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Jetsetter: Japanese retailers keep PlayStation 4 pre-orders tight

This week in Jetsetter, we take a look at how Japanese retailers are prepping for the PlayStation 4 on the weekend that pre-orders open in Sony's homeland. We also check in on Konami's new hire in Britain and we check on that pesky European…

Lumia 1020: Helpful Tips and Tricks

You’ve got the best camera phone on the market, but do you really know how to use it? Check out these Nokia Lumia 1020 tips for new ideas and hidden features.
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Love your city? Want free stuff? Here’s how to become a Google City Expert

The Google City Experts program is one of the best features on Google+: Who doesn't want free food and drink just to talk about their city? Here's how you can take advantage of it in a few easy steps.

I just turned 30, and Snapchat makes me feel like a silly old man

Snapchat may be one of the best messaging apps available, having outgrown its "sexting" past and arrived at a new level of maturity that anyone can love. Except me, apparently. What gives?

iZEUS, unlike namesake, will navigate efficient driving routes but won’t turn you into a turtle

The Chevy Volt's European cousin the Opel Ampera is getting the iZEUS smart navigation system. This new system will calculate the most efficient routes to destinations, and try to maximize the range of the plug-in hybrids battery life.

The complete noob’s guide to making a website

Got a really cool idea for a site, but don't know how to bring it to life? Check out this ridiculously simple guide to learn exactly what you need in order to make a website and find great links to other resources.
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WTF, Internet? Keep your hashtags out of my real-life conversation

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of a campaign tempting people to get discounts for saying 'hashtag' at checkout ... because we needed more motivation to be social media-obsessed idiots.

These camera glasses will test your patience, tolerance for humiliation

The CgLife 2 from Cyclops Gear takes a unique approach to the POV action cam by embedding a Full HD camcorder within a pair of sports sunglasses. Although there are usability issues, potential fixes could elevate it into something useful.

Gamed: Video games and the laws of war

The International Red Cross is hoping to work with game developers on implementing the same rules of warfare that soldiers actually face in war.

How to turn your smartphone into a spy camera or baby monitor

We lay out the best ways to turn your iPhone or Android device into a spy camera or baby monitor. All you'll need is a few bucks, some way to mount your phone, and a little patience.

Doom Piano, following the Silk Road and more in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best from around the Web in the past week, but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past seven…
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7 of the most captivating photojournalists on Instagram capturing conflict zones

Photographers are using Instagram as a journalism tool, and some of their accounts stand out as must-follow feeds, with remarkable images.