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The updated +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom panorama tool is not only way faster, it also can stitch together some shots that it couldn't handle before. (This shot from the Mount Lassen area needs more sky, but that's my fault.)
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A super gallery. That moon photo is amazing, but also the untethered spacewalk shot and a couple others.
 
Out of this world, literally.
Even in the age of Photoshop, we can sometimes believe our eyes. Check out these spectacular space photos that look magical without being made-up.
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Great look from Dynatrace at how advertisers' websites fared (mostly OK) during the Superbowl.
"The Big Game" is only a few days away. Forget about team performance, see how websites related to the event perform when swamped with customer queries!
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Old bragging rights: a large number of Facebook friends. New bragging rights: being well connected. The average Facebook user is 3.57 connection steps away any other user -- and this degrees of separation number is getting smaller, Facebook says. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is 2.92 steps away. I'm 3.24, along with what looks to be about 60 million other people.
In honor of Friends Day, we've recalculated the classic 'Six degrees of separation' statistic for everyone who uses Facebook and determined that the number is actually 3.57. Each person in the world (at least among the 1.55 billion people active on Facebook) is connected to every other person by an average of three and a half steps.
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WTF! Google My Tracks is dying. One of my favorite Android apps! I use this a lot for geotagging photos and I'm still not happy with the equivalents on iOS. Anybody have any suggestions for a replacement? 
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I think I'll use FitCloud. No subscription and it syncs to Google drive or Dropbox.
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Groovy: special effects how-it’s-done clips from The Martian. 
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Physical Web progress: Chrome for Android can talk to Eddystone Bluetooth beacons. (Chrome on iOS already has it.) I'm still not convinced this is a real thing for ordinary people, but give it 10 years or so and it could start being useful.
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I don't doubt it, +Patrick Jones : in the 60s I read a lot of sci-fi, and remember stories about how tech would transform the planet, how all the libraries would be connected (with the servers covering the moon) and Big Pharma would disappear because knowledge would be free, my beauty - free!  Guess there was no way to know that humans would prefer to use this great civilising potential to flood the airwaves with funny cat videos and low-grade porn!
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Mozilla just put Firefox OS for phones out of its misery. Why should you care? Because it means there's one less chance to check the mobile power of Google and Apple. On smartphones, it's their world, and we're just living in it.
With its failure to stop the mobile-software dominance of Google and Apple, Mozilla loses relevance and the Web grows a little weaker.
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It's a duopoly on mobile which is better than the monopoly we had (have) on desktop. 
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The Musée Picasso Paris is pretty good, despite its awkward layout, lack of labels or explanation of most of the artwork, and its apparently random organization.
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+Tau-Mu Yi It's not as good as some Paris museums, and you get a lot of Picasso and not a lot of other, but it's worth a look for sure. Barcelona's also is good.
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Adobe’s newest +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom plumps out your panoramas to fill gaps around the edges. It also is faster at generating panoramas, fixes bugs, and adds support for new cameras like the Fujifilm's X-Pro2.
The update pushes the boundaries -- literally -- when you're stitching multiple shots into a panorama. It's another step away from simpler days when cameras just captured reality as they saw it.
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Chrome 48 for iOS crashes 70% less, scrolls more smoothly, and runs rich interactive websites with lots of JavaScript code faster. But Google still isn’t happy it has to use Apple’s core browser software.
An overhaul of Google's browser cuts crashes 70 percent, boosts performance -- and shows difficulties of writing software under Apple's rules.
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I was aware of the loss of data saver, but not Do Not Track. (I didn't have space to get into all the details.) Also missing are some security features available from owning the network stack, Google told me.

With the shift toward HTTPS end-to-end encrypted connections, the loss of Data Saver becomes less painful.

At a higher level, iOS users still can't set Chrome as their default browser, either.
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The kiddo loves Romanesco broccoli.
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