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Snapchat’s new world lenses are its biggest push into augmented reality

Snap Inc. is a camera company, and on the day of F8, Facebook's annual conference for developers, they want to remind the tech industry, Wall Street, and their loyal users of that mission.  Snapchat is launching new world lenses, an expansion of its world lens...

These engaging, hyper-visual maps can help us better understand homelessness

A new data project immediately hits you with a simple yet devastating message on its homepage: "The issue of modern homelessness is broad and complex, affecting too many of our neighbors and communities." But not all hope is lost. And for the site Understanding Homelessness,...

Gorillaz team up with Pandora for a TMI glimpse into the music that shaped their sound

If you don't hear the Michael Buble influence on the new Gorillaz album, maybe you're not listening hard enough.  The band is one of a slew of artists (including 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Halsey and Lil' Yachty) teaming up with Pandora for their new Sounds...

How WhatsApp brings my family closer together

I grew up in India and moved to New York City four years ago, but I’ve always had family all around the world. In spite of having high-speed internet, access to Skype, Yahoo Messenger and numerous other communication tools, almost every interaction was one-on-one.This...

How photographers use iPhones to get gorgeous shots of a massive water festival

Over the weekend, Thailand soaked up the festivities during its annual mass water fight, Songkran. The Thai new year marks the arrival of spring, but visitors to the country also know it as a weekend-long water fight, as major streets get closed, and people arm...

The redesigned Google Earth works directly in Chrome

Google Earth has been reborn. Google unveiled a completely redesigned Google Earth and it does away with the single worst thing about the previous version of the software. Out now for desktop and Android, it no longer requires a separate download — it's available directly...

Lady Gaga FaceTimed Prince William to talk about mental health and you have to watch it

British Royalty and Pop Royalty joined forces today to create a powerful video encouraging people to speak more openly about mental health.  The video — which starts at 1:50 — shows Lady Gaga sipping her morning coffee in her Hollywood abode as she FaceTimes Prince...

Legendary sportsperson’s response to fan letter wows Instagram

Image: SOLANKI/EPA/REX/ShutterstockBy Sohini Mitter2017-04-18 08:51:20 UTCThe 'God of Cricket' must be receiving fan letters by the thousands. But when US-based Karan Gandhi penned a handwritten note to Sachin Tendulkar, he responded by uploading it on Instagram along with a sweet, little acknowledgement. Tendulkar, who shouldered...

Tesla cuts the starting price for Model S by $5,000

If you're thinking of buying the entry-level Tesla Model S, we've got good news for you: Not only is it cheaper, it also comes with some free extras.  The changes, which went live Monday, are as follows: Tesla Model S 75, which comes with a...

Netflix is all set to hit a major milestone this weekend

Nearly 10 years after Netflix began offering online streaming of movies and TV shows, the company says it's all set to hit the 100-million subscribers mark.The California-based company says it expects to hit the milestone this weekend. "It’s a good start," the company wrote...