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How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Colorblind Coal Miner Captures Breathtaking Seascapes in Australia

Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of bringing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That's because, on his days off, he is a premier fine arts photographer who showcases the power of the ocean through his …

Photography

Drowning In Big Data - Finding Insight In A Digital Sea Of Information

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data. The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound …

Big Data

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

'Guitar Hero'-Style Videogame Helps Stroke Victims Recover

Rehabilitating with games is more fun, and it works better<p>Of the 700,000 people who suffer from strokes every year in the United States, only 10 percent fully recover. The rehabilitation process can be long and challenging, especially for older victims in more fragile states of health. Researchers …

Clinical Trials

Instagram Spotlight: On the Move

Picture Stories<p>“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”<p>So wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in his 1879 memoir, <i>Travels With a Donkey in the Cevennes</i>. It’s true—as long as there has been a Point A and a Point B, humans have invented some pretty …

'Seymour' is Ethan Hawke's moving look at pianist Bernstein

Ethan Hawke's documentary on pianist Seymour Bernstein is very much like the sonatas Bernstein plays so beautifully, teaches so insightfully — quietly moving, infinitely deep.<p>With "Seymour: An Introduction," the actor is making his documentary directing debut, and it's a modest but affecting one. …

Yes, Larry Ellison's Oracle Is Now A Cloud Company

In case there were any lingering doubts, Oracle has truly become a cloud company. Not that it doesn’t still sell on-premises software and hardware, but cloud is the fuel that is making the company’s motor hum.<p>On March 17, Oracle reported Q3 fiscal 2015 revenues of $9.3 billion, up 6% in constant …

Customers

Final Fantasy 15's summons are going to be ridiculous (update)

<i>Final Fantasy 15</i>'s demo, <i>Episode Duscae</i>, offers a peek at at least one of the series' over-the-top summons — those moments when players can call in some massive beast or god to lay waste to an enemy with a single devastating hit. Longtime summon staple Ramuh will return in <i>Final Fantasy 15</i>, but this …

Mobile marketing: Swrve’s new Converser makes your app chattier … and maybe richer

Last month Swrve bought in-app communications startup Converser. Today the mobile marketing automation system is releasing its newly-integrated functionality to the first customers.<p>Converser, Swrve, says will take apps beyond push messaging.<p>“Push takes you to the gate of the application,” CEO …

Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah

When Simon Beck stomps through fields of fresh snow, art happens.<p>In his first trip to North America, the British snow artist was invited by Banff Lake Louise Tourism to create a series of large-scale designs in snow. Beck has been making snowflakes, leaves and geometric designs with his snowshoes …

Mark Duplass: 'There's no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends'

The key to becoming a successful and fulfilled independent filmmaker is shooting films on your mobile phone for $3 and never giving in to the temptation of studio schmaltz, according to Mark Duplass, the co-creator of Togetherness.<p>In his keynote speech at SXSW in Austin, the filmmaker outlined his …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Actor Vince Vaughn Hilariously Stars in Real iStock Photos

Stock photos have never been this much fun! To help promote the upcoming movie, <i>Unfinished Business</i>, actor Vince Vaughn along with his co-stars Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco are featured in a series of hilarious stock images. (You know those campy photos that look too staged to be real?) Watch as …

Twentieth Century-Fox

The Oscar-winning experiments that might change the future of film

From risky new formats to digital advances, award-winning films in vogue are using different models – but will they affect the future?<p>Birdman and Boyhood became the toast of the Oscars not just because of their merits as movies, but the extraordinary ways they were made. Together, they have upended …

Photo of Weasel Riding on a Woodpecker Spawns Hilarious Photoshop Meme

Chances are, you might've already seen this incredible photograph by Martin LeMay. It's the unforgettable sight of a weasel clinging to the back of a woodpecker in midair. LeMay and his wife encountered the two creatures while walking in a park in London. Although the weasel was trying to attack …

Miley Cyrus

Interactive Art Gallery Allows Visitors to Become Part of an Illusion

This unique gallery lets visitors do more than just admire great works of art – they get to play with it, too. At Art in Island, an interactive gallery that occupies a former bus station in the Philippines, visitors can step inside paintings and take pictures with the optical illusions.<p>Each piece …

Art

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

Epic makes Unreal Engine 4 free

Unreal Engine 4, the latest version of the game engine developed by Epic Games, is now completely free for anyone to use, the company announced today.<p>Epic originally launched Unreal Engine 4 in March 2014 for "early adopters" with a subscription model, charging $19 per month plus a royalty fee of 5 …

Duelyst takes Hearthstone and adds a little Final Fantasy Tactics

A battle game is trying to bottle the most fun aspects of competitive turn-based strategy.<p>Their first game idea was a joke, an MMO based on classic coin-op <i>Asteroids</i>.<p>To be fair to them, Keith Lee and Emil Anticevic were just shooting the breeze, coming up with goofy game ideas to pass the time. …

Supersonic sees big growth for ‘rewarded video ads’ in mobile games (interview)

<i>Click here for all of GameBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage</i>.<p>Supersonic specializes in in-app monetization and user acquisition for mobile apps and games. And the company has seen skyrocketing growth for its rewarded video ads in 2015.<p>Gil Shoham, chief executive of San Francisco-based …

Creative Couple Eats Perfectly Symmetrical Breakfasts Every Morning

Every morning, Michael Zee and Mark van Beek eat matching breakfasts, and they've cooked up a beautifully symmetrical Instagram account based on the meals. Zee is the chef and photographer who arranges the dishes and snaps daily, high-angle photos for his account, @symmetrybreakfast.<p>Some of the …

Breakfast

Teacher Draws Stunning Chalkboard Drawings To Inspire His Students

One art teacher at a middle school in Wyoming has given us some wonderful insight into exactly how it is that teachers can sometimes inspire sparks …

This Chair Pops Up Like A Frat Boy’s Collar

There are chairs you sit in for a meeting with someone. And there are chairs you nestle into to read a book or sip a cocktail. The Reves Chair, by Muka Design Lab, wants to be both. So it deploys a clever back that pops up like a shirt collar, converting it from low-backed conversation chair to …

UK robotics experts developing 'smart trousers'

‘Intelligent clothing’ will employ artificial muscles to assist people with reduced mobility, and could even replace stairlifts and wheelchairs<p>A real-life version of The Wrong Trousers immortalised by Wallace and Gromit is being developed by a British team of robotic experts.<p>The close-fitting …

Robotics

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop