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Watch this fantastic Harry Potter fan film, Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

A slick film that covers an important part of Harry Potter lore<p>One of the biggest attractions to J.K. Rowling’s <i>Harry Potter</i> series is the immense backstory and history of her wizarding world. While Warner Bros. has begun to explore some of that lore in its <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> franchise, one group of …

Movies

11+ Images That Show A Creative Use Of Backgrounds

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing foregrounds in the composition in the Strong Foregrounds Photo contest with …

Northern Lights

Photographer Captures the Magical Personalities of the Animals Who Live In a Finnish Forest

Joachim Munter, a talented photographer who lives in Helsinki, Finland has captured the innate beauty and magical personalities of the various …

Helsinki

7 Vancouver food and drink events to check out in 2018

Think three-course meals, food truck grub, wine tastings, and more.

Festivals

Top 10 new restaurants in Metro Vancouver for 2017

I’m usually speeding down the fast lane keeping pace with restaurants opening in a perilous industry, but at this time of the year I do a quick …

Vancouver timelapse shows the best of the city from sunset to sunrise

If you follow CBC Vancouver, you know that we're covering the news 24/7 — but in between breaking stories, our overnight journalists catch city views …

Northern Lights

World's Wealthiest Became $1 Trillion Richer in 2017

The richest people on earth became $1 trillion richer in 2017, more than four times last year’s gain, as stock markets shrugged off economic, social …

Leonardo Da Vinci

German tourists in Greece: 'everybody has been so kind – overfriendly, even'

Despite the political tension between Athens and Berlin, both sides of tourist trade say Germans are welcome at Greek resorts<p>Gazing out over Thessaloniki’s waterfront, Regina Jost, a social worker from Jever, in northern Germany, was on her last day of a week’s holiday discovering Greece’s …

Europe

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

New Google online tool makes it easier to find the right phone for you

One of the best things about Android is just how many options we have. Not only are there dozens upon dozens of different phones at all sorts of price points, but we also have options when it comes to the launchers we use, the default camera apps we use, the widgets we utilize, and the list goes …

Apps

Apple Discontinues Selling iPhones With 2-Year AT&T Contracts In Favor Of Installments

Apple has removed an option to buy the iPhone with a two-year contract from AT&T on the Apple Online Store. This means you will not be able to buy the iPhone from Apple for a subsidized price of $199 or $299 on AT&T. Apple is now selling iPhones on AT&T through AT&T’s Next carrier financing service.<p>…

Mobile Technology

Nubia's bezel-free Z9 smartphone is coming to the US

If I had a nickel for every "ugh, too much bezel!" comment, I'd have... well, a few bucks anyway. That's why it's good news that Nubia's borderless 5.2-inch Z9 smartphone is coming to the US next quarter at a rather tempting price. We already previewed the Z9 when it came to China last month, so …

Mobile Technology

Inside Out is Pixar's best feature in years | Polygon

Navigating a Mother's Mental Illness Through Photography

Laying down, 2014.<br>Melissa Spitz<p>1 of 29<p>Melissa Spitz was only six when her mother Deborah was institutionalized for psychotic paranoia, while her …

Mental Health

Breathtaking Australian Skies Pop with Color at All Hours of the Day

Australia may be known for its fascinating and deadly creatures, but it is also home to some of the planet's most breathtaking skies. To hit this point home, BuzzFeed Australia's Editor Simon Crerar created an impressive list that compiles magnificent photos of this continent's sky scenery. In …

Australia

Amazon says it is building an ‘ambitious new PC game’

Amazon has wanted to become a major force in the video game scene for years. And now, it’s hired a dream team of video game developers who are working on “an ambitious new PC game project using the latest technology,” it says.<p>The company revealed this information in a series of recruiting ads on …

New Earbuds Allows User to Change Live Audio Environment

Here Active Listening System uses wireless earbuds and app to add sound effects and volume control to any situation<p>Two wireless earbuds and a …

Nighttime Self-Portraits Under the Northern Lights Reveal a Vast Universe in the Sky

Against majestic backgrounds of infinite stars and the Northern Lights, photographer Tiina Trmnen captures a series of breathtaking self-portraits. <i>Wanderer</i> is a project that shows how minuscule an individual human being is when compared to the vast universe that encircles our planet, touching upon …

Northern Lights

Striking Photos of Dancers in the Wilderness by Bertil Nilsson

London-based fine art photographer Bertil Nilsson returns to his rural Swedish roots in the ongoing series <i>Naturally</i>. Frequently featuring circus …

The Fascinating Science Of Aesthetics

Your preferences for everything from filtered photos to the color blue may be rooted in biology.<p>Our aesthetic tastes are as unique as our DNA. Or are they? Sure, you may adore a Cézanne still-life while your friend absolutely hates it. But research has shown that many people share certain aesthetic …

Psychology

'Fallout 4' Looks Great, But You Still Shouldn't Pre-Order

The first game released by Bethesda Game Studios since 2011′s <i>Skyrim,</i> <i>Fallout 4</i> is the sequel to 2008′s <i>Fallout 3,</i> and it looks absolutely stunning.<p>In an age of multiplayer focused games, where exciting titles like the new <i>Battlefront</i> are online only, with no campaign at all, it’s refreshing to see …

Gaming Industry

Camera Instructor Offers Free and Interactive Online Photo Courses

If you’re looking to learn to program, there are free interactive online courses such as Codecademy and CodeSchool you can use. Programmer and …

It's official: Google blew it with YouTube, and Facebook has caught up

Fortune has a story out about Facebook's huge investment in video in which writer Erin Griffith reports: "In April, Facebook hit 4 billion views per day, matching the latest estimates available for 10-year-old YouTube."<p>Here are some other notes from the story:<p>Facebook's 4 billion daily views are up …

Advertising

6 Reasons Why Apple Is Valued More Than Google

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why is Apple valued more than Google?</i><p><i>Answer by Thang Duong on Quora</i><p>Here’s a list of reasons why:<p>Revenue: GOOG – <b>68B</b>, AAPL – <b>212B</b><br>• Income: GOOG – <b>13.9B</b>, AAPL – <b>47.8B</b><br>• Quarterly earnings growth: GOOG – <b>3.9%</b>, AAPL – <b>32.7%</b> (year-over-year from recent quarters. To be …

Apple Watch

Heavy metal fans are the most loyal, Spotify says

Metal fans like their metal, apparently: A new study by Spotify found that metal fans are more loyal to their genre of choice than fans of any other …

Large Hadron Collider turns on 'data tap'

<b>The Large Hadron Collider has re-started scientific investigations after a two-year pause.</b><p>Scientists are waiting for the first new data to begin flowing from the underground particle smasher, paving the way to a new era in physics.<p>On Wednesday, the vast machine clattered proton beams together at …

Physics