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Oxford Dictionaries Dubs "Selfie" as 2013's Word of the Year

It was the word heard 'round the world—the Oxford Dictionaries has officially dubbed "selfie" 2013’s Word of the Year, beating out Miley Cyrus's …

Apple’s multi-billion dollar spend on gadgets you’ll never see

<i>Bloomberg</i> claims to have some info on how Apple plans to spend some of the $10.5B it has set aside for capital expenditure over the next year, saying that the investments will span everything from lasers to robots.<p>Apple is spending more on the machines that do the behind-the-scenes work of mass …

Commuters Do 30 Squats for a Free Train Ticket in Moscow

In anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics set to be held in Sochi, Russia, the city of Moscow decided to install a train ticket dispensing machine that offers commuters a free ride for completing 30 full squats in a row. Situated right next to the usual ticket vending machines where travelers can …

For Android tablets, 8 (inches) is the new 7

The tablet market had its breakthrough moment when Apple's iPad arrived sporting a nearly 10-inch screen. Later, much of the significant action among tablets centered on those in the 7-inch realm.<p>In general, the 7-inch size marks the border between so-called phablets and proper tablets. The group …

Gear & Gadgets

Designers Dream Up The iPhone Air And — Surprise! It's Skinnier

A thinner tablet isn't enough? The new, slimmed iPad Air just hit stores last week, but designers are already cooking up concepts for new Apple …

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Vans

Review: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 is One Sexy Beast

When Sigma announced a new version of the much loved 120-300 f/2.8 I immediately kicked myself for buying a much pricier 300mm Nikon about 6 months …

Why Chia Seeds Are Suddenly Everywhere

What's as small as the head of a pin, but (almost) as healthy as freshly grilled fish? It sounds like a riddle, but <b>the latest superfood to arrive is</b> …

Nutrition

Disney Halloween Series by Isaiah Stephens

Today on Abduzeedo, we are all about Halloween! Since most of us will be in costumes for the occasion, how about the characters from Disney too. …

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

iPad Air Review Roundup

As the fifth generation full-sized iPad, users likely know what to expect from the newly-released iPad Air. And while the device doesn’t try and reinvent the wheel by radically altering the iPad’s genetics in either abilities or form factor, the mere fact that Apple has proven able to further hone …

Samsung Tops Apple in Latest J.D. Power Tablet Customer Satisfaction Survey

Apple has been ranked second, edged out slightly by Samsung in J.D. Power's latest U.S. tablet satisfaction study. Samsung scored 835 on a 1,000 point scale, while Apple was just behind at 833. Both companies got 5-star ratings from J.D. Power.<p>The survey found Apple scores particularly well in …

DIY Kid’s Halloween Costumes of Fashion Icons

Lifestyle and design blog Oh Happy Day has posted a collection of do-it-yourself kid’s Halloween costumes of famous fashion icons including Anna …

WhatsApp now has 350 million monthly active users

Live on stage at Nokia World 2013, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced the instant messaging service now has 350 million monthly active users. That's up by 50 million since August, when the network announced it had hit 300 million. Koum also announced that some 250,000 users per day are registering for …

Fuji Delivers Major Firmware Update for the X100, Adds Faster AF and Focus Peaking

It’s always nice when a company with plenty of exciting, brand new technology continues to support their older models in a big way, and that’s what …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

22 Things Under $100 That Every Man Should Have In His Closet

Getting dressed was easy as a kid: you had an infinite array of t-shirts, you could wear shorts whenever you wanted and somehow there was no time or place in which sneakers were not appropriate.<p>Now you're a grown-up, and things are more difficult, especially if you're a guy. How do you dress like a …

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your …

Lomography Releases ‘Experimental Lens Kit,’ Turns MFT Shooters into Toy Cameras

Great news, Micro Four Thirds shooters — you no longer need Instagram filters and the like to make your photos look… how shall we put this… …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Costumes

Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales - and advertisers and networks are taking note.<p>Examples of Twitter's influence abound. The recent finale of "Breaking Bad" generated a …

Rainn Wilson Says Amazon’s New Kindle Commercial Looks Too Familiar

As consumer tech commercials go, Amazon’s newest spot for its Kindle line isn’t that exciting. Like most Amazon consumer tech commercials, it is …

Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build An Incredible Career

Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping into your true potential is no idle endeavor. It demands creativity, dedication, and a whole lot of hustle.<p>With wisdom from 21 leading creative minds, 99U’s Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest. If you already read <b>Manage Your</b> …

Wedding Photography Equipment Considerations

Whether you’re just breaking onto the wedding photography scene or you’ve already made a start, it’s important to remember weddings are a BIG …

Landscape Photography

10 Amazing Wedding Photos: Capturing a Key Moment in People’s Lives

Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for …

Photography

More Than Meets the Eye

Inside Flipboard / September 17, 2013<p>With today’s release, Flipboard is ready for iOS 7, the re-envisioned version of Apple’s mobile operating …