Mike Clarkson

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The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

WhatsApp Rival CEO: It's Just A Messaging App And We Can Offer So Much More

One of them is Kakao Talk, the top messaging app in Korea with 133 million registered users, and it's prepping a $2 billion IPO backed by Morgan Stanley and Samsung Securities, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But how can Kakao Talk hope to compete with WhatsApp, which has hundreds of millions …

Apps

How Mobile Games Can Make A Difference (and Still Be Profitable)

<i>Oliver Miao is the CEO of Pixelberry Studios.</i><p>Mobile game developers are always looking for ways to build strong relationships with their user bases, and rallying players around important social issues is a great way of doing so.<p>This strategy has already seen great success in the PC and console …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Google Glass is getting Android KitKat, but monthly updates are no more

Google is gearing up for its biggest Glass update yet.<p>The smartglasses are finally getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, as Google moves towards bigger but less frequent Glass updates, according to a private forum posting unearthed by Android …

Track Google's Project Loon Internet balloons in real time as they travel the world

Google’s Project Loon was unveiled in 2013 as an ambitious project to bring internet to some of the most remote parts of the world where it’s hard to get Internet access. The project’s still in full swing and you’re now able to track the balloons in real time as they travel the world. The helium …

As Auroracoin “Airdrop” Approaches, What Does It Mean When A Nation Adopts A Cryptocurrency?

Iceland has its own Satoshi. A programmer called Baldur Friggjar Odinsson has created an alternative to bitcoin that he is calling AuroraCoin and in twenty-three days he will “airdrop” 31.8 coins to every citizen of Iceland – all 330,000 of them.<p>It is, in short, a pretty ballsy move.<p>Aurouracoin …

As India User Base Nears 100M, Facebook Hopes To Earn Big Revenue From SMBs

India is set to become Facebook’s biggest market in terms of number of users later this year, but don’t expect that to translate into ad dollars for the Palo Alto company anytime soon. India’s online advertising market maxes out at around $360 million, making it difficult for the company to …

Twitter steps up efforts to woo users as growth slackens

Kyle Bowes signed up for a Twitter account more than two years ago to keep up with his favorite soccer team. In that time, he's sent a total of 12 tweets.<p>Bowes, 21, works just 2 miles down Market Street from Twitter's San Francisco headquarters, where engineers are working to solve the problem he …

BBM to let you share photos in multi-person chats and transfer larger files

BlackBerry has been on a BBM roll lately, unleashing the messaging service on not just iOS and Android but Windows Phone as well. However, that's not all that's up the Waterloo company's sleeve. A new version of BBM is in the pipeline, and it'll have a few new features that will delight the BBM …

2014 Could Be The ‘Tipping Point’ For Female Founders, Says Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston

Y Combinator held its first ever Female Founders Conference Saturday afternoon at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. In opening remarks, Y Combinator co-founder Jessica Livingston said that the sold-out gathering is “the most over-subscribed event” in the famed startup …

Nintendo 64 mod promises HDMI output, soldering burns

If you have a Nintendo 64 kicking around, it's <i>probably</i> not hooked up to your television. It's not that you don't love the classic console, it's just that many modern sets don't support the machine's archaic video cables. Don't worry, it can be fixed. RetroActive, a one-man mod team, is working on a …

Android and Windows getting along inside your PC? Nope

Making two operating systems equal but unwilling partners inside one device will never turn out very well.<p><b>commentary</b> Waiting for a crush of devices running both Windows 8.1 and Android? Don't.<p>CNET learned this week that the Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 -- the most recent high-profile attempt to …

Finish, The Anti-Procrastination App, Goes Freemium

Finish, the anti-procrastination app built by teenagers Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen, is today trying out a new revenue model. Instead of offering the app for $.99, Finish will now be available for free with extra paid features such as time limits and extra tasks.<p>Finish launched in January of …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …