Weekly Rewind: Disappearing tattoos, Facebook's Trending Topics scandal, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Smartphone lenses, camping lanterns, and a 7-band Wi-Fi router

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

From shambling zombies to parting the Red Sea, FX guru Sam Nicholson has done it all 4:34

From parting the Red Sea to dealing with waves of marauding zombies, Sam Nicholson takes us behind the scenes on how his visual effects company creates some of the most incredible special effects for blockbuster movies and hit…
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While everyone freaked out about Instagram’s new logo, a bigger change took place

Instagram's most active users have to figure out new ways to get their content in front of your eyes. But even though the new algorithmic timeline may be unpopular, it could make the service better.

Sony camera sensor production is back, but company still sees shortages

Sony's sensor manufacturing, a vital part of the company's business, has been shut down for weeks as Sony repairs damage resulting from the recent earthquakes in Japan. Months later, the company is still seeing a shortage for some models.

Instagram expands baffling list of censored hashtags to stem the rise of NSFW pics

Instagram has expanded its list of banned hashtags in an effort to further target pornographic material on its app. The updated list now includes a host of baffling new entries, including #Kansas and #Easter, among others.
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Drone pilot captures incredible footage of a whale pod hunting and killing a shark

Stunning and rare drone footage shot off the coast of Sydney, Australia captures a pod of false killer whales intimidating, chasing, and attacking a juvenile shark.

Domke revives classic F-803 and F-5XB camera bags in Best Buy exclusive

Electronics retailer Best Buy has teamed up with Domke on a pair of exclusive camera bags. Reinvention of classic Domke bags, the F-803 and F-5XB are now available at Best Buy stores and online.

Myer-Optik’s ‘soap bubble’ bokeh lens raises nearly 12 times Kickstarter goal

Following its successful 100mm Trioplan revival last year, Myer-Optik is again finding success on Kickstarter with its F2.9/50mm Trioplan lens revival, which creates interesting "soap bubble" bokeh.

This simple ‘hack’ brings back Instagram’s original, beloved icon

Don't like Instagram's new icon? While there isn't much you can do about it, a user experience designer offers this simple "hack" to restore the old one and all its retro glory on iOS devices.

SmartCradle uses data from your smartphone to make you a safer driver

The SmartCradle can turn an iPhone or Android smartphone into a dash cam. By tapping into the phone's GPS and accelerometer, the companion app will provide drivers with data about their driving habits, which could make them safer drivers.

Blips ultra-thin lenses that turn any smartphone into a microscope

Blips are macro and micro lenses that give any smartphone camera a close-up view. These thin strips give you greater magnification power for macro photography or studying tiny objects and insects, like a microscope.