Jacob Perkins

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‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot …

Intruders kill hundreds of chickens with golf club, officials say

Suspects in a bizarre burglary beat to death 920 chickens at a farm in central California earlier this month, authorities say.<p>The suspects pulled back a portion of the fence at the Foster Farms facility in Caruthers, California, on September 20 and "once they were inside... used a golf club, we …

Hit the pavement with runScribe for detailed biomechanic data to improve your stride

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>As a lifelong runner, one of my biggest challenges is staying healthy. Wearing the wrong shoes for my particular type of …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

Fake Apple Store Employee Confesses Apple Invented Polio And Syphilis [Humor]

Tyler Fisher is not an Apple employee. In fact, I’m pretty sure the guy doesn’t know the difference between an iPad and an iPod Shuffle, but that didn’t stop him from dressing up as an Apple Specialist, going to work at his local Apple Store, and recording the entire prank as he sprayed customers …

Fujifilm X-T1: Retro Looks With Hi-Tech Guts

The much-leaked Fujifilm X-T1 is now officially official, and will surely be a sell-out success when it goes on sale next month for $1,300 (body only). It’s an SLR-style camera with an electronic viewfinder, Fujifilm’s trademark (16.3MP) X-Trans sensor, a metal body and a whole mess of mechanical …

Cameras

Muse Headband Reduces Stress By Reading Your Brainwaves [CES 2014]

LAS VEGAS – Adding to the long list of companies showcasing new wearables at CES, InteraXon announced its brain-reading, stress-reducing, concentration-improving headband, Muse, is coming to a frontal lobe near you really soon.<p>The Muse headband allows wearers to have their brainwaves read, as well …

Fix Your Forehand With This Motion-Sensing Tennis Racquet [CES 2014]

The Babolat Play is a tennis racquet for those of us who want to improve our game without having to hire a real coach. Those folks cost a lot of money!<p>For $399, though, you can purchase this new app-enabled, Bluetooth-connected, motion-sensing tennis racquet for your very own. The company has …

CES

Panasonic’s Amazing ƒ1.2 Leica Portrait Lens Almost Available

Panasonic, maker of everything from vacuum cleaners to bikes, can now count itself as a maker of awesome lenses. The brand-new Leica 42.5mm f1.2 for Micro Four Thirds cameras is not only impressive specs-wise (it’s an ultra-fast 85mm equivalent portrait lens) but by all accounts it takes some …

Watch: A Beautiful Short Movie That Is A Filmic Palindrome

The same backwards as forwards, Symmetry explores the duality of love and loss.<p>Palindromes–or sequences of symbols that can be interpreted the same way backwards and forwards–have been embraced by artists and designers in multiple mediums, from comics to poetry to classical music. You can now add …

New York City Ballet Art Series presents JR - The Fox Is Black

New year, new New York City Ballet Art Series. Following the success of last year’s offering (featuring FAILE), NYCB has enlisted the talents of …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Evernote And Adonit Team Up To Make Penultimate-Friendly Stylus

Somehow, Adonit and Evernote have together managed to solve the biggest problem in iPad styluses: the size of the tip. Instead of a big fat pinkie-sized blob of rubber, the new Jot Script has a point that’s more or less the size of a regular rollerball ball.<p>And best of all, the latest version of …

Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar

McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appear from nowhere, and as I sit inside a company car, waiting to get waved through one of many security …

The iOgrapher Is An iPad Movie-Making Case You Can Actually Buy

You’re probably sick of Kickstarter projects that turn your iPad or iPad mini into a giant camera, so here’s something a little different. It’s an iPad mini camera rig, but this one is actually available to buy. Now. From Amazon.<p>To be completely clear, the iOgrapher <i>was</i> a Kickstarter project, but …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Issues With iMessage After Updating To iOS 7? Here’s How To Fix Them

It seems a lot of users who upgraded to iOS 7 last month are having issues with iMessage. Apple’s Support Communities forums are full of complaints from disgruntled iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who cannot send or receive iMessages anymore, and you’ll find plenty of people voicing their …

Last Chance! The Micro Drone: Dangerously Fun Flight At A Low Price [Deals Hub]

Summer may be over in our part of the world, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Sure, the days at the beach and camping in the woods are gone (for now), but there are plenty of other ways to take a much-needed break and have fun at the same time.<p>Cult of Mac Deals has just the thing to keep …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Sporty pants worn the least sporty way.<p>By Megan Gustashaw1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Ronnie Fieg talks about his label's new multi-brand, …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

Kanex Multi-Sync Keyboard Hooks Up Via Bluetooth Or USB

If you want to get serious about typing on all your devices (and I mean <i>all</i>) (and I also mean <i>serious</i>), then the new Kanex Multi-Sync Keyboard is what you want. It’s a full-sized keyboard with a number pad, and it can connect to one device via USB, plus three more via Bluetooth, switching between …

The Real Truth Behind The iPhone 5S [Parody]

One of the downsides of being the world’s most successful company is that you’re the target of a ton of parody ads. Or is that the upside?<p>YouTube parody video creator, Matthias, has come up with a great one this time. Here’s the latest from the video creators: “Introducing the iPhone 5S.”<p>Our …

New Sony Ad, Press Images For QX100 & QX10 Attachable Lenses Leaked [Video]

At an event in Berlin in just under two hours time, Sony will announce two attachable lenses that you’ll be able to stick onto the back of your smartphone to take better photos. They’re called the QX100 and the QX10, and you can see exactly what they’ll look like in the leaked press images above — …

Phones

Ending Soon: Supercharge Your Smartphone Camera With The 3-In-1 Lens Kit [Deals]

Whether you’re snapping photos at a party, at the office, or just around your neighborhood, it’s great to have a smartphone that can make every one of those photos count. But there are some limitations to the camera that is built into your smartphone — such as a lean selection of lenses. Namely, …