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18 Beautiful Pictures of the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a lovely stretch of coastline in Southern Italy. The area is so unique that UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage Site for its …

Italy

Suffragette Emily Davison - picture of the day

Photo Magic, 3D Photography

This will blow your mind. If you have never tried ‘free view’ 3D, then you might find it hard to imagine that you can take 3D photos with any camera …

Photography

Beautiful Light Painting Photos Created With Dancers and Athletes

Combining light painting with sports that involve long fluid motion is a match made in photography heaven that companies like Red Bull have already …

Silly ‘Shopped Photos Show Regular Guy Getting Cozy With A-List Celebrities

Self-taught Photoshop hobbyist Patrick Thorendahl has an interesting pastime that has gotten him a lot of media attention as of late: he likes to …

Infographic: Top colleges and highest salaries in gaming industry

Video games are not a waste of time if you’re a programmer who studied at the University of California and you work for Bethesda Game Studios (Skyrim, Fallout). At least according to this data.<p>Casual-game developer Big Fish put together a giant infographic that lists the best schools for gaming, …

Making Dundee Even Scarier On Your iPhone

Released today in the Apple App Store by Quartic Llama, Other promises to show you another side to the city of Dundee. Or perhaps that should be hear another side, as ‘Other’ is described as an ‘alternate reality sound game‘ that you play on the streets of Dundee.<p>It also has an interesting …

Ruling Delayed on Apple-Samsung Patent Case

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday delayed its decision on whether Apple Inc. infringed Samsung Electronics Co.’s patents.<p>The …

Samsung

Windows Phone app for Modern UI updated to include document browsing and syncing

Hot on the heels of an update to the Windows Phone desktop app for Win 7 and 8, the Modern UI version is now getting a solid refresh of its own. Enhancements include the benefit of browsing documents and adding them directly to the phone from the app, and the opportunity to open files stored on …

IE10 Passes IE7 and IE6, Firefox Up but Chrome Down

The browser war continues into the middle of 2013. May saw the second full month of IE10 availability on Windows 7, as well as the release of Firefox 21 and Chrome 27. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Chrome lost share last month.<p>Between April and May, Internet …

Promotions on iPhone Start to Pile Up

Just when the new iPhone will arrive remains to be seen, but those willing to buy the current models can do so at pretty hefty savings.<p>Last week, …

Apple

Chrome Mobile events scheduled for June 7 and June 13

Not long after Google I/O, two livestreams have been scheduled on the Google Developers website. Both events are specifically created for Chrome Mobile, but beyond that, there’s a lack of details. However, you’ll be able to find out what they’re all about soon, with one of them set for June 7 at …

Google

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access …

Google bans face recognition apps for Glass

Google announced via a post on the Project Glass Google+ account last night that it would not be approving any face recognition apps for Glass, at least not immediately.<p>There goes my great plan to use Glass to help me remember people I’m supposed to know.<p>Privacy has been a significant issue for …

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