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Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …

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12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …

Giant floating barge in San Francisco Bay could be a Google Glass store

The recent appearance of a mysterious barge moored to San Francisco's Treasure Island with a large structure built on top of it is raising some obvious questions, and early indications are that Google — no stranger to crazy projects — is involved. <i>CNET</i> and San Francisco CBS station KPIX …

Analog to digital: Cornell conductor tries to modernize the orchestra with Google Glass

Classical music doesn’t have a need for modern technology. Instruments have been built for centuries, scores print just fine on paper, and concert seating gives patrons a good enough perspective on the orchestra as it is. But while classical music may not need technology, Cynthia Turner, a …

Lost 'Return of the Jedi' footage discovered on $699 LaserDisc

Buyers of a rare LaserDisc used to demonstrate an 80s-vintage film editing system have found it full of raw footage from <i>Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi</i>, graciously posting clips to a Facebook account over the course of the past several days. Most of the clips are from Luke Skywalker's last …

Obama wasn't aware of the NSA's wiretaps on world leaders, says White House review

A White House review claims that Barack Obama was unaware the National Security Agency was monitoring the communications of 35 world leaders. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the White House cut off a number of phone-taps once it was made aware of the extent of the surveillance program, but that …

A recipe for news: IFTTT adds New York Times support, more publications coming

'What we really want to do is open up IFTTT as a platform and let anyone make a channel.'<p>Whether it's having Dropbox back up every Instagram photo you take, getting a text message in the morning when the forecast calls for rain, or receiving an email when a favorite artist uploads a new Soundcloud …

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs

The odorless and tasteless nature of "date rape drugs" can make them impossible for victims to detect before it's too late. But soon your drinking glass may able to warn you if dangerous chemicals have been slipped into your cocktail. Next month, DrinkSavvy will begin shipping plastic cups and …

'League of Legends' gamer granted US visa recognizing him as professional athlete

One month after US immigration services cleared <i>League of Legends</i> as a professional sport, Danny "Shiphtur" Le has become the first pro gamer to receive a visa acknowledging him as an "internationally recognized" athlete. For Le, a native of Canada, the visa allows him to come to the United States …

NASA examines escalating wildfires, projects worse conditions by century's end

In June, the Black Forest wildfire in Colorado wiped out 500 homes in 48 hours and ultimately took two lives. Yet the catastrophe actually ranked as one of the smaller fires authorities have had to contend with this year. 100,000-acre wildfires have become a yearly occurrence — a worrying …

How realistic is the chemistry of 'Breaking Bad'?

Once you've recovered from <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s return to the airwaves last night, you may take some time to reflect on some of the show's finer points — such as whether the scientific scenarios depicted within could really happen as they do on the screen.<p>Fortunately, <i>GigaOm</i> has at least some of the …

Camera startup Lytro releasing 'multiple breakthrough products' in 2014

We haven’t heard much from Lytro since the maker of the innovative Light Field camera launched its inaugural product more than a year ago, but judging from the way the company’s new CEO is talking, we could be hearing a lot more soon. In an interview with <i>SFGate</i><i>,</i> CEO Jason Rosenthal says the company …