MICHAEL JOSEPH FOREM

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Photographer Sheds a Beautiful New Light on Famous Landmarks with Gorgeous Infrared Images

How do you put a fresh spin on landmarks that have been photographed <i>ad nauseam</i>? Well, great composition and an understanding of light certainly …

2014 Core77 Design Awards Winner Spotlight: Polygons, a Measuring Tool for the All-in-One Enthusiast in All of Us

Polygons all started with what was supposed to be a classroom lesson in what not to do. National Institute of Design student Rahul Agarwal …

Foursquare reboots with a mission to destroy Yelp

Check-ins are out. Recommendations are in. The new Foursquare is finally here.<p>Today Foursquare relaunched its self-titled app and marked the end of a confusing, yet inevitable transition which saw the company split its location sharing and business discovery features into two separate services.<p>If …

With Newly Announced Expansions, Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery Service Now Outpaces Competitors

Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery service is expanding again, the company has announced, and will now be arriving in a half-dozen more cities and metro areas, including Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and the D.C. metro area. Amazon Prime customers in these markets, and …

Apple, Samsung Agree to Drop Non-U.S. Litigation, but Still No Settlement

The two sides will continue to fight out their patent disputes before U.S. courts.<p>Apple and Samsung announced late Tuesday a deal to drop their overseas lawsuits against one another, but the two sides have yet to reach an agreement over their intellectual property dispute and will continue to duke …

Can Surface survive the new Microsoft?

Losses mount as Surface starts to look more Zune-like<p>Back in May, Microsoft was planning to unveil a smaller "Surface Mini" at an event in New York City. It never happened. Instead, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella axed the announcement to focus on a Surface Pro 3 unveiling. Nadella went on to highlight …

Google Acquires Smart Messaging App Emu

Today, Emu announced that it was being acquired by Google. The smart messaging service mines your conversations and surfaces relevant information like restaurant and movie reviews. Plus you when you receive or send a message with a time or day (for example: let’s get lunch on saturday), the app …

Three Ways To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Another day, another data breach. At least that’s what it feels like after the data firm Hold Security made public its discovery that a gang of Russian hackers has made off with a cache of 1.2 billion user name/password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. As reported by the New …

China bans Apple products for government use

China has apparently decided to blacklist Apple products including the iPad and MacBook lines for official use, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The report says that the government has instructed its procurement arm not to purchase desktops, tablets and laptops from the company because of those oft-cited …

Chinese officials say death toll from weekend earthquake rises to 589

The death toll in southern China's earthquake rose to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams worked to clear debris from isolated mountain communities struck by the disaster.<p>The Yunnan provincial government said more than 2,400 people have been injured in Sunday's 6.1 magnitude quake in the …

Iraq crisis: Mosul air strike 'kills dozens'

<b>At least 60 people have been killed in an Iraqi air strike on a building under Sunni militant control in the northern city of Mosul, officials say.</b><p>Medical sources say it hit a prison run by the Islamic State (IS), a jihadist group that seized the city in June.<p>However, the military spokesman for the …

Russia's Putin issues retaliatory import ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named a new target as global sparring over Ukraine grows: food.<p>In a decree signed Wednesday, Putin banned food and agricultural imports from countries that have imposed sanctions against his country.<p>The retaliatory move comes more than a week after the United …

BlackBerry to Acquire Germany's Secusmart

Buying the company that locks down the phone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.<p>What’s good enough for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reportedly one of the most high-profile NSA hacking victims, is good enough for BlackBerry.<p>Wireless device company BlackBerry said it reached a deal to …