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Dubai is first Arab city to get Google Street View

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You can now see some of the tallest buildings in the world on Google Street View.

Google has expanded the service to the city to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the company announced Monday. It marks the first time a city in an Arab country will be added to the feature.

“Dubai is home to the world’s tallest tower, largest mall and the planet’s only seven-star hotel,” Mohamad Mourad, Google’s regional…

Watch ‘Gangnam Style’ break YouTube at 2.15 billion views

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Never mind Kim Kardashian. Psy’s unstoppable K-Pop hit “Gangnam Styleactually broke the Internet this week

More than two years after the Korean dance hit’s video debuted, it reached the maximum possible view count on YouTube. Keep your eyes on the view counter, which spins out of control (see GIF)

Technically, YouTube has long known any video with views greater than 2,147,483,647 — also…

Drone reveals haunting view of Chernobyl’s ‘ghost city’ from the air

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KIEV, Ukraine — A haunting, abandoned amusement park. The tarnished Soviet hammer and sickle emblem atop an empty apartment complex. A forest rising from the cracks of a city square. Not a soul in sight.

It’s a sprawling, decaying landscape overgrown with vegetation, a ghost city frozen in time.

Such is the view from a drone hovering over Ukraine’s Chernobyl and the deserted city of Pripyat, home to one of the world’s…

Google is enhancing mobile search results for easier holiday shopping

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Happy holidays, mobile users. Google updated its search engine on Sunday to include fancier functions for smartphones and tablets that make your Christmas shopping easier.

In time for Black Friday, your shopping on mobile devices will yield some extra information, like where the product is available and user reviews, at the top of Google‘s interface. You don’t have to use Google’s “shopping” tab, either. The details will pop up on a regular search. You’ll also have the option to use a 3D,…

Astronaut movie mashup gives you chills colder than space

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Finally, a movie mashup that is out of this world — and galaxy.

Space movies typically feature two hours of pump-up speeches delivered by visually breathtaking coaches that remind us to dream big and follow wherever adventure takes us. You’ve probably never walked out of a good space movie without wanting to climb a mountain, finish cleaning your room or something else really ambitious

Use Movieclips‘ mashup of the greatest space and astronaut movies as your personal life coach.

Google Doodle marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall with touching video

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Google commemorated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday with a Google Doodle video that shows where pieces of the landmark are now displayed around the world.

It includes footage from Nov. 9, 1989, the day that the 10-mile-long wall, which separated communist East Berlin from democratic West Berlin during the Cold War, was torn down

The clip also highlights pieces of the wall as seen recently in cities…

The Republican election victories are not the climate policy apocalypse you fear

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In the wake of Tuesday’s elections, there appears to be two ways of thinking about the repercussions for climate policy. One school of thought holds that this is essentially doomsday, with U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration facing the potential gutting of its environmental programs — including the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon emissions regulations — by a Republican-dominated Congress

The other view holds that this election was not in any way a referendum on how voters…

The first point-of-view movie ‘Hardcore’ was inspired by video games

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LOS ANGELES — Is this the future of video-game adaptations?

First-person shooter games have used point-of-view since, like, “Duck Hunt,” and not because they have to — it’s just preferred. With so much cultural and artistic crossover between movies and video games, it’s almost shocking that no one’s thought of this before: A feature film shot entirely from the perspective of the hero. But it’s here now, and it’s Hardcore.

SEE ALSO: Gaming to pay the rent: Millions in prize money and…

1930s British portraiture by renown photographer Edwin Smith

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Hailed by poet Sir John Betjeman as a “genius at photography” and by photographer Cecil Beaton as “an understanding and loving connoisseur of his subject,” Edwin Smith (1912–1971) captured the essence of the places, landscapes and buildings he photographed.

But some of Smith’s finest work is portraiture

For a short period he worked as a Vogue fashion photographer, but went later focused his lens on British communities comprised of miners, dockers and circuses.

Smith was sought after by…