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This is a 7.3-Gigapixel ‘Timelapse’ of London

The UK contact lens retailer Lenstore has released a 7.3-gigapixel “timelapse” of London. Titled 24 Hour London, the images show a view of England’s …

Time-lapse Photography

How to Get Tack Sharp Portraits in Photoshop

This great tutorial video will show you how to better sharpen your portrait images in Photoshop.<p>Getting it right in camera is only half the battle. …

Tutorials

Underground Manchester: The tunnels, tube station shops hidden beneath the city's streets

Lying just below the surface of Manchester sits a complex network of underground tunnels.<p>Several kilometres of subterranean passageways and spaces …

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

A classic 1957 Ford Fairlane goes all-electric with a 50 kWh battery pack

Lately, we are seeing an increase not only in new electric vehicles but also of EV conversions.<p>Now a group in New Zealand went old school by converting a classic 1957 Ford Fairlane to an all-electric powertrain.<p>The project was started by Mercury, a New Zealand-based energy company.<p>They found a 1957 …

‘World’s most eco-friendly cruise ship’ will have retractable solar sails

When completed in 2020, the Ecoship will also have a closed-loop water system.<p>For cruise ships, it’s not easy being green. The typical vessel burns hundreds of tons of fuel oil and creates roughly 80,000 liters of sewage a day, with some ships dumping poorly treated sewage into the seas. But the …

Vespa’s first electric scooter is coming in 2018 with 62 miles of range

With a hybrid option, too<p>One year to the day from the announcement that Vespa was getting its first electric option, parent company Piaggio has returned to the Milan Motorcycle Show and let loose (almost) all the information about the forthcoming scooter. What’s missing, unfortunately, is the …

Mikkeller Twin Peaks Beers

Frequent collaborators with other breweries, Mikkeller teamed up with David Lynch for their latest release. The director played a big role in the …

Twin Peaks

I made a paper airplane machine!

Porsche 910e: A Classic Porsche 910 Recreated with Full Electric Powertrain

As far as unique projects go, this fully electric powered classic Porsche 910 is right on top of the list. An Austrian firm called Kreisel Electric …

Sports Cars

'Zelda' fan creates an ocarina-controlled smart home

In the real world, an ocarina is a lot less functional than the magical one Link has in <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>. As Nintendo 64 lovers know, the Hyrulian hero can use his instrument to do things like manipulate the rain and switch between night and day. In our realm, ocarinas just sound …

Night-time in America's small towns

Photographer Daniel Freeman made the ultimate road trip across America to follow in the footsteps of photographers such as Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Robert Frank.<p>Starting in Boston, on the east coast, and ending on the west in Oakland, California, Freeman deliberately avoided the big …

Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART Lens Review - Downright Amazing

Stop everything you are buying...The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art is the lens you want. It simply is one of the greatest lenses ever made. With unbelievable characteristics, solid build, and stunning design, what else could you want? Oh, and it's the most affordable 85mm F1.4 around and available for both …

The day violent thugs were driven out by hippies with glowsticks

When my girlfriend was groped on the dancefloor I had to do something. But how could I take on five aggressive men?<p>Lily danced in the leaves while I spoke to a hippy from Turkey. He spoke of peace because he’d seen war. He talked about love because he knew hate; hate for those above him, hate for …

Travelers

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

The director who fooled NASA into helping make fake moon-landing movie 'Operation Avalanche'

After making a name for himself in the independent film world with <i>The Dirties</i>, Canadian director Matt Johnson is back with <i>Operation Avalanche</i>, a faux …

I'd Eat It: Impressive LEGO Pizza Slice (Plus Banana)

This is the realistic LEGO pizza slice crafted by Japanese LEGO artist Tary. You almost want to take a bite, don't you? Be honest. Tell me your …

Ice Cream

This Tiny Drone Camera Could Replace Selfie Sticks

You'll never miss that perfect shot again.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to capture that perfect picture on vacation but always seem to end up with just a …

Neato: Pouring Molten Aluminum Into An Aquarium Full Of Water Beads

This is a video from the Backyard Scientist demonstrating the shapes made when you pour molten aluminum into an aquarium full of water polymer beads. …

Star Wars Battlefront 'real life' mod is breathtakingly beautiful

Should've sent a poet...<p><i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> is already a great-looking game, but this "real life" mod from YouTuber Jack "jackfrags" Mason turns up the graphics knob to 11 for three and a half minutes of the best (most?) graphics you'll see this year.<p>The clip features <i>Battlefront</i> running at 60 …

This is McLaren’s mind-reading, shape-shifting F1 car of the future

After a year where McLaren-Honda struggled to make a reliable hybrid engine and finished last-but-one in the constructors championship, the ‘Applied …

Guide to Beginner Rock Climbing Essentials

From the bottom of a cliff, rock climbing seems an improbable, if not downright insane, pursuit. The stakes are too high, the ropes too thin, the …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Journalist Spends Four Years Traversing India to Document Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear | Colossal

<p>Across India an entire category of architecture is slowly crumbling into obscurity, and you’ve probably never even heard it. Such was the case 30 …

Incredible Alarm Clock Manipulates Magnetic Fluids to Tell the Time

Zelf Koelman of the Eindhoven University of Technology has designed an alarm clock that resembles a Rorschach test in motion. The clock–which is known as the Ferrolic–relies on the manipulation of magnetic fluids to display the time. “A few years ago I fell in love with the magical characteristics …

Engineering

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

SLICK’s motorized mount takes the bumps out of your GoPro videos

GoPro’s action cameras are awesome. From surfing to skiing, skateboarding or mountain biking and hundreds of other activities in between, it’s now easier than ever to capture beautiful high resolution footage. However, the footage can get a little rocky from time to time as GoPro mounts do not have …

Videography

Famous Logos Reinterpreted As Chinese Restaurant Signs

Maybe it’s time to start designing our logos with the other half of the planet in mind?<p>When a logo is well designed, it works like a lightning bolt to the central cortex, sparking a sensation of instant familiarity. But does that lightning bolt still strike when you see a logo in an entirely …

6 Essential Tips for DSLR Video

Nowadays, it seems that the majority of DSLR, mirrorless, and even point-and-shoot cameras have video features. In fact, the video features on the …

Cameras