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Nude Yoga Girl Contorts Her Body into Works of Art Without Breaking Instagram’s No Nudity Rules

Twenty-five-year-old Nude Yoga Girl isn't aiming to defy Instagram's nudity policy–she instead wants to use her yoga skills to create bodily works of art. “With my account I want to inspire people to realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of [doing] amazing things with their bodies,” …

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Nintendo’s new boss says NX console won’t be a new version of Wii or Wii U

Nintendo’s new president Tatsumi Kimishima told Time magazine in an interview that the NX video game console won’t just be an extension of the Wii or Wii U game consoles. Instead, it will be something different.<p>The interview is the first major Western interview for Kimishima, who has the difficult …

The McLaren MP4-X envisions the future of Formula 1

A fair number of motorsport fans believe the glory days of Formula 1 are long gone. No longer is it the absolute pinnacle of automotive achievement, making use of the best new and future technology. To fight this growing feeling, McLaren went to the drawing board and created its own version of the …

Apple's Latest Push For Business Customers

Owners of Apple iPhones and iPads are known for bringing their personal devices to work, whether or not IT departments want them there.<p>That …

Be Afraid Netflix, Look Out Amazon Prime - YouTube Red Is Coming For You

YouTube is, of course, just a bit popular. It boasts more than a billion users a day, in fact. What’s more, it’s recently started to succeed startlingly well at getting people to stick around on its site for longer; November stats show that YouTube visitors are now spending around 40 minutes on the …

Wii U sales finally hit 10 million units as Nintendo nabs tiny profit

Nintendo's Wii U, which hasn't budged from third place in the console space, has finally reached an important milestone.<p>Nintendo sold its 10 millionth Wii U during its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, nearly three years after the console hit store shelves, the company reported on Wednesday in an …

Lego just launched a Minecraft competitor on Steam

Apparently <i>Minecraft</i>-themed Lego sets weren't enough — today Lego has launched its very own <i>Minecraft</i>-like video game. Called <i>Lego Worlds</i>, the surprise game is available now through Steam "early access," essentially a paid beta program where you can purchase games still in development. (Also a …

Microsoft is reportedly buying another great app: Wunderlist

Microsoft keeps buying some of the best third-party apps on iOS and Android. After scooping up Acompli (quickly rebranded to Outlook) and then calendar app Sunrise, the company has now apparently set its sights on Wunderlist. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Microsoft has agreed to acquire …

Apple’s streaming service will be announced next week, claims report

Now only a week before WWDC, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple's long-rumored streaming music service will make its official debut at the conference. The as-yet unnamed on-demand service will cost $10 a month for unlimited music. However, sources say Apple plans on avoiding free streaming …

Apple's internet TV service won't be unveiled at WWDC

Apple's much-anticipated internet TV service won't be getting a grand reveal at next week's WWDC keynote. According to a report from <i>Recode</i> (now part of Vox Media), the company has told high ranking TV executives that a launch has been pushed off "until later this year, or in 2016." Apple is …

Inventors of blue LEDs win 2014 Nobel Prize for physics

The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is being awarded to three scientists credited with inventing efficient blue LEDs, a development that allowed for the creation of the white LED light sources that are inching toward ubiquity across the globe. Though LEDs of other colors have been around since the mid …

Welcome to 'Endgame,' Google's worldwide augmented reality game that begins today

"[James Frey] had this whole thing conceived of as a never-before-done experience across all these media."<p>"Over a period of time, [Stella] herself as a character and the website itself as a game board will expand and get much more robust and much more interesting," says Stewartson. While there will …

Facebook reportedly working on app to let people interact anonymously

Facebook is reportedly building a standalone app that will let its users interact and communicate under the cloak of anonymity. If true, it would mark a huge departure from the company's traditional approach to connecting people; real names and identity have long been central to Facebook's model.</i> …

iOS 8 adoption slows following botched update and storage issues

iOS 8 launched almost three weeks ago, and nearly half of active iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch music players upgraded within a week of availability. While the quick adoption rate might have seemed impressive at first — especially compared to rival Android software updates — iOS 8 installs appear …

Report Claims 12.9-Inch iPad May Adopt Integrated iOS/OS X Operating System

Apple's rumored 12.9-inch iPad may feature an operating system that integrates OS X and iOS, according to supply chain sources speaking to <i>Digitimes</i>. The sources state that Apple has two 12.9-inch iPad prototypes in development, with one model being a "2-in-1 device" that utilizes elements from both …

Adobe Looks to Bridge Gap Between Mobile and Desktop

Adobe is making new efforts to bring its ever-growing suite of mobile apps more in line with its flagship desktop offerings. The goal, they say, is …

In Pinterest’s new Halloween Pin Picks, a glimpse of the company’s plan to court media

On Pinterest’s Halloween Pin Picks program, you can scroll endlessly through a sea of orange and black festivity, perusing face-painted zombies and …

Samsung's Q3 profits drop 60 percent from last year to under $4 billion

At this time last year, Samsung was enjoying a record operating profit of $9.6 billion for its third quarter and shipping Galaxy phones seemingly as fast as it could make them. Now? The company announced its operating profit for the period will be down to between $3.6 and $4 billion, which would be …

At last, phones will get ultrasound gesture control in first half of 2015

We've been following Elliptic Labs' development on ultrasound gesture control for quite a while, but no time frame was ever given until now. Ahead of CEATEC in Tokyo, the company <i>finally</i> announced that its input technology -- developed in partnership with Murata -- will be arriving on phones in the …

Facebook now officially owns WhatsApp

Eight months after announcing its intent to acquire messaging giant WhatsApp, the deal has finally gone through. Facebook announced the closing of the deal with the SEC in the United States, and with the European Commission in Europe. Since the deal was announced for $19 billion, its price tag has …

Adobe launches cloud-connected Capture & new Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Premiere iOS apps

Ahead of its annual MAX Conference kicking off today, Adobe has launched an entirely new suite of apps that are now available on the iPhone and iPad App Store. This year, Adobe is focusing on simplifying its mobile software lineup into four categories that sync with desktop counterparts: …

Did Starbucks start a pumpkin boom?

Pumpkins are having their moment in the sun.<p>Ever since Starbucks (SBUX) introduced its famed pumpkin spice latte about a decade ago, pumpkin sales have skyrocketed. It's led to the increased popularity of pumpkin-spiced everything, including spicy pumpkin beef jerky and pumpkin beer.<p>In the last …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Screenshots show Facebook may use Messenger to compete with PayPal and Venmo

It now seems all but certain that Facebook will introduce its own payment service and bring the fight to companies like Paypal and Venmo. A <i>TechCrunch</i> tipster has released screenshots and video of a new payment platform that's secretly built into the current version of Facebook Messenger for iOS. …

With 300 MPH In Its Sights, The Fastest Car In The World Just Got A Lot Faster

In doing so, the small Houston-based company dethroned Volkswagen Group's multimillion-dollar Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Super Sports as the fastest car in the world.<p>This week, the company announced plans to up the ante by the releasing the more powerful Venom F5, named after the strongest category of …

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Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined

Android—the most widely-used mobile operating system in the world made by Google—actually owes a lot to patents owned by its erstwhile rival, Microsoft. There has been a lot of speculation about just how much Microsoft makes from royalty fees from Android handset users like Samsung and HTC. A …

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Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Apple Event For iPads, iMacs And Yosemite Pegged For Oct. 16

Apple is reportedly holding an event for the iPad, OS X Yosemite and new iMacs on October 16, according to a report from Re/code today. The event will be held at Apple’s own Town Hall Auditorium at its Cupertino HQ, the site reports. The new iMacs could sport Retina displays, given that rumors …

Google's Eric Schmidt explains the #1 email habit of the most effective people

Google’s Eric Schmidt outlines nine useful email tips he thinks define the most effective people in his new book, <i>How Google Works</i>.<p>But his number 1 tip is by far the most instructive:<p>“Respond quickly: There are people who can be relied upon to respond promptly to emails, and those who can’t. Strive …

Facebook Brings its Like Button to All Android and iOS Devs

Facebook’s ‘Like’ button has become a rather ubiquitous part of browsing the Web, serving as a general indicator of interest in an item or an easy way to share articles with your friend. Now, Facebook has made their Like Button available to all Android and iOS developers so they can embed the tool …