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Work, Rest and Play

The Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British documentary, fashion and fine art photography. Read more and comment »

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U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure (Robinson Meyer/The Atlantic Online)

When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment. Joshua Roberts/Reuters/OSM/The Atlantic If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday, when it ruled on Torrey Dale Grady v. North Carolina , before sending the case back to that state’s high court. The Court’s short but unanimous opinions helps make sense of how the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure, interacts with the expanding technological powers of the U.S. government. “It doesn’t matter what the context is, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a car or a person. Putting that tracking device on a car or a person is a search,” said Jennifer Lynch , a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF). In this case, that context was punishment. Grady was twice convicted as a sex offender. In 2013, North Carolina ordered that, as a recidivist, he had to wear a GPS monitor at all times so that his location could be monitored. He challenged the court, saying that the tracking device qualified as an unreasonable search. North Carolina’s highest court at first ruled that the tracker was no search at all. It’s that decision that the Supreme Court took aim at today, quoting the state’s rationale and snarking: The only theory we discern … is that the State’s system of nonconsensual satellite-based monitoring does not entail a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment

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Google Maps celebrates April Fools by letting you play Pac-Man using real streets anywhere as your maze (David Mack/BuzzFeed)

Your Post Has Been Launched! Fabulous! Don't forget to share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. Just in time for April Fool’s Day, Google has rolled out a cool new feature on Google Maps that allows you to play the classic arcade game Pac-Man using ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD as your maze. Google Just open up Google Maps and click the Pac-Man icon next to the “Earth View” option. Google/BuzzFeed News You can take Pac-Man to Times Square… Fuse / Getty Images And let him take in all the neon lights. google.com Why not jet over to the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Niserin / Getty Images So that Pac-Man can enjoy some baguettes with his pac-dots. Google Get Pac-Man knighted in London. Purestock / Getty Images And take Sir Pac-Man on a tour of Piccadilly Circus. google.com Take a stroll around the gardens next to the Sydney Opera House. Christophe Robert Hervouët / Via Flickr: lagrandeterre And avoid the dangerous Australian wildlife in addition to the ghosts.

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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Review

The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is a new professional ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Boasting an incredibly wide focal lenght of 11mm, the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM really does offer a unique view of the world. Read our in-depth Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM review, complete with full-size sample images. Read the review »

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ABOUT CRAZY GEARS – iOSnoops

iOSnoops ABOUT CRAZY GEARS iOSnoops Explore a captivating digital playground in this tantalizing puzzle game! Children manipulate gears, chains, rods, and pulleys, to pull themselves through each level, which teaches them how different mechanisms affect one another when constructing a ...

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Breath of Light – iOSnoops

iOSnoops Breath of Light iOSnoops Breath of Light is a meditative and beautiful puzzle game with a hypnotic soundtrack by Winterpark. *** “Breath of Light is pushing boundaries in terms of what a game can or should be” 4/5 — Touch Arcade “The perfect fit for anyone who likes to kick ...

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Ranking – Social Networking (iPhone) – iOSnoops

iOSnoops Ranking - Social Networking (iPhone) iOSnoops Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen. Other features: + REPLAY ... and more »

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Olympus SH-2 Sample Images

Ahead of our full review, here are 40 full-size sample images and a 1080p movie taken with the new Olympus SH-2 compact camera. The Olympus SH-2 is a 16 megapixel premium compact camera with a 24x zoom lens (25-600mm), 5-axis optical image stabilisation, built-in wi-fi connectivity and RAW file support . Read the preview »

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Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Sample Images

Ahead of our full review, here are 46 sample JPEGs taken with the tiny new Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens. The Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is an 85mm equivalent short telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation and 240fps Drive Auto Focus. Read the preview »

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Ellen Pao Disrupts How Silicon Valley Does Business (Farhad Manjoo/New York Times)

Photo Credit Stuart Goldenberg Silicon Valley is enamored of “disrupters,” those shrewd, brave men — it is almost always men — who are hailed for enduring years of ridicule and risking everything to shake up the conventional order. Now, in Ellen Pao, the Valley has found its newest disrupter. And the conventional order she has shaken up concerns the Valley itself and the clubby way of doing things in a place that fancies itself the emerging center of the world. Often, Silicon Valley’s disrupters do not succeed on the terms they initially envision. So it was on Friday when a jury decided that Ms. Pao’s claims of gender discrimination against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers were without merit. But while the verdict is a defeat for Ms. Pao, a former junior investing partner at the firm who stood to win potentially tens of millions in damages if she prevailed, the trial has nevertheless accomplished something improbable. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins MARCH 27, 2015 Women at Work: What Silicon Valley Learned From the Kleiner Perkins Case MARCH 27, 2015 document What the Jury in the Ellen Pao-Kleiner Perkins Case Needed to Decide MARCH 27, 2015 Not only have weeks of testimony revealed a collection of boorish, unsavory and at times unwittingly misogynist attitudes at one of the tech industry’s most storied financial institutions, the case has also come to stand for something bigger than itself. It has blown open a conversation about the status of women in an industry that, for all its talk of transparency and progress, has always been buttoned up about its shortcomings. Thanks to Ms. Pao, and notwithstanding the jury’s verdict, the secrets are suddenly out in the open. In tweets, in text messages and at tech gatherings like TED and South by Southwest, the case has been virtually all that anyone could talk about during the last few weeks.

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