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Apple shares comical new Earth Day explainer video series featuring staff

Apple has published a new series of videos in celebration of Earth Day that both highlight the company’s green energy efforts and explain some of the science behind clean energy today. The video series includes comical illustrations and narrations from Apple execs including VP Lisa Jackson.<p>Each …

Earth Day

Young Architect Guide: How to Win Design Competitions

There's nothing worse than a competition.<p>Or nothing better. I don't know.<p>On the one hand there's the lack of sleep, the frustration, the working for free, the lack of sleep; on the other hand, there's the chance that whatever you cook up in your fever dream could actually be built. Competitions, …

How Many Industrial Designers are in Each U.S. State?

We crunch the Bureau of Labor Statistics' numbers to find out<p>After seeing the graphic below posted by <i>Business Insider</i>, folks on social media have …

GoPro’s new 360-degree camera will let you shoot first and pick images later

Available at the “end of 2017”<p>GoPro is finally sharing more details about the consumer 360-degree camera that CEO Nick Woodman teased way back at CES 2016. It’s called the GoPro Fusion, and it will shoot up to 5.2K video at 30 frames per second — good enough to just squeeze past the 4K capability …

Amazon Lex, the technology behind Alexa, opens up to developers

Amazon Lex, the technology powering Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, has exited preview, according to a report from Reuters this morning. The system, which involves natural language understanding technology combined with automatic speech recognition, was first introduced in November, at Amazon’s …

Chatbots

Kate Middleton Steps Out in Her New Signature Color

If Kate Middleton has found a signature shade, it’s a rather regal red. From Alexander McQueen to Marchesa Notte, plus Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, the Duchess of Cambridge has stood out in the color again and again. Earlier today, at the opening of the Global Academy in Hayes, England, she appeared …

7 Things Anxiety-Free Girls Do Every Morning

From our friends at The Zoe Report<p><i>Curated by Rachel Zoe and her team of editors and stylists, The Zoe Report is not only your stop for all things fashion and beauty but all-around lifestyle as well. Check out their site for everything from shopping tips to dating advice, to the latest in celebrity</i> …

GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017

GoPro today announced the Fusion, a camera capable of capturing spherical video for use in VR and standard video formats through a software solution. The camera will be released this fall. GoPro has yet to name the price. If nothing else GoPro is becoming a camera company again.<p>The Fusion shows …

Videography

5 Sunscreens With Amazing Reviews on Amazon

<i>This content originally appeared on InStyle.</i><p>Finding a great sunscreen is almost as tough as finding the perfect swimsuit. Some formulas are way too …

World’s “Mattest and Flattest” Black Paint is Now Available for All Worldwide

The battle for the blackest black rages on. In one corner, you have Vantablack, touted as the blackest black substance in existence. And in the other, artists who want access to Vantablack in order to create the blackest paint. Unfortunately, when British artist Anish Kapoor co-opted exclusive …

Art

Documenting life with an array of Leica cameras

When I was a child, my father bought a second hand Leica R3; I was intrigued by this camera and these five letters: L E I C A. Sometimes, I was …

Leica Cameras

Nashville: America’s Next Fashion Capital?

Once synonymous with rhinestones and cowboy boots, a growing number of emerging fashion labels have turned Music City into a thriving fashion</b> …

Los Angeles

Wedding guest outfit ideas for the summer of love

Whatever your budget...<p>Struggling to know what to wear to the gazillion weddings you're going to this summer? Don't fret! We've rounded up a load of wedding guest outfits ideas for whatever kind of wedding you have coming up this summer...

Steve Madden Is Now Selling Those Stretchy Black Sandals You Had in the '90s

It’s the mid-1990s, Manhattan, and the first day of my new school in which I knew not a single person. As a teen prone to fairly preppy, opinion-free clothing, I wore tapered light jeans, a navy tucked-in Sam and Libby tee with a giant gold sun on the front, and flatter-than-flat brown suede …

The Problem With Courtney's Clothes on 13 Reasons Why

Admittedly, I haven't fully binged my way through <b>13 Reasons Why</b> yet, but it only took me two episodes to recognize the difference between Courtney Crimson, played by Michele Selene Ang, and the other students at Liberty High. Yes, many of them are troubled, especially following the suicide of their …

Sex and the City

Which Sony a9 Feature Will Make Pros Switch?

Sony’s recently announced full-frame flagship a9 is a game changer for mirrorless systems. Designed to compete directly against the Canon EOS 1D X …

Cameras

Google Home now supports multiple users, but still can’t separate work and personal accounts

Up to six people can train Home to recognize their voice<p>Google Home can now be trained to identify the different voices of people you live with. Today Google announced that its smart speaker can support up to six different accounts on the same device. The addition of multi-user support means that …

Google Home

Aegean Concrete: 8 Greek Homes Rethinking the Vernacular

Greek architecture is born from context. Grounded in a legacy of order and proportion, modern Greek projects form new spatial approaches amidst current socio-economic conditions. Novel ideas on environment, view and form have emerged to reinterpret history and express modernity. Illustrating this …

Initial Thoughts After Switching To The Leica M10

The Leica has been out for a few months now and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. I’ve had my hands on my copy of...