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Explorest Lets You Browse the Favorite Photo Spots of Other Photographers

In need of new photo locations? The new iOS app Explorest might be the answer for you. By curating locations from photographers local to an area, the …

The Southwest U.S. heat wave broke dozens of temperature records, giving us a glimpse at our climate future

An unusually wide-reaching and long-lasting heat wave has gripped at least six states for an entire week, breaking or tying dozens of hot weather …

Turkey to stop teaching evolution in high school

<b>Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Turkish high school students will no longer be taught the theory of evolution.<p>The subject has been cut from the curriculum under changes made to eliminate "controversial" topics, the head of the national board of education, Alpaslan Durmus, announced in a video address.<p>"If …

AI film editor can cut scenes in seconds to suit your style

AI has won at Go and done a few other cool things, but so far it's been mighty unimpressive at harder tasks like customers service, Twitter engagement and script writing. However, a new algorithm from researchers at Stanford and Adobe has shown it's pretty damn good at video dialogue editing, …

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Teams are abandoning 'Overwatch' before its official league debuts (updated)

Yesterday, Blizzard announced that it had formed a dedicated eSports division within the company. It will operate under the name Major League Gaming, the organization bought by the studio in 2015, and run the official Overwatch League (OWL) and World Cup. But several major eSports teams have …

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SmallHD Launches Inexpensive HD FOCUS Monitor At NAB 2017

For videographers and photographers working in daylight, especially with today’s DSLR and mirrorless rigs, the size and brightness of the built-in …

World's Fastest Camera Captures Over Five Trillion Shots Per Second

Lovers of slow motion video may have been impressed by the time-bending antics of video producers like <i>The Slow Mo Guys</i> or even tried slow motion recording themselves using a consumer-grade high-speed camera or smartphone. However, no camera on the market comes anywhere close to the latest device …

Google's massive Street View camera backpack is heavy AF

What do you get when you put an almost 4-foot high backpack on someone that's barely 5-foot-2?<p>A lot of screaming, balancing, and wobbling.<p>So it …

Google-branded Bluetooth headphones pass through the FCC (Update: not for consumers)

<i>This post originally appeared on our sister site, Sound Guys.</i><p><b>Update (2PM EST, 4/26):</b> According to an anonymous tipster speaking to <i>Android Police</i>, it turns out that Google uses its own in-house branded headphones for work use. Connecting the dots, this is probably just a refreshed version of an …

Live and death: Facebook sorely needs a reality check about video

Facebook Live was meant to be part of the social network’s optimistic vision. But in the wake of two violent crimes, its response has left much wanting<p>It’s barely a week since Facebook streamed the murder of 74-year-old grandfather Robert Godwin and the social network is reeling from another …

Verizon's $70 Gigabit internet plan misses both targets

Yesterday Verizon announced the launch of Fios Gigabit Connection, as "the nation's largest deployment of gigabit Internet connection service." It even promised a $70 per month price standalone, however, as people tried to sign up a few shortcomings have become evident. First of all, it's not quite …

Amazon is shutting down its ‘Underground Actually Free’ program that gives away free Android apps

Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program, which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including those that relied on in-app purchases but were otherwise free downloads. Though it promised long-term …

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LG G6 mini looks to be even more compact than its big sibling

Even with the Galaxy S8 out there, the LG G6 is still a worthwhile device to handle and play with, entirely disregarding what you think about …

How the iPhone 8 can fail at copying the Galaxy S8

What can Apple call success these days?<p>Is it a retail popularity contest (that it lost to Android long ago)? Nah, it’s a little superficial. <i>Only</i> a …

YouTuber faces jail time for his movie parodies, as angry studios say his videos hurt sales

A popular Taiwan-based YouTuber, famous for his movie recap videos, is facing a lawsuit against local studios, which are accusing him of copyright …

Russian prosecutors seek 3½ years for 'Pokemon Go' blogger

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors requested a 3½ year prison sentence Friday for a blogger charged with inciting religious hatred for playing …

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Squeezable HTC U 11 flagship phone gets cute new video teaser for May 16 launch

HTC is really starting to crank up the buzz builder for that fast-approaching May 16 announcement of the company’s genuine 2017 flagship phone, …

Tumblr just added a switch in the iOS Settings that lets you turn the porn back on

Here’s an interesting change: Tumblr’s iOS application just received an update which now lets you turn on or off adult-oriented, NSFW search results just by toggling a switch in iOS’s Settings. That’s right: you can now switch on or off the Tumblr porn with ease. Weirder still, Tumblr’s note about …

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Has tech lost its mind? Let's start with flying cars

LOS ANGELES — It'll be hard to top this week for wild, crazy technology unveilings. And some may even end up in your hands.<p>Where to start? How bout: the flying car that looks like a boat, or jet skies maybe, or perhaps a huge drone? The Kitty Hawk Flyer, the personal project from Google co-founder …

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