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Camera51 App Automatically Helps You Compose Better Photos with Your Smartphone

Now that practically every phone on the market has a camera, it’s easy for anyone to become a ‘photographer.’ What isn’t nearly as easy is …

Here's A Quick Guide To The Startling New Scandal Involving Goldman And The New York Fed

"The Ray Rice video for the financial sector has arrived," Michael Lewis said.<p>The report is driven by secret recordings that suggest that the NY Fed regulators were too soft on Goldman and therefore possibly other banks as well.<p>The recordings come from former New York Fed bank examiner Carmen …

eBay Launching First Mobile Ad Business in Q4

The company hasn't previously placed advertisements in its apps or on its mobile websites, other than a brief test in 2012.<p>EBay, which makes some of the most popular shopping apps in the U.S., will start running ads within its apps on phones and tablets in the fourth quarter, the company’s lead …

The Complete F*cking History of Swear Words

Curse words have been around for ages, but where do they really come from?<p>Someone, at some point in history, was the first to say "f*ck." Now ain't …

Here’s That Official Alternate ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Ending That Totally Fixes Everything (UPDATED)

We brought this to your attention a little while back, but now you can see it without buying the DVD of the final season of <i>How I Met Your Mother</i>. It’s the ending the finale probably should’ve had, but instead we got a long, death filled slog of flashbacks and what should’ve beens.<p>Much like the fan …

7 Photography Cliches That Are Still Fricken Awesome!

What follows is a collection of photographs consisting of concepts and subjects you’ve no doubt seen thousands of times over, concepts and subjects …

Photography

Why insulted customers may spend more

As a broke graduate student at the University of Texas four years ago, Morgan Ward had an Achilles' heel for luxury brands. But when she'd walk into a high-end store in less-than designer duds, the sales clerks weren't very accommodating.<p>"I asked to see a bag behind the counter and [a salesman] …

29 High Contrast Photos That Use Harsh Mid-Day Light

Light is arguably the most important factor in photography. Knowing when to avoid it, when to use it and to what extent — these are skills sought by …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / tovovan<p>Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet …

The 10 Dark, Gritty Rules of Dystopian Science Fiction

Everybody loves a good dystopia, where the world of today has turned into a nightmare of decay, hopelessness and gelatinous food cubes. But to do …

XKCD's Creator Explains What Would Happen If Earth Stopped Spinning

<i>XKCD's Randall Munroe is publishing a book of science explainers!</i>What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions <i>is due out</i> …

Minecraft players build working hard drives

Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.<p>Players of the popular open-world building game Minecraft, created by Markus "Notch" Persson in 2009, continue to push the …

Computer Science

Video Ad Tech Company YuMe's Stock Crashes By 11%

The stock was down more than 11% after reporting after reporting a loss of $2.6 million, which is bigger than a $1.1 million loss a year prior.<p>But taking a closer look, there's reason for optimism even though losses increased by $1.5 million.<p>YuMe revenue increased 18% from last quarter, up to $40.4 …

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

Somewhere, somehow, maybe less than a year after I got the latest version of my iPhone, its battery would mysteriously deplete in about half a day.<p>I wasn’t really sure why. But now I can find out.<p>There’s a new app called ‘Normal’ out from a pair of Stanford Ph.Ds in computer science named Adam …

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Eduardo Campos, a candidate for president in Brazil's October elections, died Wednesday when a Cessna jet carrying him and his closest aides crashed in Santos, a port city in Sao Paulo state. He was 49.<p>Campos' wife, his five children and his vice presidential candidate, Marina Silva, had decided to …

Brazil

Murder suspect’s phone held screenshot of “hide my roommate” Siri query [Updated]

Incidentally, Siri doesn't give out that advice anymore.<p><b>Update</b>: <i>The Gainesville police department has clarified that, while a department detective did</i> …

Comcast customer tries to cancel service, gets put on hold for over 3 hours until office closes

The hits just keep coming for Comcast. It was bad enough when Ryan Block recorded the infamous customer service call from hell and when another …

Alleged phone thief calls 911 because victim won’t leave her alone

Woman was arrested after police saw another phone in her pocket.<p>A suspect accused of stealing a cell phone called 911 to report her alleged victim …

Despite reports, no one tried to use Siri to hide a body

Murder suspect's iPhone was an iPhone 4, which did not have the virtual assistant<p>Earlier today, it seemed that someone may have actually asked Siri how to hide a body, and meant it. <i>The Independent</i> reported that 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Bravo had told his iPhone, "I need to my hide my …

10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising Today

2. <b>The 614 Group released a study after working with nine advertising technology companies including Adaptly, Outbrain, and Solve Media.</b> The nine companies looked at some of the key problems and concerns surrounding native advertising.<p>3. <b>Cofounder and CEO of Simple Reach, Edward Kim responds to John</b> …

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …

Artificial Intelligence

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over …

Your Philippines Pictures

Comcast admits service rep did what he was trained to do

In an internal memo, Comcast's chief operating officer says a customer service call recorded by tech journalist Ryan Block was painful to listen to. He promises changes.<p>When you don't have a leg to stand on, it's best to sit down and take stock.<p>This is what appears to have happened at Comcast after …

Customer Service

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — …

New York State

No service? goTenna hardware and iOS app let you text off-the-grid

If you’ve ever been on a hike, out of the country, or at a crowded concert with no service, goTenna is aiming to be your connectivity solution. The hardware accessory combined with an application for both iOS and Android says it will allow you to create a local network that works reliably. The …

Comcast’s brilliant new way to retain subscribers: Refuse to let them cancel

Comcast didn’t earn its reputation as America’s Worst Company overnight — it took years and years of hard work. From offering customers ridiculously …

The Dutch Goalie Took A Break During The Game And The Internet Went Crazy

Netherlands and Brazil played for third and fourth place in the World Cup. Jasper Cillessen didn't seem to be stressed.

Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …