Autumn E. Thomason

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The HP Spectre x2 is like the Surface Pro, but cheaper and lower-specced

What timing: Just a day after Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4, HP is unveiling a similar-looking 2-in-1 of its own. Though HP has made laptop/tablet hybrids before, the new 12-inch Spectre x2 is one of the few from the company to rock a built-in kickstand, à la Microsoft's tablet. Far from …

Editorial Illustrations by Simon Prades

A selection of editorial illustrations from 2015 by Simon Prades.<p>German illustrator Simon Prades has recently published a couple of editorial …

In search of hope

Risking it all to flee conflict and hardship<p>Some 30 million children worldwide have left their homes behind, fleeing conflict and hardship in search …

10 jihadi recruitment suspects arrested in Spain, Morocco

MADRID (AP) — Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of recruiting jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group, Spain's …

Extremism

Light Appears to Drip from Trees in these Long-Exposure Photos by Vitor Schietti | Colossal

<p>For his series of experimental photography titled <i>Impermanent Sculptures</i>, photographer Vitor Schietti worked with fireworks and long-exposure …

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, …

Islam

Tamron's 35mm & 45mm f/1.8 Lenses are Near Perfection - Resource

Jaron SchneiderSeptember 28, 2015<p>When Sigma upped their game and became a high-end lens making juggernaut, it left Tamron as really the only optics …

Tamron

The Syrian conflict and Europe's refugee crisis in numbers - UNICEF Connect

Violence. Loss. Displacement. 5 years into the Syrian crisis, the lives of millions of children and families have been devastated by the brutal …

Middle East

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Ben Carson Is The Smartest Guy In The Room. And The Weirdest.

The man battling with Donald Trump at the top of the GOP polls brings his eccentric and paranoid brand to the campaign trail.<p>DURHAM, N.H. -- With all due respect to Donald Trump -- who is, like, a really smart person, OK? -- there is little doubt about which of the two candidates currently leading …

Government

This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram

Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever series of images that pokes fun at how Instagram users often use …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

Elation as refugees are received with open arms in Austria and Germany

After the long march, uncertainty and soaking rain, weary travellers put Hungary nightmare behind them and look to future<p>Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted refugees on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a rightwing government that had tried to stop them …

European Union

A Model Held Her Breath For 5 Minutes for this Single Take Music Video

Typically, tying a model up and throwing her to the bottom of a pool isn’t a recommended practice for both legal and moral reasons. However, this new …

Canon Unveils the 35mm f/1.4L II, the First Lens with Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

As expected, Canon today announced its new EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens. On APS-C sensors, the lens is the equivalent of a 56mm. It’s the world’s …

Go Here, Not There: Undiscovered Places to Visit Now

There’s no denying the beauty of the Cyclades, especially the iconic Santorini sunsets on Oia, but there’s only so many times we can see that same …

Islamic State doesn't destroy all antiquities -- it saves some to sell on the black market

The war against antiquities being waged by<p>Islamic Statemilitants is part of a codified, systematic campaign of cultural annihilation, experts say, that reached a new apex with the demolition of a 1st century temple in Syria.<p>The Sunni Muslim extremists' appetite for destruction of priceless …

Islam

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

<i>By: Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Škocjan Caves, Slovenia | iStock.com/Gremlin</i><p>Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about the scenario …

Suspended Glass-Bottomed Pool to be a Swimmable Pathway Between Two Buildings

It's not everyday that multiple buildings are connected via a swimming pool, but that's the plan for two upcoming apartment blocks in London's new Nine Elms district. Marketed as a “world's first,” this suspended basin will be 16-feet wide and 10-feet deep, with a glass bottom so that swimmers can …

Swimming Pools

POWER RANKINGS: Here's who has the best chance at being our next president

With less than 450 days until the 2016 election, here's another look at who has the best chance of making it to the White House to succeed President Barack Obama.<p>Our rankings are based on the Real Clear Politics averages of national polls and those in New Hampshire and Iowa. We also factor in …

Amazon's Terrible Working Conditions Revealed by the New York Times

Amabots. Amholes. Those are some of the nicknames for Amazon corporate employees according to an article in the <i>New York Times</i> that describes what sounds like an absolutely brutal working environment. The <i>Times</i> interviewed 100 current and former Amazonians about the company's secretive culture, …

Articles about cramped attic became sunny dining room renovation copenhagen tudor on Dwell.com - Dwell

A furniture designer carves out a modern family home in a renovated 1925 structure on the outskirts of Copenhagen.<p>Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...<p>For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, …

Dining Rooms

Interview: Exploring the Ocean Depths with NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest Winner Anuar Patjane Floriuk

We recently announced the winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Now, we bring you an exclusive interview with photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk, who took home the contest's grand prize for his breathtaking underwater shot of scuba divers swimming close to a humpback whale …

Scuba Diving

Republican candidate Ben Carson: Black Lives Matter activists are 'creating strife'

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has accused Black Lives Matter activists of “creating strife”, underscoring the awkward relationship between conservatism and race for the only African American campaigning for president.<p>“Of course black lives matter,” Carson said on Wednesday after …

Black Lives Matter

Ben Carson Once Did Research On 17-Week Aborted Fetal Tissue

He has since slammed Planned Parenthood over its link to the same research.<p>WASHINGTON -- Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson says that most medical research can be conducted without using fetal tissue, which has been in the news recently after a series of secretly taped but edited videos showed Planned …

Ben Carson

Donald Trump and the Search for the Republican Soul

The mogul’s rise has baffled those who thought they understood the GOP and highlighted the party’s longstanding divisions.<p>ATLANTA—Imagine for a moment that you are Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas and proud voice of the Tea Party. You have built your career by stoking the rage of …

10 Castle Stays Cheaper Than a Hotel Room

Where: Monteroni d'Arbia, Tuscany, Italy<p>Price: $136/night

Artist Finds Photos of Random People, Transforms Them into Illustrated Characters

Rather than using a friend or a relative as his muse, artist Julio Cesar has an alternative source of inspiration–the illustrator randomly selects people who've posted pictures online and recreates them as fun, illustrated characters.<p>Overall, there's something quite playful about the artist's …

Pixar

ISIS’s Plans to Blow Up Queen This Saturday

A royal assassination plot is being orchestrated from Syria by ISIS commanders, according to reports.<p>British adherents of ISIS are planning to blow …

Terrorism