Chris Setley

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37 Books You'll Fall In Love With, So Cancel Your Plans

Any time of the year is a good time to get lost in a good book. While some people think reading is for winter, when they can snuggle up under a …

The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

The 10 most popular fiction books of 2017

We can't say no to a psychological thriller, by the looks of it.<p>Who doesn't love a good novel to get stuck into? Or more specifically, a good psychological thriller. Because by the looks of Amazon's round-up of bestselling ebooks in 2017, that's what we're the biggest fans of. Here are the 10 …

Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 9 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack

Love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components but not the cabinet front choices? An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet …

Kitchens

Portraits of Immigrants Arriving in the United States in the Early 1900s

Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay was the busiest immigrant inspection station in the United States at the dawn of the 20th century, with millions …

United States

Get Excited About the New Adobe Lightroom CC

The day is upon us, my friends; Lightroom CC is here. The latest update to Adobe’s excellent photo management tool has arrived, and as cliche as it …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Articles about house was built out 14 shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>A two-story, shipping container prefab offers a speedy solution to shortages of space on campus.<p>These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that …

Colorblind Coal Miner Captures Breathtaking Seascapes in Australia

Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of bringing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That's because, on his days off, he is a premier fine arts photographer who showcases the power of the ocean through his …

Friendly indie dev wants to teach kids to think like a programmer

Indie developer Daryl Hornsby has a novel approach for getting kids engaged with educational games: Don’t dumb things down.<p>That’s the key to <i>Machineers,</i> the clever puzzle-adventure game his company crafted to to lead kids through various programming logic concepts.<p>“When you say you want to target 10 …

The hottest smartphone maker in China is now selling gorgeous TV sets for dirt cheap

There's a lot to love about the TV's specs, which includes a Sharp-built monitor and fast, powerful chips to handle the Android-based OS. It also supports all kinds of video and gaming formats, it's super thin, and you can even buy it with one of several bright candy-colored casings, which are both …

SpaceX launches images into public domain

Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company SpaceX has conceded to pressure to free its images, and released a batch of more than 100 photos under the “copyleft” Creative Commons license.<p>As the first private spaceflight firm to win a contract to resupply the International Space Station, SpaceX is a …

Space Exploration

How come the romantic novel of the year is a work of Young Adult fiction?

Julia Golding, who wrote YA title Struck under the pen name Joss Stirling, has won a prize normally taken by books written for grown ups. What’s going on?<p>For the past three years I’ve helped judge the romantic novel of the year award, selecting books such as Veronica Henry’s elegant Night on the …

Books

The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too

What do my chosen books have in common? Well, in each case, some­body at some point has decided they are “young adult” books. As often as not, this person isn’t the writer. The category does have some meaning and some usefulness, of course; books that teenagers enjoy do often have certain …

Books

Too Hard to Keep: A Collection of Photographs People Couldn’t Bear to Live With

Photographs help us remember important moments in our lives, but what happens when they capture things we’d rather forget? Sometimes photos are so …

Amazing Penthouse Located at the Top of a Historic Ski Jump in Norway

This historic ski jump will soon be helping overnight guests reach new heights with an amazing, renovated penthouse apartment that is suspended 200 feet in the air. The lofty living space at the top of the Holmenkollen competitive arena in Norway was formerly a waiting room for competitors of the …

Why video-game streaming site Twitch is so incredibly successful

What's more astounding is that Twitch's average user watches 106 minutes of video on the site per day even though none of the players are exactly household names.<p>This dedicated community of viewers fuels Twitch's success, according to Twitch star Sean Plott.<p>"Twitch is fundamentally a community site …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is reportedly working on a TV service that will launch in the autumn.</b> Around 25 channels will be included with the service, and will cost between $30 and $40 per month.<p><b>2. Pinterest raised $367 million at an $11 billion valuation.</b> It could also raise up to $208 million in additional funding.<p>…

What you need to know about HTTP/2

Look at the address bar in your browser. See those letters at the front, "HTTP"? That stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the mechanism a browser uses to request information from a server and display webpages on your screen. A new version of the reliable and ubiquitous HTTP protocol was …

Web Development

Magic Leap clashes with Microsoft over augmented reality health risks

Microsoft's recently announced futuristic holographic headset may pose a health risk to users, according to the CEO of Magic Leap, a secretive augmented-reality startup and newfound rival to Microsoft in the burgeoning AR space.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens uses an input system that does not fully replicate …

Augmented Reality

The Photographers Behind Some of the Most Iconic Images of Our Time

Over the course of history, certain iconic photographs have become an integral part of our collective, cultural memory. Steve McCurry's “Afghan Girl,” Jeff Widener's “Tank Man,” and Nick Ut's “Napalm Attack in Vietnam” are only some of the images that have left a lasting mark as the great …

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started …

How people Photoshopped before Photoshop

Photoshop before Photoshop<p>100 years of manipulating images without computers<p>1856-57<p>c. 1855<p>1857<p>Almost as soon as the science of photography was …

Photo Manipulation

See How Photoshop Has Altered the Way We See the World

Luxury fashion brand Moschino erased one of its models’ left legs, belonging to Sasha Luss, in its latest Spring 2015 ca<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Moschino

Canon 5Ds Leaked! It’s a 50.6MP Full Frame DSLR

It looks like the rumors were spot on. A sneak peek of the not-yet-announced Canon 5Ds full frame DSLR camera has leaked onto the Web. The photograph …

Create GIFs with Imgur's new Web tool

If you a large portion of your Internet time looking at GIFs, then you may have looked for a decent GIF creator to make your own. However, many of the free options only let you upload pictures, don't allow any trimming or paste their watermark all over the finished product.<p>As an alternative, Imgur …

GIF Animations

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

The Rescued Film Project Discovers 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film Shot by an Unknown WW2 Soldier | Colossal

<p>Founded by photographer Levi Bettwieser, the Rescued Film Project obtains unclaimed film rolls from the 1930s to the 1990s and develops them for the …

Art

Google Just Gave Photographers A Big Reason To Choose Android Over The iPhone

This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG file.<p>The ability to shoot in raw is common on high-end DSLR cameras, but it hasn't really been available for mobile phones until recently.<p>Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1020, which …