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Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure | Colossal

<p>Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently teamed up with a 12-year-named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to create a wildly …

Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button

Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start …

Samsung's Galaxy series found to be simpler than the iPhone

Apple’s iOS has often been heralded as simpler than other smartphone user interfaces. Fewer choices means a lower likelihood of mistakes and messing something up. A straightforward home screen with all your apps might mean less confusion than having widgets, app drawers and other things possibly …

Gear & Gadgets

15 best camera apps for Android

Cameras on smartphones are a much bigger deal than they used to be. Companies are chomping at the bit to make their cameras more reliable, work better in low light, and add features that people want. Many will base their purchase decisions on the strength of the camera. The point is that cameras …

Mobile Photography

WhatsApp: We’re Not Selling to Google

Popular messaging app WhatsApp says it is not in discussions to sell the company to Google.<p>Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, told</b> …

Apps

Review: HTC One

The HTC One is, in nearly every way, the finest device HTC has ever built, and it's one of the best Android phones you can buy right now. A couple of …

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but …

Chinese New Year

Do You Really Hire Only 'A' Players? Indispensable Advice From a Self-Made Billionaire

During their monthly consulting sessions in the early 1970s, Peter Drucker and Mort Mandel, the then-CEO of electronics and auto-parts distributor Premier Industrial Corp., chewed over all sorts of topics—basic business strategy, the company’s approach to acquisitions, how to set priorities. But …

Xi Jinping: China will protect foreign firms

China sought Monday to reassure foreign investors, saying it would never close its doors to the outside world and was committed to improving the business climate.<p>"We are protecting the legitimate rights of foreign enterprises according to law," Chinese President Xi Jinping said, according to state …

5th Generation iPad to Begin Production in July-August

DigiTimes claims that Apple will begin volume production of the 5th generation iPad in July-August 2013. The timeline reportedly comes from sources in Taiwan-based supply chain makers.<p>Mockup of 5th Generation iPad next to an iPad mini<p>A July-August ramp up of production runs counter to many of the …

China Takes Another Stab At Housing Bubble

You have to give China credit, when it comes to its housing bubble, at least they are <i>trying</i> to pop it.<p>On Saturday, the city of Beijing said it will increase down payment levels for second time home buyers and slapped a 20% capital gains tax on all residential property sales. Moreover, single …

China's Largest Cities Stop 'Fake Divorce' Home Buyers And Sellers From Exploiting Law To Avoid Taxes On Second Homes

China's government has just managed to put a damper on its red-hot real estate market, increase revenue and cut down on the country's suddenly rising …

The Top Essential Hotkeys for Windows 8

_<p>Whether you're new to Windows 8 or a seasoned veteran, it's always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Let's face it: without a touch screen, Windows 8 can get a tad tedious to use. Here are the most essential Windows 8 shortcuts for accessing and working with the Charms menu, and …

Microsoft Windows

Watch this: Google explains how to create Glass experiences

Google is taking the mystery out of writing services for Glass. Today, the company posted its SXSW presentation on the topic (video below), in which senior developer advocate Timothy Jordan walks us through a high-level overview of the Mirror API, the interface that developers will use to get their …

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Mouth-Watering Bugatti

The Bugatti Gangloff is like the chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting of the luxury supercar world… self indulgent… decadent… sexy… …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Natural Gas

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>Sean Flynn found out what people do when they think they only have moments left to live.<p>By Sean Flynn1 day agoView More<p>Hair<p>A slightly more …

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Photography

Amazing pools (especially in Winter).

Contact 1: A 200,000 Piece Sci-Fi LEGO Masterwork by Mike Doyle | Colossal

<p>From the brilliant mind of New Jersey artist Mike Doyle (I’ve previously featured his spooky victorian houses), comes Contact 1 the first in a …

Luxury skyscraper hotel destroyed in massive blaze in Chechnya (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The blaze that had engulfed the tallest skyscraper in the North Caucasus region of Russia, has been put out, leaving the building almost completely …

Explore the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone with Google Street View

No-one has lived in the town of Namie, Japan for over two years since it was evacuated following the nearby Fukushima nuclear disaster, but you can visit for yourself today with Google Street View. Earlier this month, Google sent its camera-equipped cars into the exclusion zone at the request of …

Apple claims Samsung damages verdict is off by $85 million

If you’re not sure about what’s been going on between Apple and Samsung as of late, the two companies are still involved in a legal cat fight. Back …

Samsung

Google debuts Maps Engine Lite for the casual mapmaker

Google wants to turn more of its Maps users into map makers. The company just launched a new, free custom map editor, Google Maps Engine Lite beta. Google says it contains more powerful and easier-to-use tools than those already available on Google Maps since 2007, through its My Maps editor. But …

Samsung GALAXY S 4 mini tipped on hero’s heels

If you were pumped up about the Samsung GALAXY S 4 revealed earlier this month but found its massive display to be just a bit too much to swallow, …

Galaxy S4

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today, first spotted by AppleInsider, which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that’s almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing physical ones completely. …

What's in a Name? Advice for Companies Expanding to China

<i>Note: The Latin script versions of Chinese names contained in this article are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be accurate</i> …