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Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of …

A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

In the shadows of West Africa's Ebola outbreak, food shortages are starting to develop.<p>This time of year is traditionally the lean season in West Africa, when last year's harvest of rice or groundnuts is mostly exhausted. Until recently, people were quite hopeful about the approaching harvest this …

China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists

Air pollution now impeding photosynthesis and potentially wreaking havoc on country's food supply, experts warn<p>Chinese scientists have warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a nuclear winter, slowing photosynthesis in plants – and potentially wreaking havoc on …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

What To Expect From Samsung In 2014

CES is typically Samsung's moment to show off its new TVs. Last year, we saw a few new models that have 4K screens, or what some call "Ultra HD."<p>4K screens have about 4,000 pixels across, versus the 1080 pixels across on most high-end HD TVs today. It may sound like a gimmick, but 4K is so clear …

Mobile

Google Glass' First Start-Up Innovators

More and more start-ups are creating products and technologies specifically for the wearable tech but one is making a profit.<p>When the first murmurings of Google Glass surfaced, the idea took some time to get used to. But now more and more start-ups have adapted and created new technologies and to …

Startups

Associated Press News

20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

Spotify debuts Spotiamp, an ode to Winamp that streams your tunes

Just in time for Winamp's untimely demise, Spotify has announced Spotiamp, a Spotify client for Windows built by one of its engineers. It's "a small tribute to honour the great legacy of Winamp," the company says, and lets you play your music within the comfort of everybody's favorite jukebox app. …

White House tries to prevent ruling on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration acknowledges for the first time that the NSA's collection of data on American's Internet and phone activity was authorized by President Bush in 2001.<p>The Obama administration has filed papers to prevent a federal judge from issuing a ruling on whether the government's …

Untethered jailbreak released for iOS 7

The bypass allows deeper access to devices running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4, the Evasi0n team says.<p>For many iOS 7 users, one of the things missing from the mobile operating system since its release three months has been the ability to jailbreak devices -- until now.<p>The Evasi0n team announced Sunday …

Video: Reuters Reviews the Best Photos Captured by their Staffers in 2013

Reuters’ photographers captured some incredible photographs in 2013, and now that the year is wrapping up, it’s only fitting that they compile the …

How to Create a Winter Wonderland Holiday Photo

Decorations

How Photography Can Make a Difference

Can a photograph really make a difference? Marcus Bleasdale, a British photojournalist, believes it can. Take a look at his telling images and listen …

Africa

Capturing Dynamic Sky Activity Using Timelapse Sequences

If you enjoy photography that takes you on a vacation by just looking at it, you’re in for a treat! Photographer Andrew Walker spent the last year …

Time-lapse Photography

Deal 10: Grab Andrew Gibsons 'Mastering Photography' eBook for $7

Another day, another great $7 deal! This one is by Andrew Gibson for his eBook Mastering Photography. Yours today here for just $7 Some of you will …

eBooks

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing with Different Focal Lengths

en_US<p>article<p>Get Your Creative Juices Flowing with Different Focal …

Creativity

The weekend in pictures

Images from around the world this weekend

JONNY QUEST Movie Being Developed by Peter Segal

The Wolf of Wall Street - Trailer 1

Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort …

Wolf of Wall Street

First Film Clip from the Sci-Fi Thriller DIVERGENT

Associated Press News

Philippines: survivors of typhoon Haiyan salvage the spirit of Christmas

Most survivors are still dependent on aid and will be celebrating in the halls and classrooms operating as evacuation centres<p>When typhoon Haiyan tore through the southern Philippines last month, destroying towns, lives and livelihoods, the early Christmas decorations did not stand a chance.<p>Maria …