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Flipboard 2.0 refreshes app's look, now lets everyone run their own magazine (hands-on)

Flipboard announced today that it has 50 million users, and also released a new version of its app that lets every one of them become an editor-in-chief. Flipboard 2.0 is "the most epic release we've ever done," CEO Mike McCue told <i>The Verge</i>, and most of its new features focus on curation: users can …

Scientists discover a new class of mini-supernova

Astronomers have found a new kind of miniature supernova so comparatively small that some only shine a hundredth as brightly as their more common cousins. The newly-discovered stellar explosion is called a Type Iax supernova, and while the team that made the discovery still isn’t exactly sure what …

Microsoft's claim of outselling the iPhone isn't as impressive as it sounds

When Microsoft’s Frank X Shaw announced on Tuesday that more Windows Phone handsets than iPhones were shipping in seven markets, the question on the minds of market watchers was, "OK, which seven?" The answer, courtesy of <i>The New York Times Bits Blog</i><i>,</i> is Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South …

HBO documentary on the life and death of conflict photographer Tim Hetherington premieres next month

Conflict photographers have the opportunity to create powerful and enduring images that can live on to define a time period — the downside is that they typically have to put themselves in harm's way to do so. Tim Hetherington, one of the more famous conflict photographers in recent memory, was …

Ouya will be available in retail stores and online on June 4th for $99.99

We knew that Ouya was going to be released this June, but now we have a final release date: according to a listing at Amazon, Ouya will be available on June 4th for $99.99. According to a press release posted at <i>Engadget</i><i>,</i> Ouya will also be available at Best Buy, Game, GameStop, Target, and on the …

As the Ouya ships to backers, can a $99 console bring players and developers together?

The Kickstarter-funded Android box has style, but it's still a work in progress<p>GDC 2013 is full of big-name Kickstarter projects waiting to launch. Oculus VR has sprinkled presentations throughout the week, while Gamestick is showing off an early version of its portable Android-based console. And …

Russian photographers secretly scale Pyramids to capture gorgeous images

High-stakes stunt greeted with awe and anger<p>Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov caused quite a stir this week when he published a set of stunning images captured from atop Egypt's Great Pyramid. The photos, posted to Makhorov's LiveJournal page, provide a rare view of one of the Seven Wonders of …

Epic shows off 'Infiltrator,' a tech demo for Unreal Engine 4 at GDC

Epic Games, the maker of highly-regarded franchises like <i>Gears of War</i> and <i>Infinity Blade</i>, is probably equally well-known for its Unreal Engine. While Unreal Engine 3 still looks great, it's starting to show its age a bit — so Epic has finally given the gaming world a look at Unreal Engine 4. …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

How to Create Elaborate Light Painting Photo Compositions

UK photographer showcases his techniques for painting the “largest indoor continuously-drawn piece of light art” in this self-published short …

Light Painting

Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online.<p>The conventional wisdom is …