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This Photo Booth Shoots ‘Professional’ Headshots for $20

IRIS is a new photo booth that’s designed to shoot “professional” portraits of professionals for only $20. Instead of looking like typical photo book …

Photography

Elon Musk warns of AI's risks, calls for regulation now

Commentary: Speaking at a meeting of the National Governors Association, Tesla's CEO says AI is the "biggest risk we face as a civilization."<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He uses it. He needs it. But he's afraid of it.<p>That might be a …

Artificial Intelligence

Photographer Travels the Globe to Capture ‘The World in Faces’

Alexander Khimushin is a Queensland, Australia-based photographer who has been on the road for 9 years. During that span, he visited 84 countries. 10 …

New York City

This site expertly pairs fonts using machine learning

As any typography nerd will tell you, pairing fonts on a design project isn’t as simple as you might think. Depending on your objective (to create balance or to tension, or to showcase a particular piece of content, for example), there are various approaches you can take. But what if you’re a …

The one thing you should never drink on a plane

According to a flight attendant<p>Ever since Gordon Ramsay said that he would never (ever, ever, ever) eat plane food, we've been hesitant to pick up a fork on board a flight.<p>"There’s no fucking way I eat on planes," he told Refinery29. "I worked for airlines for ten years, so I know where this food’s …

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

San Francisco

Obama Calls Idea That The West Is At War With Islam 'An Ugly Lie'

"The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie and all of us — regardless of our faith — have a responsibility to reject it," President Obama said Thursday, at a summit on defusing violent extremism.<p>The statement echoes the president's remarks from Wednesday, when Obama said it's …

Religion

‘The Hanging Tree’ Photoshop Action Pack Sparks an Uproar and Major Backlash

A small Florida-based photo editing tool business called Seasalt & Co. is causing some big controversy after announcing an upcoming Photoshop Action …

Sea Salt

This Japanese Made Motorized Vagina Will Sync With Your, Uh… ‘Movies’

You may remember, a few months back we discovered the “Chinese Automatic Sperm Extractor,” (aka the Chinese Handjob Robot) a hospital-based machine used to extract sperm from shy guys. At least, *I* remember. I remember like it was the Kennedy assassination (it also featured prominently in the Best …

Fanfiction

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and counting. It is the eighth highest-grossing film of the year and has spawned an endless raft of thinkpieces testing the …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Bill Maher’s slippery slope: Why his war on Islam could hit closer to his own home

It’s true, parts of the Quran may condone violence. Does Maher want other books and media held to this standard?<p>Critics of Islam like Bill Maher and Sam Harris have been strongly challenged by those who believe that one shouldn't hold an entire religion responsible for the actions of a fringe that …

If You Like 'Game of Thrones': Meet Dan Jones, Plantagenets Expert

George R. R. Martin's phenomenally entertaining Game of Thrones is the perfect blend of history and fantasy, both on the page and on the small …

Elon Musk: Robots Could Delete Humans Like Spam | Inc.com

Elon Musk took to the stage Wednesday night at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit to warn attendees that advanced artificial intelligence could spell the end of humanity.<p>Interviewed by Walter Isaacson, Musk warned of the rapid speed of AI development and the effects it could have:<p>I don't …

Artificial Intelligence

As Scotland Votes for Independence, Will the Design of the British Flag Change?

Tomorrow Scotland will hold a historic vote on whether to break away from the United Kingdom or not. Never mind the social, political, economic …

Mashups

Intel's RealSense 3D tech offers glimpse at future of mobile cameras

The Dell Venue 8 7000 series is the world's thinnest tablet. But its standout feature is Intel's RealSense depth camera that, when it makes its way to smartphones, will revamp mobile photography.<p>SAN FRANCISCO--Snapping touristy shots with a tablet is a modern day taboo, but that may change for …

Augmented Reality

“God Help the Girl”: An irresistible pop musical from Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch

Winsome, sad and sweet, this Wes Anderson-style musical features lovely songs and the irresistible Emily Browning<p>If you’ve been longing for the inevitable moment when Wes Anderson turns his attention to resuscitating the movie musical, your wish has been granted. Almost. That’s at least a …

Why non-gamers don’t like playing video games – and how to change their minds

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Sure it sounds like an odd title for a website section that’s focused on gaming, but like all things in life, it helps to dip our heads above the sea in which …

100 years of the Leica camera – in pictures

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Neil Libbert, many of the 20th century’s defining images were shot on a Leica<p>John Naughton: Why I love my Leica

‘Exiled To Nowhere’: Photographer Documents Life Inside the Camps and Ghettos for Burma’s Muslim Rohingya

<i>Rohingya from Sittwe and the surrounding districts have not been permitted to attend Sittwe University since the violence two years ago in 2012. The</i> …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Three

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>This is the third in a three-part series of posts about the …

Is There Any Empathy Left In The Gaza Conflict?

In the waiting room at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital, an Israeli woman was shouting at a Palestinian mother whose son was being treated for a beating he received from a Jewish mob.<p>"Go away you trash," the Israeli woman yelled at the Palestinian. "I would bury you in Gaza."<p>A second Israeli woman …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part One

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>There are infinite paintings, but also a more finite sense of …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion<p>A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex …