Billy Wong

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Drones, electric barriers and sonar to help keep sharks away in Australia

As summer approaches in Australia and people head back to the water, public concern about shark attacks naturally increases. To counter the threat, …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Life on Mars? Newly discovered water is a strong sign, NASA says

It's one of the most intriguing questions in science: Could life exist on Mars today?<p>On Monday came an answer: Yes, quite possibly.<p>Scientists using observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter said they've found powerful evidence that briny water routinely flows on the Martian surface.<p>This …

How the Apple Watch is made

No Apple fan is oblivious to the huge amount of science, technique, expertise and care that Apple puts into every product. Apple doesn’t design its products the way it does because it <i>has</i> to, but because it is compelled on a profoundly spiritual level to do so.<p>For the Apple Watch, Apple has taken …

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Using a 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter for Daytime Long Exposure Photos

Photographer Josh Cripps of Professional Photography Tips made this short and sweet introductory tutorial on how you can use 10-stop neutral density …

7 Irish Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this delicious day. Try one (or all) of these traditional Irish dishes to make your Tuesday extra tasty.<p>You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this delicious day. Try one (or all) of these traditional Irish dishes to make your Tuesday extra tasty.<p><b>1. Irish</b> …

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Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine first look review – Apple founder's sour side

Alex Gibney portrays Steve Jobs as a modern-day Citizen Kane, a man with dazzling talent and monomaniacal focus, but utterly lacking in empathy<p>Having tackled the Scientologists in his most recent film Going Clear, documentary maker Alex Gibney takes on a cult that is even more ardent, and with …

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Did Apple invent USB Type-C? Maybe a little bit

Yesterday on his Talk Show podcast, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggested that his Apple sources told him that Apple <i>invented</i> USB Type-C. Known for often insightful but always ‘not negative‘ Apple commentary, Gruber sometimes peppers his stories with info he’s gained from inside Apple which he …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p>Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula …

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Isis tricked victims into appearing calm with beheading rehearsals

Foreign hostages captured by Islamic State were subjected to numerous mock beheadings and were unaware they were about be killed, a former member of the jihadi group has said, offering an apparent explanation for why they seem so calm when reading statements to camera.<p>A former translator, “Saleh”, …

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Free streaming is 'killing music industry': Ministry of Sound boss

Lohan Presencer takes aim at audio services such as Spotify, Deezer and Rdio - and calls for a YouTube paywall<p>If Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer had his way, there would be no free option for streaming music services such as Spotify, Deezer and Rdio - or YouTube for that matter.

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Shift Architectural Photography With a Leica by Dierk Topp

<b>By DIERK TOPP</b><p>My topic is sort of special and probably not for many readers, but it may be worth to think about using tilt-shift lenses on your Leica …

Report: CIA tried to crack security on Apple products for almost a decade

The CIA has continuously tried to break security protections of iPhones and iPads for several years, according to a new report from <i>The …

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Japan’s Most Famous Male Porn Star Has A Truly Disgusting Recruitment Story

Generally speaking, porn stars have tended to be self-mythologizers for as long as anyone can remember, so it’s a little hard to tell if this Details profile of Shimiken, aka Ken Shimizu, Japan’s “hardest working man in porn” (who has also starred in a few reality shows) is more exposay or …

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5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and measurement company.<p>OptoFidelity said that it used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung …

Professionalism in Photography

One commonly asked (and commonly mis-answered) question on the Internet these days is around the definition of what constitutes a ‘professional …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

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Facebook Is Making It Impossible To Hide In Search

It might be hard to believe now, in the age where every social connection and Facebook comment can be surfaced instantly, but it's true: Once upon a time, Facebook members could be invisible when people searched for their name. Users could have normal profiles, and friends could tag them in photos, …

Coming from Apple in 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, sharper iPad, cheaper iMac?

According to typically-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple has a slew of new products in the works for 2014. The analyst has summarized his expectations for these new products in a new research note, and has also reaffirmed some of his previous claims for products in Apple’s …