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Alibaba’s mapping service AutoNavi talks monetization plans

AutoNavi, the Chinese mapping company Alibaba Group has fully acquired, made its monetization plans quite clear at the 2014 World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC): (1) transaction-based commissions from third parties who use its data and solutions; (2) enabling services on its platform to …

Simple root for Verizon/AT&T Galaxy S5, Note 3, and more released by geohot!

Hacker superstar George Hotz just released a simple root method for most Android devices running an unpatched version of the Linux kernel, including the previously unrooted Galaxy S5 on Verizon and AT&T, as well as the Galaxy Note 3 on the same carriers, Galaxy S4 Active, and more.<p>Hotz, known by …

Ginger Page Wants to Improve Your Written English

Ginger Software, an Israeli startup that focuses on ‘language enhancement software’, has released mobile, Windows and Web apps designed to make it easier to write English correctly.<p>Available today, the Chrome extension, desktop download and mobile apps (Android and iOS) go beyond in-line spell …

Apartment Designs Shown With Rendered 3D Floor Plans

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Essential free productivity apps for Android tablets

Nobody's referring to tablets as glorified Etch A Sketches anymore. The devices have proven themselves many times over as first-rate productivity enhancers.<p>If you use your Android tablet for work, you owe it to yourself -- and your boss -- to give these five free apps a try.<p>Note that some of the …

50 best Android games from 2013 so far

Android gaming has been one of the slow-burning apps trends of 2013. There have always been good games available for Google-powered smartphones and tablets, but it's the increase in the quantity of quality titles that's been significant this year.<p>Yes, Apple's iOS still gets a fair few games first …

How To: Restore Your 2013 Nexus 7 Back To Stock Using A Full Factory Image And Root It

The great Nexus 7 ordeal of 2013 is now over after Qualcomm apparently agreed to the release of the factory image and all necessary drivers, only a …

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'Card Hunter' is the next great board game, and it's all in your browser

In the realm of nerdy board and card games, two names stand taller than the rest. <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> has been the de facto pen-and-paper role playing game for decades, while <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> is easily the most well-known collectible card game in existence. They're pretty different games, but in …

America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest

Day 5 of Documerica Week on In Focus, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. In our final photo essay, we visit the northwestern states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, during a heightened energy crisis that left gas pumps empty …

15 Surreal Photo Manipulations

Photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

The strangest SEC filing you’ll ever read has a backstory you might not believe

When he started Left Behind Games in 2002, Troy Lyndon—a one-time boy genius who with his former company became Inc.’s entrepreneur of the year at the age of 28—was sure his apocalypse-themed video games would make him millions even as they brought the gospel of Christ to gamers the world over. …

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Family builds a free play basement arcade crawling with classic cabinets

A Missouri family built an arcade in their basement where classic cabinets like <i>Donkey Kong</i>, <i>Punch-Out</i> and <i>Tron</i> are always set to free play, according to a post by redditor mertzlufft.<p>The Vintage Vault Arcade and Gameroom, as the sign above calls it, is located outside of St. Louis. Mertzlufft's …

How to Optimize Video Streams to Be Worthy of Your HDTV

Nothing ruins a dramatic scene like buffering, so do yourself a favor and optimize your rig for streaming video.<p>Absolutely everything you own …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Kumi Yamashita - Fragment,2009 Cast resin, single light source, shadow Permanent Collection of New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe USA

Stranger Visions: DNA Collected from Found Objects Used to Create 3D Portraits | Colossal

<p>You’re walking down a street in Brooklyn, gnawing on a piece of gum that’s past the point of flavorful.. In a hurry, you spit it on the ground …

Kids Playroom Designs & Ideas

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Boys' Room Designs: Ideas & Inspiration

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Modern Bedroom Ideas

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20 Creative Bookshelves: Modern and Modular

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How to Literally Jump Into the Hadouken Photography Fad

Last month, we told you about a fun (and maybe a bit ridiculous) photography fad that had blown up overnight in Japan. The fad was to recreate …

See a Professional Photographer’s Workflow in Adobe Lightroom

The life of a professional photographer can be strenuous at times. Photo shoots often consist of hundreds to thousands of photographs that need to be …

Quick Tutorial Shows How to Dodge and Burn Using Curves in Photoshop

In addition to taking beautiful fashion photos, Serbian born photographer Elena Jasic also occasionally uploads a tutorial or two to her YouTube …

Exotic fighting game locales become animated GIFs in this tour of the 16-bit world

In the background of flurries of punching, kicking, and special moves, fighting games have a long history of taking players on an exotic tour of the world. Reddit user RudeBootie has put together a collection of 125 retro fighting game backdrops depicting locations everywhere from training gyms, to …

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Jumping Ship from iPhone to Android: A Switcher's Guide

If you're sick of Apple's restrictive operating system but have yet to make the jump from iPhone to Android, here's what to expect, how to adjust, …

How to Automate Your Phone for Every Room in the House with NFC Tags

There are certain things you do on your phone every day, like launch navigation when you get in your car or set your alarm when you go to bed. With a …