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Facebook Messenger's new trick brings doodles to your photos

Still looking for a reason to use Facebook's now-unbundled Messenger app? A new feature learns from competition including Snapchat and Facebook's own Slingshot by adding easy annotation on shared photos. Just click the picture icon like you normally do, then hit the edit button instead of send, and …

Seven Ways to Extend Your Smartphone's Battery Life

Sick of your smartphone's battery dying all the time? Try these tips for better results.<p>Check email and social networks. Listen to music. Hail a car. Make a pot roast (or order one). Find a date. These are all things you can now do on your smartphone, which is pretty amazing. But for all the …

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 4, Gear VR Device, And Note Edge In Major Launch

Samsung announced three new devices on Wednesday in a global simulcast presentation, showing off newer and better screens for the ‘selfie taking world.’ Trotting out Adam Levine onstage in New York and demoing a new Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and a virtual reality headset in the Gear VR, the company …

Lumia 735 and 830 Coming To The US Soon

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a number of new Windows Phone devices at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Both devices are expected to launch by the end of …

Mobile Technology

4 Futuristic Ways To Watch Fireworks This Weekend

It's 2014, man. If you're not watching fireworks from a drone's perspective, you're missing out.<p>The luminescent spectacle of a top-notch fireworks show is one of the simple pleasures of the world’s greatest holidays. Bastille Day in France, New Years Eve everywhere, and—of course—the Fourth of July …

Photography

Where to Watch the July 4th Fireworks in the Curbed Universe

From the public promenade overlooking NYC's East River to Navy Pier in Chicago, the Curbed universe offers myriad viewing spots from which to catch the <b>Fourth of July fireworks</b> this year. Options range from free to, you know, all-you-can-eat cruises that charge $400 a pop. Need a prime place to …

Happy New Year From 450,000 Fireworks and Dubai

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dubai rang in the new year by basically exploding, setting a Guinness World Record for the largest …

Photography Tips: Shooting Fireworks

Snapping shots of fireworks can be challenging, but it's not impossible! Check out these tips from the National Geographic photo team to help you best capture the lights in the night sky.<p>Photograph by Peregrine Falcon, NG Kids My Shot<p><b>Shoot Manual</b><p>Turn off your flash and set your camera to manual …

Vancouver police defend use of video surveillance at fireworks event

The Vancouver Police Department says it likely filmed hundreds of thousands of people during the Celebration of Light, and the force is standing by its use of mass surveillance for the fireworks event.<p>Pairs of officers armed with video equipment could be seen at the event, and outside at least one …

That Glorious Fireworks Fail Last Week? Imagine That's Your Data

<i>In the age of apps, it's easy to forget how many of our systems depend on complex code -- creating hidden, and potentially dangerous, risks.</i><p>The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports on one of the most spectacular failures in recent pyrotechnic history: the simultaneous ignition of all 7,000 fireworks on July …

Associated Press News

Fireworks in Japan

Project info<p>In Japan, many fireworks' festival are held in August. This is because Japanese August has a special period called O-bon, when dead ancestors come back to this world to meet us. In case they are lost on their way to us, fireworks become a milestone for them. Fireworks are launched for …

Japan