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Instagram shows what ads will look like in your stream

A few weeks ago, Instagram confirmed what we all knew was coming — ads, or "sponsored posts," would soon start appearing in users' timelines. Today, the company is showing exactly what those ads will look like when they roll out. In a blog post on its site, Instagram showed off an example ad, which …

JBL's Pulse speaker lets you program an LED light show for when your disco needs you

Remember when you first used iTunes and you'd turn on the visualizer, and just stare at the screen as the psychedelic patterns pulsed to the music? Yeah, well no one does that anymore. But since the dream of the '90s is back (it is, right?), JBL's letting music lovers install a bit of the …

A Closer Look at the Apple iPad Air

Following yesterday’s grand unveiling, Apple presents a more in-depth look at the forthcoming iPad<p>Following yesterday’s grand unveiling, Apple presents a more in-depth look at the forthcoming iPad Air. First shown during the Cupertino giant’s keynote, the video sees Senior Vice President of Design, …

Duet: How a kick-butt game soundtrack is made

Every so often, you hear a video game soundtrack that's so well crafted you want to keep playing just so you can listen longer. Duet, an arcade …

The PlayStation 4 controller: A close look at the touchpad, light bar, design, and everything else (part 4, exclusive)

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation. For the Xbox One version of this article, go here.</i><p><b>The PlayStation 4 controller:</b><p>Part 1: What could’ve been<br>• Part 2: What’s new with the analog sticks and D-pad<br>• Part 3: What’s new with the buttons and triggers• <b><br>Part</b> …

The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.<p>“It depends on what you mean by <i>artificial intelligence</i>.” Douglas Hofstadter is in a grocery store in …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

New Asterix comic book released

The first Asterix comic book in eight years has been released in 15 countries<p>The first <b>Asterix</b> comic book in eight years has been released and is expected to sell millions.<p>After months of anticipation, five million copies of <b>Asterix and the Picts</b> <i>–</i> the 35th instalment in the French comic series <i>–</i> were …

How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers

<b>(Mert Toker via Shutterstock)</b><p>When Amazon bought Goodreads it got a community of passionate readers, not all of whom want to follow the new rules<p>Laura Miller<p>October 23, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>With 20 million members (a number some have noted is close to the population of Australia) and a reputation as a …

Pope Bomb Scare At Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida; Explosive Device Found Where Francis Is Scheduled To Visit On Wednesday

A bomb has been found at a shrine that Pope Francis was due to visit on Wednesday and hold a mass.<p>The homemade explosive device was discovered in the bathroom of the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, in the parking lot, reports ABC.es.<p>The Sao Paulo military police detonated the bomb, which had a …