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Foursquare updates Android app with Ken Burns effect, boosted performance

Foursquare's rolling out a new Android app, adding in new motion effects and integrating some of this month's iOS tweaks. That first feature, best known in the video community as the "Ken Burns effect," animates location header images with panning and zoom. You can still scroll through the top five …

BlackBerry, Foxconn partnership comes with back story

Over the past five years, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. has developed two very divergent reputations.<p>Better known to most of the world as Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is perhaps the most famous and successful member of its industry – the company responsible for assembling …

Google Play Music for iOS Gets 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Radio and More

The recently launched iOS version of Google Play Music has received an update bringing it up to par with its Android and browser-based counterparts and giving it an iOS 7-flavored visual refresh.<p>The (excellent) I’m Feeling Lucky Radio feature is now in place, offering up a selection of music you’ll …

Mozilla’s Asm.js Gets Another Step Closer To Native Performance

Mozilla’s asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that Firefox can run significantly faster than regular JavaScript code. Thanks to the so-called OdinMonkey module for Firefox’s built-in JavaScript engine, asm.js code was running at about 2x native speed in March and this week, the organization …

Motivational app Lift gets complete overhaul to help you achieve your goals

Late in 2012, Lift, an Obvious Co. backed company launched a new application with the simple aim to help people achieve their goals. One year on, the company has announced a sizeable update to its platform — Lift 2.0 — which integrates a lot of lessons learnt over that time.<p>In the update — which is …

Step Into the Void Above the French Alps

High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon's glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a …

Helmet Haute Couture: The Invisible Helmet Revolutionizing Bike Safety

Biking is the perfect form of transportation, until you factor in clunky helmets that ruin your ’do. But a new fashionable—and largely …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

US Aircraft Shot At In South Sudan

The helicopters were trying to land at Bor, the rebel-held capital of Jonglei state, and were forced to return to neighbouring Uganda with one of the aircraft hit and leaking fuel.<p>"There were three American helicopters which were shot at as they tried to land at Bor and they aborted landing," a …