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Mesmerizing Paper Dome Turns the Sky into a Kaleidoscope

This beautiful, geometric “telescope” turns gazing at the sky into a mesmerizing experience. From the outside, the piece looks like a plain, white cylinder. But if you stoop low and step inside, the white walls open up into a soaring dome that divides an onlooker's view of the sky into intricate …

Art

Cutting Edge Art and Technology Installations at STRP Biennial Defy Boundaries of Space

From March 20 to March 29, Eindhoven in the Netherlands is hosting one of Europe's most major art and technology events, the STRP Biennial. For 10 days, four large industrial halls are filled with monumental installations, cutting edge music and spectacular performances. This biennial focuses on …

Art

Spotify, a music streaming service going for broke

Since US pop empress Taylor Swift pulled her catalogue from the service, Spotify has regularly trumpeted its self-reported payout (1.8 billion euros) to the music industry over the past seven years.<p>The money has turned music executives from sceptics into believers in a model -- based on free music …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera: What To Expect From The iPhone 6 Challenger

Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones mark a radical departure from the current Galaxy S formula.<p>One of the most exciting features of the new Galaxy S6 handsets is the camera, which boasts a stellar specification exceeding the capabilities of just about any …

Phones

Shot at Dawn: 100 Years After WWI Executions - Photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews | LensCulture

Viewed as a series of mundane-looking sites—a stretch of brick wall, parts of fields, a water-filled dyke, a bunker—there is little on the face of it that is remarkable about Chloe Dewe Mathews's photographs in <i>Shot At Dawn</i>. What invests them with meaning is our knowledge that at these exact …

World War I

Windows 93 is finally done and ready to crash for you

What would have happened if Microsoft didn’t skip straight from Windows 3.x to Windows 95? Apparently, Windows 93.<p>Late last night, French digital artists Jankenpopp and Zombectro announced on Reddit that the “operating system” Windows 93 is finally complete. First teased in October 2014, this …

Software

Three Charged in Theft of One Billion Email Addresses

The addresses, stolen from major email service providers, were used to send spam to tens of millions of people.<p>Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged over roles in hacking email service providers in the United States in one of the largest reported data breaches in the nation’s …

Trio Sparks Creativity With Easy Multimedia Collages

Mashups. That’s what the kids are into these days, and a brand new app called Trio is making the process of creating them swift and dead simple.<p>Mashups — compiling different multimedia elements into a single overarching message — sounds cool but it is not the easiest thing to accomplish, especially …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy S6: Questions That Need Answers Before Considering

I attended the Samsung Electronics product launch event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was a huge launch, intended to win the global audience over with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung had a lot riding on a successful launch as they have lost significant market …

Gear & Gadgets

The Real Star Wars: Air Force Heads to the Heavens for Weapons Guidance

The success of precision-guided bombs in 1991’s Gulf War was a revelation. The world watched transfixed as U.S. generals briefed before screens …

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Industrial Design

"Spy" Photographer Captures Secret Marriage Proposals All Over New York City

You plan for weeks or even months. You've bought the ring, you've picked out the place and now you want a way to remember the flood of emotions that will come with that special moment. Who do you call but Vlad Leto, a 30-year-old photographer who's well-equipped for these types of shots. As of …

Photography

Chemists Use Nanoparticles in Tough, Self-Cleaning Paint

Nanotech

Apple won't start manufacturing 'iPad Pro' until September, say reports

12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display expected to ship in Q2<p>"Delays involving the supply of display panels" have resulted in Apple pushing back manufacturing of its oft-rumored "iPad Pro" to sometime in September, according to reports published by <i>Bloomberg</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company …

IPad Pro

Microsoft is bringing Xbox games to its futuristic HoloLens headset

Appearing at Game Developers Conference 2015 today, Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirmed that Microsoft intends to bring Xbox gaming to the company's futuristic HoloLens headset. "Gaming and entertainment is going to be critical," to introducing consumers to such a radically new experience, Spencer …

Incredible Body Painting Turns Torsos into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren't made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it <i>Just an Illusion</i>, and …

Body Art

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

San Francisco

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones have powerful processors, very high resolution screens and a new metal and glass design – but sacrifices have been made in pursuit of premium materials and a curved screen in Samsung’s war with Apple.<p>1. To curve, or not to curve<p>Samsung has not one, but …

Phones

Nikon D7200: A 24.2MP DSLR Focused on Speed and Sharpness for Photo and Video

Nikon today announced its new D7200, a 24.2-megapixel lightweight DSLR camera geared toward photography and videography enthusiasts. It boasts …

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

Baking

Mophie announces battery case for Galaxy S6 and its non-removable battery

It'll be available at launch for $99.95<p>Seeing Samsung's Galaxy S6 wrapped in a bulky battery case could soon become pretty common. During yesterday's unveiling of the Galaxy S6, Samsung repeatedly claimed that now is a perfect time for the company to say goodbye to user-swappable batteries. The S6 …

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensor should be better than Touch ID

Sensor uses ultrasonic waves to scan a 3D image of your finger<p>Ever since the iPhone 5S came out in 2013, Apple has had one feature no one could match: Touch ID. Samsung has just caught up with its new Galaxy S6, but in a few months a new technology from Qualcomm will likely best both of …