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The first call from a cell phone was made 40 years ago today

Martin Cooper changed the world when he made the first cell phone call 40 years ago.<p>The former Motorola vice president and division manager made the call on the company's DynaTAC phone while standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue. His first call: to the head of research at Bell …

Mobile

How to Photograph Snowflakes with a DSLR

By Don Komarechka The winter months are typically uninteresting for macro photographers. Flowers, insects, and tiny details in nature all but …

Photography

Then + Now: Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham first set eyes on Machu Picchu in 1911. Though he did not discover the striking citadel in the clouds (locals, many of whom served as Bingham’s guides, had known its whereabouts for centuries), he intended to reveal it to the world.<p>That chance came when the National Geographic Society …

Traveling on the Threshold

They say that it's more fun to go 60 mph in a car built for 40 than to go 100 mph in a car built for 300. If you've ever driven fast in a slow car, or slow in a fast car, you know this is true.<p>I think this is why: the thrill from driving fast isn't really about speed. It about experiencing a …

Pictures: India's Festival of Colors

First view from the top of NYC's World Trade Center's viewing deck

The observatory of the One World Trade Center building that occupies part of the Ground Zero site in New York has been unveiled, offering panoramic …

April Fools’ Day: Nature’s Wildest Masters of Deception

Wildlife<p>An octopus hides in a clam shell. Photograph by Mona Dienhart, My Shot<p><b>April Fools’ Day is when people roll out their best pranks, tricks, and other shenanigans just for the sake of a good laugh. But compared with the tricksters of the animal kingdom, we’re all just amateurs. (Related:</b> …

Festival Fashion

I'm planning my trip to Coachella Music Festival right now -- and my dressing room could be a trailer from 1970's Woodstock. The floor is strewn with paisley prints, tasseled-scarves, Aztec-inspired woven clutches and wide-brim hats: Talitha Getty eat your heart out! So here are the items I've …

Is Kylie Jenner’s Latest Merch Collection Ripping Off An Indie Designer?

Style<p>Keep up-to-date on new celebrity styles and style news. Get the hottest fashion trends and beauty tips.<p>Style<p>More Fenty fashion<p>Hip-Hop<p>Dan's …

Combining Fire with Fashion Photography

Ben Von Wong has released yet another pyrotechnic photography tutorial complete with behind the scenes footage and insights. As you may remember, Von …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Chinese Cadets in Absolutely Perfect Formation

Here’s a photo from China’s 60th National Day Parade showing cadets from the Dalian Naval Academy. The Academy has marched in every National Day …

Young Photographer Takes Adorable Photos of Her Pet Dogs

One would not expect these adorable photos to come from such a young photographer. 18-year-old Jessica Trinh is in love with her two four-legged …

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image or the area that you want to highlight. …

Landscape Photography

Make a Ridiculously Simple Camera Rain Jacket Using Gore-Tex and Rubber Bands

When it comes to protecting our gear, we tend to go for the expensive because, as they say, “you get what you pay for.” But once in a while, a simple …

A Pint-Sized Night Vision Camera That’s No Larger Than a CF Card

JTT has released what looks to be the smallest consumer night vision camera in existence. About the size of your typical CF card, the CHOBi CAM 3 can …

New York Times Puts Instagram Image on the Front Page

In November of 2010, <i>The New York Times</i> made headlines of their own when they chose four Hipstamatic photos to grace their front page. And now, …