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5 Toys and Tricks to Improve Your Light Painting

It’s easy to plateau when you’re experimenting with light painting photography, and as a result, this fun genre can often turn into a flash in the …

Google Science Fair 2014 Launches to Find Bright Young Scientists

Google has kicked off Google Science Fair 2014, its annual online competition for bright, creative and ambitious teenagers who want to change the world with science.<p>While the project is led by Google, it also has the backing of Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson’s commercial space – the Lego Group …

Codacy: Automated Code-Checking for Coders

Codacy launched in private beta back in November, offering developers a code review tool that automatically monitors patterns to unearth potentially problematic code further down the line. And today, Codacy is shedding its beta tags and launching to the public.<p>Since launch, more than 1,300 …

Minuum Virtual Keyboard Maker Whirlscape Lands $500K From Y Combinator, BDC And More

Toronto-based startup Whirlscape has secured $500,000 in seed funding in a round that included Y Combinator, FundersClub, BDC Venture Capital and more, the company announced today. The startup created Minuum, a software keyboard that reduces occupied screen real estate to a single line, and that …

CyanogenMod 11 nightlies land on Xperia Z, Ultra, Galaxy Note 2, S3, and many more

Development of the mighty CyanogenMod ROM marches on, but January must have been a particularly busy month for the developers. A huge number of devices have had their builds updated to nightly versions of CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4) since the start of the year.<p>Over the past week, even more …

MyDoge, Such Wow, iOS

Such wow today. First iOS app Dogecoin is come amazing MyDoge.<p>Apple much confuse Bitcoin app is removing last one such nothing many left in App Store. MyDoge so cool but transaction of Dogecoin cannot have because can readonly does only read.<p>Very MyDoge haz Reddit Dogecoin looking at informatiev …

Firefox announces “Firefox Launcher”, powered by EverythingMe

It looks like Mozilla is preparing to release its own Android launcher, aptly called the Firefox Launcher. The new launcher is designed to use your location, the time of day and frequently used apps to create an ever-evolving home screen experience that helps you access the right apps when you need …

Apple posts new 30-second iPhone ad created from Burberry fashion show footage

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcBNbRSdyI]<p>In September of 2013, Apple and Burberry partnered up to shoot an entire fashion show using only iPhones. Today Apple released a new thirty-second ad for the iPhone 5s that features footage from the show combined with behind-the-scenes footage of …

HTC says the smartwatch battery life issue needs to be solved, plans to launch wearable this year

It's been tough times for HTC. But it's not going to let a little thing like a competitive, over-saturated smartphone market stop it from dipping its toe into the... competitive, over-saturated world of wearables. Talking to <i>Bloomberg</i> about its offering, Chairman Cher Wang said that the company …

Digging deep

<b>Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe.</b> By Ray Jayawardhana. <i>Farrar, Straus and Giroux;</i> …

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Google, Cisco sign deal to avoid future patent squabbles

Google and Cisco have formed a new agreement to ward off potential patent trolls.<p>The agreement gives each company a license to the other's patent portfolio and covers a wide range of products and technologies, Cisco said in a news release on Tuesday. The deal was set up as a countermeasure to the …

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BlackBerry 10 gets upgraded lock screen, group messaging functions with latest update

BlackBerry announced the launch of the latest version of its BlackBerry 10 operating system today. Version 10.2.1, which will be delivered to all BlackBerry 10 device users starting today, includes a number of enhancements over 10.2, such as a new incoming call screen, better management of the …

Like the iPad, HP Chromebook 14 laptops come with free T-Mobile 4G for life

Apple’s(s aapl) iPad isn’t the only device that gets free 4G data from T-Mobile(s tmus). Look around carefully and you can find the HP Chromebook 14 …

This $50 Box Will Cover Your Online Tracks—If You Don't Mind Waiting Around

The Safeplug box plugs into your router and reroutes its traffic through Tor, helping users escape detection. But be warned, it takes some time.<p><b>The way most of us surf the web now</b>, traffic takes a pretty direct route. The request you make for a website goes directly from your computer to a server …

Tesla Completes First Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Route

While likely not committed with the driving of a silver spike, Tesla has completed the first Supercharger line spanning from each coast. This achievement now makes it possible to drive a Tesla Model S from LA to NYC, recharging the vehicles exclusively through Superchargers. Best of all, at these …

How To Protect Individual Apps And Settings On Android With Password

It’s no hidden fact that with the amount of personal data that our smartphones today hold, privacy and identity protection is a huge concern. There …

Jukedeck: the software that writes music by itself, note by note

<i>This article was taken from the January 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Leica Celebrates A Centenary of Camera Craftsmanship

This year, Leica turns 100. The “Leitz”, the first camera for 35mm film, was brought to market back in 1914 by Oskar Barnack. Just what is it it that …

How To Add Tattoos To Your Models In Photoshop Like a Pro

Sometimes tattoos can add a lot to the character and the general feeling of your images. The problem is most models you'll work with wont have any …

JPEG Standard Gets a Boost, Supports 12-Bit Color Depth and Lossless Compression

The JPEG standard made its debut in 1991 (publicly in 1992), and since then it’s become the most widely used lossy compression format for digital …

A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam

It’s been well-established that 3D printers can make jewelry, cups and other trinkets. But labs and individuals are also venturing into larger items: …

How To: Photoshop Perspective Warp Tool Demonstrated Using Optimus Prime

The introduction of the new Perspective Warp tool (among other things) for Photoshop CC was met with a good deal of excitement by photographers. But …

How to Create the Illusion of Hobbit-Sized People In-Camera

Seattle-based commercial, portrait and wedding photographer Ben Lucas gives us a quick break down of some of the techniques used to create the …

How Well Do You Know Your JPEGs?

As I was editing this afternoon and editing/saving all of my RAW files to JPEG files in Adobe Photoshop, I felt a little foolish. I’ve been saving my …

These Photoshop Manipulations of Common Animals And Outdoor Scenes Are Fantastic

Often in photography, people concern themselves with realism and accurate portrayals of scenes and there is obviously a big place for that. But …

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

Watch this: Firefighter creating Google Glass app to help save lives

Patrick Jordan isn’t just a Google(s goog) Glass Explorer; he’s a firefighter and a developer based in North Carolina. That combination is making for …