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Imprisoned Turkish Artist Smuggles Thank You Note to Banksy

July 18, 2018 at 4:39pm<p>Five months ago the anonymous British artist Banksy and street artist Borf painted a mural protesting the imprisonment of …

Banksy

6 Reasons Why You Should Be a Macro Photographer

Maybe you’re a beginner, just got your first camera, and you’re trying to learn to navigate the world of photography. Or you’ve been photographing …

Macro Photography

The Top 20 Greatest Cameras Of All Time

Selecting the greatest cameras of all time is inherently subjective, and a great way to start arguments. In compiling the list below for Shutterbug …

Cameras

'This is just the beginning': Using DNA and genealogy to crack years-old cold cases

For three decades, authorities in Fort Wayne, Indiana, had the DNA of the man who murdered 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988, but could not find him.<p>Police pleaded for leads, and chased them. They brought in FBI profilers, enlisted state and federal agents and went on “America’s Most Wanted.” …

Genealogy

Apple will end its photo printing operation in September

Apple is planning to cease its Photo Print Products service at the end of September, as spotted by <i>9to5Mac</i>. The feature let users order albums, photo books, prints, and other items featuring pictures stored in Photos (and previously iPhoto). Final print orders must be placed by September 30th, 2018, …

Apps

Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-and-mortar rivals.<p>In a 5-4 ruling reviving a …

eCommerce

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked …

Privacy

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' will support GameCube controllers

The full reveal of <i>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</i> for the Switch capped off Nintendo's pre-recorded Direct presentation for E3. The first teaser for the game dropped back in March, a year after the new console released. While fans have been pumped for the next game in the venerable franchise, so has the …

Google is tightening up Chrome extensions so you can’t install them from websites

Inline installation is going away<p>Google is announcing some changes to the way it handles extensions in its Chrome browser. Starting today, newly published extensions will only be available in the Chrome Web Store. For years, web developers have been able to trigger installations of Chrome …

Scooter startup Bird is reportedly about to hit a $2B valuation

More financing is coming in for Bird, this time potentially valuing the company at $2 billion, according to a new report by Axios.<p>There’s not a ton to add here compared to the last round (which happened just weeks ago), as the same dynamics are probably in play here. While Uber was a bet on car …

Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?

Contour by Getty Images.<p>It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice …

Journalism

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

Jabra Elite 65t review: Put down your AirPods

Whether you like it or not, true wireless earbuds are having a moment. They actually have for a while now, and Apple's introduction of AirPods only added fuel to the fire. Most of the big names in audio have introduced models, following the path Bragi forged with the Dash back in 2016. While …

Tile brings video and voice to its trackers with help from Comcast

Tile's Bluetooth trackers help people keep tabs on their keys, wallets and other items they don't want to lose, and today the company is making it a little easier for some to keep track of their important objects. Tile is teaming up with Comcast so that Xfinity customers with an X1 Voice Remote can …

Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more

Today, Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. The company is bringing to the flagship Gmail service many (but not all) of the features it trialed in Inbox for Gmail, and adding a few new ones, too. With those new features, which we first reported earlier this month, the company …

Steven Spielberg says he’s played Mario on a PlayStation in VR

Steven Spielberg has made a surprising revelation in an interview with Japanese news agency Kyodo. When asked whether he’d played any VR games — an obvious question given the theme of his latest movie, <i>Ready Player One</i> — the legendary director answered “I played <i>Mario</i> and so on on the PlayStation. …

Steven Spielberg

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

On the eve of his assassination, King delivered an improvised masterpiece, ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. In it, the civil rights leader foresaw his own death.<p><b>While the man who</b> would assassinate him the next day was holed up in the New Rebel motel, hundreds of people were filtering into Mason …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …

Auctions

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Sexual Harassment

The startup that wants you to wear a VR headset while working out just raised $5.5 million

Would you wear a virtual reality headset while riding a bike? The answer is no, hopefully, but what about a stationary bike? One Cambridge-based fitness startup, VirZOOM, is hoping virtual reality can be the next key to a new fitness craze.<p>Fitness companies like Peloton have raised massive amounts …

Virtual Reality

Invest in Bitcoin, Even If It's a Bubble

Uber, Tesla, Snap, bitcoin may have inflated valuations, but their tide lifts many better boats.<p>With bitcoin approaching the $10,000 mark and Coinbase, the bitcoin exchange, boasting more accounts than brokerage Charles Schwab, some preemptive consolation and advice are in order for people who …

Smart speakers are working their way into every home

Apple, Google and Amazon have all announced smart speakers that are more like gadgets than audio gear. Of course, whenever a tech company attempts to build audio gear, the specter of the iPod HiFi looms large. Apple's ill-fated attempt to build the perfect speaker was considered a flop thanks to …

Apple Watch Series 3 first look: So far, no LTE problems

The Apple Watch Series 3 started shipping today, and our definitive review is still in the works. In the meantime, we wanted to give you a taste of what life is like with the company's first LTE-connected watch, so when we got it in for review, we said <i>eff it:</i> let's use nothing but the Watch all …

Smartwatches

Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat

LONDON — In 1979, at 19, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat moved into an abandoned apartment on East 12th Street in Manhattan with his girlfriend at the time, Alexis Adler. The home, a sixth-floor walk-up, was run-down and sparsely furnished. Basquiat, broke and unable to afford canvases, painted …

Britain’s best-loved artwork is a Banksy. That’s proof of our stupidity | Jonathan Jones

Banksy’s Girl with Balloon comes top in a popular vote, despite its oversimplification of human emotion. Real art is ambiguous and difficult<p>• Jonathan Jones writes on art for the Guardian<p>People are stupid. Wait, hear me out. I didn’t say that – although in a time when Donald Trump can get elected …

Banksy

How Apple leapt ahead of Google, Facebook and Microsoft on AR

We knew Apple CEO Tim Cook was keenly interested in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). But earlier this month, Apple finally -- and openly -- revealed its plans to the world.<p>Apple dedicated a significant portion of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to ambitious new plans to …

EVERYONE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER.

Dear friend, If you are reading this, and you own a smartphone, you are a photographer. I’m sick and tired of all these elitist saying nonsense like: …

For Obama, Syria Chemical Attack Shows Risk of ‘Deals With Dictators’

WASHINGTON — When it came time to make his case for the judgment of history, President Barack Obama had a ready rebuttal to one of the most cutting critiques of his time in office.<p>Although friends and foes alike faulted him for not following through on his threat to retaliate when Syria gassed its …

You Can Sleep in Banksy’s Newest Masterpiece

Photo by Yulia Denisyuk<p>A Room With No View: The dystopian Walled Off Hotel opens in Bethlehem<p>A new hotel opened in March in Bethlehem, just steps …