Azwan Ariffin

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Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

This One-of-a-Kind Leica is Made Entirely Out of Plastic Bits You Snap Off a Poster

Forget gold plating and celebrity altruism — the rarest Leica camera of them all may be made entirely out of plastic.<p>The project started as a …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

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National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

The Most Powerful Photographs of 2013, According to The Atlantic

About a week ago, Reuters put together a powerful video featuring what it considered to be the “Photos of the Year” as taken by Reuters photographers.<p>…

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

Team Building

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Google Glass

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".<p>Christina McDowell, whose …

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 smartphone lens – review

It's been a while since the Guardian's Dan Chung shot the 2012 London Olympics (very successfully) with two iPhones and a pair of binoculars. This little marvel from Sony would have been invaluable to him. The DSC-QX10 smartphone lens is basically a compact camera that connects to a smartphone via …

Facebook still king of social networking, and 63 percent of its users check in daily

Facebook may or may not have a problem with teens, but it is entrenched in mainstream American life, something none of its competitors in the social …

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Angie's Most Anticipated Films of 2014 – /Film

2013’s given us all it has to offer at this point, but 2014 is just around the corner with a whole new slate of promising films. The movies I’m most …

Movies

Flurry Finds Christmas App Download Spike Continues, But Lessens As People Get Used To Smartphones

Mobile analytics and ad platform Flurry has released its annual report on the state of app downloads over Christmas for 2013, and as is usually the case, consumers clearly went crazy for apps this year. Unwrapping a new iPad will inevitably prompt a spike in software downloads, but Flurry is …

Documentary Photography - Six Tips for Creating a Legacy

We’ve all gone through times in our lives where we’ve lost loved ones. As a portrait photographer I would get calls all the time for “Urgent” family …

Photography