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5 years later, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is still the queen of J-pop

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the star who foreigners imagine when they picture Japanese pop at its most bizarre. A tiny girl wearing clownish clothing, …

Street Photography

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics

Three Sisters Over 100 Years Old Share Their Secrets to a Long Life

To live a long and happy life, just listen to sisters Rubye Cox, Ruth Branum and Rose Shloss, who are each over 100 years old.<p>So how exactly did the …

Why the Ultimate Italian Sandwich Took 2 Years to Create

Why did it take 2 years to create the perfect Italian sandwich? We spoke with its inventors—Court Street Grocers' Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross—to find out<p>Meat-sandwich lovers are in luck—restaurants from Roman Candle Baking Co. in Portland, Oregon, to Publican Quality Meats in Chicago are doing …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Numb

Watch an extract from Chris Marker's classic film La Jetée - video

La Jetée (1962), the most celebrated work of French writer and artist Chris Marker, has influenced Hollywood directors as diverse as James Cameron and Terry Gilliam. As a retrospective of Marker's career opens at London's Whitechapel Gallery, watch this two-minute extract from the gripping …

‘People of the Pit’: Photographer Captures a Dwindling Community in Romania

<i>The Last People of the Pit</i> is photographer Sorin Vidis‘ document of the communal remnant of an abandoned landscape, dug by man and transformed by the …

Vienna Is a Paradise

Vienna isn't that different to the rest of the country; it's just more "urban." But Vienna is as contradictory as a schnitzel served with cranberry sauce.<p>The outsider view of Austria tends to revolve around some pretty specific cliches: the idea that it’s almost exclusively populated by buxom …

Vienna

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …

Google Play Store gets better password-protection options, batch installs, more

We may be a couple days past Google’s big app-update-palooza earlier this week, but we’ve still got a couple new updates to check out today, and this …

Send Content to Friends Within Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 14, 2014<p>We know the excitement of seeing an article that’s so interesting or funny or cool that you feel compelled to share …

Angry Birds Epic on its way soon, a new turn-based RPG from Rovio

Earlier this week Rovio began teasing us about a new game, revealing very little other than showing us a bird in medieval armor and telling us the title would see a soft launch in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Thanks to gaming site Kotaku, we now learn the new title will be called <i>Angry Birds</i> …

Angry Birds
Windows Phone

Schmidt: Not even US gov't can get at Google user data

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt tells the crowd at South by Southwest that the company's efforts to secure its user data from attacks are now complete.<p>Though he didn't get into specifics, Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, told a packed house in Austin, Texas, on Friday that the company has …

Heroism

The low-cost Windows tablet in India is a myth

The report quoted Amrish as follows:<p>"We will probably not sell a tablet for Rs 5,000. But yes, we will sell tablets with a price of around Rs 10,000 …

Report suggests TSMC already producing A8 chips for next iPhone

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: iFixit<p>After months of talk around Apple(s aapl) looking to diversity its list of hardware partners, it appears the …

Firefox on your phone (or tablet) at Mobile World Congress

Mozilla's cost-conscious prototype Firefox phone<p>Alcatel One Touch Fire C<p>Alcatel One Touch Fire E<p>Alcatel One Touch Fire 7<p>Huawei Y300<p>ZTE Open C<p>ZTE Grand Memo II<p>Alcatel One Touch Fire S<p>ZTE Open II<p>Caption by Kent German / Photo by Stephen Shankland/CNET<p>1<p>of 9<p>Alcatel One Touch Fire C<p>Caption by Kent …

Mobile Technology

Apple has Siri, and Microsoft is about to get Cortana

Microsoft has been in a state of "shut up and ship" with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant …

Meet the next small Windows tablet: Asus VivoTab Note 8

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Announced at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet is now available for sale. The original …

Messaging App Line Rakes In $338M Revenue For 2013

Popular Japanese messaging service LINE has continued charting its way upwards in terms of revenue brought in by in-game purchases, sticker purchases and other areas such as official accounts and sponsored stickers.<p>Despite being a free app, it was revealed today that Line brought in 34.3 billion …

The x-ray photography of Hugh Turvey – in pictures

See images from x-ray photography artist Hugh Turvey, which are on show at the Oxo Gallery in London<p>Kadhim Shubber talks to Hugh Turvey about his work

With Paper, Facebook Stops Trying To Be Everything For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Facebookers hope to Paper over the problems of its primary app with a new, content-sharing, stand-alone app. Will Paper perform like Facebook Messenger or like Poke?<p>This is no Paper tiger. Whether Facebook’s new stand-alone take on a news feed app flops or takes off, …

Apps

Xbox One update arriving in March, white console later this year

Microsoft is preparing to release its first major Xbox One dashboard update in March. Sources familiar with the plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the update will focus on fixing a number of issues with the Xbox Live service on the console, alongside other system fixes. Party-chat problems and …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Tomb Raider review: the descent

Tomb Raider's cinematic elements don't get in the way of an intense, polished adventure<p><i>Tomb Raider</i> feels sure of itself.<p>For a reboot of a series that had lost its focus and purpose, gathering fifteen years of baggage over the course of nine games, Crystal Dynamics' new shot at <i>Tomb Raider</i> shows …

Rare Pictures: Snow Leopards Caught in Camera Trap

Endangered big cats photographed in northern Pakistan.<p>The cat's out of the bag—or, should we say, the mountains.<p><b>Notoriously elusive snow leopards have been caught by a camera trap in northern Pakistan as part of a three-year study by scientists with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The</b> …

'Heini' Himmler: When Nazis Play Cute

<b>(Correction appended January 28, 2014)</b><p>Let’s be honest, there’s something about Nazis that makes them impossible to ignore. Those boots, those …