Andres Olguin

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Japan's Selfie Stands Take Tourist Photos To A Whole New Level

What are selfie-obsessed travelers to do when there's a beautiful backdrop to capture and a big group of friends to include?<p>Enter, the selfie stand. This one is located on Enoshima Island in Fujisawa, Japan.<p>The selfie stand is more or less a 21st-century tripod. The camera platform, designed by the …

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How to Use Your Watch for More Than Just the Time

<b>Last Updated November, 2017.</b><p>We love our high complications and luxury masterpieces as much as the next watch nerd. But our bias is for timepieces …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Amazingly Realistic Drawings Created with Ballpoint Pens

When we first saw Portugal-based artist Samuel Silva's portrait, <i>Redhead Girl</i>, most of us were completely in awe of how Silva (aka VianaArts) could achieve such amazing details with just a handful of everyday pens.<p>Since that time, the patient and skilled artist has developed an extensive collection …

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

New crystal material could lead to shape-shifting displays

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a type of material that can change its appearance when subjected to light. The material is host to crystals that react to different wavelengths of light, moving into new shapes and patterns on the fly, without the need for an underlying …

New COD First Look & Xbox One Japan Dated - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Call of Duty 2014's first image revealed Xbox One japan release date finally revealed. Plus, GTA 5 source code alludes to jetpack.

Xiaomi takes fight to Samsung and Apple in more emerging markets

Having conquered China, Xiaomi is turning its attention to the rest of the world. The smartphone manufacturer has revealed plans to expand to 10 more countries, although the US and most of Europe aren't included just yet.<p>The Chinese manufacturer will expand operations this year to Brazil, India, …

A Simple Photographic Trick Lets You See Invisible Things

The world is full of things you can't see: the heat coming off your hand, the spray of a sneeze, even the sound of two hands clapping. But a simple …

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Seagate Backup Plus/Slim portable drive review: A fast portable drive with massive storage space - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The fast and affordable Seagate Backup Plus/Slim has the highest capacity of any portable drive. The drive includes helpful backup software and a free two-year 200GB subscription to Microsoft OneDrive online storage.<p><b>The Bad</b> The two-year warranty is short and there's no security option to …

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A super deal on super audiophile speakers

Ah yes, the Pioneer SP-BS21-LR -- it was love at first listen back in 2011 when I reviewed it as part of Pioneer's awesome SP-PK21BS six-piece, subwoofer/satellite home-theater system. I used the SP-PK21BS package as one of my reference speaker systems in reviews after that and was always amazed by …

Photographer Takes on Multiple Roles in Creative Self-Portrait

Los Angeles-based photographer and multifaceted artist Christine McConnell takes some really interesting images that place herself in multiple roles. Besides being behind the camera, McConnell also serves as the model, stylist, costume and set designer throughout much of her photography. Her keen …

F1: New Caterham nose design prompts 'huge' reaction

<b>Caterham's new F1 car has divided opinion after the team revealed a design featuring an unusual front nose.</b><p>Rule changes have forced teams to think differently, with lower noses, as they adapt to revised safety criteria.<p>It's not really important what it looks like, as what counts is how quick it …

HTC to launch an octa-core phone of its own

HTC is looking to join MediaTek’s octa-core craze and launch a device of its own that rocks the Taiwanese chip maker’s fastest chip yet. Such phone …

Olympus E-M10 Mirrorless Camera Gets Official

Olympus has added a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to its range with the launch of the Olympus E-M10 which the company describes as ‘the …

Nissan Zerod RC To Use 1.5L 400HP Engine At Le Mans

Nissan have developed a new 1.5 liter engine that is capable or producing 400 horsepower, the Nissan DIG-T R, which is a 1.5 liter three cylinder …

NFL Trivia: Do NFL Players Wear Cups?

Reese went to Super Bowl Media Day to talk to both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. The teams will face off in Super Bowl XLVIII but he didn't want to talk about offense or defense. Instead, he wanted to investigate players and whether or not they wear cups when playing.<p>See what the …

Moshi SenseCover iPhone Case Lets You Answer Calls When Closed (video)

Apple iPhone users in the market for a new case to protect their smartphone might be interested in a new case which has been created by Moshi called …

13 Gadgets From The 1990s You'd Totally Forgotten About

Remember the 90s?<p>Shell suits, Count Duckula and Ant and Dec's pop phase...<p>How could you forget? But what about the gadgets? Well, here's 13 you've …

Angry Birds firm calls for industry to respond to NSA spying revelations

Rovio, the Finnish software company behind the Angry Birds game, has announced it will “re-evaluate” its relationship with advertising networks following revelations that the NSA and its UK counterpart GCHQ have the capability to “piggyback” on the private user data they collect.<p>On Monday, the …

One of the rarest games in the world just landed on eBay

If you'd seen this ratty-looking NES cartridge at a yard sale, you'd be forgiven for not giving it a second glance. If you'd paid a few bucks to take it home, however, then congratulations: you just won the admiration of every gamer in the world. The 1990 Nintendo World Championship toured the US …

Google's ready to give away over $2.7 million to folks that hack Chrome OS successfully

But not if you hack from the comfort of your own home. Instead, you'll have to travel to the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver this March to showcase your skills at Google's Pwnium 4 competition. For those who aren't familiar, Google's been holding these Pwnium contests for years as a …

Why Google wants to give you 101 alternatives to .com

Google<p>Hundreds of new top-level domain names (the last bit of a web address, like .com) will hit the web this year. Of nearly 2,000 proposed domains, 101 belong to Google, one of the largest single applicants. That’s odd, for Google has worked hard to make domain names as irrelevant as …

At 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT), NASA and the Colorado-based Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNC) will hold a press conference to discuss new developments in the commercial spaceflight company's private Dream Chaser space plane project. Watch it LIVE here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/ndhf See more photos of the Dream Chaser here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/ndhk

Google and James Frey will turn 'Endgame' novels into an augmented reality world

Google's Niantic Labs announced today a partnership with HarperCollins to turn the upcoming young-adult trilogy <i>Endgame</i> into a location-based augmented reality game. The books developed by <i>A Million Little Pieces</i> author James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton will build on Niantic's Ingress, a …