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Why Cinco de Mayo Is Celebrated

Behind the color and music of Cinco de Mayo lies the Battle of Puebla, the 1862 victory of the Mexican people fighting to be free from colonial domination.<p>Parades, brightly colored dresses, sizzling street food, festive music, and laughter fills the streets every May 5, a date circled in …

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

Learn How to Do Long Exposure Photography

When each frame takes a half a minute or more to capture, the road to learning long exposure photography can be a long one. Here’s a much-needed …

MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private

After reports and studies revealed that browsers' private modes aren't that secure, MIT graduate student Frank Wang decided to take things into his own hands. He and his team from MIT CSAIL and Harvard have created a tool called Veil, which you could use on a public computer -- or on a private one …

You can get a Tesla Model 3 in weeks if you are a Tesla owner in the US

Tesla sent out a new batch of invitations to configure the Model 3 this week, but it’s still only to current Tesla owners in the US.<p>Interestingly, even owners who have just recently placed a new reservation can get the invitation and configure the vehicle for a delivery in ‘about 4 weeks’ – just …

Candida: Causes, cures and diet compromises

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Brad Crooker’s thirties were stressful. His hectic schedule as an actor and waiter was reflected in his poor diet — lots of …

Reality TV’s Wildest Disaster

“Eden” aspired to remake society altogether. What could go wrong?<p>A nation’s reality shows do not arise from nowhere. In the late nineteen-nineties, one of the most popular programs on Russian television was “Intercept,” in which police officers chased and beat contestants who were trying to steal …

Humanities

Escapades. Snapshots. Thoughts

Since the day I booked my flight to Hong Kong, Victoria peak hike, along with several other trails, were high [...]<p>High west peak (西高山) or Mount high …

A $6,895 Digital Camera That Even Analog Photographers Can’t Put Down

I have been using the same film camera for 15 years: a Mamiya RZ67, which I’ve used to shoot most of my commissioned work, as well as the pictures …

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Amazon Just Killed the Best Deal in Tech

Nothing lasts forever. In fact, some things only last two years, two months, and 14 days. That’s how long, at least, Amazon’s absurdly cheap …

Unicorn Dolphin Rainbow Fight In Space On A Sweet Trapper Keeper

You know you want this sweet looking Trapper Keeper and to take it to school and pray you don't get beat up for carrying said Trapper Keeper. I …

Aeromexico Will Fly to Seattle, Portland, and More

Aeromexico first new routes since the finalization of joint venture with Delta was announced today and to no surprise Aeromexico will restart service …

Mexico City

Interactive Camera Diagram

This is a reduced version<br>(it still works there's just less info). <br>To see more:<br>try flipping your screen into landscape,<br>or email yourself a link to …

iPhone got wet? Here's how to dry it off.

The newly released iPhone 7 is water resistant, but for those of us who have yet to upgrade, liquid exposure is often an iPhone killer. That being …

Mobile Technology

Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read

As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport<p>To begin with, auditions taught me to get through airports. In the end, it was the other way around. I’m an actor. Since I was a teenager I have had to play different characters, negotiating the cultural …

What to do with a wet iPhone 7

Just because you can drop the new iPhones in a fish tank to record a video of Goldie doesn't mean you should.<p>Apple's newest smartphones -- the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- are water resistant, which means they're designed to withstand a bit of wetness but aren't meant for underwater use. They can handle …

Mobile Technology

Why You Should Always Flat Pack Your Luggage

The debate is on: Is it better to flat pack or roll your clothing?<p>Packing has become a bit of a sport: How much can you fit in your bag? Can you squeeze a whole month's worth of items into one carry-on? And what's the best way to get your clothes to your destination with the fewest wrinkles? As …

3 Simple Steps to Give Your Subjects Amazing Eyes In Photoshop

Many can debate the ethical use of Photoshop, but if you strip down its use to a core idea, the editing software is meant to enhance imagery and …

Tutorials

Naztech N4050 MFi Vehicle Mount and Charger for iPhone 13221 B&H

Charge your iPhone while you're on the road with the <b>N4050 MFi Vehicle Mount and Charger</b> from <b>Naztech</b>. This mount is equipped with an MFi-certified …

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Gear & Gadgets

UW-led study pinpoints how air pollution harms your heart

Scientists have known for years that long-term exposure to air pollution raises the risk of heart disease, but a highly anticipated study led by a …

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

15 best third-party keyboards for iPhone

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Lsd

Challenge Yourself to Always Be a Rookie at Something

Getting into a routine and building rituals for yourself is good for you, but if you want inspiration for personal growth, challenging yourself to …

Self-improvement

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

Photography

How to record phone calls on iPhone, no jailbreak or additional apps required

Apple’s gone to great lengths to guarantee the privacy of your phone calls. For instance, when you call someone or receive a call, audio from the …

AP PHOTOS: Cuba's tobacco country becomes tourist attraction

VINALES, Cuba (AP) — Unseasonably heavy rains have damaged Cuba's tobacco crop and raised questions about iconic cigar brands that some aficionados …

Why Bernie Sanders Would Love New Zealand

<i>(Photo: Miles Holden courtesy of New Zealand Tourism Board)</i><p>Imagine a country where a third of households own a boat. Where the biggest political controversy is whether to change the country's flag (it looks too much like Australia's, is the problem). Where the immigration officer at the airport, …