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Amazon Just Admitted It's Making Less Than You Think

Investors need to wise up to Amazon's accounting games.<p>Shares of Amazon AMAZON.COM INC.<p>surged after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings …

A bus ride through Japan's nuclear wilderness

Nearly four years on from the tsunami that crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor, a bus route through the contaminated area is finally open again. Julian Ryall took a ride.<p>The driver had a radiation counter on the dashboard, and stop-offs and pick-ups along the route were strictly banned. The …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

What you need to know about Tor and the hackers targeting it

There are a lot of tools online that claim to offer you total privacy. But when dealing with something like Internet anonymity, it's hard to be …

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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 …

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NSA waits until Christmas Eve to reveal a decade's worth of its mistakes

The National Security Agency went all out on a Christmas gift this year: a decade's worth of declassified documents on the unauthorized surveillance …

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

Dazzling Installations at the 2014 Festival of Lights in Lyon

From December 5-8 earlier this month, the city of Lyon in France was illuminated by dazzling light displays for the 2014 Fte des Lumires (Festival of Lights). Continuing the annual tradition that dates back over a century, 4 million visitors flocked to Lyon to marvel at the luminous outdoor art …

'The Interview' Torrent Might Be Available If The Pirate Bay Website Still Existed

What a strange world we live in.<p>Hackers responsible for stealing massive amounts of data from Sony Pictures have leaked everything from films to personal information of Sony employees all over the web. They claim to have done this in protest to the Sony Pictures film <i>The Interview</i>, starring Seth …

How to Harness Your Fear to Become a More Confident Street Photographer

Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach …

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125 songs to get you in the holiday spirit

It's the most wonderful time of the year, in case you haven't noticed.<p>There truly is nothing better than the holidays — we get to spend time with …

The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks

It’s been just over five months since The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was declared our readers’ favourite album of the year, and Philadelphia’s finest looked all set to secure another top spot – before four blokes from Birkenhead beat them into second place with a surprise charge. Surreal rock …

Mumbai schools tell cops to prepare kids for crises

While Mumbai police have been visiting schools and asking them to reinforce security, principals say US-style security drills for staff and students …

The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014

2014: a good year for photos of modern-day witches, cat-obsessed metal heads, bizarrely groomed dogs, and astronomical wonders. Marvel here.<p>Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks.<p>This is just a sampling of …

ASUS CES teaser reveals a new phone with an unusual camera

‘Tis the season for companies to begin building anticipation for next year’s CES. Sony revealed a video just a few days ago and now ASUS has released its own teasers, in the form of two short video clips for an upcoming smartphone.<p>Post by ASUS.<p>The slogan “see what others can’t see” is pretty …

Top 5 Cameras Of 2014 | Editor’s Award & Reader’s Choice Poll

2014 has been a crazy year in terms of awesome cameras coming out. Canon finally updated the 7D series, Sony released the A7s and introduced the …

Meet the bots that made half the web’s traffic in 2014

Bots, those software programs that automate web activity, accounted for 56% of Internet traffic in 2014, according to content delivery platform Incapsula. (This was actually down from 61.5% of traffic in 2013.)<p>Though you might not notice them, bots are everywhere online—and used for both good and …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Get Ready for the Holidays with this Tutorial on How to Photograph Christmas Lights

In honor of the holiday season, Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> decided it would be a wonderful idea to show the world how to photograph Christmas …

Polaroid’s Instagram Logo Look-a-Like Camera, the Socialmatic, Gets an Official Release Date

After three years of teasing and a handful of tentative release dates that have come and gone, the Polaroid Socialmatic instant printing digital …

Eric Garner & Civil Disobedience | I Love Photography | Ep. 41 | Dec. 5, 2014

This week, an emotional discuss of Eric Garner and police oppression, more celebrity nudity, and a spark of hope in Portland.<p>Our weekly look at all …

9 Useful Tips for Better Indoor Basketball Photos

Indoor sports are in full swing this time of year. And while indoor sports like basketball are fun to watch, they can be frustrating to photograph, …