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The Secret Message Hidden On Sega's Arcade Bags

For the past two years, Sega Japan has been hiding a coded message on the plastic bags it gives out to those who win crane game prizes. Nobody …

You wouldn’t be able to pause your video games today without Jerry Lawson

Lawson was a pioneering black engineer back when it was even harder in Silicon Valley.<p>You've gotta step away from the crowd and go do your own thing. …

The original Metal Gear Solid looks gorgeous in this Unreal Engine 4 remake

Oh, please let this actually come out.<p>A Metal Gear Solid fan named Airam Hernandez is recreating the original game with Unreal Engine 4, and it looks fantastic. Just check it out yourself:<p><i>Drool</i>. Of course, Konami owns the rights to the franchise, and that company is moving away from game …

Metal Gear

What Happens in the Background? or How Cuaron Interlaced Layers of Stories in Children of Men

There are many ways to add layers and complexity to a story. One technique is to use the composition within a frame. A classic example of carefully …

You can cook pasta in a small amount of cold water

"I recommend cooking a pound of pasta in a quart-and-a-half of cold water in a frying pan," says Harold McGee, author of <i>Keys to Good Cooking</i>. "It …

Recipes

This Is What It Looks Like When an Instagram Photographer Switches to Film

Jayscale made his name on Instagram shooting sneakers from rooftops. Now he's challenging himself to shoot on film and the results are stunning.<p>In photography, catastrophic error is largely a thing of a past. Taking a photo that's too dark, too bright, or just plain shitty can either be completely …

Cookie Science: How Does Baking Powder Affect My Cookies?

We'll get to the cookies, but first, a little history.<p>Baking powder is a two-in-one chemical leavening that combines a powdered alkali (sodium bicarbonate) with a powdered acid (originally, tartaric acid). When moistened in a dough or batter, a chemical reaction takes place that produces carbon …

Dessert

This is a Prototype of an Electronically-Controlled ND Filter Lens Adapter

At the IBC 2015 trade show in Amsterdam, which just wrapped up a couple of days ago, the camera gear company Genus was showing off a prototype of a …

Canon EF

A Swirling Skyscraper Built From Cargo Containers

We’ve rented worse apartments.<p>Cargo containers are stacked in every port of the world, which has made them tempting as low-cost, prefab building material. (Even Starbucks and Taco Bell have experimented with repurposing cargo containers for their stores.) But none of these ideas has been quite as …

“Endoc(t)rinement” traque la bataille d'influence autour des perturbateurs endocriniens

La documentariste Stéphane Horel lance l'alerte : les leurres hormonaux sont dangereux pour la santé, mais les pouvoirs publics ne font rien. Son …

Crisis in funding British documentaries threatens the quality of the content

For so many years, the world's documentary makers – and British ones especially – have led the way in holding to account the cheats, polluters, slave …

Film Festivals

Musical Instruments Photographed From Inside

Macro shots taken by Mierswa Kluska capture the interior of a violin, cello, flute and pipe organ as if they were spacious airy chambers, filled with …

Google Street View hack turns your city into a post-apocalyptic jungle

Big cities often suffer from a lack of greenery, but now the website Urban Jungle Street View lets you see how your street would look covered in forest flora. The site's creator Einar Öberg says on Twitter that he's "breaking terms of use like it's no tomorrow" — presumably because it uses the …

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese, ham on pizzas that is either poultry or "meat emulsion", and frozen prawns that are 50% water, according to tests by a public laboratory.<p>The checks on hundreds of food samples, which were taken in West Yorkshire, …

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David LaChapelle takes on Big Oil | Photography | Agenda

At first glance David LaChapelle's Land Scape series of photographs look a little like Edward Burtynsky's 2009 oil-industry images, or Ed Ruscha's …

All-Belly Porchetta Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Herbs and aromatics can be substituted or altered according to taste. I find it easiest to work with a whole belly at a time and if a smaller roast is desired, to split it in half and freeze half while still raw. Wrapped tightly in foil and plastic wrap, it should last for several months in …

In A Divided San Francisco, Private Tech Buses Drive Tension

<i>Part of a series on</i> income inequality <i>in the San Francisco Bay Area</i><p>If you want to understand the tension between tech workers in San Francisco, who often make six figures, and many of the city's other residents, try standing on the southwest corner of 24th Street and Valencia around 7:30 on a …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The Most Sophisticated Flickr Maps We've Ever Seen

The Do's And Don'ts Of Eating Sushi

There's a fine etiquette to sushi, and you'd do well to master it.

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

ICFF 2018 showcased today's most innovative and must-know lighting and seating designs.<p>The infographic highlights the high impact of manufacturing metals like steel and aluminum.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Millions of metal petals make Bloomberg HQ the world's …

Architecture

Portraits of People Exposing Their Issues and Insecurities to the Camera

“Building Security Through Insecurity.” That’s the tagline of photographer Steve Rosenfield‘s “What I Be Project.” Each portrait in the ongoing …

Tutorial: Three Different Ways to Shoot Day-to-Night Time-Lapses

The know-how to properly shoot day-to-night or night-to-day when you’re capturing a time-lapse can add a special something to your final product, but …

Sony CEO Says Entertainment And Electronics Divisions Are Better Off Together

<i>Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai says the Japanese company is better without spinning off the entertainment division.</i><p>Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has said that the company’s film and device units are better off together. This will likely put an end to discussion over a potential spin-off of the company’s entertainment …