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Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

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Volkswagen Europe Illustrations by Iv Orlov

VW – Europe Illustrations.<p>Lovely illustrations for Volkswagen Weekenders on Look At Me by Iv Orlov, an illustrator from Murmansk, Russia. The …

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Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Lightning Strikes in the Grand Canyon<p>The majesty of the Grand Canyon is one of the greatest natural wonders in the US—and the world. Even the most pedestrian photographers can capture beautiful images of the two-billion-year-old geological work in progress. But when professional Rolf Maeder …

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Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets | Colossal

<p>Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all …

Modern Double Helix Bookcase Inspired by DNA Structures

Designed by Italian company Cattelan Italia, <i>DNA bookcase</i> is a unique and stylish way to display your intrinsic love of reading. Crafted out of steel, this nearly 6-foot-tall tower features two platforms that slowly rotate around a central column that is 13 shelves high. The carefully plotted design …

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Lisbon Architecture Triennale – review

I'm standing in the shadow of an equestrian statue in a Lisbon square, as part of a small crowd, listening to eager young architects explain their projects through megaphones. We're not meant to be here, as a special stage has been constructed nearby for this and other events. But the sun is hot, …

Enigmatic developer Chris Sawyer on remaking Transport Tycoon for mobile devices

Chris Sawyer is one of gaming's greatest enigmas. In an industry that has taken to social media with great verve and fire, the creator of the …

Hiroshi Yamauchi: Nintendo chief's video games legacy

<b>Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo's former president, has died aged 85.</b><b>Under his leadership, the Japanese firm was transformed, between 1949 and 2002, from being a playing card company to one of the titans of the video games industry.</b><b>The BBC invited two historians to discuss his achievements and …

Microsoft sees phones as the future of Windows RT

The man in charge of Windows promises unified apps across all devices<p>One of the big changes in Microsoft's recent reorg is the merging of the traditional Windows business with Windows Phone. While Microsoft has long promised a "common app platform" between the two, the company has placed Terry …

Crave, A Maker Of USB-Powered Luxury Vibrators, Raises $2.4M Series A

Crave, a San Francisco startup that creates upscale, tech-savvy sex toys, announced that it has closed a $2.4 million Series A investment from over 60 angel investors, many of whom it reached through AngelList. The company will use the funding to increase inventory, expand its product line and find …

Microsoft sees future for ARM-based tablets, but maybe not Windows RT

The rest of the industry may have turned its back on Windows RT, but it looks as if Microsoft isn't prepared to ditch the Windows-on-ARM dream just yet. During an analyst call, Terry Myerson, Microsoft's recently crowned software chief, seemed to describe RT as a first attempt, which will be …

Sprint confirms 'One Up' early phone upgrade program

As CNET previously reported, Sprint is following in the path of its fellow wireless carriers. Customers get a break on a service plan in exchange for the monthly payments for their device.<p>Sprint on Friday confirmed its own early-upgrade program, "One Up," that will allow customers to pay in monthly …

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This is how the fear of government snooping takes its toll on tech companies

Two very different technology offerings were dropped on Thursday because of fears that the US and China might be trying to spy on the customers using them.<p>In Baltimore, Maryland—just down the road from the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade—a US company called CyberPoint …

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Don’t Look Now, but the Second Screen Is About to Invade Videogames’ Next Generation

The “second screen”: Savior of bored TV watchers, scourge of movie ushers and … <i>something</i> for the future of videogames.<p>By now it’s old news that many …

Gaming

Hackers Offered Over $13,000 To Crack iPhone Fingerprint Security

By Jim Finkle<p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers are gearing up for Friday's iPhone 5S release with a contest to crack the device's first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple Inc says makes users' data more secure.<p>A micro venture capital firm joined a group of security researchers to …

Receipt-Scanning Service Shoeboxed Launches “Labs,” A Place For Experimental Products, Starting With Price Drop Alerts

Receipt and business card digitization service Shoeboxed is now starting to do something with all the data it scans and stores online, which now includes tens of millions of receipts. The company this week launched a new initiative called “Shoeboxed Labs,” which will allow it to roll out …

Meet Grove, Sequoia Capital’s New Startup Events And How-To Content Hub

VCs are starting to get into content. First Round debuted its own version of Harvard Business Review. Andreessen Horowitz recently brought on Wired editor Michael Copeland to lead its content strategy. And Sequoia, who earlier this year hired Ben Worthen away from the Wall Street Journal, is …

Microsoft Cries Google Monopoly, Irony Meters Spike

Is Google really the monopoly Steve Ballmer says it is, or was Ballmer throwing the verbal equivalent of a chair when he told Microsoft’s analyst conference Thursday that the search company was playing outside of the rules?<p>Given Microsoft’s long and storied history with antitrust investigations, …

There are 629 words you won’t be allowed to register as a web address

For the past year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit entity that runs the web’s naming system, has been wading through proposals for over 1,400 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). These are the end bits of a web address, such as the .com in qz.com. …

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Valve's Steam Box teased for Monday reveal on official countdown page

Valve is counting down to Monday morning at 10AM PT. That's when the company will likely reveal the Steam Box, its plan to create a video game console that runs Linux and plays PC games.<p>Earlier this week, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell said that we should expect the company to share more information …

Microsoft May Pay Up To $200M For SF’s Secretive Osterhout Design Group In A Wearables Bet

Google may have glasses and Apple may be rumored to be making a smart watch. Now Microsoft may be effectively buying itself a wearables play by paying up to $200 million for a trove of assets and patents from San Francisco’s quiet Osterhout Design Group, a longtime U.S. military contractor.<p>The deal …

Microsoft Updates Bing On iOS, Highlights Siri Integration

With the release of iOS 7 to the general public, Bing now has a prominent home inside of Apple’s chief operating system. When you Siri, you will very often Bing. That might sound odd, but Apple is more concerned with Google at the moment than Microsoft — especially given Apple’s lack of an …

Got FiOS? Verizon breaks out 9 channels for viewing over mobile broadband

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Until now, Verizon(s vz) FiOS customers that wanted to watch TV on their smartphone or tablet were limited to the confines of …

Facebook Wants To Know What Your Posts Really Mean

Technology Review reports that a team of eight artificial-intelligence specialists at Facebook is working on a technique dubbed “deep learning,” which runs on a system of simulated brain cells used to make more precise judgements about a user’s text, photos, and future behavior.<p>Mike Schroepfer, …

In Spain, website owners can now get six years in prison for linking to copyrighted material

Website owners whose sites profit from linking to unauthorized copyrighted material can now be jailed for up to six years under a new measure that passed today in Spain. Spain is considered one of the worst offenders in Europe when it comes to illegally downloading content; one study reported that …