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Modern house cantilevers over stone wall in England

Two long concrete planes make up the floor and roof<p>Any modern house with long planes and windows-as-walls never fails to entice, and this cantilevering bungalow—two other catch words we can’t pass up—is certainly no exception.<p>Designed by Hampshire, U.K.-based Ström Architects for a retired couple, …

Living Rooms

UK government finally draws up laws for autonomous cars

Ever since the idea of autonomous vehicles began appearing on the roadmaps of major car makers, the UK government has made it clear that Britain can provide a strong platform for them to develop and test what they've built. Some projects, like the Lutz Pathfinder pod, are already underway, but …

Autonomous Cars

Advice for Portrait Photographers

<i>Todd Hido is one of the most interesting artists using photography today. LensCulture is delighted that he has agreed to be a member of the jury for LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017. In a series of interview questions, we asked if he would be willing to share some insights and advice for</i> …

Street Photography

Why and How to Improve Your Writing as a Web Designer or Developer

As web designers and developers, you may not view writing as an essential tool for your business. You’re busy focusing on the specialized skills that …

16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer

Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.

Architecture

19 Tips For Shooting Better Portraits

I am often asked how I manage to photograph a celebrity in a few minutes or what is the best way to shoot a good portrait. Here is my list of hints …

Samsung details Exynos 8895 octa-core chipset, now in mass production

Samsung‘s Exynos 9 series 8895 chips have now entered mass production. The octa-core Exynos 8895, expected to be housed in one variant of the Galaxy S8, is Samsung’s first to make use of 10-nanometer FinFET process technology, which could contribute to “up to 27% higher performance” while consuming …

Electronics Industry

Bolivia's salt flats – in pictures

The salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, are the largest in the world and contain 50-70% of the world’’s lithium reserves

South America

Henn-na Hotel: inside the world's first robot hotel

Macabre indie puzzler 'Year Walk' coming to Wii U this year

While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One get most of the attention when it comes to indie games, Nintendo's Wii U has quietly built a solid stable of them as well. The latest? Creepy puzzler <i>Year Walk</i> from Swedish studio Simogo. Yeah, it's appeared on a number of other platforms before, but the company …

Gaming

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Virtual Reality

40 Fresh Award Winning Websites for Inspiration

Today we’re rounded up <b>40 fresh award winning websites</b> for your inspiration. I looked at over thousands of really inspirational <b>websites design</b> today …

Web Design

A New Los Angeles Exhibition Celebrates the Architectural Photography of Hélène Binet

The Swiss-French photographer—who shoots on film, a rarity in today’s digital world—receives the Julius Shulman Institute’s Excellence in Photography Award for her singular take on the works of Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, and beyond.<p>For 25 years, Hélène Binet has photographed the work …

Architecture

Inside - Photographs and text by Maria Pleshkova | LensCulture

“Inside” is a series of surrealistic self-portraits.<p>A woman’s body is supposed to be beautiful. For this series, I use my own body as a clay. I don’t aim to depict my physical appearance but I express the inner side of myself in a graphic manner. It’s a story about fighting fears, finding one’s …

Photography

Reflections of New York - Photographs and text by François Van Bastelaer | LensCulture

New York is a wonderful place, so many times showed in pictures. I try to present the city from a different point of view. I developed a project that shows the reality as something unusual, different, sometimes almost surrealist. All these pictures are the exact reality. The use of photoshop is …

Photography

Gigantic Light Beams in the Netherlands Mimic the Aurora Borealis

The artist who brought us the swirling, Van Gogh-themed lighted path is back with another dazzling creation that illuminates the night. Daan Roosegaarde recently created a light installation that mimics the aurora borealis. The galactic beams of <i>Waterlicht</i> crisscross dramatically in the skies above …

Sea Level

New Cinematic Photos by Vincent Bourilhon Depict Enchantingly Surreal Worlds

Fine art photographer Vincent Bourilhon expresses his dreams of a dynamic, vibrant world through enchantingly whimsical images. The Paris-based creative, who first first picked up a camera at the age of 16, combines photography and digital manipulation for stunningly surreal results that invite …

Photography

World’s Most Powerful Camera Accidentally Captures a Picture of Comet Lovejoy

Until the 3.2-gigapixel LSST camera is launched in Chile, the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (also in Chile) is the world’s most powerful camera. …

MTF Testing the Canon 11-24mm f/4L, the World’s Widest Full Frame Rectilinear Lens

<i>Editor’s note: If you’re unfamiliar with how to interpret MTF charts, you can find primers here and here.</i><p>I’ll be honest. I’m pretty excited about the …

Latest 'Final Fantasy 15' Footage Takes You Underground

With the Episode Duscae demo set for release alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, we’re now getting some more gameplay footage for Final Fantasy 15. In the latest of these we’re taken underground to look at the game’s dungeons.<p>What you can see clearly in this new footage is that this is very much an …

Final Fantasy