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Swinging an iPhone Around Your Head Creates a Stunning Bullet-Time Effect

Drones and GoPros have been responsible for some of the most amazing footage of extreme sports over the past few years. But Nicolas Vuignier has come …

CEO Marissa Mayer gets a chance to make one last stand at the less-than-OK Yahoo Corral

CEO Marissa Mayer’s efforts to save Yahoo (YHOO) are almost assuredly doomed. That was as true from the start of her tenure as it is now.<p>But for the moment, it appears Mayer may have been underestimated by many of her critics on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.<p>The pressure from external investors …

Microsoft confirms acquisition of SwiftKey

Microsoft is announcing today that it has acquired SwiftKey, following a report from <i>The Financial Times</i>. SwiftKey is one of the most popular keyboard apps on iOS and Android, and Microsoft is planning to keep developing the keyboard app for Android and iOS. Microsoft already has its own Word Flow …

Apps

Apple's iPhone 7 will reportedly lose that camera 'bump'

If we had to deduct points for the iPhone 6/6S design, we'd probably do it for that unsightly camera bump on the back.<p>Instead of lining up with the …

The internet's next true-crime obsession will be American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Prepare to be obsessed with O.J. Simpson all over again.<p>Starting tonight at 10 p.m., FX is airing a stellar, uncommonly confident 10-episode …

'I paid the price, I own your son': Indian brides fight back in anti-dowry films | Amrit Dhillon

Dowries, though illegal, are still widespread in India. Two public information films ridiculing the practice aim to address dated attitudes to women<p>Across India, a collective gasp can be heard rippling through the audience in cinemas these days. It comes when a bride is seen telling her in-laws …

India

Halle Berry: Oscars race row is 'heartbreaking'

Actor recalls 2002 speech in which she expressed hope that her win might open doors for African-American talent – and accuses Hollywood of failing in its ‘truth-telling’ mission<p>Related: Why Vanity Fair's Hollywood diversity cover fails to conceal industry prejudice<p>The first black woman to win the …

India's Supreme Court says it will reexamine gay-sex ban

India's Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would reexamine its decision criminalizing gay sex, giving hope to activists who have called the law a violation of fundamental rights.<p>The high court said it would constitute a five-judge panel to hear an appeal by advocacy groups challenging the 2013 …

HTC burned another $101 million in the last three months

Much as we'd like to sugarcoat it, the unfortunate truth is that HTC is in trouble, and the situation is only getting worse. The phone maker has posted a third consecutive loss-making quarter, eating around $101 million (£69.6 million) in the last three months. A side-by-side comparison of the same …

Virtual Reality

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Ultrakam Debuts 4K Video Shooting for iPhone 6

Earlier this year, Ultrakam Apps launched a video shooter for Apple’s iPhone 5 series that was capable of recording 2K footage. Now, in the wake of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the company today released a new app capable of shooting 4K resolution video.<p>In an effort to compete with the likes of the …

Meghan Daum won’t apologize: How she forged a new genre of confessional writing

<b>Meghan Daum (meghandaum.com/David Zaugh)</b><p>The specter of the confessional haunts all 1st-person prose, especially by women. But Daum does something different<p>Lydia Kiesling<p>November 19, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>I had not heard of Meghan Daum until I read her September profile of Lena Dunham in the New York …

Minuum, The Super Simple Software Keyboard, Launches Android Beta Today

Toronto-based Whirlscape attracted plenty of attention when it first debuted its innovative Minuum software keyboard, and sought funding for the project on Indiegogo. Now, the project is moving forward with the launch of the Minuum keyboard beta app for Android, which will give Indiegogo supporters …