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So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

Tumblr Porn, Tim Cook and the Problem With Big Data — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of the news that powered <b>AllThingsD</b> this week:<p>As expected last week, Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 …

Gmail reportedly receiving new tab-based user interface for web and mobile version

After seeing in a series of images potential changes for Google’s mobile email app, a new screenshot seem to reveal that the Gmail’s web user interface will also be overhauled.<p><i>The Next Web</i> has an image that indicates a tab-based UI is coming to Gmail at some point in the near future. As you can see …

Misfit Wearables Drops Android Support For Its Shine Activity Tracker Ahead Of Summer Launch

Heads up, Android fans. If you took the plunge and backed the rather sleek Shine wearable activity tracker from Misfit Wearables, you may want to get your money back. According to a recent update posted to the project’s Indiegogo listing, the Founders Fund-backed company has decided to drop Android …

Moore native Toby Keith: These people are resilient

Weather<p>State of emergency for parts of California as wildfires blaze amid high temperatures<p>01:59<p>Millions face extreme heat in Western U.S. as wildfires continue to blaze<p>01:26<p>Heavy rain and flash floods hit Pittsburgh, leaving residents on alert<p>00:59<p>Wildfires rage across Western U.S. as extreme heat …


Mother, infant who sought shelter in 7-Eleven among tornado victims identified

<i>By Elizabeth Chuck and Gabe Gutierrez, NBC News</i><p>A mother who sought shelter in a 7-Eleven that collapsed under the force of tornado winds, killing both her and her four-month-old son, are among the victims whose names were released by Oklahoma's chief medical examiner Wednesday.<p>Megan Futrell, 29, …

The Week in Pictures: May 16 - 23

Principal of school that lost 7 kids: 'After the tornado, the crying stopped'

In her first time back at the school since late Monday, Plaza Towers Elementary principal Amy Simpson recalled the moment the deadly tornado took aim at the school.<p>“I got on the intercom and said, ‘It's here,’’’ Simpson told NBC's Kate Snow. “At first, it's just a rattling, but then all of a …


From bathtubs to closets, see where Oklahoma residents sheltered from the deadly tornado

Dean and Melania St. Onge, who have been married for 25 years, were hiding in a closet with their dogs Pokie and Shaila as the tornado approached their house in Moore, Okla. They planned to ride out the storm, holding hands.<p>They left the television blasting in the next room so they could hear the …

Oklahoma mom thanks heroic daycare workers - Video on

>>> even amid the rubble of the devastating tornado in moore, oklahoma, gratitude can be found. a young mother we told you about on tuesday has reached out to thank the day care workers whose actions saved the lives of her children. at 3 years old grayson is already a survivor. what's it like to be …

Scanner Pro app review: turn your device into a portable scanner

Introduction<p>Scanner Pro by Readdle is a fantastic document scanner app that will allow you to use your iOS device as a scanner.<p>Have you ever been …

Paper Mache` Animal Head

I love a faux animal head and this paper mache` bust by Lil Blue Boo is even better because it’s a unicorn!

How-To: Picnic-Style Placemats

Get a jump on those summer outdoor eating plans with this picnic-style placemat tutorial from Meredith at Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home!<p>I love a project that’s pretty <i>and</i> practical, don’t you?<p>Head over to Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home to see the full how-to.

DIY Necklace Length Guide

Stop guessing and start making with this fantastically useful necklace length guide infographic that Jonelle from Design Thrift shared as part of her DIY Basics series.<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>Sewing Machine Needle Anatomy Lesson<br>• Manual Photography Cheatsheet

How-To: Woven Ribbon Lampshade

Give an old wire-framed lampshade a new lease on life with this woven ribbon lampshade tutorial from Heidi at Hands Occupied!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Embroidered Lampshade<br>• How-To: Modern Paper Lampshade<br>• Quick & Easy Lampshade Project

How-To: Mini Necktie Memory Albums

From skirts to jewelry, sometimes it seems like all of the creative tie upcycling projects have already been done. But, then someone like Ashley from Lil Blue Boo jumps in with her mini necktie memory album tutorial, and suddenly tie crafts seem fresh and awesome again! (I love it when that …

How-To: Cloth Napkin Throw Pillows

Turn pretty cloth napkins into eye-catching home decor with this cloth napkin throw pillow tutorial from Anu at Nalle’s House!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Kaleidoscope Pillows<br>• How-To: Pintuck Pillows<br>• Knitted Grumpy Cat Pillow<br>• How-To: Silk Flower Applique Pillows

How-To: Flower Tea Bags

These gorgeous tea-painted flower tea bags are perfect for special occasions and summery gifts! Head over to Willowday to see the full tutorial.