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19 of the world's coolest playgrounds designed by top architects

In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations.<p>Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.<p>Keep scrolling to see some of the best …

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Women Tear Themselves Apart In Mind-Bending Body Art By Chilean Artist

Jeampiere Dinamarca Poque is a 29-year-old artist from Santiago, Chile, who paints women in disturbing ways. The artist creates optical illusions by …

Facebook Group Photoshops Plus-Sized Women To ‘Inspire’ Them To Lose Weight

Photoshop has become synonymous with “beautifying” photos that would otherwise have imperfections. In some cases, this is OK, and magazines and …

Intelligent Energy's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Can Now Fit Inside an iPhone

British power technology company Intelligent Energy has developed an iPhone 6 prototype with a built-in fuel cell that supports hydrogen cartridges delivering up to a week's worth of battery life, according to <i>The Telegraph</i>. It also demonstrated a hydrogen-powered MacBook Air.<p>The patented fuel cell …

Northwest Harbor House by Bates Masi + Architects

More Books<p><b>Case Study Houses</b><br>“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and …

Digital Painting 101: Get to Know the Brush Panel

Are you new to digital painting? Today we're going to go over basic features in Adobe Photoshop's Brush panel to introduce you to this incredible …

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Apple really could be about to launch its own stylus

Steve Jobs famously hated styluses — but as of late there’s been more and more to suggest that the forthcoming 12-inch+ iPad Pro could sport an optional, Apple-created pen to help act as an input device.Today, there’s a bit more fuel to the fire in the form of a newly published Apple patent …

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Single Edition Leica 600mm f/5 Prototype Lens Shows Up on eBay for $230,000

The Leica R 600mm f/5 Apo-Telyt prototype lens has appeared on eBay with a hefty price tag of $230,000. We say “the” instead of “a” because only a …

Sleek "Mac 2015" Computer Modeled After Apple's First Macintosh 128k Desktop

In the latest project rolled out by German technology firm CURVED/labs, a refurbished MacBook Air morphs into a modernized version of Apple's first desktop computers, the Macintosh 128k and the “Lisa.” The hybrid design was birthed to commemorate more than 30 years of Apple innovation and to …

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Disney's Beachbot is an artistic robot turtle that can draw in the sand

The robotic turtle above can't wield katanas, eat pizza or shout cowabunga, but it can still do something awesome: draw big sand sketches on the beach. It's named "Beachbot" and was developed by a team from ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research, a network of labs responsible for …

Apple Patents Crazy New iPhone Designs

When it comes to keeping secrets the US patent office is perhaps technology’s biggest nemesis and it has struck again with a beauty: Apple’s application for a flexible and even foldable new iPhone.<p>Picked up by the eagle-eyed folks at AppleInsider, this week USPTO awarded Apple a wide-ranging patent …

84% Off Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Training Videos

If you’re looking to get into graphic design or front-end Web development, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better online training course to round out your skill set.<p>Train Simple, an Adobe-authorized training partner has over 5,000 tutorial videos featuring experts to teach you everything from …

Sacred Geometry The Art of Dillon Forte Tattoo Artist

A tattoo by renowned artist Dillon Forte begins with a circle. “Circles embody the cyclical nature of reality. From tiny atoms to expansive solar …

Wacom Launches Flagship 27-inch Cintiq Pen Tablets

Professional artists and illustrators have another hardware treat to get excited about. Today at CES, Wacom launched a brand new flagship pair of pen tablets — the Cintiq 27QHD and the Cintiq 27QHD Touch, slated for arrival in late January. These replace the company’s 24HD models.<p>Both feature a …

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37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

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How I Created This Viral Puddle Reflection Picture in Photoshop

My name is Michael Pistono, and I’m a 28-year-old photo enthusiast living in Honolulu, Hawaii. I was recently playing around with a reflection photo …

AurumLight Splash Heroes 2015 Milk Calendar

It seems there powerful and sexy female <b>superheroes</b> has gotten their latest costumes that look like being made with milk. Curious? Let’s go on …

Comparing the Image Quality of Film and Digital

There have been a few film versus digital articles here and there on the interwebs, but seems like very few have approached the subject in a …

In-flight Solar Phone Charger – Do Want NOW!

On a flight from London to Chicago, I was very happy to note that my Business Class seat had a USB charging station. As soon as I hooked up my dying …

MagicPicker Color Plug-in Update Delivers More Artistic Control

There are few things digital artists are more finicky about than color, but for Photoshop and Illustrator users, color selection and tweaking promises to get easier and more precise with a fresh upgrade to Anastasiy’s MagicPicker plug-in, targeted to painters, special effects folk and comic artists.<p>…

8 Deep Red Rooms for Fans of Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Our favorite rooms.<p>Pantone just announced that Marsala is the 2015 Color of the Year. For lovers of this deep, rich red, we've rounded our favorite rooms in similar hues.

8 Beauty & Fashion Picks in Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

Eight gorgeous ways to incorporate Marsala into your makeup bag and closet right now<p>Today, Pantone announced Marsala, an earthy wine red, as its Color of the Year for 2015. The rich shade is refreshingly wearable (we're looking at you, Radiant Orchid and Emerald) and functions almost like a …

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Wearable Mental Health

Olive is a twist on the fitness band that measures stress-related biometrics in real time to more effectively manage stress. It tracks changes in …

New Report Shows Solid State Drives Can Take Over 1,000 Years of Data-Writing Abuse

Media storage has come a long way since the days of the room-sized 3.75MB hard disk drives (HDDs) you had to carry around with a fork lift. Most …

18-Year-Old Artist’s Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

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Trillion-Dollar Baby: Can Apple Go Where No Stock Has Gone Before?

Is Wall Street finally get on board with the world’s most valuable company again? Over the past several weeks, at least five analysts have upgraded price targets on Apple. (Details here, here and here.) In the meantime, the company has seen its shares reach an all-time high of $117.57 before …

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This e-ink watch can change its design at the touch of a button

It's not like we haven't seen e-ink watches before, but we've never seen one quite like this. FES Watch uses e-paper not only for its face, but its entire strap, allowing the wearer to change its design with a simple button press. By combining different upper- and lower-strap choices with a variety …