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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: A Small But Spectacular Android Smartphone

Sony debuted the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES, noting that the consumer who prefers to have a smaller device does not want fewer features. Could Sony take the experience in their flagship smartphone and pack it into a much smaller package without reducing the functionality?<p>In the marketplace, the …

Starter's Guide to iOS Design

21 May 2013 32 minutes<p>As someone who does work on both the development and design side of iOS apps I find that many designers struggle with the …

APOD: Spiral Galaxies in Collision (2014 Jan 19) Image Credit: Debra Meloy Elmegreen (Vassar College) et al., & the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140119.html Explanation: Billions of years from now, only one of these two galaxies will remain. Until then, spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163 will slowly pull each other apart, creating tides of matter, sheets of shocked gas, lanes of dark dust, bursts of star formation, and streams of cast-away stars. Astronomers predict that NGC 2207, the larger galaxy on the left, will eventually incorporate IC 2163, the smaller galaxy on the right. In the most recent encounter that about peaked 40 million years ago, the smaller galaxy is swinging around counter-clockwise, and is now slightly behind the larger galaxy. The space between stars is so vast that when galaxies collide, the stars in them usually do not collide. http://heritage.stsci.edu/1999/41/ http://hubblesite.org/news/1999/41 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140119 #APOD

Dawn of a New Flagship

Mercedes-Benz pulled out all the stops to reveal its all-new flagship at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany. Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche, shown here presenting the 2014 S-Class, was visibly excited as the car drove on stage after an impressive show of pyrotechnics.<p>Image: Matthew de …

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>After all, the book’s principal argument is that continued exponential improvements in price and performance of …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

The Top 20 Looks from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

See our favorite outfits from the annual lingerie extravaganza.<p>See our favorite outfits from the annual lingerie extravaganza. Plus, see photos of the girls prepping backstage.

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Hands on with the $2,500 24-carat gold HTC One

I’ve held a lot of smartphones in my day. Expensive ones too, like the $1,800 Porsche Design P’9981 BlackBerry Bold. But today marks the day that I …

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

How a Professional Pilot Could Possibly Land a Giant Plane at the Wrong Airport

The story of two pilots landing a Boeing 747 at the wrong airport last week drew a lot of rolled eyes, more than a little laughter and serious …

America’s next big rip-off: Cars are the next subprime crisis!

<b>(tomeng via iStock)</b><p>With financial firms now pushing strongly into auto loans, here’s how Congress is helping car dealers rip you off<p>David Dayen<p>November 27, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>If you have bad credit in America, you will have lots of trouble buying a house, securing a credit card or even getting a …

On the Wall Series by Bram Vanhaeren

Bram Vanhaeren is a graphic designer and illustrator from Antwerp, Belgium. On the Wall Series is a collection of illustrations of sport heroes and …

Wolfram working on a 'symbolic' programing language, will be its 'most important' project yet

What Wolfram has accomplished with Alpha is nothing short of stunning. Sure, it can't help you find videos of cats dressed as sharks riding Roombas, but the company's goals were always much loftier. Using the technological foundation it built with Alpha and Mathematica, it's now working on bring …