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Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Believe it or not, you don't have to own super expensive equipment or be some kind of camera wiz to take high quality camera shots like these…<p>… but …

Powerful Artworks That Will Remind You Of The Inequalities & Injustices In The World

In a Western world filled with reality TV shows whereby narcissistic and superficial celebrities talk about themselves in third person and go …

Activate! Robot Wars is coming back to the BBC

In possibly the biggest boost to the robotics industry since the re-invention of the robot kitten, the BBC has ordered a full reboot of <i>Robot Wars</i>.<p>The …

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These Eye-Opening Photos Show What It's Really Like To Have OCD

"It shows that we are real people with real feelings and emotions and are not crazy nor are we dangerous."<p>Think all people with mental illness are dysfunctional, unproductive members of society? Think again.<p>After his own experience with obsessive compulsive disorder, photographer Dan Fenstermacher …

Must-See Design Documentaries You Don't Want To Miss

Inspiration is all around you. Your design taste is developed by the things you consume. Your creative genius is influenced by the food you eat, sounds you hear, music you listen to, books and articles you read and movies you watch. If you feel like procrastinating make sure you spend your time …

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Signal encrypted chat app arrives to Android, Edward Snowden approved

It’s been a half year since Open Whisper’s Signal first hit the iOS, and since then the encrypted calling and texting app has won a reputation for being one of the most secure, trustworthy solutions for private conversation on mobile. Now the app is finally making its way over to camp Android as …

Apps

20 Of The Most Stunning Minerals And Stones Your Eyes Have Ever Seen

Tucked away and fused into the Earth's core are millions of hidden treasures in the form of rare gems, colourful stones and dazzling minerals. But …

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6 Creative IKEA Product Photography Hacks

Want some cheap and simple do-it-yourself photo equipment? Check out the IKEA store near you. In addition to being affordable options for home items, …

Meet New York’s homeless fashion photographer

Mark Reay was looking for a job. It was 2007 when he entered a New York newsagents, writing down the email addresses of staff from magazines on the shelf. He sent out around 50 messages with some images from his photography portfolio. We called him back. Thus began seven years of shooting for …

Tiny surgical robot can bend and operate on hard-to-reach areas

The coin above wasn't enlarged to make the pincer-like device look extremely small -- it's <i>really</i> that tiny. That "pincer" is a two-millimeter-thin instrument designed and built by a group of researchers from Vanderbilt University for incredibly precise minimally invasive surgery. It's pretty …

Stop Google from tracking you on Google Maps

Google Maps is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users called Your Timeline. With it, you can see all the places you've been. Google is quick to point out that timeline information is private and visible only to you. And that you must opt in to the feature by enabling Location …

Turing Phone first look: a focus on security, inside and out

Security-focused Android phones have been popping up left and right over the years, but they always leave us wanting more. Today we’re looking at a device that truly takes a different approach and gives us a unique addition to the Android ecosystem. Enter the Turing Phone, a smartphone promising a …

Rooted

Wherever I go I always try and find connections with the past, it makes me feel rooted, a part of something<p>Today I felt the spark, the common bond, …

Moment Announces a New Macro Lens for Mobile Photographers

Last year, the mobile photography company Moment announced the release of two mobile lenses for smartphone devices: the 18mm wide angle and the 70mm …

Cameras

3 (More) Ways To Stack Images for Photos With the Wow Factor

In a previous article, I discussed 4 ways to stack images in order to get better results. That's not all, however. There are more things that you can …

This Is the Best Iced Coffee You Will Drink All Summer

Nitro iced coffee comes straight from the tap, like a Guinness.<p>Nearly four years ago, when The Queens Kickshaw, a coffee hub in Astoria, was installing its draft system, a barista got mad at owner Ben Sandler. "He was like, Ben, we've got to figure out something about this iced coffee situation, …

How to go completely invisible on Facebook

If you want to stay hidden on Facebook, however, we can help you out.<p>When you're finished with this process, no one but you will be able to see your Facebook activity, view your photos, or see where you've checked in. Your current friends will still be able to view your basic profile — there's no …

Mars One mission: a one-way trip to the red planet in 2024

Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images<p>Mars One chief executive, Bas Lansdorp, left, announces the launch of astronaut selection for a Mars space mission project, in New York. Mars One is a non-profit organisation that aims to establish a permanent human settlement on …

Mars

Studio Portraits of Owls That Capture Their Nobility and Personalities

For his projects <i>Affinity I</i> and <i>Affinity II</i>, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based photographer Brad Wilson captured beautiful studio portraits of all kinds of …

Birds

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

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20 Dos and Don'ts for Shooting the Moon

The moon is a very popular subject for photographers of all skill levels to shoot. But if you’ve ever tried to photograph the moon, you’ve probably …

How to do layering

For me, layering began in the 1980s when, as a student, my favourite outfit was a cropped, off-the-shoulder jumper over a stripy vest top with a ra-ra skirt over leggings – and a pair of Dr Martens boots. On the other side of the Atlantic, Donna Karan was doing things in a much more grown-up …

The Salon: Art & Design 2014

Opening to VIPs today, and then to the public tomorrow through November 17 at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, The Salon Art + Design fair brings together over 50 international galleries in art and design. Here, Elena Soboleva, a contemporary specialist at Artsy, which has been offering an online …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

The 50 Best Documentaries Streaming on Netflix 2014

One thing Netflix is quietly doing very well is streaming some of the best documentaries of the last few years. Nearly all of our favorite …