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Ily Is A Modern Family Phone To Stay Connected With Your Family

Meet Ily, a brand new take on personal communication between family members. Ily is a new connected device for your home as well as a smartphone app. Developed by New York-based startup Insensi, Ily doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. This all-in-one communication box does a few things really well, …

Seriously Clever Travel Tips for Photographers

If you’re about to head out on an epic travel photography adventure, or even a short little vacation, no matter where you go there are amazing …

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40 Things that Wouldn’t Have Happened Without Jaws

As the original summer blockbuster turns 40, we look back at its impact on pop culture—for better and for worse.<p>If you’re afraid of the ocean generally or sharks specifically, odds are good that your fear can be traced back to June 20, 1975. It was on this day that <i>Jaws</i> swam menacingly into more …

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The Clip Helps Secure the Lens Flipper onto a Belt or Strap

Last year, we reported on the Lens Flipper, an accessory by GoWing that allows you to easily swap lenses. The Flipper is essentially a wearable dual …

Exclusive cover peek at latest Ian Doescher 'Star Wars' parody

The best-selling Shakespearean "Star Wars" parodies continue with "William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return." And CNET doth get an exclusive look at the new book's cover.<p>Life's but an Ewoking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage.<p>"William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth …

Some Intriguing Trivia Tidbits on Shooting ‘The Shining’

There is little doubt that auteur Stanley Kubrick looms large as a director able to distinctively bring his films to life through his vision. He has …

Get Organized with Folders in Lightroom

<i>Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski.</i><p>This video is all about <b>folders</b>. Its probably one of the most-asked-about …

Xbox One may get its own ‘Media Remote’ on March 4th

Microsoft’s Xbox One console focused on entertainment and gaming during its launch in November, but it never shipped with a remote control for its new TV features. It appears Microsoft is planning to address the lack of a compatible Xbox One remote with an upcoming accessory release. Amazon’s …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Chess 2: The Sequel launches Jan. 21 on Ouya

Ludeme Games' streamlined chess experience, <i>Chess 2: The Sequel</i>, will be available for Ouya Jan. 21, Eurogamer reports.<p><i>Chess 2</i> offers a spin on the classic board game by giving players the choice of six different armies, rather than one set of pieces. According to the game's website, <i>Chess 2</i> relies …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and the terrible beauty of naval warfare

One spring day I stood on Portsmouth Dockyards in England, regarding HMS Victory with undisguised rapture.<p>That ship is one of the most beautiful objects ever crafted by mankind. Even leaving aside the romantic bias inherited by my Englishness, she is a thing of heart-stopping loveliness, just as …

Incredible colorized historical photos

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945<p>Hindenburg Disaster – May 6, 1937<p>Japanese Archers circa 1860<p>View from Capitol in Nashville, …

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Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced