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Wong Kar-wai’s go-to man Christopher Doyle recalls Hong Kong's golden era of cinema | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Award-winning filmmaker Christopher Doyle, who is known for his unique style of cinematography in films such as Wong Kar-wai’s <i>Chungking Express</i>, <i>In</i> …

The Birth Of GDPR: What Is It And What You Need To Know

When you woke up this morning, you may have noticed that your email inbox has been flooded with emails from businesses and organizations informing you that they have “updated their privacy policy”.<p>The reason being is today, GDPR goes into effect and if a business isn’t compliant, then hefty fines …

Privacy

Top things to do in Kyoto, Japan

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Southern Higashiyama<p>A buzzing hive of activity perched on a hill overlooking the basin of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is one of Kyoto's most popular and most enjoyable temples. It may not be a tranquil refuge, but it represents the favoured e…<p>Top Choice Shinto Shrine in Kyoto …

Best of Kyoto - A 3 Day Itinerary

The ancient city of Kyoto in Japan thrives on its rich history and culture. From being a religious hub to the center of a variety of traditional art …

The Best VPN services for 2018

Affiliate disclosure: CNET earns commissions from the products & services featured on this page.<p>Welcome to the CNET 2018 Directory of VPN providers. In this directory, we're taking a look at a few of the very best commercial VPN service providers on the Internet. Rather than looking at the wide …

Information Systems

Enemy World War II fighter pilots told a tale of peril and reconciliation. Then there was the truth.

Pappy Boyington, a University of Washington graduate and World War II hero, became friends with the Japanese pilot who claimed he shot him down.

Best camera phones of 2018: the leading smartphone cameras on the market

Finding the best smartphone camera is no easy task these days. Most all flagships now come packing some serious camera tech and software, and while …

9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …

How to Multitask in Windows 10 like a Pro

Multitasking has grown so much into us that we have actually forgotten that we are doing it. Any veteran Windows user would be impressed on how much …

The ‘begpacker’ phenomenon shows how fake poverty has become a status symbol

Traveling the world for free has always been a privileged, utopian dream. Whether it’s hitchhiking and scrubbing floors in a hostel or ashram or “WWOOF-ing” (working on an organic farm in exchange for a free place to live), travelers have found ways to live a version of their frugal dream.<p>But in …

Social Media

What Is Mucus? Surprising Facts About Your Boogers

You may call it mucus, phlegm, boogers, snot, or something extra cutesy. Whatever name you use for it, there’s much to learn about these little …

Another Reason Why You Still Need a Flu Shot This Year

It could be a whole lot easier to get the flu than you thought: A new study finds it doesn’t take someone coughing or sneezing near you — just …

The 9 Best Smartphone Cameras in 2018

1<p>4,091 points<p>Despite not following the current dual-lens camera trend, Google's brand-new Pixel 2 XL and the smaller Pixel 2 (both of which have the …

Bringing the lightsaber from Star Wars—the ultimate toy—to life

Like many American children of his generation, Mike Goslin grew up watching <i>Star Wars</i>. He saw the first movie in theaters when he was a boy, and remembers the seminal moment in <i>A New Hope</i> when Obi-Wan Kenobi introduced the lightsaber. As Kenobi described it to Luke Skywalker: “This is the weapon of a …

The Best and Worst Anime of Fall 2017

Now that this fantastic fall season is finally winding down for the holidays, it's time to decide which shows were the best—and the worst. We asked …

Anime

Tyra Banks Finally Explains The Infamous 'We Were All Rooting For You' ANTM Meltdown

Tyra Banks is set to make her return to <i>America's Next Top Model</i>, but there's one major moment the model mogul has to address before returning to host …

How Betsy Ross Worked

The story of America's founding wouldn't be complete without images of Betsy Ross dutifully stitching stars onto a flag in her upholstery shop in …

George Washington

Women routinely caught fire in the mid-19th century

The mid-19th century vogue for flowing, diaphanous women's garments made from open-weave fabrics like "bobbinet, cotton muslin, gauze, and tarlatan," …

Introducing Haven, the open source security system in your pocket

Today we’re proud to announce the release a new Android app called Haven, an open source security system for journalists and human rights …

What Neuroscience Can Learn from Buddhism

Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the …

ListenUp: Animal Collective: Kids on Holiday (Live)

From 2004's profound <i>Sung Tongs came a track that Animal Collective has just now released live. "Kids on Holiday" was an early indicator of the band's depth of sonic exploration, and it's one of 14 songs on Live At College Street Music Hall May 26, 2017, a pay-what-you-will record with all proceeds</i> …

2017 Was Full of Problems, Here Are Some That Got Solved

Athletic hijabs, cancer cures, magic glasses, and more.<p>A problem shared may be a problem halved—but a problem solved is a story worth sharing. We’re …

The Island Where Chinese Mothers Deliver American Babies

But for a certain class of Chinese parents, Saipan has become known as the latest hot spot for birth tourism, a place where women can give birth to …

Essentials of an Antarctic Expedition Photographer

If you like “things organized neatly” photos of camera gear, check this one out — it includes the photographer himself. This photo shows John …

MacBook Pro

10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like T-Bone Walker

Born May 28, 1910 in Linden, Texas, T-Bone Walker became proficient enough on banjo (his first instrument), guitar, mandolin, violin, and piano to …

Electric Guitar

We Brought 2 STAR WARS Cosplayers to Space Camp for a Jedi vs. Sith Challenge

We here at Nerdist are in the business of making dreams come true. To round out the year, we’ve decided to make good on a handful of dreams at once: …

Star Wars

A mountain hare in the snow, a Christmas beetle, and the pre-speech toddler who has befriended a pack of wild monkeys all feature in this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

The Debt We Owe to Jenny Diski

What is meant when a person is deemed ahead of her time? It sounds like a fantastic compliment, yet the circumstances under which people hear it, in reference to themselves, are not always so positive. People are often told that they are ahead of their time as a means of ego consolation following …

Progressive MS: Antidepressant identified as promising treatment

Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada suggest that an antidepressant called clomipramine should be explored as a treatment for …

Central Nervous System