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6 Ways to Stay Motivated and Inspired with Your Photography

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of sage advice,</i> …

You Haven't Left The Building But Your Brain's On A Virtual Reality Trip

For just a few minutes, I'm standing in the streets of Kathmandu. Families pick through the rubble left behind by April's devastating earthquake. I take in the sounds of metal clanking, of footsteps and chattering. A few people walk by, staring straight at me.<p>I want to help — but can't.<p>That's …

Virtual Reality

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression.<p>But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park.<p>A …

Facial recognition technology: Is Orwell’s fiction our reality?

Talks on a code of practice for facial recognition technology have fallen apart in the US. So, who is watching us and why?<p>Smartphones can track our movements, credit cards have a record of our purchases, and now, thanks to advances in facial recognition technology, companies and governments will …

Sol Campbell's bid for London mayor shows politics works better when it's open

The football star should be applauded for joining the race - as should all others who try to make a difference from outside the Westminster bubble<p>How would you select a candidate to fight a really important election? Suppose I restrict your choice to two possibilities: you can invoke the wisdom of …

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings & Setup

Photographing stars can be very difficult to master due to long exposure times and the limitations of some digital cameras. However, the easy to …

Formula 1 Technology Is Being Used To Make Better Surgeons

Mary Gorges Contributor<p>Mary Gorges is a freelance writer in San Francisco.<p>There was plenty of drama at the Monaco Grand Prix last Sunday with driver Nico Rosberg of Mercedes taking first place from teammate Lewis Hamilton late in the race. But there’s always plenty of action off the track too as …

Meet Musio, A Robot That Talks Back

Natural language and machine learning company AKA says it’s taking the next step toward the creation of a robot that you can really, truly talk to, with a new project called Musio.<p>Members of the AKA team demonstrated an Android-based prototype for me last week. As you can see in the video, Musio …

Machine Learning

The First Battle In The Mobile Payments War Is Over

While the war to control mobile payments has been broadly covered over the last several years, it seems that the tactical warfare that has been at play is less understood by most observers.<p>It’s been a tale of conflict, closed door bargaining, and one with a David vs Goliath subplot and huge …

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

Netflix movies: the 100 best films on Netflix UK

Samsung’s Tizen Smartphones Could Have Potential In Emerging Markets After All

Samsung’s Tizen mobile platform is all too easy to write off as a failure. The product, which is a Samsung-owned rival to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems, was delayed for more than a year. Even when the first Tizen-powered device finally emerged this January, it was a pretty …

Emerging Markets

How to solve it! Cheryl's birthday puzzle part two: Denise's revenge

Guzzlers, how did you get on?<p>Let me first restate the problem. Albert, Bernard and Cheryl became friends with Denise, and they wanted to know when her birthday is. Denise gave them a list of 20 possible dates.<p>Denise then told Albert, Bernard and Cheryl separately the month, the day and the year of …

Mathematics

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

The Biggest Legal Mistake Photographers Make

Whether photography is your bread and butter, or something that you’ve started out doing casually with machinations of eventually picking up a few …

80s movies in lists: the best songs, fashion, quotes and British baddies

The 10 best rock songs on an 80s movie soundtrack<p><b>10 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, by Billy Ocean, from The Jewel of the Nile</b> Not, strictly speaking, a rock song. But if you have never seen the video for this song, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito as …

Tesla announces low-cost batteries for homes

Elon Musk claims at launch that two billion large batteries could provide enough electricity to meet the world’s needs<p>The electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into the energy market, unveiling a suite of low-cost solar batteries for homes, businesses and utilities, “the missing …

Tesla

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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The Finnish Town That Went on a Diet

In the province of North Karelia, an unorthodox doctor defied conventional public-health wisdom to successfully overhaul regional cuisine and improve heart health.<p>In 1972, an international team of academics identified a new and terrifying public-health crisis. In a far eastern province of …

Public Health

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants

Gallery: Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants<p>Gallery: Our future workforce: 3D-printed bionic ants<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>Ants are nature's very own army: …

Robotics

How to manage the new workplace

The world of work is an entirely different landscape from just 10 years ago, and it is no revelation to say so. Even basic elements such as the hours and location of work have altered dramatically.<p>As workers are increasingly expected to be always responsive and 'on-call', the 9 to 5 is no longer …

The best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs

Photograph: T.Matsui/PR<p>Le Musée in Hokkaido: fusing minimalism with cutting edge cooking<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/13/1426259393091/87a5e19e-98bd-4597-af10-d525d09f8869-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: T.Matsui/PR<p>Le Musée in Hokkaido: fusing minimalism with …

Japan

Don’t trust your phone, don’t trust your laptop – this is the reality that Snowden has shown us

Edward Snowden,Computing,NSA,The NSA files,GCHQ,Privacy,Mobile phones,Mobile phones,Technology sector,Telecommunications industry,Internet,Technology<p>Edward Snowden’s astute revelations show that no electronic communications device – from hard disks to sim cards – is trustworthy<p>Back in July 2013, a …

Surveillance

Fewer Rules Could Mean More Startup Success in the Netherlands

I’ve always found it strange that a startup of just three founders and two employees has the same rules and regulations as a company that has existed for 20 years and has 10,000 employees.<p>In The Netherlands, where I live and where our company was founded, there are many laws solely designed to …

'Days Felt Like Years': What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week

5 min read<p>Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s slop for 30 days straight and didn’t die. Surely he can live on bitcoin alone for a week and survive.<p>That’s what the <i>Super Size Me</i> director and star attempted to do in last night’s installment of <i>Morgan Spurlock Inside Man</i>, his docu-series on CNN. …

Bitcoin

A history of the world in funny puns