Ben Costello

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27 Life-Changing Habits All Twentysomethings Should Adopt

Baby steps, people. Inspired by this Quora thread.

National Geographic Adventure

Studio Portraits of Owls That Capture Their Nobility and Personalities

For his projects <i>Affinity I</i> and <i>Affinity II</i>, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based photographer Brad Wilson captured beautiful studio portraits of all kinds of …

Frozen bubbles in Canadian lakes - in pictures

Photographed in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, the bubbles are made from highly flammable gas methane

How To Shoot Cosmetic Products Using DIY Scrims

Cosmetic products are some of the hardest things to photograph. The combination of reflective, translucent, opaque and shiny surfaces makes it an …

Secrets to Cold Weather Camping Survival

Maybe you're Conan, and you can walk around half-naked in an ice castle. Me, not so much.<p>Building on our successful Ice Station Zebra campout, I know …

Weather

4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

What is Warp? The Warp command was introduced in Photoshop CS2 along with Vanishing point feature. This meant an image, or part of one, could now be …

Magnifique! The beauty and majesty of France – in pictures

Photographer Michael Kenna has returned to France over the last 40 years to capture the magic and sublime romance of its landscapes, from a misty Seine to the Palace of Versailles and an otherworldly full moonrise

Coinbase raises $75M to make Bitcoin (more) mainstream

<i>Updated at 6:40 a.m. PT with additional details from Coinbase.</i><p>Coinbase, the least obscure Bitcoin wallet on the web, today announced a hefty $75 million raise led by DFJ Growth. This is the largest round ever raised by a Bitcoin startup, the company tells us.<p>The cash will be used, Coinbase says, …

Princeton Is Teaching a Free Online Course About Bitcoin

And yes, the world’s first-ever cryptocurrency textbook is part of it.<p>​It's probably safe to bet that there are lots of people out there who use Bitcoin, but who don't really know how it works. And really, why would you? There are primers and forums and news stories out there, sure, but the …

Coinbase Is Opening The First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange In The U.S.

Fresh from scoring a massive $75 million funding round, bitcoin payment firm Coinbase has revealed that it will open the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday.<p>The company, which added the New York Stock Exchange and USAA to its list of investors last week, told the Wall Street …

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Sentenced to 4 Years for Silk Road Transactions

A Bitcoin exchange operator who pled guilty to supplying $1 million in digital currency to people buying drugs on Silk Road was sentenced to four …

How To Build Your Own 3D Stereo Camera

If you ever thought about taking 3D photos or video you are going to love this tutorial. It is based around the oldish Ricoh GX8, but you can adapt …

Remote Controls

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

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How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …

A closer look at Microsoft’s HoloLens: Getting things done in a 3D world

Windows 10 wasn’t the biggest news Microsoft announced this week. It was Windows Holographic, Microsoft’s project to invent the next computing paradigm.<p>“This is the next PC,” as one developer featured in the Microsoft presentation put it.<p>On Wednesday, Microsoft was brimming with ideas about how the …

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Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / August 16, 2013<p>Flipboard magazines are a beautiful way to curate and share your favorite articles, photos, videos and audio tracks. Yet …

Send Starred Items in Pocket to Evernote

Combine Pocket with Evernote for a Clutter-Free, Paperless System

Pocket may be our favorite read-it-later app, and Evernote is a great digital filing cabinet (if you make good use of it). Use them together, …

Getting started with Flipboard on the Web

Flipboard, the app that lets you tap and flip your way through digital magazines on smartphones and tablets, has come to laptops and desktops. You can now access your Flipboard account from a Web browser, complete with the flip animation -- for better or worse. You can also use the Web app to …

How to Switch from Zite to Flipboard

So the time has come. I am about to delete one of my favorite iPad apps of all time. Zite has been an amazing discovery tool for me. It has enhanced …

Likes and dislikes of curating Social Business Design magazine for Flipboard

Social Business is such a nascent, deep and wide topic that I couldn't do my thinking or clients justice without reading a lot. Everyday. So it …

Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Flipboard Pro: Magazines

<b>[Editor’s Note: This is part 3 of an ongoing series, The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Flipboard Pro. Start here!]</b><p>Originally, Flipboard was ‘just’ a …

The flip-a-holic’s ultimate guide to subscribing, curating and sharing using Flipboard

I confess! I’m a Flipboard flip-a-holic!<p>I wasn’t always this way. I originally hated Flipboard and found the magazine style layout cluttered.<p>Life has …

6 Mobile Apps to Kick-start Your 2015 Productivity

A serial entrepreneur shares his top picks for a more productive 2015.<p>Many of us are making a point to be more productive in 2015. Here are some of the best apps available for iOS and Android to help you this year insanely productive:<p>1. Contactually<p>For years I've been a huge fan of Contactually, …

70 Apps Every Professional Should Know About and Use

December is a great time to reflect on how your previous year went and what you can improve upon in the future. And as we near the beginning of 2015, …

24 Free Apps To Help You Change Your Habits

When you’re starting a new habit, you need all the help you can get.<p>I have a lot of things I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Some of them are really small things (like learning to make hash browns, a breakfast food that has confounded me for years) and some are really big, like learning to …