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How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Why Apple's 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think

iOS is about to go beyond post-PC<p>In the wake of Tuesday's iPhone event, you've likely heard the news that iOS 7 and its core apps have been ported to 64-bit, and Apple's new iPhone 5s now has a 64-bit "A7" system-on-chip (SoC) inside. You might have also heard that it's just a marketing stunt; a …

Apple is Way Ahead but I'm Staying with Android

Apple is still way ahead of the rest of the industry. <i>Particularly</i> in how it introduces new products.<p>I’m pretty disappointed that Tim Cook doesn’t talk about the role of mobile in bringing us the future. He has the tools sitting right in front of him to do that, with the new motion sensor in the …

There will never be another Nokia smartphone

A long, strange trip comes to a close<p>The Nokia brand name, one of the most storied marks in mobile, will never grace another smartphone.<p>Under the terms of Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division, the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but …

An incredible collection of video game backgrounds in animated GIF form - The Fox Is Black

I’m sure a lot of people don’t think of video games as pieces of art, but I’d say they’re wrong, and this proves it. Reddit user RudeBootie has put …

Daily Inspiration #1540

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Google celebrates Ramadan with livestream of the Islam’s most sacred building, the Kaabah

Non-Muslims may never enter the city of Mecca or see the mysterious Kaabah, Islam’s most sacred building. But Google’s now giving you a sneak peek with a livestream of festivities at Mecca’s Grand Mosque.<p>The slow circles of black-and-white clad worshipers circumnavigating the iconic draped building …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Stereoscopic images from World War I animate the horrors of history

A Toronto photography and graphic design studio has acquired a camera and photographic slides that allow the viewer to experience World War I in 3D. The Verascope is a series of handheld stereoscopic cameras designed and built in the 19th century by Jules Richard, and this unit, which was owned by …

This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …

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