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The First Books From Amazon’s Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Arrive March 3

Amazon has been using reader feedback to find and publish new titles via Kindle Press, using the Kindle Scout program it introduced back in October of last year. The Scout platform uses votes from readers to select what books get published, and those which receive the most favorable response are …

Daily Inspiration #1986

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

This Super Slow-Mo Video Shows How Complex Cameras Are

Cameras are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget what amazing pieces of technology they are, high-end DSLRs in particular. Check out this 10,000 fps footage from The Slow Mo Guys if you want to see just how complex.<p>As the video explains, DSLRs use clever optical tricks to get everything done. A …

Seagate Seven is the World’s Thinnest External Hard Drive for Storing Your Photos On the Go

Want to cut down on the size and weight of your photo storage system when shooting on the go? You may want to check out the new Seagate Seven …

Seagate Technology

'Mario' creator: Nintendo's working on the new Wii

The successor to Nintendo's troubled Wii U may be on the way.<p>Shigeru Miyamoto, the man who created Nintendo classics such as "Mario Bros." and "The Legend of Zelda," says the Japanese gaming giant is at work on a new gaming console.<p>"For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but …

Fascinating Photos of Yakutsk and Oymyakon, the Coldest Village in the World

Deep in the Siberian tundra, the village of Oymyakon is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth with an average winter temperature of -50 C (-58 F). New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple embarked on a two-day journey from Yakutsk, the coldest major city in the world, to …

The best Android games of 2014

Monument Valley, The Room Two, Clumsy Ninja and much, much more in our pick of games released this year through the Google Play store.<p>• <b>The best Android apps of 2014</b><p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal shape-shifting game …

How A Hacker Gang Literally Saved Christmas For Video Game Players Everywhere

Despite most hackers being "in it for the lulz" — a hacker term meaning "doing it for fun" — some did not take kindly to threats of disruption to their favourite video game services.<p>In the weeks following Lizard Squad's threat, another gang of hackers formed. It had two aims: 1. Keep the video game …

Minecraft Is Getting a Story Mode

<i>This article was originally published on the Daily Dot.</i><p>The developer of <i>Minecraft</i> has partnered with another high-profile company on a major expansion …

Israeli Team Digs Up Huge 2,800-Year-Old Farmhouse

Science News<p>An ancient farmhouse dating back to 2,800 years ago — complete with 23 rooms, wine presses and a grain silo — is no longer lost to the ages. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, in central Israel.<p>Archaeologists found the …

9 Tips for Photographing Kids

We all know that working with kids is as tough as it gets. They’re energetic, fast, and often don’t pay much attention to what is going on around …

Brooklyn finally getting an Apple Store, expected to open in April 2015

After many years of speculation, the <i>NY Post</i> reports that Brooklyn is finally getting its first Apple Store, expected to open in April of next year. The above render shows what the building is expected to look like once renovations are complete.<p>The tech-products powerhouse has signed a long-term …

The Adorable and Funny Antics of Pringle the Bearded Dragon

Meet Pringle, a bearded dragon who proves that reptiles can be just as cute and hilarious as cats or dogs. Pringle has lived in Melbourne, Australia for almost his whole life with his owner, who documents the lizard's funny antics on her Tumblr blog, Super Pringle.<p>Having raised Pringle for over …

Cute

Animated GIF Movie Posters Bring Iconic Films to Life

Throughout the history of film, there have been some incredible and iconic movie posters that capture the essence of what a production is about. But, what if they could be made even better? Imgur user Ashortername posted two collections of animated GIF posters that bring films to life. The …

GIF Animations

Watch President Barack Obama Take Over Hosting Duties on The Colbert Report

President Barack Obama went from sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office to sitting behind Stephen Colbert’s desk on <i>The Colbert Report</i>. The …