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Understanding Exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained

When you think of the craft or art of photography, you must immediately think of exposure. Exposure is a critical element that determines what is …

An Inside Look at Leitz Park Wetzlar, Leica’s Gorgeous Global Headquarters

In February 2014, Leica moved its headquarters to the newly constructed Leitz Park Wetzlar, a state-of-the-art campus for its management and …

Urban Culture

Iconic Space Photos Are Actually B&W: Here’s How NASA Colorizes Hubble Shots

Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope is only able to capture black-and-white photos? In order to capture a maximum amount of information in …

Hubble Space Telescope

What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use …

Inside The Studio Of Legendary “New Yorker” Cartoonist Roz Chast

Anyone who’s read <i>The New Yorker</i> in the past 36 years has seen the cartoons of Roz Chast. The artist, whose work is filled with trembling characters worried about everything from cruddy oven mitts and “faith-based tuna casseroles” to Ebola and death, has had more than 1,270 cartoons published in the …

Eggs

Magnificent Fortress in Normandy Transforms Into an Island Every 18 Years

The tides that once protected Mont Saint-Michel now lure tourists<p>This is Le Mont Saint-Michel, a monastery in Normandy that's over 1,200 years old. …

France

Architizer

Microsoft is letting competitors into its biggest conference for the first time in years

For the first time in many years, Microsoft is not banning any competitors from attending the World Partner Conference (WPC) '15, its biggest event of the year, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed.<p>In years past, VMware, Oracle, Salesforce, and as of last year, Amazon, were all explicitly banned …

Facebook Reportedly Wants To Tighten Its Grip On Your News

Deals are reportedly in the works to give Facebook greater control over the news stories shared on its platform.<p>According to The New York Times, Facebook has met with several media companies to discuss the possibility of its directly hosting their content -- a shift that would fundamentally change …

Sequoia's Moritz joins warning chorus over Silicon Valley valuations

One of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley has added his voice to a swelling chorus concerned about a bubble in tech stocks, prophesying …

Associated Press News

Microsoft launches Azure App Service, a one-stop shop for app development

Microsoft announced a new App Service for its Azure cloud platform today that gives developers a one-stop shop for services that help them build …

Apps

H&M pushes ahead with new stores amid disappointing sales growth

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has reported better than expected first quarter profits as it pushes ahead with rapid international expansion.<p>But as recent sales growth disappointed the world’s second-largest clothing group, behind Spain’s Inditex, the owner of Zara, admitted that “spring hasn’t …

Here's Why U.K.-Argentina Tensions are Rising Again Over the Falklands

Argentina still poses a “very live threat” to the British-ruled Falkland Islands, Britain’s defense minister warned on Tuesday as he announced plans …

Geopolitics

Why Auroras Are Red on Mars

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft picked up on a dazzling light display on the Red Planet.<p>NASA recently announced a surprising sight from its Martian observatory: An intense aurora had blanketed the planet’s northern hemisphere in a rippling veil of light. Such light shows aren’t uncommon on Earth—a solar …

Astronomy