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Power moves that shook the fashion industry in 2015

Fashion’s game of musical chairs was more gripping in 2015 than it has been for quite a few years. Each time you thought the game couldn’t possibly go on, another major power player had their turn. This was not an uneventful year. Considering that the positions at play were some of the most coveted …

Where does 'Star Wars' find itself -- and where is it going? Two Times journalists break it down

We're about 10 days into the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" juggernaut — somehow it feels like a lot longer than that — and there have been few signs of it slowing down. J.J. Abrams' film drew huge crowds over the Christmas weekend and will continue to attract audiences clear into January.<p>By now it …

Star Wars

Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable

How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs nearly as well …

George Washington

Google Glass 2.0: first pictures emerge

The new version of Google’s head-mounted computer has been revealed in a US government filing.<p>Despite killing it off at the beginning of this year, Google has revealed a new version of its Glass wearable computer, aimed squarely at enterprise businesses such as healthcare and manufacturing.

Google Glass

This ‘Star Wars’ Virgin Live-Tweeted Her First Viewing And Fell Hard For ‘Space Voldemort’

Much of the world is mesmerized by <i>Star Wars</i>, but not everyone is a fan. Some people aren’t fond of George Lucas’ creations, and there’s an even worse option — other folks haven’t seen a single movie from the franchise. Such was the case for the adorable drunk woman who explained the first film …

Star Wars

Quickly Recreate Instagram Filters with Photoshop Actions

We love Instagram here at Unplggd, but unfortunately this photo app is only available on the iPhone. People may have been using Photoshop to tweak …

Hitachi’s new tech could double your smartphone’s battery capacity without increasing size

Hitachi Maxell has developed a new lithium-ion battery which could increase a portable product’s capacity without increasing its battery’s thickness. In fact, it has twice the capacity of its current technology, thanks to a newly developed silicon-based material used as the battery’s negative …

Google's vision for the future of smartphone design

Google's Matias Duarte has a problem. In the next ten years he wants to replace the computer on your desk and the phone in your pocket with a smart, …

Material Design

How do young stars deal with sudden fame?

That was him once — on your soda cup, at your newsstand, stuck on the side of your bus.<p>At 19, Hayden Christensen was still baby faced when he was handpicked by George Lucas to lead the new "Star Wars" prequels. The Canadian teen had never set foot on a major film set before shooting "Episode II" in …

Comic Books

The group that leaked Quentin Tarantino's new movie has suddenly stopped — and pirates are panicking

It was "released" by a piracy group going by the name Hive-CM8, which promised to have 40 of the best films of 2015 in its possession, to be released over the coming weeks.<p>But Hive-CM8 has since fallen silent — prompting downloaders to worry that the group has changed its mind.<p>When the group …

Source: Suspect spoke of 'baby parts' after Planned Parenthood shooting

<b>Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) —</b> Robert Lewis Dear, the suspect in Friday's shootings at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, mentioned "baby parts" to investigators and in later interviews expressed anti-abortion and anti-government views, a law enforcement official briefed on the …

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Alphabet drops Google’s ‘don’t be evil’ in favor of ‘do the right thing’ in new code of conduct

Google has somewhat famously adopted the the phrase ‘don’t be evil’ as a business-wide mantra in the past. In fact, it was written in the company’s code of conduct for employees. With the company adopting an entirely new structure, the time has finally come for the mantra to change. Alphabet, the …

Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series of dangerous bugs earlier this year. Several of the bugs discovered by the security researchers pose a danger to every active Android device out there.<p>The two …

Android News

Miley Cyrus Remembers the Summer of Josh Duggar, Kim Davis, Rachel Dolezal and More in SNL Monologue

Miley Cyrus kicked off the season premiere of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> by looking back at the biggest names of summer of 2015 – including everyone from …

Is Google Maps draining your battery? Here's how to fix it

Battery life – it’s one of those things every single one of us wants more of. And while it’s understandable apps will make that juice trickle out of your phone little by little, it seems some are just punching a whole through the battery and letting all the goods stream out.<p>Even more annoying is …

Android News

Apple has an idea that would change the iPhone's screen as we know it

While these alterations have been substantial — such as the move from the glass back of the iPhone 4/4S to the all-aluminum design of Apple's most recent iPhones — the basic form factor has stayed the same.<p>However, Apple has an idea that would radically change the way you use your iPhone.<p>The …

Add a Flipboard Profile Badge to Your Website

Flipboard profile badges are now available for bloggers, partners and fans. You can choose from a variety of simple logos in different sizes, shapes and colors.<p>Visit https://share.flipboard.com/ to get started.<p>Scroll to the “BADGE” portion of the page. Select your preferred color and shape, then …

Three Easy Steps To Improve Your Lighting on Webcam

Last week Fstoppers and Peter Hurley hosted a free Illuminating the Face release party on Spreecast (view it here if you missed it). Since I had …

Living Rooms

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google is turning a touching YouTube video about a transgender man into a TV ad.</b> The advert was aired during ESPN's annual ESPY awards on Wednesday night.<p><b>2. YouTube is set to launch a subscription music service in an attempt to cement its dominance in video over Facebook.</b> CEO Susan Wojcicki …

The ESPYS 2015 and Caitlyn Jenner

How a one-minute preview of Jose Antonio Vargas' 'White People' is drawing fire on the right

Jose Antonio Vargas is making some white people uncomfortable with his new MTV documentary — and they've seen only a minute of it.<p>The documentary, called "White People," doesn't premiere until July 22, but a trailer for it — which had nearly 2 million views on YouTube as of Wednesday — has drawn …

Jersey Shore

Tim Cook just sent a powerful warning to the US government

Cook's pro-privacy speech came just days after Facebook introduced support for the technology on its social network for the first time.<p>Strong encryption has become a contentious issue and a source of rising tensions between the US government and the tech community.<p>The term refers to data masked in …

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …

Google offered to buy social app Path for $100 million when it was 3 months old — but the founder turned it down

It's safe to assume the exit isn't exactly what Dave Morin pictured when he first launched the company in November 2010.<p>Morin was a former Apple and Facebook employee who set out to create a mobile social network, Path. Three weeks after it launched, Path was downloaded 1.5 million times. And three …

JPEG Compression Test: Google Photos vs. JPEGmini

In this article I will take a look at Google Photos’ new photo compression performance. I’ve been using a program called JPEGmini for a couple years …

Tutorials

Coachella And Lollapalooza Music Festivals Prohibit Selfie Sticks

A selfie stick is a monopod that is used for taking self portraits with a smartphone or camera from a distance beyond the arm. Most selfie sticks on the market are extensible with a handle on one end and an adjustable clamp on the other end to hold a camera or smartphone. Selfie sticks have become …

Festivals

One of Microsoft's Best Apps Is Now on iPhone and Android

Microsoft released paper-scanning app Office Lens for iPhones and Android on Friday, opening one of its most popular apps to a wider world of mobile …

Apps

Russia Unleashes Counter-Troll In Response To Canada's 'Map Of Russia'

Russia's Mission to NATO released a response to Canada's Mission to NATO, which on Wednesday posted a map serving as "a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & 'accidentally' entering" Ukraine.<p>Canada's map consisted simply of "Russia" and "Not Russia." It shaded in Crimea, the strategic …