Damian Wensing

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How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

feridun akgüngör<p>You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or 10 hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most …

Mindfulness

Samuel Goldwyn Films Gets Its Hands On ‘Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)’

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to the provocative coming-of-age sexual drama <i>Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)</i>, the debut …

Why this $300 ergonomic keyboard might actually be worth the money

When you’ve raised nearly $300,000 on IndieGogo and make claims that you’re the “world’s best ergonomic mechanical keyboard” you’re setting the bar pretty high.<p>When you’re selling an item for $295 that most of us treat as an afterthought, that bar gets even higher.<p>I went into this review with a …

Rob Woodcox's Photos Are The Lovechild Of Recurring Dreams And Lewis Carroll

Freud would have a field day with these photos.<p><i>Images courtesy of Rob Woodcox</i><p>Rob Woodcox's photography is like a mixture of Parke Harrison and Lewis Carroll. He even says in a video interview (below) "I like to think of myself of not having grown up quite yet." There's a whimsical and hypnogogic …

Surreal, Gravity-Defying Photography Brought to You By ‘Mikes Butt’

Mike Dempsey (aka Mikes Butt) is a Los Angeles-based photographer who stuns us with his gravity-defying images that take inspiration from his first …

Google is giving away 2GB of Drive space for completing its account security checkup

It’s obviously on your calendar already and you’ve been looking forward to it for months, but tomorrow is “Safer Internet Day” which means Google is bringing the celebration to you.<p>For a few minutes of your time, and a painless checkup to ensure your account is secure, Google is offering an extra …

Sensor-1 is the highly versatile security device you can stick onto anything

We all need security, whether for keeping an eye on your house when you’re gone, making sure nobody rifles through your files or opens up your laptop …

10. Room In Rome (2010)

Sex and the cinema have always gone hand in hand, predominantly because they are both subjects that heavily rely on the idea of fantasy. Inevitably, …

Adobe Unveils Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14 for Mac

Adobe today released new versions of <i>Photoshop Elements</i> and <i>Premiere Elements</i>, its lower-cost photo and video editing software aimed at consumers. In this year's update, both <i>Photoshop Elements 14</i> and <i>Premiere Elements 14</i> have gained several new features and refinements to existing tools, making it …

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Google's codebase spans 2 billion lines

Ever wondered how much code it takes to run Google’s services? Rachel Potvin, an engineering manager at the company revealed at a recent @Scale conference that it’s in the neighborhood of 2 billion lines.<p>That’s roughly 40 times the size of Microsoft’s Windows XP OS and 100 times that of Facebook’s …

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, frankly, couldn't live without. And I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I'm hemorrhaging money -- so I thought I'd …

How To Use Trello Like A Pro

Trello is very simple on the surface. But underneath, there are all kinds of power features that help you switch boards, edit cards, and upload …

Oculus Used These Optical Illusions to Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong

Virtual reality isn't ready yet. Oh, it's damn good—but it can't <i>quite</i> fully convince you that you are someplace you're <i>not</i>. But how sure are you of …

Virtual Reality

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

Cleaning

These Mega-Cruise Ships Look Like Small Cities From the Air

The stacks and stacks of cabin windows make today's ocean liners look gargantuan enough from the shore. But the view from directly above gigantic …

David Foster

Facebook’s ‘active’ users aren’t so active anymore, says survey data

Although headline writers like nothing more than proclaiming Facebook’s demise, the simple truth is that it remains at the very core of social networking – having more members and active users than any of its rivals.<p>But while Facebook’s global dominance is beyond doubt, some key questions remain. …

How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …

DIY

Disney Research's trippy tale of immortality is ready to watch

We didn't expect Disney Research to have one of the more inventive uses of YouTube's crazy frame-rate capabilities, but here we are. The outfit's released its trippy <i>Lucid Dreams of Gabriel</i> short via Google's video wing and, despite it being around <i>four months</i> late, the filmmaking techniques are …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects | Colossal

<p>In an attempt to subvert traditional embroidery culture, Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė applies standard floral and …

Stunning Aerial Photos of Botswana Wildlife

From now till February 23, visit the Robin Rice Gallery in New York to see <i>Botswana</i>, stunning photos of African wildlife taken by photographer Zack Seckler less than 500 feet from above the ground. Flying in an ultra-light aircraft and with an expert pilot, the Brooklyn-based photographer was able …

Three Smoky Cocktails

It's been said that where there's smoke, there's fire. In the winter months, that adage and the sentiment it carries can turn an average cocktail into a warmer, fuller libation and offer a toasty fireside nostalgia. Some spirits, such as mezcal and scotch, already provide a smokiness, but those …

Artist Creates “Paintings” with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

Competitive Aquarium Design: The Most Beautiful Sport You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Finally, a sport that tests your biology, design and photography skills, along with your patience. Aquascaping—competitive aquarium design—is a …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Billboards That Drop Angels On Your Head

There you are in the middle of the city, traffic all around, planes buzzing above and you notice a little boy on a giant screen pointing up.<p>"Look," says the boy. And you look, and the on-screen boy is pointing at an actual plane flying in the sky. He knows its flight number, its destination. This …