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Inside The New HTC One Duo Camera: A Whole New Way To Shoot

There’s been loads of speculation about the HTC One M8′s strange new camera. With one large lens on the back and a slightly smaller one just above it, no one quite knew what to think. Is it just a 3D camera? Is one telephoto and one wide? Is it a light field camera like the Lytro? None of the above.


11 Satellite Views Of Earth As You've Never Seen It Before

Overhead satellite views are nothing special in this age of Google maps — but then, there’s Daily Overview. From brick-making kilns to Nepal to Danish suburbs, the site’s one image a day is consistently beautiful, weird and illuminating of a larger story of how the Earth came to look this way. Here are some of Daily Overview’s greatest hits.


How LIVR Fooled The World (And Why The World Probably Deserved It)

One of the hottest new apps set to debut this week at SXSW, that annual intermingling of tenuous ideas and easy money, was LIVR, a social network exclusively for drunk people. Media and investors alike lined up to laud it. The only problem? As we first reported yesterday, LIVR was an elaborate hoax. Now it’s time to meet who was behind it.


Design Directives: Remaking Robocop's Interface For The 21st Century

The Robocop remake doesn’t just reinvent his outer shell with a sleek new shape — it also changes how the cyborg police officer sees the rest of the world. We spoke to lead designer Mert Kizilay from the L.A. design studio yU+Co about creating a new user interface for Robocop.


Mark Zuckerberg Talks Fragmenting Apps, Anonymous Facebook And... Poke

Ahead of Facebook’s 10th anniversary on February 4, Bloomberg Businessweek scored an interview with Mark Zuckerberg to chat about the company’s future. Here are some choice cuts from the social network’s head honcho.


The True Literature Of California Is Science Fiction

Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of many works of science fiction, including The Three Californias, a trilogy of novels about southern California; the Mars Trilogy; 2312, a novel about climate change; and his most recent novel, Shaman.


A Droid Apart: Motorola's Rick Osterloh On Google, Moto And More

The last five years have been full of reinvention for Motorola; it’s gone from being kind of a dinosaur, to launching the super-popular Droid line, to being swallowed up by Google, to making some of the best, easiest-to-use smartphones out there. It’s been quite a roller-coaster.


Sony's Phil Molyneux On How To Weird Your Way Back To Greatness

Sony is a consumer electronics beast with a lot of clout, but not necessarily a great product roster to back up its legendary status. Today, it’s hardly the company that put a Walkman in every backpack and a colour TV in every living room.


How Jeff Bezos Made Amazon Everyone's Everything All Of The Time

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is probably the defining salesman of our time. But in a sit-down with a small group of journalists yesterday that was ostensibly about new Kindle hardware, it became more clear than ever that his company’s success has come not from any individual product line, but from one impossibly ambitious strategy: Be everywhere, do everything. It’s insane. It’s working.


Flying High: Jetman Talks Flight, Fear, And What's Next

Yves “Jetman” Rossy’s exploits have been well-documented over the years. He’s crossed the English Channel, the Grand Canyon, and flown alongside a B-17 bomber with a jet-powered wing strapped to his back and nothing else. He’s crazy in the best way possible. We caught up with Yves yesterday to chat about what’s coming next for Jetman, his thoughts on Felix Baumgartner and what it’s like to fly with a wing strapped to your back.


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