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Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

Photo Manipulation

A Beginner's Guide to White Balance

Getting your first serious camera is an exciting moment. So much to learn, so many buttons and dials to understand, complex menu systems to decipher, …

Olympic Favela - Photographs and text by Marc Ohrem-Leclef | LensCulture

<b>Olympic Favela / Vai com Deus</b><p>“Vai com deus” is a common form of saying good-bye in Brazil.<p>In many of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, the city’s housing authority Secretaria Municipal de Habitação (SMH) has been enforcing policies to remove families from their homes and demolish those homes to make way …

Cuba , "The Special Period"-1994-98

A Look Back at a Frozen Niagara Falls

1 charged in killing of Demario Bailey, 15, who tried to save twin brother from robbers

Demario and Demacio Bailey, close-knit identical twins known within their South Side charter school community as the “Bailey boys,” were raised in a home that prioritized schooling and safety.<p>A member of the school PTA and always on top of their grades, the boys’ mother insisted on escorting them …

Mexico missing students: Protesters clash with police

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1131000/1131678_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524648185_2154bcccc3c54605228af9e324caaa7b<p><b>Mexican police have clashed with protesters organising a concert in the city of Chilpancingo in support of a group of 43 students who went missing</b> …

Countdown to extinction: There are only 5 northern white rhinos left in the world

<b>(Stuart G Porter/Shutterstock)</b><p>The death of a rhino in San Diego this weekend puts the species one step closer to being wiped out entirely<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 15, 2014 5:54pm (UTC)<p>One of the world's six remaining northern white rhinos died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, U-T San Diego …

Texas police officer uses stun gun on 76-year-old during routine traffic stop

A Texas police officer is under investigation for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old mechanic he had pulled over for an expired inspection certificate.<p>In dashboard-cam footage uploaded by local newspaper the Victoria Advocate, officer Nathaniel Robinson, who is 23, can be seen slamming Pete Vasquez …

20 best Android apps this week

Nokia HERE Beta, World of Warriors, Game of Thrones, Pause, Humin, Go CBBC, Scrolls, Indiegogo and more<p>It’s time for our weekly roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last seven days of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets …

Salient Eye (Android) review: Salient Eye is the simplest of home security solutions - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Salient Eye is impressively easy to setup and use. Also, it's free.<p><b>The Bad</b> Salient Eye is for Android users only and about as bare bones as it gets -- you won't find many advanced security camera features here.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems …

Smart Homes

State surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits

Our willingness to accept outrageous terms and conditions allows the security services to do as they wish<p>One night last week, I had a conversation over dinner with a student who is as puzzled as I am about why people seem so unworried by online surveillance. What would it take, we wondered, to wake …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

TV is over: Mobile has officially demoted TV to second-rung media status

About 26 percent of customers who call US cable TV companies request “internet only” service, according to a survey of those calls by mobile advertising technology company Marchex. Of those customers, at least 60 percent actually end up getting internet-only service, Marchex says.<p>The survey results …

Walmart Is Offering An iPhone 6 For Just $129

Walmart has slashed the prices on several models of the new iPhone.<p>The largest retailer in the world is offering the new iPhone 6 for just $129, a $50 discount from the usual Walmart price, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The offer applies to the 16-gigabyte iPhone 6, but the store has also …

Seedcamp Reveals 7 New Startup Investments

When we last caught up with Seedcamp, it had just invested in seven new startups. Now it’s ready to announce its latest batch of investments with five springing from Seedcamp Berlin and two graduates of previous Seedcamp weeks emerging from working in stealth.<p>At Seedcamp Berlin, the micro-seed …

Amazon’s Kindle for iOS app updated w/ Goodreads integration, Audible progressive play, more

Amazon pushed out an updated version of its Kindle for iOS app today bringing a list of new features to the reading app.<p>Kindle for iOS now includes integration with Goodreads, the social cataloging service it bought last year, allowing readers users to share book progress and completion status, …

HBO GO Finally Comes To Amazon Fire TV

Amazon just made good on its promise. HBO GO is now available on the Amazon Fire TV and will hit the Fire TV Stick this coming spring. Best yet, the app fully supports Amazon’s impressive voice search that let’s users find content with a button built into the Fire TV remote.<p>When the Fire TV …