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Clever Photo Series Imagines the Everyday Life of an Earthbound Astronaut

Say you’re a space enthusiast; and say you find yourself bidding on an old Russian high altitude spacesuit; and then, say you win that auction. What …

Welcome to Googletown

Some days it feels like Google is taking over the world. For the residents of Mountain View, California, that feeling is personal. Two weeks ago, Google signed a deal for its very own airport just east of the Googleplex, complete with a blimp hangar large enough to house the Hindenburg. But …

Back to school: tech essentials for students

<b>Have you headed back to the books in the last few weeks? Are you heading off to uni in the near future? If you are and you need to update your tech</b> …

Education

The new retro: how Motorola brought wood back, literally

Not so long ago, wood was everywhere in the world of consumer electronics. In the middle of the 20th century, everything from televisions to microwaves to radios came as a bundle of technology housed inside a wooden case or cabinet. These gadgets were imposters, disguised as furniture so as to slip …

Innovative 3D Food Printers Create Edible Geometric Forms

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3D Systems showcased the world's first 3D food printers. Called Chefjet and Chefjet Pro, the innovative machines are capable of producing an amazing array of delicious goodies in 3D geometric form.<p>The countertop-sized printers come with flavored …

CES

The F**k It List

Yep, this is the time of year when everyone has stated their resolutions, hopes and other long lists of <i>to-dos.</i><p>Perhaps, you may have even assembled a "bucket list"? <i>Well... welcome to my "f**k it list."</i><p>Taking life too seriously leaves little space for any new, exciting adventures to make their way …

How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

'Fast & Furious 7' Set for Spring 2015 [Updated] – /Film

Ever since <b>Paul Walker</b>‘s tragic passing, it’s been a given that Universal’s <i>Fast & Furious 7</i> would be pushed back. The only question was when it’d be …

Movies

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Good Atheist

You clicked on this post for one of two reasons. Either you're hoping that I'm right or you know that I'm wrong. For those of you who are eager to pierce me with your wit and crush my pre-modern mind, allow me to issue a challenge. I contend that any response you make will only prove my case. Like …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his …

DIY Wireless Control of Your Canon DSLR for under $50

We recently reviewed the CamRanger, an awesome device that allows you to control your DSLR wirelessly. The biggest complaint that most of you, and I …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

29 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers

DSLR Cameras

Starbucks Chalkboard Roast Guide Mural by Jaymie McAmmond

Starbucks Roast Guide Mural.<p>Wow look at this! I really love those typographic artworks. Jaymie McAmmond, a graphic designer and illustrator from …

Graphic Design

Chicago Sun-Times Concessions are Not a Victory for Photographers

News broke yesterday that four of the photographers fired in last May’s mass-layoff instituted at the Chicago Sun-Times may soon be rehired, while …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Tutorials

Broken Bells releases sci-fi short film featuring 'Star Trek' and 'House of Cards' stars

Danger Mouse and The Shins' James Mercer have teamed up again as Broken Bells, and for their second LP, the duo has put together something much bigger than a standard music video: they're helping to create a trippy, sci-fi short film to go along with it. The short shares the name of their upcoming …

Bitcoin gets ready for the government

As Bitcoin gets an increasing amount of attention from the government, the entrepreneurs and advocates behind the digital currency are getting ready for their close-up.<p>They are hiring lawyers skilled in navigating the regulatory gauntlet, political operatives who can deal with the curiosities and …

CyanogenMod arrives in Google Play store with one-click installer for your Android phone

Two months after raising $7 million to build a better version of Android, CyanogenMod has released a one-click installer to put its custom firmware on your Android device. Installation requires the phone to be tethered to a Windows PC via a USB cable. A companion PC app will be released later today …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …

15 Absolutely Necessary Ingredients For Making A Wes Anderson Film

Wes Anderson has always had a very particular way of creating these magical, specific worlds where emotional events of colossal importance occur. He does this, of course, with a tool box of embellishments and an obsessive eye for detail (it allows for his immediate association with yellow-tinted …

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Google engineers issue 'fuck you' to NSA over surveillance scandal

Two Google engineers recently took to Google+ to give blistering public critiques of the ongoing NSA surveillance scandal.<p>Both posts come in the wake of last week’s <i>Washington Post</i> story that outlined the NSA’s clandestine interception of Google and Yahoo user information in a project codenamed …