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20 Advertisements From the Last 10 Years of Fashion

<b>20 Fashion Advertisements</b> – With the pace of fashion going at what seems like an almost never-ending rate, it is nice to sometimes take a look back. …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

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Where The Walls Still Talk

Tales from the legendary hotel-slash-commune that housed Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, and Sid Vicious—told by residents like Rufus Wainwright, Betsey Johnson, R. Crumb, and Andy Warhol.<p>Anita! Soon this Chelsea Hotel<br>Will vanish before the …

This Gigantic Tintype Camera Shoots the Analog Equivalent of Gigapixel Photos

Gigapixel photography is all the rage these days, as photographers all over the world compete to hold the record for “world’s largest photo,” but one …

OS X Malware Demands $300 FBI Fine for Viewing, Distributing Porn

A new piece of malware is targeting OS X to extort money from victims by accusing them of illegally accessing pornography. Ransomware typically uses claims of breaking the law and names law enforcement (such as the CIA or FBI) to scare victims, but it is usually aimed at Windows users, not Mac …

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Who Will Pick Up Where WordPress Left Off?

By John O'Nolan4 minute Read<p>Blogs have come a long way in the last 10 years. The concept has evolved from teenagers reliving their angst-filled days …

Stranger than Paradise

Tilda Swinton’s totally surreal fashion adventure. Click here to read Diane Solway's profile of the enigmatic actress, and here to read more about the historical estate.

The bogus Tesla backlash: What if the Internet saves the middle class?

<b>Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Silicon Valley, even super-cool electric car companies like Tesla, is getting a bad rap for upending the economy<p>Andrew Leonard<p>June 7, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>"Is Tesla a Threat?"<p>The headline in the American Conservative invites an immediate rebuke. Of …

Kickstarter must not fund biohackers' glow-in-the-dark plants

Who wouldn't want a flower that can glow in the dark? And what if it were pitched as the coming wave of a sustainable future, in which luminous …

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever

By Internet standards, a <i>perfectly timed</i> photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met:<p>1. Perfect Place<br>2. Perfect Time<br>3. Perfect …

A Brilliant, Barely-There Identity For A Dutch Museum

Amsterdam design studio Lesley Moore shows us the meaning of less is more with an infinitely customizable, deceptively simple logotype for a Dutch museum.<p>The Centraal Museum is Holland’s oldest city museum, dating back to the early 19th century, when it was housed in four small rooms of Utrecht’s …

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Is This Virtual Worm the First Sign of the Singularity?

A far-flung team is trying to build the first digital lifeform to work out the basic principles of the brain.<p>For all the talk of artificial intelligence and all the games of SimCity that have been played, no one in the world can actually simulate living things. Biology is so complex that nowhere on …

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Lara Stone – Azzedine Alaïa, 2007

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Bang With Friends, Facebook’s “Klout For Banging,” Goes Mobile

The service for lustful friends introduces apps for Android and iPhone.<p>In February we told you about Bang With Friends, a Facebook app that lets lustful users do away with flirty messages, courtship, innuendo–really subtlety of any kind–and get straight to the banging. The premise is fantastically …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

La semaine des tops sur Instagram

MODE MANNEQUINS<p><b>La première semaine du mois de mai était riche en événements pour les mannequins stars Erin Wasson, Magdalena Frackowiak, Natalia</b> …

BRCK Keeps The Internet On When The Power Goes Off, Even In Africa

Even in the developed world the power goes out, your internet provider goes down and Amazon Web Services occasionally crashes your favorite apps. What is an annoyance here can become a life-threatening situation in Africa and other parts of the developing world in the throes of natural disasters …

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A Beautiful Video of the Daguerreotype Process

The way film photographers feel about digital photographers may be the way daguerreotype photographers feel about the film guys. Working with …