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22 Sep

Become a Pokémon Master with This Pokémon GO Wearable

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To say that Pokémon GO became an unexpected phenomenon is a bit of an understatement. It is, however, a testament to two things: the power of nostalgia and the technologic evolution of gaming and augmented reality. After a monstrous big bang of a launch, the craze surrounding Pokémon GO has died down a bit and the public and player fascination has waned, mostly due to a lack of updates. Makers Niantic Labs are trying to reignite the Poké craze, and while upgrades to the app itself don’t appear to be on the horizon much to the chagrin of players, the game is getting even techier if it’s possible. Trainers, meet the Pokémon GO Plus wearable! Starting September 16, Pokémon GO players...
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18 Aug

Watch This Year’s VMA Video of the Year Nominees Using These Amazing Headphones

It’s that time of year again – time for the most outrageous awards show of them all! Of course, what other show could I be talking about besides the MTV Video Music Awards, which take place Sunday, August 28? From the very first show in 1984 with Madonna writhing around on stage in a wedding gown up to last year’s epic Miley Cyrus/Nicki Minaj feud, and of course, all of the pop star makeouts, twerking, “Imma let you finish…” and python snakes in between, the VMAs never fail to deliver on outrageous, watercooler moments. Oh, they also hand out some awards for music videos as well. This year’s five Video of the Year nominees are surprisingly solid. To acquaint or...
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17 Aug

Droned Is the First TV Show Devoted to All Things Drones

It was only a matter of time before the fervor and fascination surrounding drones translated to a weekly showcase on TV. Airing Friday nights on the Science Channel, Droned is the first television program that revolves around all things drones, and enthusiasts should make the program appointment viewing…or at least set their DVRs to record. Documenting the chronicles of Pigeon Vision, an aerial filming and customization company based out of Ft. Lauderdale, Droned is a reality program that shows the inner-workings of the burgeoning commercial drone industry. Pigeon Vision is responsible for designing and manufacturing drones for a number of entertainment projects and clients, ranging from Indy 500 races to filmmaker Tyler Perry. Run by drone pilot Dani Vierra and software...
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6 Aug

Join the Star Wars with These Epic, Movie-Inspired Drones

If sci-fi nerds, drone enthusiasts and Star Wars fanatics aren’t salivating over this, then I can’t think of what else would tickle their geeky fancy. Propel RC is fulfilling fan boy and girl fantasies worldwide by releasing four drones designed to precisely mirror some of the most iconic Star Wars space crafts. These limited edition models were meticulously crafted, hand-painted and are individually numbered, meaning you’re going to want to scoop them up fast before these novelty items disappear. Whether you want to traverse a galaxy far, far away with the Millennium Falcon, join the Dark Side with a TIE Advanced X1, fight in the resistance with a T-65 X-Wing Starfighter or speed through a new planet with the 74-Z...
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2 Aug

Instagram Introduces Snapchat-Inspired Stories Feature

In the increasingly competitive social media market, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook reign as the top three networks used by young people. With Snapchat rolling out new features on a pretty regular basis, Facebook-owned Instagram has been struggling to keep up on quite the same level. Cue the announcement of Instagram Stories. With fewer features than Snapchat Stories, but essentially a clone-copy, Instagram Stories allows users to post photo and video stories that disappear after 24 hours. Instagram co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom expressed interest in creating Instagram Stories to act as a place where users can post and share all their daily life moments that they might not deem "special" enough for their more curated Instagram feed and as something to...
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28 Jul

See Regular Guys Get Makeovers as Famous Photoshop Fails

The BuzzFeed Try Guys are back at it again! This time, everyone's favorite BF crew got transformed with the help of PhotoShop to become some of the most infamous editing fails in recent pop culture lore. The Try Guys did a previous video where they were PhotoShopped to look like their ideal version of themselves, but this time around it's a little different since they're being 'shopped in the image of women. And badly, to say the least. Women in media are subject to a long history of over-editing at the hands of retouchers, and sometimes (most of the time) it's not remotely subtle or even physically possible. From overuse of the liquify tool to frightening doll-like, pore-less and wrinkle-less faces, biology defying...
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19 Jul

Here’s How to Choose the Best Audio Streaming Service for You

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With the once cherished CD now on the cusp of becoming an ancient relic of a previous generation and autonomous MP3 players giving way to music player integrated smartphones, music streaming services are skyrocketing in popularity. Currently outshining video streaming services, audio streaming has surged an impressive 79.5% year-to-year while sales of physical albums and downloads continue to drop every year. The music industry is being heavily impacted by this market change, with streaming now acting as its cornerstone. "Audio streaming is changing the face of the music industry. From Jay-Z's Tidal to the new BitTorent, streaming music might soon become the only way the next generation listens to their favorite artists," says Karl Volkman, audio streaming expert and CTO of SRV Network,...
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18 Jul

Does Snapchat’s New Memories Feature Defeat the Purpose of Snapchat?

The big, fresh and shiny update for Snapchat hit mobile users recently, and the talk of the town is the new Memories feature. Memories allows you to save photos and videos you take within Snapchat into a photo album within the app, edit and send them solo or grouped together at a later time and even upload photos and videos from your phone’s camera roll into the Snapchat Memories bank so you can Snapchat-ify them and publish them to your Story. Reaction to this new update has been mixed and lukewarm – I fall firmly on the opposed side, as I think Memories blows up the premise of what makes Snapchat so unique in the social media image sharing landscape....
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13 Jul

Using a Drone to Catch Pokémon…and So Much More on Pokémon GO

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If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, one of two things probably happened: you're either one of the select few people that haven’t heard about or been swept up in the Pokémon GO craze, or your sanctuary was disturbed when some fool lifted up your house to try to find a Pokémon on Pokémon GO. To say Pokémon GO is a phenomenon is an understatement. Having been out for a week, there’s already statistics saying that the augmented reality app has more users than Tinder, has been used to facilitate robberies, has generated testimonials that it’s helping hermits to come out of their shells and fight depression and has been used as an accidental tool for...
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13 Jul

This ‘Top Model’ Photographer Wants to Find the Next ‘Top Photographer’

Photography superstore Adorama and former America's Next Top Model judge and photographer Nigel Barker are on a quest to find out who is the next great American photographer --- and with the help of reality TV. Appropriately entitled Top Photographer with Nigel Barker, the new reality web series will be available on Adorama's YouTube channel AdoramaTV with the English photographer serving as host and judge. In a video preview released by Adorama, Barker promises to bring "five of the best photographers to New York" to compete and see "who not only has the eye but the technical skills to reign." Courtesy of AdoramaTV Throughout the five episode series, other internationally acclaimed photographers will guest alongside Barker in order to judge and evaluate...
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