Paul Hebron

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Taiwan opens up to graffiti artists

Graffiti may be common in many cities in Europe or the US, but in Asia, graffiti artists face stiff fines, jail terms or even caning.<p>But in recent years, Taiwan has become an exception.<p>Its penalties are relatively low, and its capital Taipei now provides space for graffiti artists to create their …

Apple’s Campus 2 gets some green with solar/fuel cells & landscaping in latest drone flyovers

Two new drone flyover videos today give us an up-to-date look at construction progress at Apple’s Campus 2 site set to become the company’s new Cupertino headquarters early next year.<p>Following his last update in early August, Matthew Roberts just sent over the aerial video below that he shot using …

Stunning and Colorful Street Murals in Stockholm

45 Shares<p>Comments<p>We all love to come across some clever, whimsical or inspirational street art. It brings joy, provokes thought, and it’s just making …

Lowriders Are the Beating Heart of Chicano Culture in the Southwest

Chicano men have been self-customizing American bombs and muscle cars into lowriders since the 40s. In recent years, the car culture has been particularly vibrant in New Mexico, cementing itself into predominantly chicano/hispanic neighborhoods.<p><i>All photos by Gabriela Campos</i><p>Outside El Santuario De …

These whimsical 'inflatable' dinosaurs aren't actually inflatable at all

For years, artist Brett Kern has been melting brains and delighting imaginations with his sculpted dinosaurs, which look just like opaque balloons. …

Thae Yong-ho, North Korea’s deputy ambassador to UK, is highest-ranking diplomat to defect to South Korea, Seoul says<p>North Korea has branded a London-based diplomat who defected to South Korea this week as “human scum” in its first official response to the incident.<p>Pyongyang also denounced the …

Putt A Hole in One at this Artist-Commissioned Golf Course

As part of collection of artist commissions, The Walker Art Center brings together art and mini golf.<p><i>Two kids try their luck at Aaron Dysart’s designed hole Rock! Garden. Photo credit: Walker Art Center</i><p>The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is a long-established haven for artists and art lovers, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Reviews Show Apple Has Work To Do

More than ever, Apple has its work cut out for it with next two iterations of the iPhone. That’s the message some Galaxy Note 7 reviews are sending.<p>A quick canvassing of reviews this week yielded more than a few unflattering hardware comparisons with the iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus. Of course, Apple could …

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The giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain

This temple at Cholula dwarfs the Great Pyramid at Giza, yet it went unnoticed by Spanish invaders. Why?<p>They arrived in their thousands. Hardened by months of war with ferocious natives, near-starvation and exotic diseases, Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula …

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Californian news site apologises for 'insensitive' headline about Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel has become the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in an individual Olympic swimming event.<p>But for a Californian paper …

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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Unilever's CEO Paul Polman explained why his company shelled out a reported $1 billion on Dollar Shave Club.</b> He thinks the subscription model could be utilized across the business, in its tea and "prestige" segments, for example.<p><b>2. UK mobile giant EE launched a TV service that allowed users to</b> …

Mermaid sand sculpture with big boobs causes predictable controversy

When Hans Christian Anderson wrote The Little Mermaid, he never questioned whether she was an A-cup or B-cup.<p>Every year, the owner of Salty's …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

How Driverless Cars Will Take Over Roads, Hearts And Minds

Most drivers fear driverless cars, but those fears will subside as autonomous features debut in cars piloted by humans, a panel of transportation experts agreed in Chicago Friday. The driverless takeover will be so gradual, they suggested, we’ll hardly notice it.<p>“I think what we’re likely to see in …

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E3 2016: Every trailer, announcement from Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo

The gaming industry is coming together in Los Angeles to get everyone worked up about the next wave of big releases, and we’re gonna start cataloging the news. Starting before E3 and continuing through the week of the show, we’ll keep track of the rumors, teasers, and official reveals right here.<p>So …

Six great moments from Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

The news that Christina Grimmie -- the 22-year-old singer who, as a New Jersey teen, made a name for herself on YouTube before broadening her fame in 2014 on Season 6 of "The Voice" – was shot and killed Friday while signing autographs for fans after a concert in Orlando, Fla., is tragic. But for …

An Unwieldy Truth - Marketing is not Dead, just Broken

A fad is an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something that can fade with passage of time. Marketing is dead has spawned a host of articles, often construed as 'fad' in the current times.<p>For example, one where a new concept is introduced that will kill every other means of marketing. Or one …

A Graphic Designer Redesigns a Movie Poster, Every Day

The 'A Movie Poster A Day' challenge delivers a graphically-pleasing box office of visuals.<p>Synthesizing a passion for film and an ability to follow a stringent schedule, Peter Majarich has embarked on a personal mission to redesign some of the most well-known movie posters. The Sydey-based designer …

Sports reporter fired for anti-Semitic and racist remarks on Facebook Live

Any statement that follows, "I'm not trying to be racist," is always racist.<p>"I didn’t even know Mexicans were that smart," says now-former Fox Sports …

Intel goes 'extreme' with first 10-core processor, puts tick-tock tactics on hold

Dual-core. Quad-core. Octa-core.<p>Chipset manufacturers have been boosting processing power by leaps and bounds in recent years. Now, Intel is going one better with the next-generation Broadwell-E chip family, its first ever 10-core desktop processor.<p>You heard that right: Intel is going for "10-core" …

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Graffiti artist Danielle Bremner slips police net as Jim Clay Harper jailed

But Nokier and Ms Bremner instead flew to Hong Kong. It is understood police were unable to prevent them from travelling internationally because the …

Mira Dancy Is an Artist on the Rise and a Dynamic Name to Watch

Mira Dancy’s studio, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, is bursting with voluptuous nude bodies—fluorescent-pink, purple, and blue odalisques in fluid motion, painted larger than life on canvas, on shaped Plexiglas sheets hanging from the ceiling, and populating a vast black-and-white mural that …

Making Space for Manhattan Artists That They Otherwise Couldn’t Afford

Ever since the Dutch arrived in Manhattan with their tools and trinkets, and the British followed not long after with redcoats and frigates, gentrification has been a fact of life in New York City. No doubt Walt Whitman took the ferry to Brooklyn for the cheaper rent, while Andy Warhol had to build …

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway …

PayPal co-founder reportedly hell-bent on destroying Gawker after company 'outed' him years earlier

For months, Gawker Media owner Nick Denton had suspected PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel was out to get him. Turns out, he was right.<p>Thiel — the uber-rich Silicon Valley investor — <i>had</i> been financially backing Hulk Hogan in his fight against Denton and Gawker. Legal bills are pretty expensive, after …

China's Huawei 'Growing Up' To Become The World's No. 1 Smartphone Brand

Dumping their previous business model of flooding the planet with cheap, unbranded cellphones, China’s Huawei has risen to become a globally recognizable brand and a serious contender for Apple and Samsung. Advancing rapidly into new markets worldwide, Huawei is now the world’s number three …

The By-Women-For-Women Head Shop Burning Weed Bro Culture Down

Sweetflag is a woman-founded online store that features beautifully crafted products by female designers that meets all your smoking needs.<p>Easily the worst thing about weed culture is how bro-y it can be. In her awesome piece on the limited role of women in weed culture, Ann Friedman describes …

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