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Rule Allowing In-Flight Phone Calls Clears First FCC Hurdle

<b>Update at 4 p.m. ET: Commissioners Approve Rules Proposal</b><p>By a vote of 3-2, the FCC has approved the initial proposal to allow passengers on U.S. flights to use their cellphones for voice calls — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights. The vote opens the door for further consideration by …

Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films

An Italian artist illustrates the iconic buildings of your favorite movies from The Big Lebowski‘s Malibu bachelor pad to The Incredibles‘ futuristic suburban home.<p>Sometimes, even more than wanting to be a film’s beautiful heroine or superhero protagonist, viewers are swept away by a desire to …

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Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

At 90, Disney Animation Nowhere Near Drawing To A Close

This year marks a milestone in the world of make believe.<p>Walt Disney Animation Studios is celebrating its 90th anniversary, a history spanning scores of classic films and a menagerie of beloved characters.<p>Walt Disney's world has grown a bit larger since it acquired Pixar — the company behind hits …

Kik Shows Instagram, Twitter and Others How Messaging is Done

Canada-based messaging app Kik typically flies under the radar of many, but today the service sat in tech spotlight after it hit 100 million registered users, putting its modest 26-year-old founder and CEO Ted Livingston in a slightly difficult position.<p>Waterloo-based Livingston prefers to focus …

Photography's golden age

<b>John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.</b><p>A new book looks to …

House Approves Budget Deal; Compromise Heads To Senate

The House has approved a bipartisan budget deal to cut around $23 billion from the federal deficit over 10 years while removing the threat of a possible government shutdown until 2015. A shutdown deadline had loomed for Jan. 15.<p>The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 also sets spending levels for the …

America’s debt fever may be breaking

With the overwhelming approval of a two-year budget by the US House of Representatives, Washington is bowing to the obvious: There is no need for dramatic boycotts of annual spending that end in government shutdowns when public borrowing has stabilized. Is the era of debt panic over?<p>The chart above …

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Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin …

Instagram announces Instagram Direct for private photo, video, and text messaging

At an event in New York City today, Instagram announced Instagram Direct, a new messaging feature available today for iOS and Android that lets users send text, video, and photo messages to each other privately. "Communication is not about photography, necessarily," said CEO Kevin Systrom. "If we …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Hawaiian Official Who Released Obama's Birth Certificate Dies In Crash

Loretta Fuddy, a Hawaiian health official who in 2011 was briefly in the national spotlight when she verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate and authorized the release of information about it, died Wednesday in the crash of a small plane off the island of Molokai.<p><i>USA Today</i> …