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The Cast Of Napoleon Dynamite Reunited For A Flippin’ Sweet Photo

It’s been ten years since <i>Napoleon Dynamite</i> crashed the cinematic scene with a zippered pocket full of tots. And this summer will feature plenty of celebrations honoring the anniversary of the time an indie film improbably usurped <i>Chappelle’s Show</i> as your default source for overworked quotes.<p>There’s …

Photographer’s homemade macro camera rig captures stunning snowflake images

A photographer in Russia has shown there’s nothing you can’t fix with a little duct tape and ingenuity. Alexey Kljatov rigged together two cheap …

Photography

Best mobile games of October 2013

Papa Sangre II<p>Device 6<p>Bit.Trip Run<p>Anomaly 2<p>Street View Adventures<p>Dead Trigger 2<p>ARC Squadron Redux<p>Mimpi<p>Indigo Lake<p>Duet<p>har•mo•ny<p>Fist of Awesome<p>Doom & …

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Living Rooms

'Grand Theft Auto V for PC' torrent scam hits thousands of gamers

Downloaders taken in by fake file that distributed malware, but legit players are to receive $500,000 in-game cash this week<p>Life in Los Santos is never predictable – on the streets of Grand Theft Auto V's crime-ridden cityscape, there is always some underworld villain looking to bring you down. …

Quantum Dots are about to make LED TVs cheaper with higher contrast and brighter pictures - Pocket-lint

A company called Quantum Materials is shipping "Tetrapod Quantum Dots" to Asian TV manufacturers right now. This space-age sounding material will …

Rogue Safari Flash Device Promises to Make Your DSLR Brighter

If you use a Canon or Nikon DSLR digital camera and you been thinking about purchasing an accessory flash you might want to check out this new device …

Sprint ATIV S Neo's limited availability; online shipping only and coming soon to Best Buy

So why the limited availability? We can think of two scenarios:<p>Sprint has ordered only a limited amount; has little faith in the device …

Analyst tips gold iPhone 5S, f2.0 aperture and expanded storage options

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Black and white may not be your only color options for the iPhone 5S(s aapl), if KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo is right …

The best cloud apps for BlackBerry

This is cloud week on Talk Mobile, so we’re going to check out some of the best cloud-centric apps available in BlackBerry World for BB10. It’s going …

Galaxy Gear smartwatch specs rumored: Exynos 4 Dual?

The arrival of August has really seen rumors heat up concerning Samsung’s anticipated smartwatch, tipped to arrive as the Galaxy Gear. Amidst a …

What would your custom designed BlackBerry look like?

Of course things like Colorware or getting a custom skin are always an option, but what if you could create your very own custom device in the same …

Manuals for Sony “lens camera” accessories leak; new hardware details

On Monday, a previously preposterous-sounding rumor returned with a vengeance, and we got our first look at these unique Sony “lens camera” …

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QNX and Panasonic link up to bring fancy in-car infotainment systems to more showrooms

For those who can't quite handle the down payment on a Bentley, there's a Porsche. For those who can't quite handle the down payment on a Porsche, there's... well, about to be something else to covet. QNX -- the same software outfit responsible for sprucing up the in-car infotainment systems in the …

Will an iPhone 5C matter in the grand scheme of things?

Apparently, as our news cyborg Stephen Schenck explained earlier this week, Apple has trouble keeping a lid on insider info these days. Among the …

Microsoft’s Upcoming Sculpt Keyboard Is The Coolest Piece Of Hardware From Redmond So Far This Year

I suspect that you spend quite a large percentage of your life typing. Before work over email, on your smartphone during your commute, on your main computer at work, after work trying to find something on Netflix, and so on. It’s part of our daily flow, week in and month out.<p>Given that the thing we …

New Nexus 7 owners now vexed by multitouch bugs

Looks like GPS issues aren't the only problem plaguing the new Nexus 7: The Android team are also investigating multitouch complaints with the …

Nexus 7

Acer Liquid E2 lands on Three in the UK, LG Optimus L1 II coming soon

Granted, it's not the most exciting of handset announcements, but if you can't face yet another day without a budget Android smartphone packing dual loudspeakers, Three's got the Acer Liquid E2 for ya. It's available now on PAYG for £150 (around $232), or on contracts starting at £17 ($26ish) per …

PS4 vs Xbox One: Video recording and sharing

CVG takes a look at the two consoles' video recording and sharing capabilities, before they hit the shelves in the UK.<p>The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One not due to be released in the UK until later in the year, but review website ComputerandVideoGames.com has the inside scoop on Sony and Microsoft's …

4 new features in Chrome OS that improve the desktop experience

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>An update to Google’s(s goog) Chrome OS developer channel adds several new features that bring it even closer to traditional …

Google Maps Easter Egg Lets You Explore The TARDIS

Gasp! I would’ve had this post written 20 minutes ago, but I was too busy geeking the hell out.<p>Tucked away in a single streetview image of what appears to be a mere police box, a newly discovered Google Maps easter egg lets you go <i>inside the TARDIS</i>.<p>(If you don’t know what the TARDIS is, <i>come on.</i>)<p><b>How</b> …

Fitbit gets another $43M for wearable fitness technology

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: courtesy fitbit<p>Fitness tracking startup Fitbit has nabbed another $43 million in venture funding.<p>The Series D round, …

WeatherSignal hacks your phone’s sensors to turn it into a weather station

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: WeatherSignal<p>What if your phone could directly read the temperature instead of relying on distant weather stations? It …

Backwards thinking: BlackBerry launches 9720 phone running BB7 OS

Normally, when a company is desperately trying to reinvent itself with a new 'with-the-times' image, it'll avoid the things that saw it fall so far …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft’s flip-flops on Xbox One have gamers confused about what they’ll actually get

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>When Microsoft unveiled its newest console, gamers reacted harshly to many of the things that the company …

Yelp iPhone app now lets you post reviews from within, support coming soon to Android

Here's something that may surprise you: yesterday, Yelp users couldn't actually post reviews from within the company's iPhone app. Wild, right? Today's update, however, changes that, bringing it more in line with rival Foursquare. The revised iOS app, which should be hitting the App Store …

Carl Icahn’s private conversation with Tim Cook suggests Apple can still “wow”

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Credit: Scott Eels, Bloomberg<p>If you’re an Apple(s aapl) investor, it certainly would be nice to have a direct line to the …

Amazon aims to unify push notifications across app platforms with SNS service

Calling all app developers: Amazon just launched a new tool that you'll no doubt want to take a peek at. The company's Web Services (AWS) division has just introduced Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) with Mobile Push, which is described as a "fully managed, cross-platform push …

Sosh Nabs $10.1M Series B Led By Khosla Ventures To Take Its Activity Concierge Into New Cities

If you live in NY or SF, chances are you’ve heard of Sosh, the activity concierge that serves up things to do in your city with nary a search query on your part. Well, today, the company has raised a $10.1 million Series B led by Khosla Ventures to fuel expansion into new cities.<p>Current investors …