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iPhone 5S stock finder now alerts you to fresh deliveries

You might remember iPhone-Check, a free tool that checks Apple stores and shows you which models of the iPhone 5S are available.<p>Well, now it's got a new side service that will send you an e-mail when the model you're looking for is back in stock at a local store.<p>The free service remains U.S. only …

iPhone

Former Ancestry.com execs to launch new genealogy startup YouWho (exclusive)

Utah is best known for its mountains, Mormon population, and genealogy and family heritage companies. Ancestry.com is the best known of the bunch, and a U.K. private equity fund, Permira, snapped it up for a cool $1.6 billion last year.<p>At the VCIR conference in Park City, Utah, former Ancestry.com …

'Star Wars' lightsaber thumb-wrestling goes to the digit side

It's the eternal struggle of good versus evil, but in the end, only one thumb can truly triumph. To emerge as victor, you will need to train hard with your Jedi master teacher, the "Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling" book.<p>The book from Chronicle Books is actually more of a kit. It includes two …

Movies

ZSL animal photography prize 2013 - in pictures

A tiny leaf-cutter ant carrying a heavy load and a turtle gliding through the Red Sea are among the images judged by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to best illustrate the wonders of the animal world. These winning and commended images were entered into the ZSL animal photography prize 2013, …

Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes

Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes<p>Photos of dense flocks of European starlings.<p>The birds are beloved by tourists and reviled by locals—understandably, …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

Nasa's best Instagrams - in pictures

Light-years away from mind-numbing selfies and smug yoga shots, Nasa has launched an Instagram account, posting a series of pictures that are actually worth sharing. From supermagic black holes to the eerie image of an ­illuminated Earth rising from the surface of the moon, the space agency …

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

Body Language

Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid

In this series, entitled <i>Bobtail Squid</i>, underwater photographer Todd Bretl documents the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The creatively composed shots transform eight curled arms and a round body into beautifully abstract shapes floating against a stark, black background.<p>Bretl was …

Photography

Long Hose vs Short Hose Regulator Configuration

As a cave diver, I spend the majority of my time underwater in technical scuba gear. I have become so comfortable with this gear that when I switch …

MGMT wore scuba gear, sang to a fish on Fallon

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again: Following their not-so-great visit to <i>Letterman</i>, MGMT took their talents to 30 Rockefeller for …