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How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

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The Shocking Stats About Who’s Really Starting Companies In America

Fully a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm. Arianna Huffington and other prominent entrepreneurs on why the U.S. needs to get creative about immigration policy.<p>What do Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, …

New Windows 8.1 build addresses first-time user complaints

Microsoft is expected to finalize its Windows 8.1 update in the coming days, but a near-final build has leaked online offering a closer look at some of the improvements. The 9471 build, a test version of the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build that will be made available later this month, includes …

Why Does the NCAA Exist?

"The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time," so states the National Collegiate Athletic Association on its official website.<p>The NCAA often likes to harp on tradition and the sanctity of the term "student-athlete," but it …

Moto X: Google unveils 'self-driving', always listening smartphone

Google has unveiled an American-built "self-driving" smartphone, the first made from scratch by Motorola since it was acquired by the internet company last year.<p>Using voice control as its standout feature, the Moto X is designed to be in permanent listening mode, able to serve up directions, a …

3D printing could save US households $2,000 a year

US households could save up to $2,000 annually by 3D-printing products instead of purchasing from shops, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Michigan Technological University chose 20 everyday objects, including a garlic press, mobile phone accessories, shower head and the slightly strange choice of a …

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Scientific Breakthrough Lets SnappyCam App Take 20 Full-Res Photos Per Second

Your standard iPhone camera app is actually pretty slow, able to take just three to six photos per second at 8 megapixels each. But with SnappyCam 3.0, you can shoot 20 full-resolution photos per second thanks to a breakthrough in discrete cosine transform JPG science by its inventor. Twenty frames …

Why PlayStation 4 Still Has The Edge Over Xbox One When It Comes To Indie Games

Adam Boyes has a fascinating job.<p>Working in “developer relations” at Sony may not sound particularly glamorous, but Boyes heads up the team behind Sony’s indie self-publishing effort: Pub Fund.<p>Boyes and his team have a singular goal: to find great indie games and game developers and bring their …

White House touts slow increase in health care costs

WASHINGTON — Personal health care costs rose in the 12 months ending in May at the slowest rate in the last 50 years, as spending on hospital and nursing home services declined, the White House announced Monday.<p>Personal consumption spending rose 1.1%, Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …