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33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Ralph Lauren

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here's why.<p>---<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Tim Cook

57 Impressive Luxury Custom Bathroom Designs Which Will Inspire You To Bathroom Renovation

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95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Broncolor announces the Siros L, a fully wireless monolight

No external power supply needed<p>Battery-powered monolights are becoming more common in photography these days, and Broncolor's Siros L is the latest addition to that family of products. The Siros L is special in a few ways; it has a built-in, interchangeable lithium-ion battery and doesn't require …

This abandoned town in Namibia has been filling with sand for 50 years

Kolmanskop was once full of life. The former diamond mining town, located in the Namib desert in the south of Namibia, was home to over 1,000 people.<p>They had a ballroom, a hospital, and a bowling alley among other amenities, but by 1954, it was completely abandoned.<p>Australian photographer Emma …

Watch Steve Jobs Talk Apple in 1980

In this video from the Computer History Museum, Steve Jobs gives an early presentation about Apple. If you're a computer aficionado—regardless of …

Netatmo's Welcome smart home camera can see faces, but needs more smarts

During a recent vacation, I had no fewer than three webcams watching my home. I can’t tell you how comforting it is to be able to open an app, access …

Home Security

Newly-Launched Gehl Institute Seeks to Revolutionize Urban Public Spaces

The Knight Foundation has announced the launch of the nonprofit Gehl Institute, led by Gehl Architects' Jeff Risom. With the Foundation's financial …

New 'LiftPro' Electric Desk Offers Built-In Docks For iOS Devices

iSkelter has released several TechDesks that are designed specifically for Apple devices with Mac air vents and built-in slots for holding the iPhone and the iPad, and as of today, the company's latest desk, the LiftPro, is available for pre-order on Indiegogo.<p>The LiftPro is an electric desk that …

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

At IHS 2015, the new Oxo On product line (pictures)

Key Smart brings Swiss Army order to keys in pocket

At our current place on the evolutionary chart, we are a species that carries more things in the pockets of tighter pants.<p>Michael Tunney understood this every time he went to a bar and saw patrons pull out their cell phones and bulky wads of keys before sitting down. Tunney, himself bothered by …

Swiss Army Knives

Christ the Redeemer mapped by drone to create first ever accurate model

"Christ the Redeemer"is one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world, and yet a perfect replica of the 38-meter high statue does not exist. The technology wasn't around when the statue was being designed in the 1920s, and the location of the statue — on top of the 700-meter Corcovado …

The Lightroom Trick For Sharpening Women's Skin

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Develop | 17 comments<p><b>Above:</b> When we sharpen women’s skin, our general goal is to keep the skin …

Nebo, The ‘World’s Lightest Slider,’ Offers Unmatched Portability to the Time-Lapse Adventurer

Quality, portability and price. Pick two.<p>That effectively summarizes the camera slider market. And despite the multitude of sliders already on the …

Pepper Spray Camera Snaps and Sends a Photo of Attacker to Authorities

What you see above is a strange conglomeration of technologies that surprisingly makes for a pretty useful end product.<p>Currently in its crowdfunding …

Meet MIOPS, a Smartphone Controlled High-Speed Photography Trigger

Created for the creative, MIOPS is a promising new accessory used to easily trigger your camera or flash unit for high-speed photography scenarios. …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Tutorials

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

Korner aims to make cheap sensors a reality for the smart home

Home security is one of the gateway services to a smart home, which is one reason iControl purchased the maker of Piper a few weeks ago, and why …

Christoph Gielen's "Ciphers": Aerial Views of American Sprawl

<i>From the Publisher.</i> Christoph Gielen’s aerial views offer a look at America’s most aberrant and unusual sprawl forms in ways we usually don’t get to …

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Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …