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Rim light photography? Not a problem for this drone

Rim light photography? Not a problem for this drone

Soon, professional photographers might have a use for these fancy personal drones that are becoming popular among hobbyists today. A joint research group from MIT and Cornell University are developing a kind of drone that will assist photographers by providing them with the perfect light, even in the most difficult requirements, like rim light.

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Popcorn Time refuses to quit, adds AirPlay support

Popcorn Time refuses to quit, adds AirPlay support

A service that is being called "Hollywood's Worst Nightmare" is back with another update and its biting back at the powers that be. It has added support for Apple's AirPlay streaming protocol so that not only will users be able to watch streaming torrents on their iOS devices, they can also redirect those to, say, an Apple TV for the ultimate viewing experience.

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Windows Phone 8.1 update to bring Cortana to more markets

Windows Phone 8.1 update to bring Cortana to more markets

Yesterday we saw some of the new features coming to Windows Phone devices by way of the first update to version 8.1. Now we're being given a more detailed look at some of those features, including some that we haven't heard about yet. Primary among this is that Cortana, Microsoft's own virtual personal assistant, will be making her (or its) maiden voyage outside the US, primarily to China and the UK.

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Signal iPhone app keeps eavesdroppers out of your calls

Signal iPhone app keeps eavesdroppers out of your calls

If you've ever gotten that eerie feeling that someone might be snooping in on your calls, then this app might just be the right fit for you. Open WhisperSystems has just made available their open source Signal app for iPhone that will encrypt your voice calls so that no one can eavesdrop. It won't even cost you a single cent.

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Hack turns ATM into DOOM arcade machine

Hack turns ATM into DOOM arcade machine

There is this long standing gamer belief that a computer is not a computer unless it can run, and play, DOOM. Taking that philosophy to heart, two Australian hackers have embarked on a perilous journey to install DOOM on one machine where you least expect to see it: a cash-dispensing ATM.

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Mac mini 2014 refresh might be coming soon

Mac mini 2014 refresh might be coming soon

Leaks, intentional or otherwise, serve to inspire dreams of devices or updates, some of which sadly never come to be. Considering how the Apple's Mac mini is long overdue an update, it is only understandable that this latest leak about a mid-2014 refresh will stir up hope that the company has not yet turned its back on the mini desktop line.

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS, SX400 IS boast super high zoom

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS, SX400 IS boast super high zoom

Near, far, or wherever you are, Canon will make sure that you will be able to take that perfect shot. With the PowerShot SX400 IS' 30x zoom and the PowerShot SX520 HS' even higher 42x zoom, Canon's latest Super-Zoom digital compacts can definitely go the distance to meet the needs of digital photographers, both professional and hobbyist alike.

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