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Smartphone cameras tried and tested: the pros and cons of the latest models

Photographer Dan Rubin tries out the cameras on four smartphones to see how they compare in terms of quality and useability<p>"We call them smartphones, but the phone is the least important part. I would love to be the one who comes up with a new name for these," says Dan Rubin, arranging the four …

David Yarrow face to face with nature – in pictures

Photographer David Yarrow travelled all over the globe to capture intimate portraits of wild animals in their natural habitats. Here he explains how he managed to get close up with lions, tigers and grizzly bears, and why his pictures had to be in black and white

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

13 Glorious Food Soaps You Won't Believe Exist

Good news: Your holiday gift shopping is basically done.<p>h/t: @shani_o

Facebook Launches Redesigned Like and Share Buttons

Facebook unveiled new, redesigned Like and Share buttons for its social network today, both of which use a bright, blue background and Helvetica typeface.<p>TNW noticed the new Like button last month, but it appears that both are now official and will be rolling out to everyone over the coming weeks. …

5 Websites That Will Change the Way You Shop Online

In the past few months new websites have popped up on my radar that have changed the way I shop online. Here's my short list...<p><b>Farfetch</b>: On this one website alone you'll find more than 250 boutiques across the world, 2,000 different labels, and 105,000 products. The hub has established itself as a …

Google Drive For iOS Gets Multiple Accounts, Cloud Print, iOS 7 Support & More

Back in September, Google Drive for iOS received the card-style thumbnail layout offering users a more seamless browsing experience, in addition to …

Here’s How to Catch Tomorrow’s Rare Solar Eclipse, Backyard Astronomers!

Tomorrow morning there’s going to be a super-rare type of solar eclipse, and – if you’re lucky enough to live in the right places – you can check it …

Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off, something in the brain switches on.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Great artists …

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Wii Mini coming to the US for the holidays

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Nintendo<p>Nintendo is certainly beefing up its holiday lineup to appeal to thrifty shoppers who are eager to put a …

Could cocoa tame obesity's inflammation - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — Feeding mice cocoa powder lowers inflammation, a condition linked to obesity …

Living in: San Diego

This Southern California city has all the Pacific Coast perks: coastal living, sparkling weather, temperate climate – plus it’s one of the sunniest cities in the United States.<p>This Southern California city has all the Pacific Coast perks: coastal living, sparkling weather, temperate climate, ocean …

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8 lessons you can only learn in India

A Buddhist traveler on his way to Bodh Gaya. My train from Calcutta is hours late. Two rickshaw drivers, young and hungry looking, are trying to …

Mysterious Bush Dogs to Be Bred: Behind the Elusive Species

<b>The bush dogs of South America know how not to be seen.</b><p>Camera traps miss them. Local indigenous people hear but don’t see them. Weighing in at about 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) and resembling little bears, they’re among the cutest ninjas in the wild world.<p>“The biggest problem with studying them is …

Stunning Snapshots of Sunday’s Solar Eclipse

Changing Planet<p>This amazing shot of the partial solar eclipse on the morning of November 3 was taken from Kearny, New Jersey, on a hill overlooking Manhattan. Credit: Chris Cook<p><b>Sky-watchers in most of the Western Hemisphere were treated to a rare solar eclipse on November 3, and many captured</b> …

8 Fresh Popcorn Dishes in the Bay Area

Science Confirms The Obvious: 3-D Movies Aren't All That

Or Thor just wasn't that cool.<p>Anyone who's ever grumbled about dropping an extra five or 10 bucks to see a 3-D movie, rest assured: It probably wasn't worth it. A forthcoming study says what those of us who secretly hate 3-D movies (wearing 3-D glasses over your regular glasses sucks) have been …

Board Games Go Digital

A home computer that transforms into a tabletop game center<p>When Microsoft debuted the Surface tabletop computer in 2007, the company envisioned groups of people sitting around a giant screen, sharing videos and playing games. But the Surface and the second-generation Samsung SUR40 are hugely …