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Immigration crisis: 1,000 migrant children headed to Arizona shelter

At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities to handle what has been described as a humanitarian crisis.<p>Although unaccompanied children …

Immigration

Apple to Announce Beats Acquisition This Week, Drops Price to $3 Billion

Apple's rumored acquisition of Beats will indeed happen, just for a slightly reduced fee, according to a report from the <i>New York Post</i> this evening. The acquisition, which was originally reported to be roughly $3.2 billion for both Beats companies -- the headphone and consumer electronics division …

In Tokyo, at the Intersection of Japanese Gangster Culture and Lamborghinis

The GIF you see above isn't CGI, it's a Lamborghini wrapped in holographic vinyl film. Not many of us can relate to the problem of our Gallardo not …

Snapchat settles charges with FTC — some photos don’t disappear

The communication app based on ephemeral messages was charged by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading users<p>Snapchat, the smartphone application whose main draw is the ability to send photo, video and now messages that disappear in a matter of seconds, was charged by the Federal Trade …

Spectacular Waves Captured by Fearless Photographer Kenji Croman

Kenji Croman is a Hawaii resident, body surfer, and former competitive swimmer whose thrill-seeking personality allows him to photograph unpredictable yet awe-inspiring waves. Despite some drawbacks with his profession, including broken bones and close encounters with sharks, the photographer says …

Photography

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

Artist Paints Hyperrealistic Exteriors to Camouflage Food

Japanese artist Hikaru Cho likes to play with perception in this series, entitled <i>It's Not What It Seems</i>. She playfully redefines how an object is perceived by painting the exterior to appear like something other than itself.<p>Using acrylic paints, Cho skillfully changes the outer layer of a banana …

Art

Gap Raising Minimum Wage For More Than 65,000 U.S. Employees To $10 Next Year

The owner of Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, Piperlime, and Intermix said it will raise the current $7.25 minimum wage for its workers to $9 this year and to $10 in 2015. Update: Gap executive Art Peck tells BuzzFeed, "It's coinciding with the national debate, but honestly, this was a …

Chamber of Commerce

Daily Inspiration #1688

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Genius UI: A Prismatic Nightlight That Seesaws On And Off

Nightlights don’t have to be glowing clown faces sticking out of a wall socket. They, too, can be well designed. Such is the case of the Prism Nightlight, a gorgeous seesaw of wood and glass that uses as its affordance a simple tilting motion to turn the light on and off.<p>A student at the Savannah …

M Is For Meerkat: A Beautiful Alphabet Inspired By Animals

Remember those phonics songs from elementary school that helped teach the alphabet? “A is for Apple, B is for Ball”? London-based illustrator Marcus Reed does, but his tastes run more toward beautifully drawn illustrations of animals for (we’re hoping) adults as well as kids.<p>The alphabet features …

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days<p>• Check out our gallery of 10 amazing multiple-exposures from the Games

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Photography

You can now 3D print directly from Adobe’s Photoshop

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>First Microsoft, now Adobe: 3D printing will get a big mainstream boost Thursday when users find they …

In A Weak Europe, Volkswagen Has Gotten Even Stronger

Most European automakers struggled through a six-year slump that reduced the car market by more than a third. Much like the Detroit Three, manufacturers overly reliant on Europe like PSA Peugeot Citroen were stretched to the breaking point. But Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, came through …

Dell portrays itself as a feisty startup in its first ad after going private (video)

Now that Dell is once again a private company, it's trying to shake off its reputation as a member of the status quo. Appropriately, the PC builder just unveiled a new TV ad that suggests it has all the energy and vision of a technology startup. The minute-long spot connects Dell's mindset to that …

Thieves Grab Nearly $75,000 Of Merchandise From N.Y. Best Buy After Cutting Huge Hole In The Wall

NBC New York has more:<p>A manager arrived at the store in Bensonhurst before 6 a.m. Tuesday to see a gaping hole in the rear wall, according to police. A precision hole had been cut through the cinderblock wall, and thieves apparently entered through the opening to take electronics like iPads and …

Wii U Outsells Xbox One The Week Before Christmas According To VGChartz

We’ll start with the obligatory caveat: VGChartz is a controversial website. Any sales numbers taken from the site should, for a variety of reasons, be taken with a grain of salt. The numbers presented below should be viewed as estimates rather than hard data.<p>That being said, VGChartz’ weekly …

Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close

Grant George, a longtime head of software testing at Microsoft, is leaving the company, <b>AllThingsD</b> has learned.Like Jon DeVaan, who announced Monday …

Software

Philips Norelco Laser Guided Beard Trimmer 9000 for Precise, Symmetric Results

<b>Philips Norelco Laser Guided Beard Trimmer 9000</b> features laser technology to allow perfectly straight DIY grooming. Yeah, so there’s no excuse why …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Antarctica

Giant Sculptural Hands Formed from Pieces of Reclaimed Wood

Sculpted with an unconventional carving technique using only a drill and forstner bits, these massive hands are the new work of Andy Tirado. Each finger is individually carved down from a large piece of reclaimed wood with various sizes of forstner bits, which dig perfectly-circular holes with flat …

Woodworking

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

NSA whistleblower says in letter he is willing to help in wake of revelations that President Dilma Rousseff's phone was hacked<p>NSA files live blog - keep up to date with the latest coverage<p>Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Mortgages

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Art

Apple's Supplier Labor Practices In China Scrutinized After Foxconn, Pegatron Reviews

Nearly two years after Apple called on the Fair Labor Association to assess working conditions and labor practices at its partners’ facilities in China, the FLA said it’s completed its inspections of the company’s largest supplier, Foxconn, which assembles the iPhone and iPad.<p>And while working …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Kirsty Mitchell's Intricately Adorned Goddesses of Wonderland

For almost five years, English photographer Kirsty Mitchell has been creating one stunning image after another for her enchanting <i>Wonderland</i> series. The project, which is entirely self-funded and inspired by the memory of the photographer's late mother, is nearing its finale. With sixty-nine …

Wakefield