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5 of Amazon’s new pilots you should sit down and watch right now

At the beginning of 2013, Amazon had no original television programming. Two years later, the online retailer has evolved into a game-changing studio …

TV

National Geographic Travel

Artist Amusingly Adds Strange Details to Old Photos

Artist Colin Batty puts an amusingly strange spin on photographs of the past. Taking cabinet cards from the early 1900s, he uses acrylic paint and crafts entirely new and surprising scenes directly on the image. His additions are often hilarious but also creepy, and he does a fantastic job of …

Art

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.<p>I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a …

The Pirate Bay comes back online seven weeks after police raid

A phoenix has replaced the iconic pirate ship atop The Pirate Bay today, celebrating the site's rise from the ashes. The torrent site's servers were raided by Swedish police forces over seven weeks ago, and has been offline ever since. But today, The Pirate Bay lives once more.<p>At the time of the …

Load Balancing

This Beautiful Notes App Uses Hashtags To Organize Your Notes

Note taking apps are dime a dozen these days, but occasionally I stumble across a new one that does something smarter than the rest.<p>Letterspace, an app for iOS and Mac, is a beautifully designed free app that organizes your notes in an interesting new way we’ve seen on only social media so far: …

Guns, sex and arrogance: I hated everything about America - until I moved here

As a college student, I hated almost everything about America. Growing up in India, I never viewed the United States as the promised land of freedom and wealth idealized in movies. I never fantasized about a utopia of gold-paved streets. Instead, I saw America as a land of rudeness, overabundance …

Self-confidence

7 Reasons Why You're Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight

Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight? Truth is, eating well and exercising often is a very …

Fitness

The Urban Slang Words That Drive Me Absolutely Cray Cray

Whenever I hear the term "epic fail" I think of how much I dislike urban slang, even though I use it more than I'd like to admit.<p>When someone says "epic fail" I think of a disaster of...well...<i>epic</i> proportions. Major stuff...nuclear accidents, plague, locusts, stuff like that. Certainly not the …

Vocabulary

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Retrogaming

5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.<p>Let’s look at five …

Social Media
Silicon Valley

Apple Stores to act more like jewelry stores for upcoming gold Apple Watch

Apple is preparing to take some pages out of the traditional jewelry store playbook. For the upcoming 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple is planning several new features for its retail stores to support the device. As we reported several months ago, Apple is planning on allowing customers to …