions use PDF files to share information like budgets or schedules. However, you may not want to disclose everything in the PDF when sharing it with …

Tutorials

Spring / Summer 2014 Kit Roundup – Rapha, Ground Effect, Swiftwick, Cinelli x Santini, & Foska

Rapha’s Spring / Summer 2014 collection seems to carry forward the same pieces, just with updated colors and a few highlights to call out: new Trade …

Perform These Stretches at Your Desk to Avoid Lower Back Pain

Sitting at a desk for several hours a day is a recipe for all sorts of pain and bodily problems. These stretches, developed by ergonomist Vivienne …

Yoga

Clever iPhone Add-On Contains a Larger Sensor and a 50mm f/1.8 Lens

We place great demands on our smartphones, and the iPhone’s is perhaps one of the most stressed and stretched among the smartphone gadgets. Perhaps …

PC Monitor Lets You Monitor Your IT Systems From Your Phone, Adds Raspberry Pi, Zendesk And PagerDuty Support

PC Monitor is an Irish startup that was born of a simple idea: Why is it so hard to remotely shut down your computer? That’s what its founder and CEO Marius Mihalec asked himself in 2011. Because he wanted to build a modern and extensible service, he decided that just having remote desktop access …

Readmill – the ebook reader that's built for sharing

The social reading service can be used with apps such as Librarus, Marvin and Bookinist, allowing books to be read on multiple devices and accounts<p>The great hope for electronic literature has always been that it will allow us to read anything, anywhere, at any time. This is the dream of the …

Who gets your digital fortune when you die?

Do you have a vast iTunes library? Maybe some e-books stashed on a Kindle or Nook? Do you sell items on eBay or use PayPal? Bitcoins? Got an …

Pebble Polishes New Smartwatch, Announces App Store Launch

Like a rolling stone, Pebble just can’t stay static. Last month, the smartwatch popped up on <i>Ellen</i>, got plans for its own app store underway and wrapped up its #ifihadapebble contest for app developers. Now the company’s at it again with a bevy of new announcements.<p>At CES, Pebble just revealed a …

Paris Review - William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211

Interviewed by David Wallace-Wells<p>Issue 197, Summer 2011<p>William Gibson, ca. 2007. Photograph by Fred Armitage<p>Vancouver, British Columbia, sits just on the far side of the American border, a green-glass model city set in the dish of the North Shore Mountains, which enclose the city and support, most …

Literature

Canonical gives developers a preview of a dual-booting Ubuntu and Android future

Choice, friends, is good. Nobody likes being limited to one thing, when instead you could be picking from a plethora, or at least a pair of options. And it looks like Ubuntu is on track to deliver on its promise to offer a duo of operating systems to mobile devices in 2014, as it has released a …

The Prodigy - Charly (Alley Cat Mix)

This unbelievable video is actually the city of Singapore

Tilt-shift videos use focus to trick viewers into thinking they are seeing tiny miniatures in motion rather than full-scale reality. This …

Running To The Sea Feat. Susanne Sundfør (Pachanga Boys Remix) by Röyksopp - Listen to music

Google Chrome's top 10 hidden features

From the iPad interface to quick calculations, Daniel Johnson brings you 10 of Google Chrome's best hidden features<p><b>1) Built-in task manager</b><p>Everyone knows Ctrl+Alt+Delete brings up Windows task manager. But did you know Google Chrome has its own?<p>Chrome treats each tab as a separate process so if …

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