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Artist Finds Photos of Random People, Transforms Them into Illustrated Characters

Rather than using a friend or a relative as his muse, artist Julio Cesar has an alternative source of inspiration–the illustrator randomly selects people who've posted pictures online and recreates them as fun, illustrated characters.<p>Overall, there's something quite playful about the artist's …

Art

Ice Cube Sets The Record Straight On ‘Compton,’ Police Brutality, and Suge Knight

The legendary rapper opens up about new film ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ his complicated relationship with N.W.A, and why “nothing has changed” when it …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How To Make 3D Hologram At Home By the Easiest Method

<i>Short Bytes : Using some stationary items and glass/plastic sheet, you can make 3D hologram at home. Place a pyramidal frustum over hologram specific</i> …

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work, and it's not pretty.<p>As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put …

Books

The Secret to Growing Your Customer Base? Smarter Processes

The 'secret' to finding better customers and reducing churn isn't a secret at all -- it's in your data. The challenge is creating a process around it.<p><i>Justin Gray is the CEO and chief marketing evangelist of LeadMD. He founded the company in 2009 with the vision of transforming traditional</i> …

Customer Experience

5 Ways to Make an Amazing First Impression With Potential Clients

Use these research-backed tips to make the best first impression in a new business relationship.<p>The first impression someone has of you can make or break the rest of the relationship.<p>In fact, studies have shown that people begin to judge others 1/10 of a second after meeting them. This reaction is …

Self-help

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Venture Capital

ISIS’s Jihad Against WiFi

Surprisingly, the terror army has only just decided to ban Internet access for most residents of Raqqa—but still, many are furious about it.<p>Like all …

Wi-Fi

Build a Drawbot from Two CD Drives and a Raspberry Pi

You may not know it, but your old computer CD ROM drive is a treasure chest of useful components. Inside you’ll find stepper motors, rare earth magnets, bearings, and coils. It’s enough futuristic-looking greeblies to construct your own Star Wars prop, or maybe even your own portable CNC drawbot.<p>To …

Here are the favorite illegal drugs used by history’s greatest geniuses

If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, you were always told repeatedly that “winners don’t use drugs.” Except, of course, some of history’s most …

You Don't Need Millions To Be a Mobile App Success

Mobile apps have generated 30 billion dollars for entrepreneurs just through Apple alone. That’s insane! It’s a market that continues to grow as …

Asteroid miner successfully launches into space - Australian Mining

Asteroid miner Planetary Resources has successfully deployed from the International Space Station to trial space prospecting.<p>The company has launched …

Space Exploration

Tesla announces new entry-level Model S alongside battery and "Ludicrous Mode" updates

The new fuse design that allows the performance boost has its own electronics and a small lithium-ion battery. Instead of melting beyond a certain …

Batman returns in new solo film

When Warner Bros announced its plans for a ten movie cinematic universe based on its DC Comics properties last October, there were a couple of …

15 Environmentally Friendly Tricks To Survive Hot Summer Nights Without An Air Conditioner

Have you ever wanted to know how to keep cool during the summer, without paying extra energy costs? Check out these 15 tips today!

Domestic Technology

What do you do with a cannon that fires dead birds?

I’m in the violently green hills outside Peebles, Ohio, just north of the Kentucky border, on what appears to be a giant nature preserve. Or it would be, were it not for the sheer number of powerful jet engines, some of which are waiting their turns to have bird carcasses — 2.5 pounds, 4 pounds, 6 …

Aerospace

Your future iPhone’s Apple logo may be more than just a pretty fruit

That Apple logo on your iPhone sure is pretty, but it doesn’t do a whole lot other than remind you who made your phone in case you forget. It’s kind of lazy that way, really.<p>But a recently published patent suggests that Apple might put that shiny bobble to use in future models of its hardware.<p>The …

Mobile Technology

I Could Never Make My Husband Care

He refused to open up — even after going to therapy.<p>During a marriage counseling session, I jumped up and grabbed a whiteboard marker.<p>"This is my husband," I said, as I drew a stick figure in the center of the whiteboard.<p>"And this is me." On the left, I drew another stick figure with a little …

Holly Madison Reveals 9 More Secrets of the Playboy Mansion

"[Hef's girlfriends] knew [sex with Hef] was kind of a quote-unquote requirement for living there, and expected. And it had kind of a chore vibe, I felt."<p>Since Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison wrote her tell-all bestseller, <i>Down the Rabbit Hole</i>, she's been revealing more and …

Holly Madison

Why Virtual Reality Will Bring Back the Arcade

Arcades were not always places of outdated consoles and nostalgia. They were places of the latest technological innovation in gaming, subject to the …

Marvel Comics officially reveals 45 titles that will start after Secret Wars | Polygon

Olympus Air A01 turns your smartphone into a mirrorless camera

We've previously seen a number of add-on cameras for smartphones which claim to offer DSLR-like features, including the Sony QX100, Kodak Smart Lens …

Bitcoin

Long-term life support on Mars should be possible someday, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they could step into their ready-made living quarters, remove their space helmets and inhale deliciously breathable air.<p>The quarters would have an optimal mixture of gases for human respiration, and be perfectly pressurized, air-conditioned …

CNN

Hewlett-Packard Formally Files Plan to Split Up

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is now a real thing, and soon a real company.<p>It’s official. Hewlett-Packard laid out its most detailed plan yet on how the $110 billion company will split into two companies, each with about $55 billion in annual revenue, and reiterated that it remains on track to …

IT

Americans Build Giant Robot, Challenge Japan To A Duel

Because of course they do<p>There are real, serious, military technology developments happening in the Pacific. This is not about that. This is about some dudes who built a giant robot for paintball battles because they could, and then challenged a giant Japanese robot to a giant robot duel. Giant …

This graffiti artist's 'experiment' with the authorities escalated hilariously

LONDON — A British graffiti artist's year-long battle with a local council – and how that squabble transformed an otherwise unremarkable brick …

Streetwear