Disrupt London Finalist Photomath Rockets To The Top Of The App Store

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photomath Have you tried Photomath yet? It’s brilliant. It’s a camera app that solves math equations. Just point and solve. The company launched the app earlier this week at Disrupt London, and yesterday, unseated Facebook Message to become the top free on the App Store. The app works in real time and displays the answer to an equation in an augmented reality layer. Click a button to have… Read More

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Don’t Miss the Orionid Meteor Shower This Week

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If you step outside before dawn this week, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.

The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now, and it will likely be a very good show this year, weather permitting. The moon slimmed down to a narrow crescent before sunrise on Oct. 21 during the peak of the shower. The skinny lunar sliver didn’t rise until around 5 a.m. local time. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama hosted a webcast Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 Oct. 20 GMT) featuring live views of the meteor shower

The Orionids can best be described as a junior version of the famous Perseid meteor shower. The meteors are known as "Orionids" because they seem to fan out from a region to the north of the constellation Orion’s second brightest star, Betelgeuse Read more…

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James Blunt Finally Admits “You’re Beautiful” Is Garbage

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Loyal-yet-insistent English terrier mix James Blunt regrets that he’s known for just one thing: Leaving "You’re Beautiful" all over the carpet back in 2005 and rolling in it until it took years to get the smell out. Blunt told Hello! this week that he’s very sorry and he hopes you can forgive him.

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Hollywood’s Love Affair With Oscar de la Renta

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Gowns by Oscar de la Renta, the iconic designer who died Monday, have been practically obligatory for Hollywood’s most fashionable for decades. From the Academy Awards to Cannes Film Festival to the Golden Globes, there was scarcely a red carpet in the past 15 years that didn’t showcase a big star, or three, wearing his designs.

Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta launched his first line in 1965 in New York by way of Madrid and Paris, where he studied fashion with legends at Lanvin and Balenciaga. He’s been a fixture in the high-fashion scene ever since.

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11 Must-Have WordPress Plugins Every Modern Blogger Needs for that Competitive Edge

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With tens of thousands of plugins in the WordPress.org repository, and growing, selecting the right plugins to get the job done can be confusing, especially for new bloggers. At the same time I’ve realized that once you’re seasoned and have tried and tested dozens of plugins, you’ll tend to settle with a few that will […]

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Google Just Released Hundreds of Cool Icons That You Can Use For Free

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Google Just Released Hundreds of Cool Icons That You Can Use For Free

As part of its Material Design project, Google has published a set of lovely icons, designed for use in mobile apps or whatever else you fancy using them for. And they’re free!

Just published to Github, there are 750 of the neatly designed icons. They’ll fit nicely in Android, but you could use the for anything, really. They’re available under a CC-BY-SA Creative Commons license, so you can do whatever you want with them. [Github via Kottke]

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20 Tricks For Sitting At Your Desk Without Hurting Your Back

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Sitting is killing youAlthough if you are like most people, you probably don’t have access to an alternative workspace option like a treadmill desk.

If you are forced to sit, you should maximize your desk’s potential for healthy ergonomics and productivity with this perfect setup.  

Produced by Justin Gmoser. Additional graphics by Alex Kuzoian.

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