Find the most beautiful abstract art for your phone

Relying on stock artwork for your smartphone is never the right way to go. The trouble is, finding the right work of art or photography that suits you and your device isn’t always the easiest task. Here’s where you can start and where you can add your own…

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The Loch Ness Monster: Only on iOS

Apple Maps did what Google Maps never could -– it found the Loch Ness Monster Members of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club identified a shadow in the loch’s waters that can be seen only in Apple Maps’ satellite imagery –– the same form was not found on Google Maps See also: Food Maps Turn the World Into Delicious Art The shadow, about 100 feet long with two “flipper-like” appendages, can only be seen on iPads and iPhones, according to The Huffington Post The disputed outline of the Loch Ness Monster spotted on Apple Maps. Image: Apple Maps Many Nessie watchers have already taken to the Internet to debunk the theory. Some, like the Daily Dot, argue that the mysterious figure is actually an outline of a boat and its wake, since companies that provide satellite imaging services often delete identifying information like the pictures of boats themselves Read more…More about Google Maps, Us World, World, Pics, and Apple Maps

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A-Sides and B-Sides: Record Store Day Lives On

These days, thanks to various technologies, listening to any type of music anytime, anywhere is pretty easy. But across generations, people still love dusting off an old vinyl record, and listening music on a record player Record Store Day, which takes place every third Saturday of April, brings people together to celebrate their love of vinyl, even as digital-music sales continue to grow See also: 11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note Despite the fact that music-streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora are becoming increasingly popular, vinyl sales grew 32% last year, up from 4.5 million units sold in 2012 to 6 million in 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan

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Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing

Elon Musk’s space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled landing at the company’s rocket-development facility in Texas The epic video gives us a 360-degree aerial view of the feat, thanks to the unique perspective of a camera-equipped drone See also: Elon Musk on Risky SpaceX Test: If It Works, It’s the Biggest Thing We’ve Done The video, above, opens with the hexacopter drone already airborne, and swooping in to get a close-up view of the rocket as it begins to take off.

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Sci-fi short film imagines a world without paper

What would our world be like without paper? According to the renegade scientist in “Scattered,” a sci-fi short film adapted from a story by author Ken MacLeod, it’d be a place freed from the restrictions of human history. Without the original source documents, mankind would have a clean slate. In this world, “we look to the future, not the past,” and some sort of modern human existence could be created based on all of the advancements that have brought us to where we are today. It’s an intriguing idea that’s well explored in “Scattered,” which is the graduation project for two students from London’s MetFilm School…

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