Harold Curtis

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Metroid Prime: The Kotaku Review

When she shoots, Samus Aran doesn’t miss. That’s one of the fundamental truths of the original <i>Metroid Prime</i>, the first-person sci-fi game that came …

Wooden Hand-Cranked Instrument Runs on 2,000 Marbles

After two years of prototyping, tweaking, and building, Martin Molin of the Swedish band Wintergatan finally debuted his enormous musical marble …

Prototyping

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Celebrating queerness and Islam

Let’s be honest, queerness and religion have never been the most comfortable of bedfellows. Pakistan-born photographer Samra Habib hopes to challenge the clichés and assumptions made on both sides of the spectrum through her ongoing photo series, Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo …

World Champion Barista Demonstrates His Trusted Method for Crafting the Perfect Cappuccino

Michael Phillips, the 2010 World Barista Champion and Director of Education at Blue Bottle Coffee demonstrated his trusted method for crafting the …

Photographing hypersexuality in the home

The narrative imposed on women’s bodies can feel relentlessly objectifying. We’re constantly confronted by the gender power asymmetry afforded by the male gaze: where women are faceless, personality-lacking creatures of body parts for consumption, and where women seem to have no control over their …

Ben Carson says gun control to blame for Holocaust

Republican candidate provokes ridicule by saying Hitler would not have been able to pursue his goals if German citizens had been armed in Nazi Germany<p>After first provoking anger by apparently saying that a massacre in Oregon could have been prevented if students had fought back, Ben Carson, one of …

The 10 Best Cocktails for Day Drinking, Ranked

Drinking while the sun’s still high is an art, where the medium is crucial. Try to sip something overly liquorous, and you’ll be hammered before the …

A Look at The Complex Chemistry Behind the Unique Flavor of Different Types of Wine

Reactions explores the complex chemistry that affects the taste and smell of of various types of wine.<p>If you’re stumped in the wine aisle of the …

16-Year-Old French Guitar Virtuoso Performs a Flawless Version of ‘Master of Puppets’ by Metallica

16-year-old French guitar virtuoso Tina S, who previously performed such classic songs as Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, Van Halen’s “Eruption”, …

How to Shoot in Low-Light Conditions Without Using Flash

Photography is all about capturing the subject beautifully in the available light. Sometimes as a photographer you have more than optimum light …

Digital Photography

4 Tips for Creating Portraits with Impact

Since the birth of the camera, an overwhelming number of photographers have concentrated on portraiture. Capturing the personality, mood, or …

Learn How to Make Milky Way Time-Lapses in About 20 Minutes

It's no secret that Gizmodo loves Milky Way time-lapses. They're an awe-inspiring fixture on the internet we can't help but highlight. But …

Time-lapse Photography

How to create HDR images using only Photoshop layer masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Creating an HDR image is typically involved with a quite time-consuming workflow that consists of merging, …

6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind

That pop-up flash on top of your camera can come in very handy, but if you’re a beginner, try giving these alternatives a shot to produce more …

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above …

These Ideas Will Get Your Street Photography Rocking

Street photography is a great window into the human condition. Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was one of the founding fathers of modern photojournalism, …

10 Tips for Photographing the Natural World

From the tiniest mushroom to the gigantic mountains, nature encompasses everything. Trees, rivers, mountains, leaves, flowers, fruits, soil – …

Game About Sad Nerd Looks More Fun Than It Sounds

OMOCAT isn't just a rad art person. She's also making a game, one that you should check out if you like some other game called Earthbound.<p>She's doing …

Oh those were the days. They...

How to Make a Functional Cell Phone From Scratch

Software developer David Mellis demonstrates how to make a functional cell phone from scratch in this Instructables article. The DIY cell phone is …

Understanding and Harnessing the Flexibility of Artificial Light

Since light is a necessary ingredient for making a photo, we have to decide how we’re going to light the photos we make. At its most basic level, …

Things You No Longer Need Because of Smartphones

In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an independent web hosting company that focuses on WordPress hosting. The revenue from our hosting …

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Landscape Photography