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SpaceX nears launch of Falcon Heavy, facing a changing market for heavy-lift rockets

Seven years ago, Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk first publicly introduced the Falcon Heavy rocket, promising that the first launch of the 27-engine behemoth would be “pretty epic.”<p>That day comes Tuesday, when SpaceX plans to launch the Falcon Heavy at 1:30 p.m. EST from Florida’s Kennedy Space …

How to Use Split Toning in Lightroom to Accentuate Your Colors

The process of split toning dates back to the days when photography involved chemical baths.<p>In the digital darkroom, aka Lightroom, split toning is …

Tutorials

Astronomers are about to photograph a black hole and its point-of-no-return for the first time

It might sound trite to say that the Universe is full of mysteries. But it's true.<p>Chief among them are things like Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and of course, our old friends the Black Holes.<p>Black Holes may be the most interesting of them all, and the effort to understand them—and observe them—is …

Telescopes

'Without precedent in modern times': Why the world's vortex of crises will keep swirling in 2017

Last year was one wild, unpredictable and unforgettable ride, but 2017 could well be as frighteningly full of shocks, with everything from global …

App abandoment is on the rise as consumers stick to the apps they know

It’s getting harder to get people to try new mobile applications, according to a new state of the industry report out now from Adobe, as consumers are sticking to what they know when it comes to the apps on their smartphones. App abandonment is also climbing, and app installs are only up 6 percent …

Mobiles now have the same global impact as the annual footprint of Austria

Almost everyone has a broken or unused phone, laptop, or gadget in their drawer. Janet Gunter is trying to get people to use them better.<p>"It's really …

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates | Inc.com

If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes unconventional--advice for your people …

Self-improvement

Here's Everything Apple Announced Monday

Apple’s devices are shrinking.<p>That’s the main takeaway from the company’s March 21 event at its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters, where it showed off a …

Videogram closes new funding led by Asahi Broadcasting’s ABC Dream Ventures

Videogram, the Japan-US company that helps publishers and creators get more out of online video content, has closed a bridge round of funding ahead of planned Series B later this year.<p>The company renamed from Cinemacraft last year (its product is called Videogram) and its last funding action came …

Mapillary raises $8M to take on Google’s Street View with crowdsourced photos

A startup out of Sweden called Mapillary is using crowdsourced photos to create an open and more intelligent version of Google’s Street View, and today it announced a Series A round of funding from an impressive list of backers to help make that ambition a reality.<p>The $8 million from Atomico, …

Google Play will soon warn you about in-app ads before you download

The ‘free’ ad model adopted by much of the web has been called the “internet’s original sin” and 2016 could mark the beginning of the end of ad-funded apps as Google unveils plans to introduce labelling across its entire app store.<p>An email sent to Google Play Developers lays out Google’s intention …

Apps

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Dark Souls

$10 Million For UpCounsel Means Small Businesses Can Hire BigLaw Attorneys

UpCounsel, a marketplace for legal services, has pulled in $10 million in new funding to provide small businesses with attorneys at a fraction of the cost of a big law firm.<p>Menlo Ventures led the Series A round, with participation from previous investors Homebrew and Metamorphic Ventures, which …

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

Europe

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Lima Showcases Its Mobile App For Its Dropbox Alternative

French startup Lima is presenting another piece of its offering at CES, the mobile app. And it is a very promising app for those who backed Lima to seamlessly access their photos, music library and movies from their phones and tablets. While the team still needs to polish the app interface, it goes …

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

<b>An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.</b><p>Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.<p>The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 …

Genealogy

Most smartphone users download zero apps per month

Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008. Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013. Apple boasted 75 <i>billion</i> all-time App Store downloads at its …

Apps

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile development …

Ultratext Is A Simple GIF-Making App That Works With iMessage

There’s nothing more obnoxious than texting someone who doesn’t respond (at least somewhat) promptly. And their excuse? “<i>Sorry, I didn’t see your text!”</i> Ha, no more, my so-called friends, no more! A new app called Ultratext will help get their attention by letting you easily create colorful, …

Trivia App QuizUp Passes 20 Million Users, Is Now Available In Five Different Languages

Trivia app QuizUp is making good on its global expansion plans, adding new languages and geo-specific content to go along with it. That effort comes as the company passed 20 million users, with most of its growth coming from international users.<p>The QuizUp app, which was created by Icelandic startup …

Chrome Most Used While Firefox Falls Below Safari and IE

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today updated its browser share report, showing how the market has changed in the last eight months. While Chrome continues to dominate in desktop and mobile usage, the biggest change we noticed is that Firefox has dropped from second place to …

Forecast: 1 Billion HTML5 Phones By 2013

There will be one billion HTML5-capable phones sold in 2013, according to new research from Strategy Analytics. The number represents a (<i>huge, huge</i>) increase from the 336 million units sold in 2011. As expected, much of the growth will be driven by sales in North America, Europe and Asia, as well …

How tablets can make meetings less painful

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Those of you who hate meetings and can’t stand endless PowerPoint-based presentations, there’s hope. Todd Barr, chief marketing …

The Decline And Fall Of The Appian Empires

A couple weeks ago, MG wrote: <i>Android development itself remains a huge pain in the ass. I hear this again, and again, and again</i>. Which took me a bit aback. I’ve developed numerous Android and iOS apps (though not games, so I can’t speak to the differences there) over the last few years, and neither …

The Definitive Guide To HTML5: 14 Predictions For 2012

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Guest contributor Ben Savage is the founder of Spaceport.io, a native Javascript and HTML5 platform for mobile game developers.</i><p>From tech titans like Zynga, Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Apple, to startups just launching, the battle lines of 2012 will be drawn across the landscape of …

6 Cybersecurity Measures for Your Business

<i>Jonathan Cogley is founder and CEO of Thycotic Software, a leading Washington, D.C. security software firm. Follow the company @Thycotic.</i><p>In August, …

Everything You Use is a Database Application

The web feels magical. Whether you’re browsing through Facebook pictures of that high school friend whom you never talk to, pinning Corgi pictures on Pinterest, or tweeting about how much you love espresso on Twitter, you are constantly viewing, manipulating, and creating data.<p>However, for all the …