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Facebook Gives Advertisers More Access to Your Data. You'll Probably Be Fine With It.

Sure, this is what Facebook said it wouldn't do. But that was in 2011.<p>Facebook is going to give advertisers that want to target its users even more ammunition.<p>The social network will start letting advertisers take information about what Facebook’s users do on the site, mix it with data about the …

Google to unify all of its design across all platforms, introducing Quantum Paper

It is no secret that Google has been pushing for designers to get involved in this year’s Google I/O developers conference. The folks over at Android Police think they know why, Quantum Paper.<p>Quantum Paper is the name given to Google’s initiative to design its properties so that they provide a …

Android News

FBI testing face recognition for finding suspects

The NSA may claim it's <i>not</i> collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the "Next Generation Identification database," primarily by gathering mug shots from local law enforcement agencies. The …

Visual encyclopedia builds itself by scouring the internet

Crowdsourced knowledge bases like Wikipedia encompass a <i>lot</i> of knowledge, but humans can only add to them so quickly. Wouldn't it be better if computers did all the hard work? The University of Washington certainly believes so. Its LEVAN (Learn EVerything about ANything) program is building a visual …

Stamplay: An Easy, IFTTT-like Way to Create Web apps

While growing numbers of children learn to code in school, if not in kindergarten, there’s still a lot of we grown-ups whose skills are rudimentary at best and don’t go much farther than basic HTML editing.<p>Although creating sophisticated software and understanding encapsulation, inheritance, and …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Google set to launch a health-tracking platform called Google Fit

Not to be left behind by Apple, Google could soon launch its own health-tracking platform for mobile devices. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the search giant is working on a new service, tentatively called Google Fit, which will pull in data from third-party fitness wearables and health apps and combine them …

High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015

Takara Tomy promised us that maglev technology would make its way to playsets next year, when we spoke at this year's Tokyo Toy Show. It had two very different toys on hand, one a train that the company claims can reach up to 600 KPH (relative to its scale, at least). To our untrained eyes, all we …

Twitter’s executive turmoil masks a deeper problem: Confusion over what Twitter wants to be

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Mark Strozier<p>Fans of Silicon Valley’s version of “Game of Thrones” got a front-row seat to a shake-up in Twitter’s …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Nutmeg Is The Answer To Your Sad, Gif-Free Existence

Because I love you, I’ve interrupted my regularly scheduled Saturday morning programming to bring you this breaking news update: THERE IS A NEW APP IN THE APP STORE THAT MAKES SENDING GIFS IN TEXT MESSAGES SUPER EASY!<p>It’s called Nutmeg, and it brings an experience similar to Giphy to mobile. When …

Clever piece of code exposes hidden changes to Supreme Court opinions

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Credit: luckyraccoon via Pond5<p>Supreme Court opinions are the law of the land, and so it’s a problem when the Justices change …

5 Myths About Travelling With Tech

The more I travel, and the more people I meet while travelling, I realize there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about travelling with technology. In an effort to make travelling a little easier for everyone (or at least, everyone reading this…) here are a few of the most common myths I’ve …

Why companies like Google, Spotify and Red Hat are embracing Docker’s open source containers

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Mandel/Shutterstock<p>It’s no surprise that Docker is in vogue with both developers and systems administrators, …

This Is What People Are Saying About Samsung's iPad Killer

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

Gear & Gadgets

Resetting the net: Snowden and surveillance | Egypt

A year ago this month, former NSA worker Edward Snowden became the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in history. What tangible effects has the Snowden story had one year on?<p>Snowden’s revelations outraged many Americans, including members of Congress who drew up a law designed to rein in …

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

How to Capture the Transition of Day to Night with Timelapse Photography: Bulb Ramping

Timelapse videos that cover a day to night transition can be very beautiful, but also very challenging technically. There are several different ways …

Time-lapse Photography

My One-Shot, Zero-Setup, Sure-Fire Guide to Photographing Wedding Cakes

This guide is what I do during wedding days, and I typically photograph the cake right when I enter the reception location. Overall, I take 4 shots …

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Landscape Photography

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …