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Looking at the North Korean Problem From a Chinese Border City

The spindly legs of half-a-dozen dried frogs are tied together in a knot. Sharing the apothecary’s shelf are small bottles of the derivative “frog …

Where the Photo Industry is Going in Five Years

“The industry and the state of technology is evolving or developing so quickly I frankly cannot guess what will be five years from now. I am not …

Bento Showcases the Best Resources for Learning to Code

Want to learn web development and programming? Bento will start you off on the right foot by showing which courses or tutorials to take and then the …

Someone found the FBI's Bitcoin wallet and now people are sending mean notes to it

The government's digital purse contains more than 26,000 bitcoins from the shuttered drug site Silk Road<p>When the FBI seize took control of the digital black market Silk Road, it also seized control of a bunch of money: about 26,000 bitcoins, a virtual currency that approximates cash on the …

Top 10 Tricks for Better Apartment Living

Apartment hunting can be stressful, and living in an apartment isn't always a picnic either. From noisy neighbors to horrible landlords and tight …

U.S. filmmaker repeatedly detained at border

Laura Poitras makes award-winning controversial films, and is targeted by the U.S. government as a result<p>Glenn Greenwald<p>April 8, 2012 10:37am (UTC)<p>One of the more extreme government abuses of the post-9/11 era targets U.S. citizens re-entering their own country, and it has received far too little …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

7 Financial Skills Every 20-Year-Old Needs To Learn

When I read 20 Things 20 Year Olds Don’t Get, by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar, I immediately imagined parents frantically forwarding the post to their kids. Baby boomers, myself included, want our adult children to be successful in the workplace. But there’s an ulterior motive, as well … we want …

Books I Wish I Had Read Before I Became An Entrepreneur

Seth Godin asks “Can an audiobook change your life?” That’s an easy question for me to answer, because books, in both audio and other formats, have most definitely changed my business and my life. My only regret is that I didn’t find these books sooner. It’s hardly any comfort to know they didn’t …

Essentials: The Street Photographer With a Strobe

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

Using Focus Stacked Photos to Create 3D Reconstructions

Creating a 3D scan of an object can be done several different ways. We’ve seen everything from long distance laser cameras and hacked Kinects used to …

6 Key Marketing Do's and Don'ts For Your Startup

Marketing is everything these days. You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late.<p>They …

Tutorial: Three Different Ways to Shoot Day-to-Night Time-Lapses

The know-how to properly shoot day-to-night or night-to-day when you’re capturing a time-lapse can add a special something to your final product, but …

Photographer Matches Pantone Colors to Real World Objects

The Pantone Matching System or PMS, is a widely used color matching system of the printing industry to identify colors. Most color printing …

Graphic Design

Study claims Lego faces are angrier than ever

Smiling, happy Lego characters are becoming less and less common, researchers have identified. Experts at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and the Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements in Poland studied over 3,655 figures and found that the number of happy faces …

How is the Exterior of the New Mac Pro Made? Impact Extrusion

Man I can't get over that new Mac Pro. And while we all know the "thermal core" part is made from extruded aluminum, how is the exterior (which is …

Understanding Evaluative Metering on Your EOS Camera

Photo by Flickr user MiNe By Andrew S. Gibson – the author of Understanding Exposure: Perfect Exposure on Your EOS Camera (currently 36% off at …

WANTED: Free Photos

A few weeks ago, I was perusing my Facebook newsfeed as I usually do first thing in the morning, a cup of hot coffee in one hand, a computer mouse in …

This Jaw-Dropping Aerial Video of 'Battleship Island' Was Taken with a Sony Action Cam

Hashima Island, sometimes called <i>Gunkanjima</i> (“Battleship Island”), is a deserted Island nine miles outside of Nagasaki, Japan. The ruins covering the …

89 Photographs and Stories That You Will Love

Another terrific week in the world of photography has just passed us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been active all week looking for the very …

Landscape Photography

What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?

Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is <b>“stop.”</b> Imagine hearing, “I need three stops of brightness. Stop up the ISO …

Shutter Speed

Photographing with Limitations

As part of my photography workshops, I like to start off with a jarring but hopefully inspiring exercise. Because I know from personal experience how …

Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says

A prototype of the next Galaxy Note flagship handset has been spotted in the wild one publication says, while a different source claims that the device is shipping for R&D purposes.<p>From the looks of it, <i>Sam Mobile</i> and <i>TechTastic</i> handled the device shown in the images below, which is said to be a …

Phones

What Android Has That iOS Has Not (Yet)

Android is open and customizable. iOS is closed, designed for ease. But iPhone users are maturing, demanding more personalization, and Apple might give it to them at WWDC. At D11, Tim Cook said “I think you will see us open up more in the future, but not to the degree that we put the customer at …

Can You Really 'Ban' Google Glass?

Today Google has by most reports no more than 2,000 devices out in the wild, in the hands of carefully selected partners, customers, and reviewers. Which is my way of saying the large majority of the people who are concerned about the device haven’t even seen them or used them. What they are afraid …

The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Innovation

The Krotocam is a DIY Steadicam You Can Build On the Cheap

Nothing beats a Steadicam for capturing smooth video, but the commercially-available models can run for hundreds or thousands of dollars. But if …

DIY

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

Point-of-View Video of Photographer Eric Kim Snapping a Portrait of His Waiter

Street photographer Eric Kim recently found himself in New York, and on his last day there he visited Kane’s Diner, a spot that all his NYC friends …