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Nicolas Cage Art Party: The Show So Bad It's Good

Centuries of human artistic expression — from cave paintings to Roman frescoes, from Rembrandt to Warhol — have led up to this.<p>By "this" we mean the …

An Art Expert Reviews George W. Bush's Paintings

The world first learned that George W. Bush had taken up painting in February 2013 after a hacker broke into his sister Dorothy s email account and …

Art

Dropbox launches Carousel photo app to organize every shot you ever take

The cloud storage company is trying to tackle our photo overload with Carousel, a universal photo album that's stored in the cloud and syncs across multiple devices.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Cloud storage company Dropbox wants to not only be a backup destination for all of our photos, but now also a primary …

Apps

Shortcut Debuts A Siri-Like App For The “Internet Of Things”

Addicted to home automation and other web-connected gadgetry, such as Lockitron or Unikey door locks, Nest or EcoBee smart thermostats, Belkin wemo switches, Dropcam, Fitbit, Jawbone, Sonos and more? Then you’re going to like this: A recently launched mobile app called Shortcut is offering you a …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Emu Messaging and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps 4/5<p>Emu<p>Fantastical 2<p>Expedia<p>FTL: Faster Than Light<p>IFTTT<p>Between Amazon unveiling its Fire TV set-top box, and Microsoft finally …

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

Facebook to force users to chat through Messenger app

In an effort to drive users to its standalone messaging application, the social network will turn off the Facebook chat feature in its main mobile app and prompt users to download Messenger to talk with friends.<p>Facebook is so intent on pumping up usage of its standalone Messenger app that it plans …

Apps

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World

With almost $1 billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassi’s Better Place was remarkable even by the standards of world-changing startups. So was its epic failure. A 21st-century cautionary tale.<p>“So this is the car.” I’m standing …

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Ford car takes control of steering to avoid collisions

<b>A car that takes control of the steering wheel when it detects the risk of a collision is being tested at a research facility in Germany.</b><p>Ford said the Obstacle Avoidance system first warned the driver of danger and then took charge if they did not react.<p>The firm said the equipment had been fitted …

Autonomous Cars

Mardell: Republicans remove blindfold

<b>The White House is determined not to look too enthusiastic about the Republican offer to avert a debt crisis.</b><p>My guess is in the end that the president will have to accept it - but he'll play hard ball and make it clear he's got his way.<p>The president's spokesman, Jay Carney, says that Mr Obama is …

The White House

UK asylum seekers 'told to prove they are gay'

<b>Gay and lesbian people seeking asylum in the UK from persecution abroad are being ordered to "prove" their sexuality, MPs have said.</b><p>In extreme cases claimants had handed over photographic and video evidence of "highly personal sexual activity" in an effort to persuade officials, the Home Affairs …

LGBTQI

Protests disrupt Fifa visit to Brazil World Cup venue

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1017000/1017536_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524774350_9acfca394151479adf66bb9798f45bd1<p><b>Protesters in Brazil have disrupted an official visit to a football stadium being built for next year's World Cup.</b><p>A group of some 50 people stormed …

Brazil

Twitter is available in 33 languages, but its universal language is the emoji

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>To say Twitter is international is an understatement. According to a company blog post in January, 70% of its users are based …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

Nexus 7

Pope Francis Twitter Beats Obama For Top World Leader Spot

A recent study by Twiplomacy reports that Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, with the highest number of retweets from his @Pontifex account. Pope Francis gets an average of 11,100 retweets for every Spanish tweet and 8,200 retweets for each English tweet, whereas …

How We're All Going To Be Using Wearable Technology

It would be stretching a point to say that traditional tattoos are wearable technology, but in some ways there are, and the same case could be made for mobile phones. They're permanently with many of us; we 'wear' them in the same way that some of us 'wear' tattoos that were etched onto our skin by …

Tablet editions of magazines are no quick cure for the industry

An old boss of mine said he didn't regret launching magazines that didn't work but he did regret not closing them sooner. He'd applaud Future's …

Will the Leap Motion Controller change how we use computers?

When John Underkoffler was designing the interface for the film Minority Report, Steven Spielberg told him it should look like the characters were …

Google engineer blasts domestic spying after receiving NSA award

Google engineer Joseph Bonneau is the first person to be awarded the NSA's "Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper" award for his paper "The Science of Guessing," which analyzed over 70 million user passwords in an effort to study why we're all so horrible at making strong passwords. "Even seemingly …

Move Over iPad mini -- New Nexus 7 Is Current Small Tablet Champ

I’ve been using the new Nexus 7 since it was announced last week and, frankly, my iPad mini is starting to look a little weak by comparison.<p>Unlike the mini, which doesn’t use the higher resolution Retina display like the latest version of its full-sized iPad and latest iPhones, the Nexus 7 has a …

Is Verizon's Droid franchise losing its cool factor?

Once the preeminent brand in Android, the Droid brand has taken a backseat to flagship phones like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Verizon hopes to get its mojo back with Droid Ultra.<p>These are the Droids Verizon's been looking for -- but does anyone care?<p>Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility on …

Mobile Technology

Android phones decline as iPhone reconnects

Google's share of the UK smartphone market has fallen for the first time, as Apple’s iPhone has rebounded.<p>Sales of smartphones running the Google-designed Android software, such as those made by Samsung, accounted for 56.2pc of the UK market in the second quarter of the year, according to research …

IT pricing inquiry verdict: Australia is consistently ripped off

<b>The IT pricing inquiry has found that "the price differences for IT products cannot be explained by the cost of doing business in Australia" and</b> …

Australia

I can't get to the core of Apple iMac complaint

<b>Following a burglary more than a year ago, my insurer, Zurich, contracted a company called Buy It Direct to supply me with a replacement Apple iMac</b> …

Crowdfunding Site Medifund Wants To Help Students Become Doctors

Medifund is a crowdfunding Web site that wants to increase the number of doctors in countries with a critical shortage by helping students afford medical tuition. So far, the site, which is based in the Philippines and launched last month at Startup Weekend Cebu, has successfully completed the …

Deal or no deal, Michael Dell says he’ll stick around …

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Oracle_Photos_Screenshots<p>Michael Dell, who threw his full support behind a controversial $24.4 billion bid to take his …

Working conditions at Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron come under fire

According to an upcoming report from the China Labor Watch, outlined by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple’s China-based manufacturing partner Pegatron has come under fire for worker conditions. The report outlines several claims which shed a negative light on Pegatron:<p>Pegatron is claimed to be …

Bloodmasque Review: A Guilty Pleasure With a Great Gimmick - App Saga

This week’s entry into the MMO and RPG genres is a game that should not work, but it does. It’s Square Enix’s Bloodmasque, a horror-action game …

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