Claude Novak

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Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Kuala Lumpur

AirPano.com • 360° Aerial Panoramas • 360° Virtual Tours Around the World

Our trip to the Victoria waterfall was not an easy one. We had to take several airplane routes, travelled through climatic zones and, as a result, it …

NASA satellite captures world's largest panorama

The strip of Earth captured in the panorama.<i><br>(Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)</i><p><b>NASA's Landsat has captured a 9000-kilometre swathe of land in an</b> …

Red Sea

The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning its collection for future generations

The Smithsonian has been experimenting with 3D scanning for some time now, using tools like laser arm scanners to map models of whale fossils and other ancient artifacts. Now the museum is utilizing the technology to preserve its collection for posterity. Its "laser cowboys" Vince Rossi and Adam …

The 20 Most Expensive Hotels In New York City

NewYorkHotels.org compiled a list of the most expensive luxury hotels in New York City.<p>They looked at about 150 4- and 5-star luxury hotels in New York City, and calculated the average room rate for the most affordable double room in each hotel from May 2012 to April 2013.<p>Guests paid an average of …

Mandarin Oriental

Marissa Mayer Is Giving New Parents At Yahoo $500 To Buy Baby Stuff

That's not the last of the parenting benefits at Yahoo, reports the WSJ:<p>Among some of the other new benefits: New parents will receive $500 to spend on household expenses, such as laundry, house-cleaning, food or childcare, as well as Yahoo-branded baby gear, a spokeswoman says. (Employees with new …

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Horace Dediu on Analysts, Apple and Emerging Markets

“I have few average days,” says Horace Dediu, one of the most well-respected watchers of the mobile industry, and Apple in particular, when asked about how he fills his time while running the Asymco blog and consultancy.<p>“Right now it’s 2am and I’m in Australia. If I am at home my work is usually a …

Eric Schmidt: “the future is now” for YouTube

Google says that the fight between television and YouTube is over, and they say that the internet video streaming service has won indefinitely. …

These Are The 25 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time

It's closing in on 50 billion apps downloaded. Just last year it was at 25 billion apps downloaded.<p>To celebrate, it listed the top 25 all-time paid apps. These lists are always fun to flip through.<p>One thing that stands out: How many early apps are on the list. There aren't a lot of recent …

Apps

Lowe's Uses Vine For Simple Lifehacks And It's Absolutely Brilliant

Lowe's released eight amazingly simple Vine videos of cool home improvement tips and lifehacks. The short videos strike a perfect balance between brand promotion and consumer usefulness.<p>Vine is a six-second-video-sharing app owned by Twitter. The Lowe's campaign, dubbed #lowesfixinsix, is one of …

Lowe's

For Chinese Women, Marriage Depends On Right 'Bride Price'

Women hold up half the sky, China's Chairman Mao famously said. But in China, the one-child policy and the traditional preference for boys mean that 117 boys are born for every 100 baby girls. By one estimate, this means there could be 24 million Chinese men unable to find wives by the end of the …

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

Where Are All the YouTube Stars Now?

Do you remember the first time you saw Gangnam Style? Or the first time you laughed at Antoine Dodson? Or even Charlie bit my finger? What about …

Huawei & ZTE Under Scrutiny Again, This Time By The European Commission For Unfair Competition

Another round of headaches for Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE–after previously facing scrutiny over security concerns in the U.S., the two companies are now being targeted by the European Commission. The European Union’s executive body is seeking to investigate Huawei and ZTE for …

Google's solution to software patents: treat them like any other patent

Earlier this week, Google filed comments with the US Patent and Trademark Office, arguing for more stringent application of established legal norms in order to invalidate overly broad software patent applications that use purely "functional claiming." The term expresses the idea of patenting what …

These Are the First Videos Being Shot With Google Glass

It's been a long wait, but the very first videos shot with Google Glass out in the wild are finally starting to pop up on the Internet. Some of them …

Chinese Porn Investigation Looks Into Apple’s iOS App Store, Other Sources

- Apr 17, 2013<p>Apple is once more the target of the Chinese media with reports of an alleged pornography investigation. A recent government campaign …

Boot up: ChromeOS's tiny start, watch porn in China!, Pirate Bay-er charged, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>"Porn identification officer" in China gets paid to watch porn >> Daily …

Nokia reportedly planning Galaxy Note rival, advanced PureView Lumia coming in July

Microsoft is planning to update Windows Phone 8 later this year to support 1080p displays and it appears that close partner Nokia might be ready to take advantage of the new resolution. The <i>Financial Times</i> reports that the Finnish smartphone maker is working on a large screen smartphone that's …

Eric Schmidt's Strange But Beautiful Tugboat/Yacht Could Be Yours For Just ~$4 Million

After languishing on the market, the price of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's Lone Ranger expedition yacht was cut from $20,000,000 to a mere $14,000,000 (sales brochure).<p>Still no takers for the vessel, so the former pride of the Schmidt Ocean Institute— which can travel an amazing 31,000 …

Eric Schmidt

6 Simple Ways to be a Positive Human | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In 1994, Prof. Masaru Emoto ran some experiment on water. He found that after his team were giving good words, playing fine music, or praying to …