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Review: HiFiMan HE400S

Go to CES and throw a rock. It's better than even-money that the guy who gets hit is wearing headphones. The odds are much higher that the cans …

Introducing The Tracks: An East LA Band Making Indie Rock Good Again

Over the course of the last decade, plenty of people have suggested that “indie rock” has grown stale. They’re right. The genre grew to become an overextended exaggeration of itself, bloated with disillusioned art school middle class white kids who had never really had to struggle against much at …

Los Angeles

These crazy 3D Audio headphones put surround sound on your head

We don’t care if you’ve tried one hundred different pairs of headphones in your lifetime — you’ve never tried headphones like these. The 3D Sound …

Audiophile

Virtual Reality Is Becoming the Next Great Storytelling Canvas

The culture gap between marketers and today's progressive new media consumer continues to expand in ways that suggest the current era of radical …

Virtual Reality

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

The 15 Best Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 11th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Entertainment

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Robin Williams

An unknown company made an actually decent $99 smartwatch

You probably haven't heard of Mobvoi, the Chinese company that helped Google circumvent some blocked services to bring Android Wear to China. But now might be a good time to get to know the company. Mobvoi debuted its Ticwatch 2 smartwatch on Kickstarter today, bringing its popular smartwatch, …

How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

Productivity

What the subway looks like in 13 different countries around the world

Since then, he's been snapping photos of commuters in cities across the world — from Shanghai to London. Instead of glamorous travel photos, Raucher's thoughtful subway images give viewers a glimpse of what every day life in like in these metropolitan areas: what people are wearing, how they're …

Urban Design

Remains of a mammoth uncovered near Mexico City

<b>Mexican experts say they are completing work on digging up fossilised bones of a mammoth found near Mexico City.</b><p>They were found near the village of Tultepec while drains were being installed.<p>The bones are believed to be about 14,000 years old and were scattered, suggesting the mammoth had been cut …

Paleontology

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Migrant Workers

Five of the best... new films in the UK

Tale Of Tales | Embrace Of The Serpent | Cemetery Of Splendour | When Marnie Was There | The Nice Guys<p><b>1 Tale Of Tales</b> (15)<p>(Matteo Garrone, 2015, Ita/Fra/UK) 134 mins.<p>After so many neutered Hollywood revisions, this rich phantasmagoria returns to the fairytale’s dark European origins, particularly …

Sleep Disorders

Brazil's Rio state declares financial disaster before Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The acting governor of Rio de Janeiro state has declared a state of financial disaster so he has more leeway to manage the state's scarce resources less than two months Brazil hosts the Olympic Games.<p>Francisco Dornelles announced the decision on Friday. It will allow Rio's …

Brazil

Montreal's 68 STM Metro Station Names Explained. This Map Shows It All!

<b>Montreal metro names are weird</b>, like the fact they are called metros and not subways if you're not from here.<p><b>Every name seems to be an homage to a</b> …

France

How to capture long exposures and light trails with your iPhone

Long-exposure photography lets you capture light trails, motion blur and better low-light shots. While the iPhone’s built-in Camera app doesn’t let you control shutter speed and light sensitivity, lots of apps do. Slow Shutter Cam is my favorite — here’s how I’ve used it to capture long exposures …

This Hilarious New Twitter Account Makes Ads That Are Actually Honest

WeFixYourAdvert has taken on everything from too-real "imperfections" to luxury cars.

Feeling lonely? Here are 10 songs that know just what that’s like.

Sadly, loneliness never goes out of style, musically speaking. The website songfacts.com lists 208 songs about social isolation (many, predictably, the result of romantic break-ups). Herewith a random selection of 10 “lonely” songs, in no particular order, that provide a backdrop for the emerging …

Loneliness

Was 1966 pop music’s greatest year?

Fifty years ago, Pet Sounds, Revolver and Blonde on Blonde made the LP supreme and launched an era of unparalleled creativity. Three writers reflect on what these albums mean to them<p>The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds<br>by Barbara Ellen<p>At first, I wasn’t remotely interested in listening to the Beach Boys’ …

George Harrison

​How I Made a Show for Nothing That Is Now on Netflix

Here's how three Australians made a TV show for nothing and sold it to Netflix<p>Four years ago, the three us—Nick, Parv, and me (Gonzo)—loaded into a barely roadworthy Toyota Corolla and set off across the US. We wanted to make a documentary series that took us deep into the country's bizarre …

TV

Chinese musician who lost strumming skills plays guitar during brain surgery

Complex operation to fix rare muscle condition appeared to have instant results - with the man playing guitar on the operating table<p>A former musician from China who lost the ability to play the guitar through a rare health condition strummed away at the operating table during apparently …

Guitar

Photographer Stefan Ruiz on Documenting the Last of the Cholombianos, a Teenage Subculture from Monterrey, Mexico

On June 26th, Feature Shoot hosted the second edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event in which we ask a selected group of remarkable …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, dating and more on iOS

Our list of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer quantity of apps for iOS can …

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

Literature

I Heart My City: Ingrid’s Cancún

German national <b>Ingrid Ernst</b> has been living in <b>Cancún</b> for the past decade.<p>She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, documenting her adventures on her Facebook page and a bilingual (German and English) blog she started.<p>“The world should heart my city because [Cancún] combines breathtaking …

What Happened to the Guy Who Created the World's First Viral Video?

In 2003, a rudimentary Flash animation called “The End of the World” appeared on eBaum’s World. It spread like a virus in the pre-smartphone, …

The Original iPhone Film Festival is Now Accepting Entries

In the past few years, iPhone filmmaking has grown so much that there's a festival devoted to iPhone shorts and features, and they're calling for …

Christmas Eve

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

<b>249 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are …

Teaching