Ben Baldwin

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6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the SoundBlaster, the default standard for audio in PCs in the '90s and early '00s, but the company as a whole hadn't …

Audiophile

Review: David Byrne, 'American Utopia'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>If a brain in a jar could observe the world, make sense of it and churn it into a batch of songs, it would make the album <i>American</i> …

David Byrne

Blind Pilot On Mountain Stage

Singer and guitarist Israel Nebeker and drummer Ryan Dubrowski began making music together in Portland, Ore. almost a decade ago. Since then, they've grown their band, Blind Pilot, by adding four additional talents to fill out their folk-pop melodies. Since 2008, the band has released three records …

Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion

Patrick Hughes is an artist like no other – he doesn't do 'normal' and presides over all conventions to create insanely mind-bending paintings that …

Super Bowl 2018 Tecmo Bowl simulation: Eagles beat Patriots in a crazy game

If 8-bit predictions are your thing, this is the place for you<p>The Patriots are no strangers to dramatic Super Bowls. Just check out all of the drama …

Private rocketeers snuck their own “star” into orbit, and it will be visible from earth

When Mike Melvill piloted the first private vehicle to reach space, he enjoyed a hidden bag of M&Ms in microgravity. Elon Musk put an enormous wheel of cheese in the first SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that took to orbit, inspired by Monty Python. And, when Rocket Lab’s Electron reached orbit for the …

Space Exploration

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Machine Learning

Zay Jones glitches standing up against the Chiefs and the Internet can't stop watching

Jones dove for a deep pass and then he got up in the strangest way imaginable<p>The Chiefs may have to file a complaint against the Bills for fielding a …

Photographer Captures Perfectly Framed Photos of Subtle Coincidences

When we first stumbled upon fine art photographer Denis Cherim‘s <i>Coincidence Project,</i> we marveled at his ability to keenly observe how natural elements align in interesting ways. As the ongoing project continues to move forward, Cherim has further refined his ability to pick out the delightful, …

A Unique and Powerful Color Correction Technique for Photoshop

Colors casts can happen for a wide variety of reasons ranging from white balance issues to weird venue lighting or poor filter design. And just like …

Tutorials

New STD cases hit record high in US, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.<p>"Clearly we need to reverse this disturbing trend," …

Public Health

NASA video of the aurora borealis from space will make you catch your breath

If you didn’t want to be an astronaut before today, you will now. Recently, NASA scientists aboard the International Space Station had the honor of …

Northern Lights

How to Prep Your Photos for Print in Photoshop

If you have never printed your own work before, you might not know that some careful preparation is needed to make sure the colors in your print …

Tutorials

Breathtaking Timelapse of the Grand Canyon Captures Full Cloud Inversion

This incredible timelapse of the Grand Canyon filling up with clouds is beautiful beyond words. Shot on Canon 5DSR and 5D Mark III cameras, the film …

Grand Canyon

This Incredible Flower Timelapse Took 3 Years and 8TB of Photos to Create

Filmmaker Jamie Scott made his name in the timelapse space with <i>Fall</i>, a Central Park timelapse of epic proportions that took 6 months of dedication to …

How to Make Cincinnati-Style Chili | The Art of Manliness

I promise, this is an article about one of the most amazing dishes that you will ever cook and eat. So trust me, I will get to the food.<p>But before …

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 …

Listen: Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti Announce LP as Sisyphus, Share "Calm It Down"

Last year, Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and the rapper Serengeti teamed up to release the <i>Beak & Claw</i> EP under the name s / s / s. They're returning with a new release, but now, they call themselves Sisyphus. Their self-titled album, <i>Sisyphus</i>, is out March 18 via Asthmatic Kitty and Joyful Noise. Check …

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