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26 Feb 23:23

Islamic State fighters smash historic statues in Iraq - Channel 4 News

26 Feb 18:15

Kaboom! A Couple Falls in Love While Skydiving and Spends the Next 30 Years Creating Pyrotechnic Shows

by Christopher Jobson

For their latest Op-Doc, the New York Times traveled to El Salvador where they caught up with Rich and Dee Gibson, an unusual couple who have spent their entire relationship literally playing with fire. Sparks first flew when the couple met while skydiving. Rich (a Vietnam vet) was the pilot and Dee (formerly employed by the Army Corps of Engineers) was jumping. By 1981 they founded a pyrotechnic business out of Rockford, Illinois and for the next three decades designed orchestrated explosions for air shows.

If the story of the Gibson’s relationship isn’t enough, watch the short documentary above to see what extraordinary passion and love for your craft looks like. The Gibsons mention that in 30 years in the business “no spectator, crewmember, or volunteer has been hurt or injured.” You can read a bit more over on the New York Times.

26 Feb 23:33

The net neutrality war of words wages on

by Billy Steele
While you may have been doing a victory lap around your cubicle in the last few hours, not everyone is so enthused about the FCC's decision today. The commission voted to officially classify broadband internet as a Title II public utility, and it's a...
26 Feb 19:54

The Big Picture: Buzz Aldrin's vintage selfie from space

by Mariella Moon
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Best hipster shot EVAR.

Back in November 1966, Buzz Aldrin took a self-picture that will blow all Caribbean vacation selfies out of the water. Aside from the fact that it doesn't have a duckface in it, the photo was taken in space during the Gemini 12 mission. This historic...
26 Feb 22:20

Facebook lets you specify any gender you want

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

There. That wasn't so difficult, was it?

Facebook already has a range of gender options for those who don't fit neatly into male/female categories, but it just took that accommodation one step further. Much like Google, Facebook now lets you specify any gender you want -- you're not limited...
26 Feb 20:48

incidentalcomics:This is how creativity works.

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incidentalcomics:

This is how creativity works.

26 Feb 22:56

thecindercone: Hunkering down and working on a print project...

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thecindercone:

Hunkering down and working on a print project document in the design and build of the tree houses and bowl.

26 Feb 17:48

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26 Feb 17:59

FCC approves net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as a utility

by Devindra Hardawar
It's a good day for proponents of an open internet: The Federal Communications Commission just approved its long-awaited network neutrality plan, which reclassifies broadband internet as a Title II public utility and gives the agency more regulatory ...
26 Feb 19:00

Adult Themes: The rise and fall of America's first digital brothel

by Daniel Cooper
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Shared more for the image than the story.

If someone forced you to describe RealTouch Interactive in just two words, you'd probably call it a "digital brothel." And rightly so, as the North Carolina-based business specializes in teledildonics, wearable gadgets that let people "have sex" thro...
25 Feb 21:30

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26 Feb 16:21

State laws restricting city-run broadband overruled

by Terrence O'Brien
Today is one of the more momentous days in the FCC's recent history. Its net neutrality vote will get most of the press attention, but its moves to protect municipal broadband from state legislators are also quite important. The proposal adopted toda...
26 Feb 08:36

I'm Not Wordy™

by speero
26 Feb 09:17

I'm Not Wordy™

by speero
26 Feb 10:21

Facebook rolls out new tools to help prevent suicides

by Matt Brian
With over a billion users, Facebook plays an important role in keeping people connected. It serves as a place to share good news, but also provides a platform for users to request support from their digital peers. The company is keenly aware that it ...
26 Feb 11:21

Always Philthy

by waggawagga
26 Feb 11:32

Google advises towns that want Fiber to update outdated practices

by Mariella Moon
Want Google to bring its Gigabit internet service to your area? You'll have to convince your town to follow Selena Gomez's sage advice: If you want it, come and get it. Speaking at a Washington DC conference, Google Fiber's VP of Access Services Milo...
26 Feb 12:34

I need a guide: charles fréger

by turn
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the stuff of nightmares

26 Feb 12:34

scotch & jazz @ dusk

by joenagle
26 Feb 11:13

Modern interpretation of a mountain home: Flight House

by Dany Barzsina
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The Flight House is a modern mountain home designed by Sage Architecture located in the Martis Camp, Truckee, California, USA.

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26 Feb 14:31

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26 Feb 15:03

The White House officially launches its new cyber warfare agency

by Daniel Cooper
Cooper Griggs

#EagleEyeWatch

One of the reasons that the US has been slow to respond to attacks is because its security agencies don't talk to each other. This lack of communication may make the FBI, CIA etc look very butch, but it's pretty terrible when lives, businesses and se...
26 Feb 16:17

Five miles of Hyperloop test track will be built in California

by Daniel Cooper
Cooper Griggs

So much for Texas! ¡Viva la California!

If you were worried that Hyperloop was nothing more than a fantasy, you might be happy to learn that some companies are taking the idea very seriously. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the companies inspired by Elon Musk's idea of making...
26 Feb 15:05

These are the top-25 mobile photos from Flickr in 2014

by archieflickr

At the Flickr office, one of our most fun recurring debates is whether photos on mobile devices will ever approach the quality of those taken with dedicated cameras. Because we recently gathered the top photos taken overall at Flickr in 2014, I thought it would be interesting to see what we’d find if we looked into the top mobile photos uploaded over the same period.

So…WOW. We were really impressed. The quality and diversity of images far exceeded our expectations. Some were taken with brand-new top-of-the-line smartphones, others with devices that were a few years old. Some were processed, others uploaded as-is. All were beautiful.

Most importantly, they show that all of us have the gear we need to take great photos.

Save the nature

Uploaded by Alexandr Tikki. Tikki’s striking photo received more faves than any other taken with a mobile device. iPhone 5s.

Sunday mist

Uploaded by Luca Reano. Nokia Lumia 820.

Dragonfly

Uploaded by Samim Hasan. This was taken with a smartphone not known for its camera, the HTC Desire X. The color is outstanding.

Happy Holi Brasília - Brazil

Uploaded by Telmo Filho. iPhone 4s.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Milano

Uploaded by Pablo Fernández. This photo, which was taken with an iPhone 4s, shows what is possible even with a slightly older smartphone.

my way

Uploaded by Luigi Ales. Taken with his Nokia Lumia 1020, it was initially hard to believe this was not a DSLR shot.

Uploaded by Betina Plate. iPhone 4s.

In pursuit of moment

Uploaded by Alexandr Tikki, his second in this series. iPhone 4s.

2000 year old door

Uploaded by William Huggins Higgins. Captured with a Samsung Note 3.

Foggy Run

Uploaded by Jeff Knobloch. Taken after a morning run with a friend, this is the sort of opportunistic photo that can only be taken with the smartphone in your pocket. Samsung Galaxy S4.

Uploaded by ~tnymo~. iPhone 6.

Sunset in Sjelborg

Uploaded by Johan Bengtsson. Samsung Galaxy S4

scooting aboot renfrew

Uploaded by Tam. iPhone 5s.

Summer's Requiem

Uploaded by Richard Smith. iPhone 5.

surfing interlude

Uploaded by Pixelmania. “sunsets & surfers. something you can always find in san diego.”

Kolob Canyon in Zion NP 20140920_151733i

Uploaded by Norm Erikson. Samsung Galaxy Light.

Agia Efimia.Kefalonia

Uploaded by Maria Tritaki. iPhone 4s.

Cape Cod : Aurora

Uploaded by Chris Suefert. This beautiful capture of the Aurora Borealis from Cape Cod demonstrates the low-light performance of his iPhone 5.

green

Uploaded by Luigi Ales. Ale’s Lumia 1020 again exhibiting incredible detail.

Foggy Foggy Night

Uploaded by Rodger Sharp. Taken with an iPhone 6 Plus.

720 - Frühlingsfest 2014

Uploaded by Christophe Cymbalisty. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.

www.nearthelighthouse.com

Uploaded by Near the Lighthouse. iPhone 5.

La conquista del universo !!!

Uploaded by Xiomara Martinez. Samsung Galaxy S5.

November hike (iphonography)(explored!)

Uploaded by Kiljano. iPhone 5.

Snowflake Macro (iPhone & Olloclip)

Uploaded by Jessica Dyer. Dyer attached Olloclip 21x macro lens to her iPhone 5 to capture this image.


26 Feb 00:46

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26 Feb 01:58

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25 Feb 21:24

I'm Not Wordy™

by speero
25 Feb 19:30

Here's what we know about Magic Leap so far

by Mariella Moon
Cooper Griggs

hmmmmm

Google made a big splash when it threw its support behind Magic Leap with a $542 million investment last year. Immediately people began wondering what exactly Mountain View was so excited about that it was willing to drop half a billion dollars as pu...
24 Feb 14:26

by The Awkward Yeti

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24 Feb 18:05

by Ryan Selvy

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