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Top Stories of the WeekThe Most Diabolical Pranks of the Year

April Fools, everyone! We were going to execute some brilliant joke on Giz, but then we sort of ran out of scotch tape and willpower. However! We still love a good prank. So, below are our favorites of the year.* More »

Top Stories of the WeekWhy Photoshop for iPad Marks the End of the Desktop Computing Era

The real Photoshop for iPad exists. Adobe showed it yesterday and it looks like a solid digital darkroom. But, more importantly, it marks another step in the ongoing evolution that is changing the way humans interact with machines. One that, in fact, is putting back our human nature into computing. More »

Top Stories of the WeekWhy Do These Breathtaking Russian Images of Earth Look so Different from NASA's?

While this morning's orbital image of Mercury is historic, these two images are the ones that have truly left me in complete awe today. Even more so than the most accurate, highest resolution view of Earth to date. More »

Top Stories of the WeekWhy I've Switched From Chrome to Firefox 4

You've probably heard a lot about Firefox 4's new interface, speed, and feature improvements, but many of you have already left it for Chrome. Here's why Firefox's newest version is worth another look, even if you're a diehard Chrome user. More »

Top Stories of the Week27 Pictures Made of Other Pictures

For thousands of years, Man made mosaics through shards of clay and ceramic, likely the artistic result of reusing broken pots. Today, we do the same thing, but with our leftover digital content: photos. More »

Top Stories of the WeekWhy Are Spectres and Warthogs Attacking Gaddafi's Forces Now?

In case you had any doubts about where the war in Libya is going, the Pentagon has admitted today that two new weapons are now part of the coalition forcesw: The A-10 Warthog and the AC-130 Spectre. More »

Top Stories of the WeekThe World's Largest Picture Taken Indoors Is 40 Gigapixels of Classic Beauty

This is a 40,000 megapixel, 280,000 x 140,000, 360 degree picture of the 868-year-old Strahov Monastery Library in Prague, Czech Republic. A lot of numbers, right? Here's more: the gigantic picture is actually made up of 2,947 different images that added up to 283GB and took over 111 hours to stich together. More »

Top Stories of the WeekWhy Are Millions of Spiders Invading Thousands of Trees and Why Is It Good News?

These huge trees are fully covered with thousands of spiderwebs, something never before seen in Sindh, Pakistan, where this photo was taken. Yes, it's a eewrifying image, but it has had a surprisingly positive effect on the population of this heavily punished part of the world. How, you scream? More »

Top Stories of the WeekHow To Keep Reading the NY Times For Free (Updated)

The NY Times is flipping the switch on its digital paywall right now, and the Grey Lady don't come cheap: $15/month for the website and the phone app, $20/month for the website and the iPad app, or a wallet-singeing $35 for web, phone, and iPad. But there are loopholes! And they are generous. Here's your game plan. More »

Top Stories of the WeekiPhone 5 Most Probable Intro Day: June 6, WWDC2011

If you are waiting for iPhone 5, now you have a solid target day: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will start on June 6. The iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 were all launched at previous WWDCs. In the words of Phil Schiller More »