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World Under Snow in 12 Magical Photos

Winter in Krakow, Poland. Photo by: Marcin Ryczek<p>Walking in the snow is fun. Photo by: Cedar Beauregard<p>Church in Switzerland surrounded by snow. …

How to teach … photography

Students of all ages are fascinated by taking photos – and, now photography has gone digital, it is easy and cheap to get your students snapping. The Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help schools harness the potential of photography and use it as a really powerful cross-curricular …

Halloween Getaways from New England to Ireland

For travelers looking to conjure spookiness while away from home this Halloween, there are a few unique hotels, which cater to those who refuse to surrender high thread counts while on the hunt for a good scare. Here are some of the best:<p>Boston<p>Now through October 31, swap your regular digs for a …

Airbnb Has Now Served 9M Guests Since Being Founded, Up From 4M At The End Of Last Year

Airbnb continues to grow at an amazing pace, and now has served a total of 9 million guests in the five years since being founded. At Y Combinator’s annual Startup School event today, Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nate Blecharczyk demonstrated what hockey stick-like growth looks like after several …

What To Expect From Apple’s October 22 iPad Event

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Will Google Glass change the way we think?

<i>(Credit: Google)</i><p><b>A new video from Google shows how people will probably end up using Google Glass in the real world — looking up information.</b><p>You know …

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Yep, Facebook Ads Are Better With Social Context (According To A Salesforce ‘Benchmark’ Report)

Salesforce.com is releasing what it calls The Facebook Ads Benchmark Report, which shows how Facebook ads performed on Salesforce’s social advertising service Social.com.<p>As the name implies, the report’s main purpose is to let businesses see how their ads stack up against the average, so to a …

Yahoo, Google, Facebook and more face fight to salvage reputations over NSA leaks

Google. Apple. Facebook. Microsoft: they are the brands that want the world to trust them with personal information, emails, photos, documents – yet …

Waze Says Google's Future Lies With The Crowd

What is it in the Google psyche that suddenly fell in love with crowdsourcing? It’s pursuit of Waze is further proof that Google has crowd top of mind. I covered some of its initiatives here – but don’t let’s forget that Google Glass is largely a crowdsourced project.<p>You could argue that the SEO …

What Digg’s Google Reader replacement can teach us about the future of social news

Nothing rocked technology-oriented news junkies this year quite like the announcement that Google Reader will be shuttering its popular but …

TiVo brings its mobile apps to cable providers, TiVo hardware not required

TiVo's mobile apps have so far been limited to those who use the company's DVRs, but that audience is about to get much larger. The company has just launched a "powered by TiVo" program that will bring the apps' Live Guide and content searching to cable TV providers, whether or not there's a TiVo …

Google Art Project Gets A Redesign With Improved Navigation And Search Tools

The Google Art Project got a major redesign today that includes a much improved and faster navigation and new search features. The improved search tools now make it significantly easier to filter any list of artworks by artist, place, data and related events.<p>Given that the Google Art Project …

Microsoft reveals updated Xbox 360 design based on Xbox One, available today

At last month's Xbox One unveiling, Microsoft teased that it would be making some major Xbox 360-related announcements at E3. As it turns out, one of those is yet another hardware revision of the console, revealed moments ago on stage. It's based on the Xbox One's design, and is available …

Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …