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Dear Coffee, I Will Forever Be Your Biggest 'Feen'

Each time a friend who has long declined offers to join me in my coffee indulgences miraculously decides to cross over into my world of regular consumption, I feel a sense of responsibility and pride for their initiation. I am almost tempted to present them with a biscotti and whisper devilishly, …

Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

In 1968, Samuel Delany attended the third annual Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). At the ceremony that night, “an eminent member of the SFWA,” as Delany later put it, gave a speech about changes in science fiction, a supposed shift away from …

Science Fiction

OnePlus’ Follow-Up, OnePlus 2, Looks Like Another Promising Smartphone

OnePlus, the China-based smartphone maker that sold more than 1.5 million units of its debut device, has finally launched its follow-up: the OnePlus 2.<p>The company’s first phone drew plaudits for delivering the specs and experience that compete with some of the best in the industry at a mere $300 …

Mobile Technology

OpEd: The Failing of Modern Photography Education

At some early point in my 4-year stint as a film student at the University of Miami, in Florida, an advisor explained I’d have to dual-major in a …

Here’s a Breathtaking 4K, 360° Video That Takes You Around the World

There are times when videographers capture views of our world that inspire a sense of awe and wonder. Immersive Media succeeds in doing that with …

The First Gogoro Smartscooters Will Start Shipping Tomorrow

After raising $150 million dollars and operating in secrecy for three years, Gogoro finally told the world what they’re building: a smart electric scooter and a charging infrastructure to go with it.<p>Tomorrow, the first Gogoro smartscooters will ship out to pre-order customers living in the …

Electric Vehicles

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …

Trey Ratcliff Designed an Ultimate Camera Bag, and Now It’s Blowing Up

It seems that when the Internet’s most followed photographer designs a camera bag, the world of photography listens. Travel photographer Trey …