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Donald Trump Jr.’s tour through India is staggeringly corrupt

The Trump brand is surprisingly hot in India — and the president’s son is exploiting his connections to milk this moment.<p>Donald Trump Jr. arrived in India on Tuesday for a week-long visit, and his trip has already revealed a couple of things.<p>First, it’s clear that the Trump administration is still …

Donald Trump

This app could be the key to speaking a second language

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

An Intimate Interview With Street & Travel Photographer Navin Vatsa By Arek Rataj

A self-taught passionate photographer, especially in capturing candid Street moments, Architectural Life and of Travel stories domain, Mr. Navin …

Street Photography

Your First Real Love: The Story of How You Met Photography

Remember the time you first discovered photography? That day of unboxing your first camera and going out into the backyard and photographing just …

To This Day

Deconstructing Cinematography || Blade Runner by Geoff Boyle/Nic Knowland

Here we have Geoff Boyle and Nic Knowland taking a look at Blade Runner. Deconstructing the film and some of their favorite shots. A real masterclass.

Cinematography

White Background Lighting Tutorial for Portraits or Product Shots

Often, when you shoot subjects on a pure white background, the background doesn’t turn out truly white. This can work well if that’s the look you’re …

Shutter Speed

Creative Selfies: Make a Statement | Olympus

CREATIVE SELFIES: MAKE A STATEMENT<p>BY OLYMPUS VISIONARY PETER BAUMGARTEN<p>WHY A SELFIE?<p>Regardless of the style of photography you engage in, a good …

Time-lapse Photography

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

Michelin

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Here's What Richard Branson, Oprah, and Jeff Bezos Would Do Differently If They Could Go Back in Time | Inc.com

What advice would you give to your younger self? Successful entrepreneurs spend some time reflecting on their past and thinking about the future. Here's what Richard Branson, Oprah, and Jeff Bezos shared.<p>"Screw it. Get on and do it" was Richard Branson's call to action.<p>"Success is a process. Moving …

Entrepreneurship

A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.

Unemployment has fallen, and the stock market has soared. So why has the economic expansion since the recession been so tame, with sluggish productivity and, at least until recently, anemic wage growth?<p>Economists say the answer, to some degree, can be found in a start-up slump — a decline in the …

Economics

Nest Hello is a smart doorbell with HD video monitoring

Pricing and availability are still up in the air<p>Nest is getting into the smart doorbell business with Hello, a small, remote-sized device that can stream live HD video to your phone and send and receive audio. The doorbell, which Nest unveiled today at a hardware event in San Francisco, is part of …

Home Security

How to Tell Whether It's a Cold or the Flu

Every year it seems to happen, usually around this time. You get a sniffle or maybe a scratchy throat and you wonder, is it just a cold or something …

Public Health

Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses'

Amazon wants to make Alexa a more formidable competitor to Google Assistant and Siri by letting you put it on your face and take it anywhere, according to a <i>Financial Times</i> report (paywall). The company is said to be developing a pair of normal-looking eyeglasses that tether to your smartphone and …

Smart Homes

Equifax's chief information officer and chief security officer are out

Equifax's chief information officer and chief security officer are retiring, the company announced Friday.<p>The "personnel changes" are effective immediately, Equifax said in a release. The statement did not include the names of these executives.<p>In response to a CNNMoney inquiry, the company said …

Identity Theft

US authorities conclude last year’s fatal Tesla crash was mostly human error

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today determined that a fatal 2016 accident involving a semi truck and a partially-autonomous car was caused by a combination of factors. This includes its assessment that the car, a Tesla Model S, played a ‘major role’ in the accident by …

Exclusive: Google buys Seattle health monitoring startup Senosis, bolstering digital health push

Shwetak Patel has struck again.<p>The University of Washington computer scientist has sold his newest Seattle startup company, Senosis Health, to …

Digital Health

“Worse than death:” The far-future dystopia of genome hacking

This scientist’s thought experiment will give you nightmares.<p>John Sotos, the Chief Medical Officer at Intel, has a wild, scary thought experiment: …

Genetics

5 Mind-Bending Experiments That Show Where Creativity Is Headed Next

Researchers showed off new tools to augment human creativity at Siggraph, the year’s biggest computer graphics conference.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer …

Machine Learning

10 Great Adam Yauch Musical Moments

The Beastie Boys rapper and bassist would have turned 53 on August 5th.<p>Adam "MCA" Yauch was the oldest member of the Beastie Boys and, in many ways, …

Nest's revolutionary new Nest Cam IQ was just released

The market is absolutely flooded with DIY home security cameras right now. It's gotten to the point where it's next to impossible to know about all of the options out there. What's more, most of them have the same features so they all tend to blend together after a while. Well, here's what you need …

How To Photograph Fireworks

Here are some of Serge Ramelli´s best tips to shoot fireworks:<p>1. Recommended gear: Tripod, Lens 24-70 or equivalent, not too wide and remote<br>2. In …

NYU’s Scott Galloway predicted Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition on Recode Decode

Listen to Galloway explain why the $13.7 billion deal makes sense on the latest Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher.<p>You might have been surprised to learn Friday morning that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion. One person who was not surprised: Our latest <b>Recode Decode</b> podcast …

Google Play

New speed boost means maybe it's time to try Firefox again

Mozilla hopes its Electrolysis project will bring you back to Firefox by making the browser faster and more crash resistant.<p>A new version of Mozilla's Firefox browser catches up partway to Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Microsoft Edge when it comes to speed and stability.<p>It's through a technology …

Software

Google Sheets adds automatic charts, Docs & Slides sync, improved shortcuts and more

Google Drive is full of powerful tools, and Sheets is one that many rely on as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. Today, Google is debuting several new features for Sheets that are bound to become incredibly useful to its users.<p>The first major update Sheets gets today is the ability to …

This fancy keyboard overlay shows all the commands you need in Vim

The Vim text editor is beloved by programmers. It’s ludicrously powerful, and lets you accomplish tasks with greater efficiency than you otherwise would. But boy, is it complicated. So complicated that one of the most popular questions on developer Q&A site Stack Overflow is “<i>How do I exit …

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading.<p>For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to …

San Francisco

Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

Simon Lightstone Contributor<p>Simon Lightstone is on IBM's DB2 team, LifeHack author, programmer and former startup guy.<p>Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as …

Startups

The Remarkable Influence of David Lynch

The legendary director will be back on television next year, returning to a genre he helped transform.<p>It would be tough to look at the roster of television shows any given season without finding several that owe a creative debt to <i>Twin Peaks</i>, the short-lived ABC series created by the filmmaker David …

Horror