The best scenic wallpapers for iPad Air and iPad mini

This week, we have hand-picked five scenic-themed wallpapers for iPad from iLikeWallpapers. Most detailed wallpapers are probably more suitable for the Lock screen, but some are fitting for the Home screen as well. Keep in mind that these wallpapers are designed for the latest iPad Air, but they could scale to look nice on the iPad mini or other devices.

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This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future | TechCrunch

2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views about the meritocracy of Silicon Valley.

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China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

"(A) special investigation team conducted an anti-monopoly investigation inquiry with Microsoft Vice President Chen Shi (David Chen), and required that Microsoft make a written explanation within 20 days," the SAIC said in a statement on its website.

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Are All Accelerators Decelerators? | TechCrunch

Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned argument. I almost felt like it was my duty to save an entrepreneur.

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 confirmed for early 2015 [update]

As part of today's Sony Computer Entertainment event in Japan, Capcom showcased content from its popular Resident Evil survival horror franchise. The first trailer debuted for the definitive version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece Resident Evil. Fans of classic survival horror can get their first look at the visual upgrades they can expect by downloading the trailer as well as brand new artwork and screens from the Capcom press site now. The game is set for release on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC in early 2015. Also at the event, Capcom unveiled Resident Evil Revelations 2. The title is planned for release in early 2015 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. More information and official details for Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be available in the near future so please stay tuned. The live-action teaser trailer for the game is available to check out at the official Resident Evil YouTube page.

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Social Media Goes Wild Over Massive Celebrity Nude Photo Leak

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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25 Dazzling Electric Zoo Festival Photos on Instagram

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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Halo 3: How Does it Look in Halo: The Master Chief Collection? - PAX Prime - IGN Video

Get a look at Halo 3's campaign from Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Video is 1080p 30fps, but the game definitely runs at 60fps.

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Sony Japan & Asia presser round-up: Fives alive on PS4

While some of you were snoozing, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan & Asia had a little shindig ahead of this month's Tokyo Game Show, and it was news-stuffed. If you want you can re-watch the whole shebang here , all two hours or so of it... on your precious day off. Just in case you'd rather not, we've compiled a list of the highlights below the break. Bloodborne (Gamescom 2014) The overriding theme of the show was games newly confirmed for PS4, arguably topped by the surprise reveal of Persona 5 (above.) Yes, for Sony's latest console. It's not the only new 5 that was announced for the system today, after Nippon Ichi Software finally drew the curtain on Disgaea 5. Japan does love a crossover. You've seen Dynasty Warriors meets Zelda, now take a look at Dynasty Warriors meets Dragon Quest in Dragon Quest Heroes. There's still time for Demon's Souls meets Nintendogs, Japanese games industry. Talking of Demon's Souls, From Software's Bloodborne now has a February 5 release date in Japan. Still no word on a concrete ETA for the West. Meanwhile, Capcom confirmed the much suspected Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is indeed creeping around the corner.

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Cultural Realities Of Latin American Entrepreneurship | TechCrunch

One of the brilliant things about tech leaders and pundits in Silicon Valley is their true passion for entrepreneurship and their belief in the power of the human spirit and intellect. Surrounded by the sight of so many motivated and talented founders in the Valley itself, they assume that this optimistic sensibility can override nearly any obstacle for a dedicated entrepreneur.

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How to run Flash on your iPad (if you must)

The most popular solution, Puffin Web Browser is free and available for both iPad and iPhone. The free version is limited in that you can only play Flash content at particular times of day -- to play material outside of these times you need to pay $0.99 for six months access. The big advantage is that you don't need to pay to access content so long as you are prepared to only use it during free periods. It also works with many Flash games.

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Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly? | TechCrunch

In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine potential mentor to them and their companies. Because, in case you have been hiding under a rock, there a lot of new ’mentors’ flooding towards technology startups, and it would be good if everyone had a clear idea of how this relationship should play out.

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Intel demos DirectX 12, which looks faster and more efficient than DX11

In any case, it’s about time. DirectX 12 will be the first generational update since DirectX11 showed up back 2008. We hope that the improvements demonstrated by Intel will translate into real-world performance. Either way, we can’t wait to get our hands on DirectX 12 ourselves.

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HTC One M8 for Windows Phone review - CNET

For instance, the M8's bezel (where the screen and phone edge meet) is alluringly reflective and convincingly conveys that you're holding a high-end device. But it's not polished to the same eye-catching sheen as the first One was. And though the back of the M8 is lovingly minted in a classy brushed-metal motif that's smoother than its predecessor's (which had a roughness almost like a ceramic bowl), the slicker texture doesn't wick away moisture quite as effectively. The result is a slippery, more friendly canvas for grease than the previous matte back.

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Vita gets a personal touch with themes in new software update

Sony will soon allow players to give their Vita handhelds a personal touch, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita announced during the company's Pre-Tokyo Game Show briefing. A new software update for the system will add customizable themes to the handheld, allowing for customization of wallpaper, icons and sounds on the system's dashboard. The announcement only featured themes of popular Japanese video game franchises, so it's unclear if players can use any images and sounds for the customization options. A translated tweet from PlayStation Japan appears to point to an October release date for update 3.30, which features themes. [Image: Sony]

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Flying Fail: Skydiver Misses Stadium Before College Football Game

Penn State and the University of Central Florida played a college football game in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday. Before the game, skydivers representing each school parachuted into the stadium to get the party started.

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Ukrainian Forces Retreat From Luhansk Airport

Meanwhile, Russia's foreign minister said on Monday that diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

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How We Played Telltale's Tales From the Borderlands - PAX Prime - IGN Conversations - IGN Video

Greg and Marty chat about what makes Telltale's take on Borderlands special.

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Yakuza Zero sets the calendar to 1988, coming 2015

Yakuza Zero , the recently-revealed entry in the Japanese crime sim series, will take fans back to the year 1988, developer/published Sega announced at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference. Taking place years before the first Yakuza game, the new entry in the series will focus on two protagonists: Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. The game, which is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, will feature cross-play with the PS Vita. Yakuza Zero is expected to start its crime spree in spring of 2015. [Image: Sega]

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Gizmodo on Twitter: .@NASA will reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away: http://t.co/sIaQBV3MNI http://t.co/eNXz5nf8eX

. @NASA will reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away: http://gizmo.do/P4wA1hH  pic.twitter.com/eNXz5nf8eX

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'The Incredibles' if It Was Directed By Christopher Nolan

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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European 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, report says

However, to close the gap with North America and Asia, “it is essential that Member States have flexibility to move sooner, preferably between 2018 and 2020 and potentially earlier,” Anne Bouverot, director general of the GSMA said in a statement. This should be possible to respond to the sustained growth in mobile data traffic and the dramatic change in the way citizens across Europe are watching news and entertainment content, relying more and more on the Internet to access programming, she said.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 31, 2014

Ever wondered why people often plant geranium flowers outside their window sills? It’s not just because they look pretty. It turns out mosquitoes and other insects don’t like hanging around the geranium flower. One of the oils that can be extracted from the geranium flower is a substance called geraniol — a natural essential oil that, according to a handful of studies, has proven more effective at keeping mosquitoes away than citronella candles, and in some cases, even DEET. Ivisaband is a small microfiber wristband that’s imbued with this oil, so when you wear it, you supposedly become far less appealing to the blood-sucking bastards buzzing around your campfire. We haven’t had a chance to try them out for ourselves just yet, but the company is so confident that its product works that it offers a money-back guarantee. You can snag a pack of five for just $19.

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Dragon Quest Heroes coming to PS4 from Dynasty Warriors devs

Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to the PlayStation 4 in Japan, marking the first time the series has appeared on a Sony platform since 2005's Dragon Quest 8 . Helmed by Dynasty Warriors series developer Omega Force, Dragon Quest Heroes is an action-oriented spinoff in the same vein as the upcoming Hyrule Warriors . Sony will also release a Metal Slime-themed PS4 console in Japan to commemorate Dragon Quest Heroes ' release. [Image: Sony]

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Europol launches taskforce to fight world’s top cybercriminals

“There are a number of countries that will still provide online criminals with a relatively safe haven. These may be countries which do not have any cybercrime laws in place, do not have the expertise and capabilities to deal with online criminals, where corruption enables online criminals to operate, or indeed where political motives prevent international cooperation from happening,” said Brian Honan, independent security consultant and founder of Ireland’s first Computer Emergency Response Team.

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How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries | TechCrunch

Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing is big business. It generates $19 billion in revenue per year, the majority of which is earned by a few powerful publishers that enjoy profit margins of up to 40 percent. Inflated subscriptions sold to academic libraries keep them moving ahead because the librarians feel they have no choice but to buy. These companies add little value to the actual publishing product but they are entrenched.

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Veteran Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple

Last night, via a post on the site he founded in 1997, Shimpi said he was “officially retiring from the tech publishing world,” but didn’t say what he was doing next. “I won’t stay idle forever. There are a bunch of challenges out there :)”, he wrote.

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PAX 2014: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to Receive Four Add-Ons, Season Pass - IGN

The DLC will release on unspecified dates following Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 's release, each priced at $10 USD –– alternatively, players can purchase the season pass, which includes all four packs, for $30 USD. The add-on packs will showcase new characters and missions, 2K said in a press release.

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An algorithm to figure out your gender

In its 2012 post, the company said it only asserts gender when it is "reliable," but we don't know what percentage of the time that was; and of the reliable data, Twitter was wrong 10 percent of the time, assigning the incorrect gender. That could have meant an error rate of 20 percent or more. But let's assume this research has only improved, and Twitter now has an extremely high confidence and accuracy, which it measures above 90 percent. But things still don't add up.

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Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely

Google has sent invitations for an event in India on September 15. While the invite itself says "More details closer to the date!", it is expected that the much-awaited Android One smartphones will make their debut at the event. Android One was announced back in June at Google I/O with India's Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice the confirmed launch partners, though more Indian companies have reportedly joined the list since then. Will you buy an Android One smartphone? Android One smartphones with their affordable price tag and near-stock Android software are Google's attempts to regain control of the customer experience in the entry-level segment. While the success of the likes of Moto E (Review | Pictures) has made a little bit of a difference, the experience in the sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphone segment has been sub-par for most Android users. This can largely be attributed to low-end hardware and an OS that often comes pre-installed with all kinds of bloatware due to the marketing deals that many manufacturers sign in a bid to offset some of the costs. Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome and Apps at Google told NDTV Gadgets that the Mountain View-based company will not subside Android One hardware.

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God Eater 2: Rage Burst terrorizes Japan on PS4, Vita

Bandai Namco Producer Yusuke Tomizawa announced the action-RPG God Eater franchise will live on. During Sony's Pre-TGS media briefing, Tomizawa revealed God Eater 2: Rage Burst is coming to PS4 and Vita in Japan. With the addition of Sony's console, Tomizawa said – via a translator – the franchise can live on and allow the developer to try new things. God Eater 2 first launched on the PSP and Vita, in Japan, in 2013. The Burst branding indicates an expansion of the original sequel, similar to the re-release of the first game in the franchise under the banner God Eater Burst in 2010 (Japan, 2011 worldwide). God Eater Burst added new characters, story and monsters. [Image: Sony]

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Protesters Shut Down D.C. Streets for Mike Brown

A large crowd of protesters descended upon a northeast neighborhood in Washington, D.C., taking over the streets for nearly three hours on Saturday night in a symbol of solidarity with their counterparts in Ferguson, Missouri, who called for justice for Mike Brown earlier during the day.

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Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft | Enterprise | WIRED

He says the team has no plans to turn it into a company or monetize it in any way. “No one getting paid, but we dedicate as much time as we can,” he says. “If I’m not in class, or I’m not eating, I’m probably working on Tox, and that’s at least the same for probably 10 people.” Besides, the lead developer, known only as irungentoo, is completely anonymous, so it would be hard to issue him a paycheck. “I don’t think any of us know his real name,” Lohle says.

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This New 4D Batman Theme Park Ride Looks Like a Giant Nope-Coaster

Growing up outside of St. Louis, there was a Six Flags only a forty-minute drive away. You could look right off the highway and see the sprawling parking lot, the giant Ferris wheel, and the twisted metal of all the roller coasters. The most imposing snake-like construction was Batman: The Ride.

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This could be the Apple iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked - The Next Web

On Monday, a Python script emerged on GitHub (which we’re not linking to as there is evidence a fix by Apple is not fully rolled out) that appears to have allowed malicious users to ‘brute force’ a target account’s password on Apple’s iCloud, thanks to a vulnerability in the Find My iPhone service. Brute-force attacks consist of using a malicious script to repeatedly guess passwords in an attempt to discover the correct one.

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Are You a Good or Annoying Cubicle Neighbor?

In the recent news, there has become a divide among airline passengers over the tilting back of airline seats. Some airlines have banned an invention that prevents seats from being leaned back into you. It got me thinking what kind of annoyances do people have right at work in their cubicles. Read on to find out if you are the culprit of such indiscretions toward your neighbor.

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Apple's high-end iWatch model likely to be priced at $400

Today, Re/code reports that the top-end iWatch model could be priced at $400, based on internal discussions between Apple executives. From the report:

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Back to School 2014: The 10 best tablets

By design, tablets are less about work and more about play -- though you'll find some notable exceptions in our roundup of top slates for the back-to-school season. Among them are Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, which features a keyboard case that makes typing on the go bearable, and the ASUS Transformer Book, which also gives you hardware keys via a bundled dock. Of course, there are still plenty of slates made for enjoying your downtime. Click through the gallery below to see them all, and don't forget to check out the rest of our guide ! Gallery | 10 Photos Back to School 2014: The 10 best tablets + See all 10

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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The psychology of your future self

"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them

I was thinking about the brain training website Lumosity. And I realized that its set up to make you feel like you're making measurable progress. That is to say, in the beginning when you're playing games at the earlier levels you're getting fewer points, giving you a lower percentile compared with others in your age group. As my score improved I realized that I was only doing demonstrably better because of the passage of time. Each time you enter a game you are picking up where you left off. Starting at the higher levels gives you more points, hence you feel like you're "improving" your brain's functioning, when I bet there is no empirical science to back that up. Especially since everyone who participates is bound to show "improvement", when in actuality they are simply getting more points for the same task.

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REVEALED: Disturbing Trend In Human Intelligence

In the late 18th century, King Gustavus III of Sweden was rumored to have carried out a strange experiment to determine the harmful health effects of coffee. Two identical twins who had been condemned to death had their sentences commuted to life in prison on the condition that one would drink three pots of coffee per day, and the other three pots of tea, for the rest of their lives. The only problem was that the doctors assigned to monitor the cases died before either of the patients did, their observations lost--as the story goes, the tea drinker died first, and there's no record of the coffee-drinker's death. The experiment proved nothing, suffering from a lack of rigor (to say the least). Source: Uppsala University, "Coffee - rat poison or miracle medicine?"

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22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

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6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn't about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It's about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.

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OperationSAFE is on JustCoz!

“Child Trauma Challenge! Nominate 2 twitter friends to donate a daily tweet for @operationsafe http://JustCoz.org/operationSAFE”

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100 Most Creative People 2014

Get weekly news and advice from the Most Creative People in Business.

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Playboy | Sexy Women, Articles, Interviews & More Since 1953

Real men aren’t deterred from grilling when the weather turns foul. They see it as the elements daring them to reclaim, if not revolutionize, the idea of outdoor…

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15 Year Old Who “SWATTED” Gamer Convicted Of Domestic Terrorism; 25 Years To Life In Federal Prison - NY Meta

DeQuincy, LA — What many teenagers these days are considering a harmless prank, has landed one online gamer in more trouble than he could have ever imagined. In a Louisiana courtroom today, 15-year-old Paul Horner broke down in tears after a judge found the young man guilty on two counts of domestic terrorism and was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in federal prison.

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Mystery solved: The sailing stones of Death Valley - CNET

The sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, have been the subject of a mystery since the 1940s. The playa is dotted with stones, some as large as 700 pounds (320kg), with long tracks behind them, as though they have been performing a synchronised dance.

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The Look Of Funny: How The Onion's Art Department Works

"I have a real soft spot for this type of joke. The headline had me chuckling all the way through this project. This is an example of effective source material bringing a photoshop together almost on it's own. We deal with such a high volume of images that it's imperative we work economically. Whenever possible we gather elements that already have similar lighting and color sources to ensure the final comes together as quickly and accurately as possible. It's really the one old lady's scooter duplicated with a new old gent at the helm. Getting the fiberglass to look flush was a little challenging but I'm happy with how it turned out." -- Senior Graphics Editor Eric Ervine

51 How Jenna Lyons Transformed J.Crew Into A Cult Brand
52 Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests
53 Kids Are Heroes® is on JustCoz!
54 10 ways the Internet overanalyzed Apple's invitation - CNET
55 Redirecting
56 A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it
57 Serotonin may not be a major factor in depression, study suggests
58 75% Of Ikea’s Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery
59 25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior
60 Underground vaults, offline servers, and armed guards: this is the Fort Knox of Bitcoin
61 THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]
62 The great Ars experiment—free and open source software on a smartphone?!
63 The Navy Tests Its Ships in This Indoor Ocean
64 How to Make a Makerspace
65 NTT Makes Renewed Overseas Push
66 Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?
67 WIRED Space Photo of the Day for August 2014 | Science | WIRED
68 VPN Unlimited Premium Plan: 3 Years Of Hacker Protection & More | AndroidGuys Deals
69 This gas may erase bad memories - CNET
70 Nintendo introduces new 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds
71 Perez Hilton Apologizes and Removes Nude Images of Jennifer Lawrence
72 What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it
73 BBC begins push to help kids code
74 Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design
75 Strange Bedfellows: Parties United Against Islamic State
76 How great leaders inspire action
77 Inside YouTube's Fame Factory
78 Modern magic: World's first 3D-printed castle - CNET
79 Apple Wins Patent on Transparent Cube Store Design
80 The autism spectrum
81 A Step-by-Step Guide to Hosting or Joining a Twitter Chat
82 September 9: The beginning -- or the beginning of the end -- of the Tim Cook Era
83 Crazy CIA spy tech from the '50s, '60s, and '70s - CNET
84 Drone tours Napa earthquake damage - CNET
85 Interview: Inside Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng's Plans To Transform Baidu
86 6 Huge Benefits of Listening to Your Community
87 Social Media Goes Wild Over Massive Celebrity Nude Photo Leak
88 9 African Wrestlers Will Miss World Championships Because of Ebola Travel Restrictions
89 What's New On Netflix Streaming In September
90 The Most Simple Explanation Of Cloud Computing Ever, From Google
91 ALS patient more independent with tech - CNET
92 LG officially reveals circular G Watch R with improved design and familiar features
93 Talk About Social Media "Rules" with Your Partner Ahead of Time
94 Tiny Canadian town crowdfunding full-size USS Enterprise - CNET
95 Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory
96 Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?
97 Plants in offices increase happiness and productivity
98 How To Choose The Best Photos For Your Online Dating Profile
99 50 Ways to Liven Up Your Labor Day
100 Is Arby’s “Meat Mountain” Worth Its $10 Price Tag?