Felton Pierre

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Apple Watch Buyer's Guide: Which One Is Right for You?

After announcing the Apple Watch in September of 2014, launch time has finally arrived. Apple in March announced that pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin on April 10, with an official launch taking place on April 24.<p>Apple product lines for its iOS devices and Macs are relatively simple, …

Smartwatches

Google and Johnson & Johnson team up to build surgery-assisting robots

Johnson & Johnson, one of America’s largest beauty and pharmaceutical manufacturers, today announced that it is partnering with Google to develop medical robots that can assist surgeons in the operating room.<p>By looking to robots, both companies hope that the technology can help give medical …

Shoot Cameras, Not Guns: Harlem Streets - Photographs and text by Khalik Allah | LensCulture

Photography is my inside joke with God. He alone knows that time doesn’t exist. I use photography as a tool to extend the now; not to preserve the past. The past cannot be preserved because it does not exist. So to me, photography is a testament to time’s vulnerability.<p>Shoot cameras, not guns. And …

SlideMail Is An Intelligent Email App For The Rest Of Us

A new email application launching today called SlideMail is designed to help those of us with bad email habits sort through our inbox, while also intelligently organizing our messages and alerting us to important meetings and other events. While other email apps focus on presenting power users with …

Terminator-style 3D printing grows objects from a pool of liquid

Let's talk about layers. Traditional 3D printing involves a machine stacking layers of material to create a 3D object. This takes time and leaves ripples showing where those layers were laid down. Now, imagine you could grow an object out of a pool of liquid, much like Robert Patrick emerging as …

AeroMobil flying car set to take off in 2017, autonomous version to follow

AeroMobil has been around for five years, pursuing the dream of building a functional and (somewhat) practical flying car. Its third-gen prototype was revealed last October, and today at SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik revealed a bit more about the company's past and future and the challenges …

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Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor

<i>The following images/text are excerpted from Living On A Dollar A Day (The Quantuck Lane Press, 2014) by Thomas A. Nazario, with Photographs by Renée</i> …

Old Dhaka in danger: young volunteers bid to save historic city from developers

Photograph: Tansy Hoskins<p>Protected but still under threat: Baro Bari building in Old Dhaka.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/9/1425930618328/4b8f556c-c990-4443-a046-f932ae32b110-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tansy Hoskins<p>Protected but still under threat: …

Photography

I’m really excited to share this interview with Brendan Ó Sé, an award winning mobile photographer who currently has one of his iPhone photos …

Mobile Photography

Snapchat wants to put live sports on your phone, starting with the Final Four

Soon, you may be able to watch live sports on your phone on Snapchat.<p>The mobile social network is currently trying to make deals with both broadcast networks and sports leagues to put live sports on its "Our Story" feature, Digiday reports.<p>Citing "multiple media executives familiar with the plan," …

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Apple Pegged To Bring Force Touch Pressure-Sensitive Input To Next iPhones

Apple’s Force Touch tech, which it built into both the new 12-inch MacBook and the new Apple Watch, is also headed to the next iPhone, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Frankly, after trying the tech out in person, I’d be more surprised it wasn’t using Force Touch across all …

"Known Unknowns" --The Strange Dark Side of the Universe

Although general relativity is now a hundred-year-old theory, it remains a powerful, and controversial, idea in cosmology. It is one of the basic …

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke to pay $7.4m to Marvin Gaye's family over Blurred Lines

A jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s children nearly $7.4m on Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father’s music to create Blurred Lines, the biggest hit song of 2013.<p>Marvin Gaye’s daughter Nona Gaye wept as the verdict was being read and was hugged by her …

Music

Apple Watch includes 8 GB of storage, allows 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos

In our report last week, we reported that internal models of the Apple Watch included 8 GB of storage. We have now <b>confirmed</b> with the company that the shipping units do indeed ship with an 8 GB storage capacity. However, there are some important limitations.<p>As a user, you are only allowed to use a …

Apple Watch

CIA 'tried to crack security of Apple devices'

Agency tried to create dummy version of development software that would allow it to insert surveillance back doors into apps<p>The CIA led sophisticated intelligence agency efforts to undermine the encryption used in Apple phones, as well as insert secret surveillance back doors into apps, top-secret …

Venezuela sanctions: Maduro fumes at 'imperialists' as US targets officials

Venezuela called its highest-ranking diplomat in Washington back to Caracas in a further escalation of tensions as the Obama administration imposed sanctions on members of the government of President Nicolás Maduro, who promised to retaliate against the “imperialist elite” in the US.<p>Monday’s …

5 Superior Alternatives To Apple's New MacBook

Apple describes their New MacBook as “the future of the notebook.” But I’m not buying that prophesy, and neither should you. From an engineering standpoint, Apple’s newest SKU is nothing short of brilliant; its elegant chassis a true evolution in a tech world that measures sexiness in millimeters. …

Rainbow Girls - Photographs and text by Julia Gunther | LensCulture

“Rainbow Girls” is a photographic documentary series about lesbian women in South African townships.<p>Undeterred by the daily threats of violence, constant intimidation and at the risk of being cast out by their own families, the lesbian women of the townships Gugulethu and Khayelitsha continue to be …

Photographer Sean Lee Creates Incredibly Intimate Portraits of His Parents

For <i>Two People</i>, Singapore-based photographer Sean Lee creates intimate portraits of his mother and father, closely examining their bodies as well as …

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight took off today

A small piece of history is being attempted today, with André Borschberg taking off in his Solar Impulse aircraft to try to make it all the way around the world powered entirely by solar energy.<p>It’s been six years since the first manned solar plane was unveiled, with the first flight taking place a …

UN: torture in Mexico occurs with 'impunity' at hands of security forces

Report based on a fact-finding visit to Mexico last spring outlines methods used during detentions to combat crime that include waterboarding and rape<p>A scathing UN report has sharply rebuked Mexico for its widespread problem with torture, which it said implicates all levels of the security …

Violence Against Women Is at 'Alarmingly High Levels,' U.N. Says

Violence against women around the world “persists at alarmingly high levels in many forms,” according to a new U.N. report.<p>Presented by …

Creativity’s Monsters: Making Friends with Complexity

<b>“To live creatively is a choice. You must make a commitment to your own mind and the possibility that you will not be accepted. You have to let go of</b> …

Creativity

Photographer Documents Mississippi’s Old School Blues Musicians

For his series <i>Portraits of the Blues</i>, photographer Lou Bopp captures the last remaining Mississippi delta Blues musicians of the previous era. Since …

‘Tent City’: Photographer Provides a Glimpse at Life Inside a New Jersey Homeless Camp

Located in Lakewood, New Jersey, Tent City has become home for over 100 people living outside the boundaries of social norms. The camp has been a …

A Couple of Things About Shanghai - Photographs by Ova Hamer | LensCulture

These photos show street scenes from contemporary Shanghai — unexpected glimmers into the back streets and patched-together architecture from Xiaonanmen, an old and vanishing area at the heart of Shanghai.<p>Also, be sure to check out more of his work — in color — on his photographer’s profile in …

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Crushed Dreams and Moldy Memories: The Messages on Homes After Hurricane Katrina

Photographer Craig Boudreaux was personally impacted by the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Among the homes that were …

One Supernova Seen Four Times in Single Photo Due to Gravitational Lensing

Astronomers have captured the first photo of a single supernova showing up in four different places of a single image due to a phenomenon known as …