Matt Wainwright

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The 10 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad. But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the 80s and 90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

Steve Jobs

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

Psychology

Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, <i>The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</i> took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera …

Photos Reflecting the Most Ridiculous Laws in the U.S.

Photographer Olivia Locher, mocks some of the most ridiculous laws still in place in the United States with her new photo series, I Fought The Law. …

Satire

How to Mix Daylight with LED Light

In this video from The Slanted Lens, photographer Jay P Morgan takes you behind the scenes at East West Bank as he shoots a two camera interview of …

Photography

Study Suggests Catching Criminals Using the Reflections in Photographed Pupils

Turns out you may not have to be stupid enough to post incriminating evidence on Instagram to get busted via photo in the near future. A pair of …

What Happens When You Ask Strangers To See The Last Photo On Their Phone

What’s the last photo on your phone? The answer might be something a little mundane–what you had for lunch yesterday, maybe, or your friends at a party on the weekend. But when artist Ivan Cash walked around San Francisco this fall asking random strangers to share their most recent photo, the …

Darth Vader

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This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Brooklyn Museum

“Type:Rider” Is The Ultimate Video Game About Typography

Available now for iOS and Android, Type:Rider–the “Final Fontasy” of video games–encourages players to learn about type by exploring a world of fonts, Mario-style.<p>We live in a world of type. We tattoo our cities in it from top to bottom. It clothes us, and sometimes armors us. Yet despite the fact …

Infographic: What beer and coffee do to your brain (and which makes you more creative) http://f-st.co/bCOwpSV

Funny Illustrations: If Animals and Objects Could Talk

Graphic designer David Olenick gives a window into another world with these humorous illustrations that show us what would happen if objects and animals could talk. The clever works feature everything from a cup of coffee smugly saying, “I own you” to a seemingly happy cat sinisterly proclaiming, …

Another World

Artist Creatively Re-Imagines Iconic Paintings

Cuban-American painter Cesar Santos recreates iconic paintings with a contemporary twist for his series known as <i>Syncretism</i>. His intriguing works simultaneously pay homage, merge, and play with Renaissance art and Modernism. Santos' collection of paintings tackle the famous works of some renowned …

Art

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How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

Tutorials

13 Photography Gadgets We Didn’t Need

The world of photography is awash with gear and accessories for an eager public. But not every invention is worthy of merit as seen by this glorious …

Yesterday’s fuel

THE dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in …

So Cute: Hermit Crabs Strut in Stylish 3-D Printed Shells | WIRED

Japanese artist Aki Inomata 3-D printed shells for hermit crabs featuring some of the world's most famous skylines. <i>Photo: © AKI INOMATA / Coutesy of</i> …

Dogs dressed as their owners - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/jun/27/dogs-dressed-as-owners-in-pictures<p>720<p>Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani has spliced …

Photos That Reveal the Hidden Nature of Depression When Turned Upside Down

Here’s an example of photography being used to deliver a powerful message in a creative way: Singapore-based suicide prevention organization …

Onion Pi Tor Proxy Uses A Raspberry Pi To Keep Your Internet Browsing Safe From Prying Eyes

If you are worried about anyone spying on your Internet browsing whether it be a hacker or the NSA yopu might be interested in a new device created …

Raspberry Pi

Infographic: This Chart Will Turn You Into A White Wine Snob

Not too long ago I met a winemaker who said, “I believe all grapes would be red if they could.” Harsh words if you happen to be a white grape. Say we chalk it up to a simple misunderstanding, in which case this infographic from graphic designer Sean Seidell should provide some clarity.<p>Seidell, who …

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

Infographic: How To Tell The Difference Between 66 Varieties Of Cheese

Stilton or Roquefort? This chart’s got you covered.<p>With age and maturity must necessarily come more discerning tastes. Sooner or later, you’ll have to graduate from beer to wine, from <i>Shining</i>-Kubrick to <i>Barry Lyndon</i>-Kubrick, from Safran Foer to anyone else. And, of course, from cheddar to Stilton. Or …

Stabbing: a moment of madness The voices in Sean Clifton's head told him to seek out 'the prettiest girl in the mall' and stab her. Julie Bouvier was that girl. In a unique film, they each tell their side of the story http://bit.ly/17upDyF Photographs: Geoff George; Michel Huneault

Party girl, 23, loses bladder after snorting 100 lines of ketamine a day

A fun-loving party girl who spent years taking drugs faces having her bladder removed – aged 23.<p>Danielle Watson carries a catheter in her handbag …

Creating the Photograph: Joe Giacomet's, "Ronald's Dirty Secret"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers all about a photo that they shot how it was achieved.</i> …

Cinematography

Tesla details Supercharger expansion, NYC to LA road trips possible by year's end

Tesla's perpetually free Supercharger station has already enabled the driving of about a million miles, totally free, to owners of the Model S sedan. However, availability of that network has been very limited. Unless you live in very specific areas of NY or CA, you've been out of luck. That's …

NHK flaunts 8K Ultra HD compact broadcast camera

While you're still settling in to HDTV, NHK is already looking past 4K toward 8K broadcast trials -- and it has the hardware to do it. The Japanese broadcaster just showed off a compact 8K broadcast camera that uses the H.265 encoder we saw earlier, and packs a 33-megapixel sensor and drive …