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Unlocking your phone through a carrier officially gets easier today

Cellphone unlocking has come a long way. At the beginning of 2013, it became arguably illegal, when a copyright exemption letting people crack the firmware to use their phone on another carrier expired. Since then, we’ve seen the FCC and Congress take up the case, creating more options for people who want to unlock their own phones or have a carrier do it for them. And today, if you’re looking to do the latter, you can officially expect more options: February 11th is the deadline for carriers to adopt unlocking standards that the CTIA announced in December of 2013.

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HTC gets involved in e-sports, foreshadowing move into home entertainment

HTC doesn’t want to be known as just a smartphone maker anymore, and one of its first moves to update its brand image in 2015 has been to sponsor three prominent e-sports teams. Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid have all warmly welcomed HTC into the realm of e-sports, promising to produce “a top-notch video series with players” from each team and HTC’s support. There’ll be giveaways as well, giving e-sport fans “opportunities to snag some amazing new HTC devices.”

Notably, the Team Liquid announcement names Walter Wang and Thomas Chen as E-sports Project Managers at HTC, underlining the importance the Taiwanese tech company is placing on this venture. HTC’s sponsored teams compete in various games, including Counter Strike: Global…

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Luxury store gets a magical papercraft window display

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One of Zim&Zou’s storefront installations for Hermès Maison Shanghai French duo Zim&Zou has given luxury store Hermès Maison Shanghai a magical makeover with an enchanting new window installation featuring handcrafted leather and paper creatures.




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Whipping Post’s Leather Roll-Top Backpack: The classic design gets a sizable update in pure vegetable-tanned leather

Whipping Post's Leather Roll-Top Backpack

Specially designed technical backpacks have their place in everyone’s collection. Though not all designs are universal in function—high alpine trekking calls for a bag with particular features that aren’t entirely necessary for day hikes or the daily……

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How To Build a Telework Team That Gets Things Done

Telework teams are becoming very common these days, especially with the growing amount of tools available to help companies keep remote employees accountable. In fact, an article on telecommuting in…

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Stunning short animation is as beautiful as it gets

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vimeo: 114758996 Music videos don’t come better than this. To announce her new album, Laura Marling asked the team at Art&Graft to create a short animation for ‘Short Movie’. Depicting a gorgeous landscape and subtle yet inspiring illustrations, it’s an absolute marvel.




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Smartphone-Powered Portable Mood Lighting with Lampp: The candle-lit votive gets a modern day makeover

Smartphone-Powered Portable Mood Lighting with Lampp

If you could somehow physically inflate the flat, glass screen of your smartphone into a glowing silicon bubble, it would resemble what Barcelona-based RCA alum and product designer Jordi Canudas has created with his new Lampp. By placing the organically……

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Clarks + DOOM: Limited Edition Wallabee: The unlikely footwear staple in hip-hop fashion history gets the NY treatment from the mysterious rapper

Clarks + DOOM: Limited Edition Wallabee

Only a handful of shoe designs can claim a true hip-hop pedigree. The Adidas Superstar (sans laces) owes its street cred to Run-DMC while the ’90s East Coast rap scene’s affinity for Timberland boots tripled sales over the decade. And British shoemaker……

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Netflix’s second exclusive Marvel series, Jessica Jones, gets its lead actress

Netflix has four — count ’em — four exclusive Marvel series on the way, and while the Daredevil reboot is getting all the attention, Jessica Jones just locked down its female lead. According to Deadline, Krysten Ritter has secured the role of the titular superhero-turned-private eye.

Ritter has made several movies, including Confessions of a Shopaholic and What Happens in Vegas, but she’s better known for her television work. Breaking Bad fans will recognize her as Jane, Jessie’s girlfriend from season two, and she’s also starred in her own ABC show, Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23, which was canceled after two seasons.

Jessica Jones is the second of Netflix’s planned four series. It’ll follow Daredevil in 2015, and will join shows…

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: NASA launches Orion, Peter Marino gets real about retail, touchable holograms and more in our weekly look at the web

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning
A new material developed by Stanford University’s Dr Aaswath Raman is potentially going to revolutionize the way we keep cool. Made from ultra-thin layers of silicon dioxide, hafnium dioxide and silver (for reflectivity……

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