- Developers take heed of these 21 web browser features we desperately need — Cracked
- Meet the most addictive Facebook apps on the planet — ReadWrite
- How Apple employees got hacked — Newser
- Daleks invade London! — BuzzFeed
- The world's first 3D printing pen is all kinds of awesome — HuffPost Tech
- Mark Hamill says he's "likely" to appear in Star Wars — SlashFilm
- Let's get deep: what is the universe? — Mental Floss
- The next generation in computer mice is finally here — Brit + Co.
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Independent films were once rare, obscure gems reserved for select theaters in big cities — but, alas, it's 2013 and times have changed! Ahead of this Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, which begins at 10:00 p.m. EST on the IFC channel, catch up on the best feature, best director, and best screenplay nominees on iTunes or Amazon Instant Video.
Digital high-definition copies of these artist-driven films can be rented (iTunes users have 30 days and Amazon rentals range from 24 to 72 hours) or bought, and viewed on a computer, tablet, or (if you're really dedicated) smartphone. Take a look at these independent titles that will tug at your heartstrings, make you laugh out loud, and provoke your thoughts, and then tell us your predictions for this year's Spirit Awards.
- Beasts of the Southern Wild — This fantastical bayou tale of a six-year-old girl with a wild imagination will move you. Available on Amazon ($4 to rent, $13 to buy).
- Moonrise Kingdom — The summer of 1965 changed the lives of two outcast twelve-year-olds who, off the coast of New England, run away into the wilderness. Available on iTunes ($5 to rent, $20 to buy) and Amazon ($1 to rent, $15 to buy).
Watch more indie films, including a movie from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and a story starring one very handsome Gael Garcia Bernal.
Less than a year after former Google employee, Marissa Mayer, took the reins of Yahoo as CEO, the company unveiled a shiny, new homepage today. With an infinite scroll newsfeed and polished look that is much less cluttered than the old view, Yahoo hopes the makeover will have its landing page once again become your home site.
So what's different other than the surface change?
- Facebook sign-in — If you have a Yahoo account go ahead and sign in with that, but as of today, you can also sign in to Yahoo with a Facebook account. The site will also pull in Facebook friends' birthdays, so there's no way of forgetting the occasion, and show you stories recommended by those same pals.
- Flickr sidebar — Peep the latest Flickr uploads in the lower right hand corner of the page.
- Customizable newsfeed — Instead seeing a round down of the day's biggest news, you can now select which topics you'd like to see in the feed. More sports coverage? Done! Only care about business news? You got it.
For Android and iOS users, Yahoo also gave its mobile site a more touch-friendly experience, which you can take a look at after the break.
Press your nose against Andy Warhol's "Gold Marilyn Monroe" at the MoMA or Jackson Pollock's "Autumn Rhythm" at the Met — without actually being there. The world's greatest museums are embracing technology, giving art lovers across the globe access to paintings, sculptures, performance art, and drawings like never before.
Art history geeks can now get up close and personal with their favorite pieces. These museum apps for iOS and Android will take you to New York, Paris, London, and other ultimate art destinations, without ever having to leave the comfort of your home.
- Musée du Louvre, Paris (free) — This app for iOS includes hundreds of images, a presentation of the palace and its history, key updates on events at the museum, and info on art's most iconic masterpieces. There's also a complete audio guide for Android ($3).
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — The Met doesn't have an official app, but it does produce amazing collections on iTunes U, featuring expert talks on European paintings, contemporary art, photography, Islamic masterpieces, and more.
- Musée d'Orsay, Paris (free) — The iOS and Android app has videos, a list of events, current exhibitions, and operating hours, plus hundreds of images of the museum's most famous works, with detailed information on the artist, date, and location.
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Phone cases need not be boring, and to keep tired cases at bay, enter the Cellairis by Elle & Blair iPhone Cases. Designed by fashion and beauty experts extraordinaire, Elle and Blaire Fowler, the cases fit for iPhones 4-5 incorporate a pop (or several dozen pops) of rhinestone, two-toned leather, and quilted exteriors, to leave the basics at the door. Look through the gallery for the highlights of Elle and Blaire's 2013 phone collection.
Dcovery ($4), a mobile trip guide for iPhone, is your next globe-trotting companion-in-crime for those bitten by the travel bug.
The app organizes research in an intelligent, travel-friendly way and makes all that information easily accessible with or without a data connection.
Before the journey begins, travelers can bookmark points of interest on the app and save articles on city attractions to read offline. Dcovery will pull up the exact address, directions, and tips for bookmarked locations and add all the necessary information to their iPhone Contacts for quick access.
Our favorite feature is Taxi Mode, which displays an address in the local language to show your driver. With over 15 different languages supported, tourists can rest assured that there won't be any miscommunication when it matters most. So handy!
Once you've arrived at your final destination, Dcovery can also provide a snapshot of the local time and weather, plus all your bookmarks within thumb's reach. Take Dcovery for a spin, and let us know: would you recommend this app to other sightseeing friends?
- Mother Nature shows us how it's done — Cracked
- One of Apple's biggest fanboys switches to Android — ReadWrite
- Glowing geek-chic gowns — Brit + Co.
- Reclining airplane seats: evil and unnecessary? — Newser
- Awesome forgotten video games from the '80s — FWD
- Why you should stop checking Facebook at work — HuffPost Tech
- "Made In Taiwan" and other rejected titles for Toy Story 3 — Mental Floss
- Netflix did something right with House of Cards — Geekosystem
Between hosting the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler and celebrating a triumphant finale to 30 Rock, Tina Fey has already had a huge year, and it's only February. Next up for Tina is her new film, Admission, costarring Paul Rudd, and to celebrate, Tina is the next star of our I'm a Huge Fan series!
Head over to the contest page and enter for the chance for you and a guest to fly to New York and get the A-list treatment with surprises along the way, all before meeting — and interviewing — Tina in person as part of our I'm a Huge Fan series! Enter now and catch Admission in theaters March 22.
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