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The Wearable Device That Could Unlock a New Human Sense

A neuroscientist and his team have created a vest to help deaf people hear through a series of vibrations.<p>In March, the neuroscientist David Eagleman stood on stage to give a TED talk on sensory substitution, the idea of replacing the duties of one sense by using another. He spoke of how little of …

futuretechnology

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

Vincent Van Gogh May Have Hidden 'The Last Supper' Within One Of His Most Famous Paintings

Vincent Van Gogh, most known for "Starry Night" and losing his left ear, may have left one final secret up his sleeve. His iconic painting "Cafe Terrace at Night" depicts a group of anonymous patrons enjoying an evening in Arles, France. Yet new research suggests that the individuals lurking in the …

Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting a Photography Business

I have met a lot of people who, upon getting their first DSLR, immediately want to start taking pics of their kids, their friends, some high school …

19 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you conquer Mac OS Yosemite

1. N<b>ew Spotlight search</b><p>Spotlight received a significant overhaul with Apple’s introduction of OS X Yosemite, making it more powerful and useful than ever before. Press Cmd+Space and the new Spotlight search bar will appear on the screen. Just as in the previous version, it’s possible to search …

Operating Systems

Beautiful olde-timey GIF art from the Gif Opera Cabinet

Lovely, evocative animated GIFs from classic source materials.<p>Newly assembled gifs regular uploaded by Gualtiero at The Gif Opera Cabinet. Worth a …

GIF Animations

Paint — A Series of Photographic Self-Portraits - Photographs by Katerina Belkina | LensCulture

In this series of stylized self-portraits, Katerina Belkina explores the expressive force of her artistic heroes Lempicka , Picasso, Degas, Malevich and Klimt (to name but a few). She pays homage to these artists with a combination of photography, painting and extensive digital manipulation.<p>She …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

AdWords

User Flow Patterns

Designing mobile applications is much more than beautiful pictures, it goes from a clear understanding of the problem to the constraints users might …

UI Design

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

3D-printed sculptures create optical illusions using the Fibonacci sequence

Design lecturer John Edmark has created a series of designs for 3D-printed sculptures that appear to move, utilising an effect similar to a zoetrope …

Modern Shanghai Speakeasy Accessible Through a Vintage Coke Machine

It's hard to find The <i>Flask Speakeasy Shanghai</i>, and that's the point. Alberto Caiola designed the exclusive locale, and it's one of the hottest new cocktail bars in Shanghai. But, it all remains hidden behind an innocuous vintage Coca-Cola machine that's located in <i>The Press</i>, a quirky sandwich shop. …

Brothers Grimm-Inspired Photos Reveal Haunting Fairytale Worlds

German photographer Kilian Schnberger transports viewers to magical, mysterious worlds through his fairytale-inspired series <i>Brothers Grimm's Wanderings</i>. A sequel to his previous series <i>Brothers Grimm's Homeland</i>, this collection of atmospheric photographs shot throughout Central Europe evokes the …

How The Human Element Takes a Photograph to a Whole New Level

When I was just starting out in photography (photographing using my cell phone since I couldn't afford film or DSLR), I was photographing mostly …

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

Nature Photography

Vintage Ladies Display Charm and Style in Retro Paintings

Slava Fokk's retro paintings depict feminine characters in a stylized world of bygone eras. The artist defines his female figures by painting exaggerated cheekbones, dramatic eyes, angular chins and arching eyebrows. Drawing from a vintage palette, the Moscow-based artist forms an environment for …

2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon

Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human awe and appreciation for the beauty of lightness …

New Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures by Jen Stark at Art Basel 2014

Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark recently returned to her hometown of Miami to participate in Art Basel 2014, an annual event that provides a platform for galleries to show off contemporary works of art. On display at Eric Firestone Gallery‘s booth at the UNTITLED Art Fair were some of Stark's …

See the artwork that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle

These images seem to appear in front of your eyes - as they're formed from a formation of 160 glass strips.<p>The artwork is a quirky anamorphic structure that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle, when a fish or a bird is brought to life before quickly disappearing.<p>Despite three images completing …

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

25 Breathtaking Night Sky Photos Around The World

From the milky way galaxy in France to the Northern Lights in Norway, these 25 spectacular shots of the night sky around the world remind us of the …

The First Real Photoshop Alternative For iPad Is Here

After years of buzz on the Mac, Pixelmator has finally come to the iPad.<p>For years, Pixelmator has been the go-to Photoshop alternative on the Mac for people who want an app with all the polish of an Adobe product, without actually letting Adobe sink their claws into them. Now, it’s available on the …

Apps

Playful DIY Paper Masks Minimize Environmental Impact

Looking for something different to wear on Halloween this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has just the thing with these geometric mask templates that you can create with your very own paper. The artist's Etsy shop has all kinds of shapes including a Jack-o'-lantern, a skull, and the heads of a …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

‘Catchingcorners’: Photographer Searches for the 90º Angle in Things from His Everyday Life

Russian photographer Zhenya Aerohockey has created a photo series titled <i>Catchingcorners</i>. In it, he documents everyday objects in such a way that …

Cubed Slovakian Lodge Stands on a Corner in the High Tatra Mountains

The proposed <i>Kemarsk Hut</i> by architecture firm Atelier 8000 is a unique take on the typical lodge, as its incredible structure looks like a cube that's been rotated onto one of its corners. This concept was created for an international competition aimed at designing a building for the High Tatra …

PlexiDrone is a highly portable quadcopter for budding aerial photographers

If there was a list of features we wanted on a ready-to-fly drone, it might well read like PlexiDrone's spec-sheet. Unlike many off-the-shelf hobby quadcopters, this one comes in bits that you "snap" together when needed, making it more portable. Furthermore, it comes with a hard-shell backpack, …

Colorful Illustrations Added to Photos Transform Reality into Fantasy

Rio de Janeiro-based illustrator and graphic designer Marina Papi (@marinapapi) enhances photographs with her colorful, imaginative illustrations. They transform the images into a combination of reality and fantasy, and she pairs scenes from everyday life with things we've never seen before. “This …