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Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

How Time Dilation Explains the "Twin Paradox"

If you travel in a spaceship and come back, you'll have aged less than the people who stayed. But why?<p>Last week's lesson was time dilation, and you hopefully understand the basics of how it works. Cliff notes: According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the faster you travel, the slower time …

Physics

These Are the Tricks Political Campaign Ads Use to Brainwash Us

Vote for whoever the hell you want to vote for. But don’t make your decision after watching an emotionally prying, stupid-person-targeting, …

Voting

How Hardcore Henry steals gaming's best tricks for film

<i>Hardcore Henry</i> is not like other movies.<p>Directed and written by Ilya Naishuller, frontman of Russian indie rock band Biting Elbows, and produced by</i> …

How does Google make money from Android?

Google made $31 billion in revenue from Android, according to a court filing by Oracle.<p>Oracle is engaged in a protracted lawsuit against Google, over its alleged infringement in Android of two of Oracle’s Java-related patents. In a hearing last week, Oracle’s counsel claimed that Google not only …

Here's what GE CEO Jeff Immelt means when he talks about the 'Industrial Internet'

As part of the makeover, CEO Jeff Immelt has been throwing around the term 'Industrial Internet.'<p>If you're wondering what that means — and why a company that started out manufacturing light bulbs is talking about digital innovation — Immelt shed a little light on his thinking at Business Insider's …

The online ad industry made a huge mistake 20 years ago that's still costing it dearly today

The digital advertising industry made a big mistake 20 years ago. And it's not the banner ad format.<p>For all the criticism online advertising formats receive (often justifiably, I don't agree that banners are inherently wrong and led us astray. The heart of the problem is not the formats we've used, …

Gameplay footage from cancelled Avengers movie tie-in video game

Thanks to Did You Know Gaming, we’ve got a look at some gameplay footage from THQ’s cancelled video game tie-in to Joss Whedon’s <b>Avengers</b> movie, which …

Singapore Photography, Pragmatism and the Political Landscape

In light of the Singapore 2015 elections, this #chutpattern piece is an "ownself check ownself" dialogue and an existentialist reflection for the …

Ad-blockers are terrifying companies and publishers, but there's no holding them back

There's a battle raging over the Internet right now — one that pits a multibillion-dollar industry against a few lines of code.<p>On the surface, the …

Digital Advertising

Kenyan chief's Twitter feed helps round up stolen cows and lost phones

It is morning and young men sit slumped in front of the general store, looking slightly dazed. Tall sunflowers in a field seem to sway to music blasting from a huge, ancient speaker. One man is dancing. Business is slow.<p><i>A brown cow was stolen this morning from Gwakiongo.</i><p>A man fixes a balcony in …

Canadian space firm granted US and UK patents for elevator designed to take astronauts 20km (12 miles) above Earth so they can then be propelled into space<p>A Canadian space firm is one step closer to revolutionizing space travel with a simple idea – instead of taking a rocket ship, why not take a …

Space Travel

'Recklessness and Rebellion': Meet The Cool Kids of South Korea

From Kid Nostalgia<br>Sungjin Park<p>1 of 14<p>Collared shirts, pleated skirts, awkward haircuts, and acne, all these are present in South Korean photographer …

What the Expendables tells us about the state of masculinity

The muscular 1980s-style action hero has become a joke figure, which shows how drastically masculinity has changed<p>The Expendables 3 shuffles into <b>cinemas this week</b>, for another round of explosive nonsense from everyone's favourite testosterone-fuelled old-age pensioners.<p>Though entertaining enough, …

Action Hero

Comics fans, here’s the best boot animation you could ask for

British graphic designer Christian Tailor created this awesome animation of stylized Marvel and DC Comics heroes and villains, and now you can use it as the boot animation on your Android device.<p>Christian works as a motion Graphic Designer specializing in information graphics, and his current …

Your Greatest Childhood Heroes, Rendered in Delightful 8-Bit Pixels

Sometimes, it's the simple things that are the most fun. The box your big present came in. Swords made out of sticks. Using a magnifying glass to …

Don't Diss Cheap Smartphones. They're About to Change Everything

We see a lot of phones here at WIRED. Right now, for example, we've got the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, Nokia Lumia Icon, iPhone …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

'Captain America' Tops $500 Million To Surpass Other Superhero Franchises

As you know by now, Marvel’s <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> opened to a record-shattering $95 million domestic, while overseas it scored massive back-to-back weekends, bringing its worldwide total to $302 million in ten days. Through the following weeks, it continued to performer stronger than …

Hail Catzilla! Two-Limbed Kitty Walks On Hind Legs, Attacks Like A T-Rex

What started off as a tragic early childhood accident for a young kitten has done nothing to dampen his spirits as the comeback cat adapts to his new …

It's Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo

<b>"It's because of her that we've got the photograph."</b><p>Although it will forever be associated with Windows XP, <i>Bliss</i> was actually the by-product of a …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

Iconic Cars From Your Favorite Movies, Reimagined as Transformers

If there's one thing about a movie or TV show that often becomes as iconic as the stars appearing in it, it's the automobiles they share the screen …

Peter Smart's Better Boarding Pass Redesign

We spotted creative director Tyler Thompson kicking off a boarding pass conceptual redesign frenzy back in 2010, and it was fun to see different …

17 Apps to secure your Android

Android security has been getting a lot more attention lately for various reasons. No one likes having their little pocket computer being stolen or lost. The Edward Snowden incident has opened our eyes to government prying the world over. Even public WiFi is starting to scare people. The bad news …

How Japan became the top selling app market in the world

Smartphones are everywhere. Approximately 20% of the world’s population (roughly 1.5 billion) own one; a percentage on par with the number of people who own a <i>personal computer</i>. As one can imagine, this makes the mobile app market a very lucrative business opportunity. However, app developers are …

See How Real Fast Food Looks Shockingly Different From How It Looks In Ads

The blogger Dario D decided to compare major fast food product advertisements to reality. He posted the results on his blog at Alphaila, along with his methodology.<p>"After a lifetime of disappointment, bafflement, and frustration with the food, I decided it was time to do a little test, and compare …

Bill Gates: Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | WIRED

That was the beginning of our education in the problems of the world’s poorest people. In 1996 my father sent us a <i>New York Times</i> article about the …

Surprising Words Of Wisdom From 8 Classic Superheroes

Superheroes through their do-gooder deeds, are designed to capture the imagination and inspire millions of minds. Housed within each comic or …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …