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Upgrade Your Smartphone Photography With These 8 DIY Hacks

Expand your conception of smartphones with a little bit of jerry-rigging.<p>While the evolutionary arc that smartphones have taken towards becoming fully fledged cameras is certainly the most advanced it has ever been at this time, there are still some fundamental characteristics of the smartphone …

Windows 10 / Android 5.1 dual boot Chuwi HiBook Pro 10.1″ tablet coming soon | On MSFT

The list of Windows 10 devices is always growing, and today we’ve come across yet another new Windows 10 device. We have just learned that a new …

„Entdecke neue Autoren“: Apple verschenkt E-Books

Unter dem Motto „Entdecke neue Autoren“ läuft in Apples iBooks Store von heute bis Montag, 30. Mai wieder eine Sonderaktion, in deren Rahmen ihr vier …

Our best practices are killing mobile web performance

ForewordSome years ago, web developer Nicole Sullivan gave an influential talk Our (CSS) Best Practices Are Killing Us. Sullivan was one of the first …

The latest Remix Mini update removes Google’s essential apps

The company says Google's Android verification is to blame<p>Jide's Remix Mini lets people use Android more like a desktop, and although the OS remains integral to the company's work, it's relationship with Google is changing. Jide released an optional update this past week that removes Google Mobile …

Sony's Xperia XA Ultra is a giant phone with a 16-megapixel selfie camera

Sony's mobile division continues to underperform, but the Japanese giant keeps on keeping on — its latest effort is the mid-range Xperia XA Ultra, which the company describes as a "stylish selfie-cam masterpiece." Here's what you need to know:<p>"Borderless" 6-inch 1080p screen with curved-glass …

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Intel upgrades MinnowBoard developer computer, cuts price to $99

Bay Trail brings CPU boost to Raspberry Pi/Arduino competitor.<p>Intel and CircuitCo have unveiled their second-generation MinnowBoard, cutting the …

Legendary jazz label Blue Note Records to reissue 100 albums on vinyl

<b>Blue Note mark their 75th anniversary with mammoth reissue schedule.</b><p>Launched by Alfred Lion way back in 1939, Blue Note Records are bringing up the …

Kurt Cobain, John Lennon and Tupac Shakur 'Star' in Dutch Beer Ad

Dutch brewing company Bavaria has an egregious new ad out for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler, that'll leave you more dumbfounded than a bunch of …

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Smashing Pumpkins to Release 2 Albums in 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins will release two new albums in 2015, <i>Monuments to an Elegy</i> and <i>Day for Night</i>, and hope to have a new single out by the end of the …

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George R.R. Martin knows how to stop 'Game of Thrones' from catching up to his books

Much has already been said about George R.R. Martin not having a whole lot of time to finish his <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series before the HBO adaptation eventually catches up. (Or, if you're a more morbid member of the fandom, you're hoping hard he doesn't actually die before spring finally comes.) …

Get a free upgrade to JuiceSSH Pro this weekend

Normally $6.89, the Pro upgrade is free until Tuesday 18th March 11:00 GMT<p>Juice SSH is the best SSH client for Android. It's a full color terminal …

Up close and personal with Sony's awesome compact camera, the RX10

Sony's RX10 is a new kind of point-and-shoot camera. It has a big sensor and a fast lens with huge zoom, and it's able to take pictures in almost any situation. But it's made to be easy to learn and understand, so that all you have to do is pick it up, turn it on, and start taking pictures.<p>The RX10 …

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100 Best Albums of the '90s

The Nineties as a musical era started late and ended early — kicked in by the scritchy-scratch power chords of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," ushered out …

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Stream Bruce Springsteen's New Album 'High Hopes'

UPDATE: Read <i>Rolling Stone</i>'s review of <i>High Hopes</i> while you listen!<p>With nine days to go until its official release date, Bruce Springsteen's upcoming …

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Eurythmics to Reunite for Beatles Grammys Special

The Eurythmics will reunite to honor the Beatles for a televised special commemorating the Fab Four's legendary U.S. debut on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i>, …

Music

NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency's elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to conduct sophisticated wiretaps in ways that make Hollywood fantasy look more like reality. The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration with the …

Relive Winamp's glory days with a retro Spotify music app

Winamp may be riding into the sunset today, but that doesn't mean you'll have to go without its classic interface in the future. Ludde is paying tribute to the jukebox software by releasing Spotiamp, a tiny Windows app that streams your Spotify playlists with Winamp's 1990s-era flair. The …

Amazon puts 26,496 CPU cores together, builds a Top 100 supercomputer

At nearly 500 teraflop/s, Amazon cloud team makes its fastest supercomputer yet.<p>Amazon has once again cracked the upper echelons of the Top 500 …

Source code snippets open door for raw photos on Android

It's not built into Android yet, but Google has been overhauling the OS's camera interface to be more photography-friendly.<p>Android device owners might be able to take photos in a higher-end raw format in the future, according to details tucked away in the source code for the mobile operating system.<p>…

Why I use a 20-year-old IBM Model M keyboard

They don't make them like they used to.<p>The other day, I posted this image to show off my new MacBook Pro's multiscreen prowess. Nobody cared. But I …

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PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

Every day, a new phone. A new tablet. A new laptop that doubles as a blender -- and it has Android! Video game consoles, thankfully, aren't quite so prolific. In 18 years of PlayStation's existence, we're only just this week reaching number four -- a massive difference from the likes of Apple's …

Sony confirms Android 4.3 and 4.4 update plans

A week after the new OS version's announcement, Sony Mobile has revealed its upgrade plans for Android 4.4 KitKat, while committing to get the …

Systematische Angriffe auf PHP-Lücke

Mehrere Leser berichten über Versuche, Web-Server mit PHP zu kapern. Dabei kommt offenbar ein kürzlich veröffentlichter Exploit zum Einsatz, der eine …

Looking at the ugly side of platform exclusives

If there’s a word that’s capable of generating more bad feelings in the mobile industry than “exclusive,” I don’t know what it is.<p>There’s little …

Rumors look closer at Amazon smartphone’s motion-tracking camera array

Amazon’s first smartphone could be a pretty impressive piece of hardware, if some of the rumors we’ve been hearing check out. Putting aside the …