Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011

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Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011

Hipstamatic and the Death of Photojournalism
Pictures of the Year International is a photojournalism contest that's a pretty big deal. This photo by New York Times photographer Damon Winter of the 2nd Platoon under fire in Afghanistan took third place this year. It was taken with the iPhone app Hipstamatic, which slathers photos with moody effects. More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011Could the Next iPhone Really Be A Third Smaller Than iPhone 4?
According to Bloomberg, the next iPhone may be two-thirds the size of the already (very) petite iPhone 4. That's crazy small. But will it happen? More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011

Julian Assange: Chief Marketing Officer of WikiLeaks
Are government spooks really out to get Julian Assange? Or are his claims simply a ruse designed to attract the spotlight? WikiLeaks former Number 2 has a little expose of his own. Take a peek Inside Wikileaks. More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011The Open Graveyard of Mt. Everest's "Death Zone"
A word of warning: The images in the accompanying video are quite graphic. In 2006, a lone climber attempting the summit of Mount Everest for the third time was, purely by chance, caught in an amateur photograph taken by another climber of the scenic mountaintop ahead. The climber in the photograph was making his way up what is known as the Final Push of the Northeast ridge, between Camp VI at 8,230 m and the summit. It was late in the afternoon, a foolishly reckless time to undertake the lengthy and dangerous route. More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011How the Amazing Beer That Pours From the Bottom of the Glass Works
Do you remember that jaw dropping video that showed beer being poured through the bottom of the glass? It all works because of this simple magnet attached to the bottom of the cup. The magnet raises up, to open, when being filled with the BottomsUP tap and keeps closed when you're drinking the brewski. Smart. More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011The Onion Reveals Apple's Worst Case Scenario
With Steve Jobs on an extended leave of absence, what's the worst that could really happen at Apple? As in most things, I prefer the The Onion's take. More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011All Your iPhone Passwords Can Be Stolen In Under Six Minutes
A lost iPhone means more than having to rebuild your contact list. Because researchers have shown that it only takes six minutes to access every password that's stored in the device's keychain. Email, voicemail, Wi-Fi, VPN, Exchange-it's all at risk. More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011The Facebook Phone Inspired by Stormtroopers and Wall-E's Girlfriend
While most of us won't swap our iPhones or top-level Androids for INQ's two latest cellphones, the Cloud Touch and Cloud Q, anyone considering their first smartphone should definitely check these out. Especially if you're F5-ing Facebook all day long. More »


Best Stories of Today, Feb 10, 2011Why You Should Never Steal From a Vengeful Guy With a Surveillance System
A little while ago a guy noticed his shovel was missing from his front yard, so he checked his security camera footage to see what might've happened to it. What'd he discover? Some woman walked into his yard, stole his shovel, and let her dog take a dump on his snow-covered lawn. He also discovered which of the street-parked cars was hers. More »