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Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Apple awarded patent for camera that lets you refocus images

It looks like iPhone photography might get a little more interesting. Apple Insider reports that Apple(s aapl) has been awarded a patent for a …

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

London PS4 queue starts, as gamers brace the cold to be first - Pocket-lint

A queue has already started forming outside the PS4 Lounge in Covent Garden, London, as keen gamers who've failed to bag a pre-order hope to get the …

MIT's $500 Kinect-like camera works in snow, rain, gloom of night

Remember that camera that takes 1 trillion exposures per second? Well, the illustrious folks at MIT have outdone themselves (again) by developing a camera that accomplishes all that and more, for just $500. Similar to the recently released Xbox One Kinect, this three-dimensional "nano-camera" is …

Sony files patent for 'SmartWig'

<b>Sony has filed a patent application for "SmartWig", as firms jostle for the lead in the wearable technology sector.</b><p>It says the SmartWig can be worn "in addition to natural hair", and will be able to process data and communicate wirelessly with other external devices.<p>According to the filing, the …

Microsoft Enlists Pawn Stars To Mock Google’s Chromebooks

Microsoft’s anti-Google Scroogled campaign is showing no signs of slowing down. Its latest target is Google’s Chromebook. Microsoft has enlisted the stars of the successful reality TV series Pawn Stars to lampoon what it wants you to perceive as the Chromebook’s limitations (“It’s not a real …

U-Cat, The Underwater Robot Turtle (Video)

U-Cat is an underwater robotic turtle which is designed to explore shipwrecks, it has been created as part of the ARROWS project with the Centre for …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

'The internet mystery that has the world baffled' For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301... http://fw.to/2zIWJkg

Women gamers aged over 35 outnumber men

Gaming is no longer the preserve of lone teenagers hunched over consoles while locked in their bedrooms<p>Although online gaming is still extremely popular with men aged 15-24, women aged 35 and over regularly outnumber their male counterparts, according to a new report from casual gaming company Spil …

Samsung's Galaxy Grand 2 is the size of a Galaxy Note but lacks the stylus

The Galaxy Grand 2 is another big Samsung phone (5.25 inches this time), but while it might share the screen-size with the Galaxy Note family, there are a few hardware changes that make this handset more middleweight than flagship. There's 8GB of base storage, with microSD expansion up to 64GB, a …

Why is my iPhone screen flickering?

The flickering screen sounds more like a hardware fault than a problem with iOS7, says Rick Maybury<p><i>My husband bought me a second hand iPhone 4. Last week he installed iOS 7 and the phone now has flickering horizontal lines across the screen, rather like interference on old televisions. He reset the</i> …

Line messaging app doubles size in seven months, has 300 million users

The public's adoration of stickers and <i>kawaii</i> mascots continues unabated. There are now 300 million Line users out there, possibly making it the biggest messaging app you've never used. While it still has a challenge on its hands to claw away users from Western favorites like Whatsapp and Facebook, …

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Gets Official

Samsung has announced their latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, and the handset has a number of updates over the original Galaxy Grand.<p>The …

Apple Confirms Acquisition Of 3D Sensing Company, PrimeSense

About a week ago we heard a rumor that Apple has acquired 3D sensing technology company PrimeSense, Apple has not confirmed that they have purchased …

Both The PS4 And Xbox One Had Killer Launches, So Chill On The Comparisons

<i>The Playstation 4 sold 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale. The Xbox One matched the tally, but was on sale in more countries (11, to be exact). Still, the Xbox One cost $100 more per unit, so its day one revenue mark was higher, right?</i><p><i>But what about game sales? Peripherals? Line wait?</i> …

Microsoft’s Xbox One Owners Having Problems With Disc Drive (Video)

Microsoft’s Xbox One console went on sale last Friday, on the weekend we heard that Microsoft had sold around 1 million consoles in the first 24 …

Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display Now Available for Walk-in Customers

Apple silently released the iPad Mini with Retina display on its online Store on November 12th. At that time, the only way for customers to get hold …

Android this week: Chrome gets faster; Google Play tablet apps; Moto X gets KitKat

If you don’t mind using a beta browser, you can surf the web a wee bit faster on Android(s goog). Google announced its Chrome 32 Beta for Android …

Verizon Introduces $5 Daily Data Plan for Tablets

Tablets are becoming increasingly popular these days, and we’re hoping to see some attractive discounts on them in the fast approaching holiday …

Microsoft Sold Over 1 Million Xbox One Consoles in Less Than 24 Hours

Not too long ago, Sony announced that the Japanese OEM managed to sell a whopping one million consoles in 24 hours. GameStop, a large video games …

Singapore 21: a farewell trip on the world's longest flight

As of tomorrow, the longest flight in the world will shuttle passengers on a 747-400 from Sydney, Australia to Dallas, Texas. That 15-hour, 25-minute hop on board Qantas 7 may not be the lengthiest in duration, but at 8,578 miles gate to gate, it'll lead the industry in miles flown. For a few more …

The AUUG iPhone Grip And App Turns Your Body Into A Musical Instrument

Anything that encourages people to stop hunching over their iPhones like a tech-literate Mr. Burns is a good thing–especially when it also looks cool and makes fun noises. The AUUG Motion Synth, a grip that attaches to your iPhone or iPod touch and creates sound by tracking your movements through …

13 Timeless Photos Of John F. Kennedy, Our Most Dapper President

From the swoop of the hair to the white pocket square, John F. Kennedy had effortlessly classic style down to a tee. His off-duty look, with the Ivy League-ready khakis and crewneck sweatshirts, has been emulated by J. Crew acolytes for decades; but his dashing on-duty style as president is the one …

Designer Drills Holes into Quarters, Turns Them into Rings

Designer Nicholas Heckaman of The Ring Tree meticulously handcrafts detailed rings out of US coins. The Gainesville, Florida-based designer first discovered his skill when he was looking for the perfect ring to propose to his girlfriend with. He managed to create a special engagement ring out of a …