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Eric Kim’s Top 30 Street Photography Tips

Here are my top 30 street photography tips to get you shooting on the streets:DOWNLOAD PDF:PDF: My Best 30 Street Photography TipsUltimate Beginner’s …

Street Photography

Need a Belly Laugh? The 19 Funniest Books of Fall

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain<p>Fans of comedian Phoebe Robinson’s hit podcast <i>2 Dope Queens</i> have been waiting on the arrival of her first book for a while. Handling tough issues like race and feminism with finesse and strength is hard enough without the challenge of weaving in humor. But …

Comedy

Exquisitely Detailed Cookies Look Like Tiny Plates of Japanese Food

Masako, an Osaka-based mother and baker extraordinaire, creates cookies inspired by Japanese cuisine. While the tiny treats may <i>look</i> like mini meals, they’re actually simple sugar cookies topped with intricately sculpted icing—a delicious and inventive craft she showcases on Instagram.<p>An avid baker, …

Elderly Man Discovers Lost Wedding Ring in New Carrot Crop Plucked From His Garden

While tending to his garden in the tiny German town of Bad Müenstereifel, an 82-year-old resident unexpectedly unearthed a particularly precious crop. Wrapped around a recently cultivated carrot, he found something he had unluckily lost a long time ago: his treasured wedding band.<p>According German …

Giant Vehicles Made of LEGO Bricks Invade the Ancient Streets of Rome

We all grew up playing with LEGOs, constructing fantasy scenes and architectural masterpieces that kept us occupied for hours. But what if those same creations invaded our everyday space? Italian architect and photographer Domenico Franco took his lifelong passion for LEGOs in an artistic direction …

Amazon rolls out Rapids, a chat style reading app for kids

Rapids is a cute new kids app from Amazon using a playful chat style to help kids ages seven to twelve enjoy reading.<p>A lot of kid’s reading apps are a take on the traditional storybook and Amazon already has a Kindle for kids, but Amazon’s Michael Robinson who headed up the project, noticed his own …

Cool Superhero Short Film SIDEKICK Features Josh Dallas, Emily Bett Rickards, and Tom Cavanagh

Boy Battling Brain Cancer Gets an Awesome TIE Fighter Wheelchair for Halloween

Nightmare Machine taps AI to make ordinary photos horrifying

Be afraid. Just in time for Halloween, researchers from MIT create a horror-imagery generator that can make even the most idyllic scene look scary.<p>As a San Francisco resident, I've often been awed and inspired by the sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. Now the thing terrifies me.<p>A team from MIT's …

Horror

Tests find toxic metals in children's Halloween makeup

PORTLAND, Ore. — A word of warning from an environmental watchdog group about some of that makeup and face-paint your child may be wearing this Halloween: It could contain heavy metals.<p>"When it comes to Halloween makeup and novelty makeup for children, the tests are showing there are heavy metals …

Breast Cancer

China is the least generous country in the world, 2016 World Giving Index finds

Looking for a helping hand? You've come to the wrong place. China has been ranked dead last in a new worldwide survey on generosity by the Charities …

Xiaomi Mi Robot vacuum review: Your weekends just got lazier

Xiaomi isn't just a phone manufacturer. The Chinese brand has ventured into the home appliances category with its Mi Ecosystem products, launching …

Xiaomi's New Bezel-less Phone Is Stunning

Xiaomi just unveiled its new phone at an event in Beijing today. As expected, the phone, named the Mi Note 2, is basically a <i>more powerful</i> version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at <i>half the price</i>. This is both a praise and a knock. On one hand, I’m ecstatic that I’ll get a phone that should look and …

Mobile Technology

WiGig's ready to save you from congested wireless networks

The superfast wireless tech hasn't caught on widely, but that could change as ordinary Wi-Fi clogs up.<p>WiGig, a superfast wireless network technology, has passed a milestone that could help propel it out of obscurity and into a starring role in VR headsets, laptops, TVs and phones.<p>Backers like Intel …

Tech Trends

Osmo Teaches Entrepreneurship With iPads And Pizza

Osmo Pizza Co. is a new iPad game that combines cooking and entrepreneur play with interactive ingredient and money tokens.<p>What strikes you first about the new game is the level of characterisation on show here. We saw some of this with Osmo’s Coding and Monster games but in Pizza Co’ there a whole …

Entrepreneurship

Awesome Speedster Jackets Inspired By THE FLASH

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is a lovely piece of self-contained 80s nostalgia

Nintendo’s got a gift for repurposing. In the 30+ years since it was first released, the NES and its beloved range of intellectual properties have been repackaged in just about every way imaginable – and heck, even that system’s most beloved protagonist was on-loan from a platformer about a giant …

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

Eve-Tech's crowdsourced computer: the laptop designed by its users

When Finnish startup Eve-Tech launched its first device, the T1 tablet computer, it received positive reviews for its premium feel and budget price.<p>However, there was also a lot of feedback from reviewers and users about how it could have been better, including criticism about the quality of the …

Galaxy Note

Gender inequality is crushing China's marriage rate

One of the greatest fears of Chinese parents is coming true: China's young people are turning away from marriage. The trend is also worrying the government.<p>After a whole decade of increases in the national marriage rate, China witnessed its second year of decline in the number of newly registered …

One of the most popular 360-degree cameras now has a cheaper sibling

Capturing 360-degree video and photos is still very much a thing for geeks, but Ricoh, one of the first companies to release a consumer 360 camera, …

Famous Film Plots Are Completely Changed by Adding an “-ing” to Their Titles

Earlier this year, a Reddit thread posed a simple-yet-brilliant idea. “Add ‘ing’ to the end of a movie title,” it instructed, “what is the movie about now?” With the addition of these three letters, the entire premise of blockbuster films are completely changed. Titles are transformed from nouns …

Watch: Mesmerizing Stop-Motion LEGO Death Star Build Video

NY Times editor told to 'Go back to China! Go back to your fucking country!' by woman in streets of NYC

"Now my 7 year old, distressed by what happened, keeps asking, 'Why did she say, 'Go back to China?' We're not from China.'" [ more › ]Lunch deals in …

Shanghai

WATCH: The Daily Show goes to Chinatown, returns with brutal takedown of racist Fox News segment

"If you're going to be racist, at least get your stereotypes right, you ignorant sack of shit." [ more › ]Lunch deals in Shanghai Shanghaiist Tickets

The Daily Show

Staten Island Octopus Attack Statue Pops Up and Fools People Into Thinking It Really Happened

In lower Manhattan’s Battery Park sits a bronze memorial for a tragic maritime event of which you’ve never heard. On November 22, 1963 (the same day, coincidentally, as JFK’s assassination) a giant octopus dragged a steam ferry named <i>Cornelius G. Kolff</i> and its nearly 400 passengers down to the …

Staten Island

Secluded Bungalows Made Entirely of Glass Provide Scenic Views of New Zealand's Countryside

In need of an off-the-grid getaway? Look no further than PurePods. These tiny and tranquil vacation homes are located in New Zealand’s idyllic countryside. Far from ordinary cabins, the beautiful bungalows are raised on stilts and made entirely of glass. This daring design provides picture-perfect …

Environmentally Friendly

Restaurant Creates Humorously Honest Kids' Menu Inspired By Real Things Children Say

Whether you're a parent yourself or have dined in a restaurant full of young children, you're familiar with the whines and groans of “I'm not hungry!” and “I don't want that!” immediately followed by the exhausted, but stern voice: “You're going to eat it or no dessert!” One humorous deli in …

French Fries

One Compact Solar Power Tree Generates Enough Electricity to Power Five Houses

Trees already benefit the environment in countless ways, and now they can add “harnessing solar power” to the list of helpful qualities. India's Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has created a Solar Power Tree as an innovative approach to generating solar-powered electricity …

Clean Energy

Artist Skillfully Folds Single Sheets of Paper Into Expressive Origami Animals

Origami extraordinaire Gonzalo Garcia Calvo meticulously crafts expressive and imaginative paper creatures. Using only his hands and a single, square sheet of colorful paper, the Madrid-based artist brings the animal kingdom to life through intricate folds.<p>From the cute and cuddly—like his slinky …

Crafting