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'Light field' camera maker Lytro announces professional VR video rig

Camera maker Lytro drew our attention three years ago with what it called "light field" photography. Instead of focusing at a specific depth, its camera would capture everything in range of its finder, so you could do things like pick a focus <i>after</i> taking the picture. It was a fascinating …

This smartphone you can smoke is the ultimate vaporware

Please let this be real<p>It's hard to find genuinely game-changing innovation in the smartphone space these days. An extra screen here, a second camera there. Screens that bend on purpose or can withstand a knife attack. But the fine folks at Vaporcade have come together to unite two previously …

Expedia acquires HomeAway for $3.9 billion

So it wasn’t the Priceline Group after all – Expedia has announced its intention to buy vacation rental brand HomeAway for $3.9 billion.<p>It is the …

7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century

National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert predicts the amazing finds we may make in the 21st century.<p>When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of …

Pluto Mystery Tour: A Weird 'Snakeskin' Landscape?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from NASA’s New Horizons flyby on July 14, it’s that we have a <i>really</i> incomplete understanding of planetary …

Solar System

Kerv Contactless Payment Ring , Requires No Charging Or Pairing (video)

Philip Campbell a designer and developer based in London has created a new contactless payment ring called Kerv, that launched over on the …

The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Transforms Its Shape in the Name of Aerodynamics

An acronym for “Intelligent Aerodynamics Automobile.”<p>The Frankfurt Motor Show is currently under way, showcasing some of the finest cars and concepts to hit our roads in the near future. One of such concepts is this: the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA. While most will assume the IAA stands for the …

'Straight Outta Compton': Assault victim Dee Barnes remembers a less heroic Dr. Dre

One of the virtues of a movie such as "Straight Outta Compton" is that it deals with a past not too far gone. Films that try too hard to capture the current moment can feel forced (see under: Middle East action dramas circa the mid-2000s), while movies that go too far back can come off as dusty, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Meet Jalal Nuriddin, the Forgotten Grandfather of Rap Who Inspired Everyone from Beastie Boys to Nas

His 1973 album, Hustlers Convention, sold badly, but has since been heralded as the genesis of rap music. It's untold story is the subject of a new documentary.<p>Back in 1973, Jalal Mansur Nuriddin - a black activist, devout Muslim, acupuncturist, martial art exponent, and thriving poet from Harlem’s …

5 Simple Car Repairs Everybody Should Know

Watch these videos, and you'll be able to fix your ride yourself.<p>One of the great joys of car ownership is doing something on the vehicle yourself. Even if you're not a technical person, there are some very simple repairs or modifications that you can undertake yourself in the garage or driveway. …

The most shocking films based on true stories

Sometimes the “based on true events” splash at the beginning of a second-rate slasher film should be taken with a pinch of salt – or maybe a bucket. Other times, it's cutting uncomfortably close to the bone with stories you can barely believe are real.<p>July sees the UK-wide release of <i>True Story</i>, a …

Inside Egypt’s Puppy Mummy Crypt

Animal sacrifice was rampant in ancient Egypt, and underneath the country’s earliest pyramid lie remnants of around 8 million mummified animals.<p>Man’s …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

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Slugs and Bugs: 6 Bizarre Animal Mascots in U.S. Sports

Weird & Wild<p>Mud hens, boll weevils, and banana slugs are among unlikely team symbols.<p>Ever been psyched out by a clam?<p>Probably not, but that doesn't stop many U.S. sports teams from choosing small and, some might say, unsightly animals to represent themselves. But what these critters lack in beauty …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

12 Hacks to Make Your Home Look More Luxe

We love design inspo just as much as the next person, but sometimes peeking at celeb mansions and paging through fancy interior decorating glossies can be a downer. Without unlimited funds, recreating those luxe homes seems totally impossible… until now. We’re sharing 12 affordable hacks to make …

31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

Grow Herbs Indoors: 5 Herbs that Thrive Inside

Even if you don’t have outdoor gardening space, there are plenty of herbs that you can grow indoors successfully on a sunny windowsill. If you do …

Gardening

34 Albums That Every Modern Gentleman Should Have In His Collection

A gentleman, however, does not like music. A gentleman knows music — what's good, what's bad, what just is ... and why.<p>That said: Not all people grew up exposed to sounds beyond their stereo, so we put together a list of must-know albums that you may have missed while fist-pumping to Journey in …

The Sleeper Team That Has What It Takes for Kevin Love Trade

Following a report from earlier this month that Kevin Love has no interest in staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, just about every NBA team with assets to trade has been tied to the Love Affair.<p>The All-Star’s desired destinations …

Eco-Friendly Family Home Under the Texan Sun: Green Lantern Residence

Imagine living in this 4,000 square foot open home with your family – how would you spend your first week here? Before you answer that question, …