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Sennheiser’s short film shows the power of binaural audio

In a world where everyone wears headphones, it’s curious that binaural audio is so rare. The technology can create a 3D soundscape more realistic than the best home theater set-up, and yet hardly any music or movies take advantage of it.<p>In the last couple of years, that’s finally started to …

Headphones

The Most Unread Book Ever Acclaimed

Like the holy books, long novels are more often maligned than read. Critics complain that they are exasperating, or impossible, or not worth the time. But in the history of my reading life, I’ve encountered nothing like the <i>caveat lectors</i> surrounding Margurite Young’s <i>Miss MacIntosh, My Darling</i>. They …

University of Chicago

The ultimate guide to getting residency in Italy

Applying for residency in Italy can be a long and complicated process, but it's something that anyone who wants to stay more than three months has to …

European Union

Everything You Need To Know About Smart Objects in Photoshop

The Smart Object has to be one of the more powerful tools in the Photoshop arsenal. If it still confuses you a little — and I know it does — check …

Tutorials

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Imagine winding the hour hand of a clock back from 3 o’clock to noon. Mathematicians have long known how to describe this rotation as a simple …

Mathematics

Prove your audiophile skills with this blind test on lossless music

Audio enthusiasts often pride themselves on their ability to discern the tiniest nuances of a recording. They’ll research the best gear they can afford and seek the highest quality music formats to play on it.<p>That last bit has led to the classic debate among the hi-fi crowd: Can you hear a …

Headphones

The Evolution of Psychiatric Disorders and Personality Traits

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a gene that has evolved through natural selection and is implicated in psychiatric disorders and personality</i> …

Personality

Curtains Up

American auteur David Lynch opens up about the magic of the cinema in this new profile from Stella McCartney. Created by Lynch's son Austin Lynch and …

Filmmaking

How the borders of Italy changed during the Middle Ages

These maps show the changing medieval borders of the states found on the Italian peninsula.

DaVinci Resolve 15 is a free, Hollywood-grade video editor

Now, there’s not a lot you can’t do.<p>With the latest release of DaVinci Resolve 15, Blackmagic Design has radically made over its editing suite to create one of the best video-editing systems at any price -- even against mainstream options like Premiere Pro CC and Apple's Final Cut Pro X. It now …

Mr.Otter's Practice Travels: Illustrations by Simon Lee

Cute illustrations of a traveling otter and his many adventures by Beijing-based artist Simon Lee. The style of the illustrations remind me of the …

Via Flaminia at Carsulae

Illustration<p>by Carole Raddato<br>published on 20 August 2018<p>About the Author<p>Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, …

The Coolest Neighborhoods in Venice

The Venice that most tourists miss is full of local life. Students and bohemians participate in a buzzing art and music scene. Families congregate …

How to Dodge and Burn in Lightroom with the Help of Luminance Range Masking (VIDEO)

You might already know how to do “dodging and burning” techniques in Lightroom to tweak the exposure of your images, but here’s a way to do it even …

Tutorials

See Inside Italy's Ghost Villages

Travel<p>Italy’s abandoned houses are believed to number in the thousands.<p>A lonely minaret juts into the air above the remnants of a once-luxurious shopping center in a northern Italian town built by an eccentric developer as the “City of Toys.”<p>The town of Consonno, once a sleepy farming village about …

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,269 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($825 at Amazon Marketplace) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($345 at Amazon …

MacBook Pro

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Cambridge University

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

Expert Guide To Puglia: How To Find The Essence Of The Region

Southern Italy has been historically poorer and Puglia has been predominantly rural. But while it lacks in Renaissance and Baroque splendor of Tuscany and Naples, Puglia makes up for it with its devotion to the land.<p>Countless lush olive groves in the fields remind you that Puglia is the top olive …

Italy

23 Travel Tech Essentials That Will Upgrade Every Part of Your Trip

This year's coolest travel gadgets make it easier to communicate, navigate, connect, and relax when you're on the road.<p>If we asked you to tell us …

This Chic Camper Will Make You Want to Be an Airstream Dweller

Craving more adventure, a couple decide to make a radical life change by becoming full-time Airstream residents and renovators.<p>Years ago, in what seems like an alternate reality, Kate Oliver and Ellen Prasse were living in a typical house and working typical jobs. They had been best friends in …

Airstream

The Beatles’ Revelatory White Album Demos: A Complete Guide

“Cry Baby Cry”<p>Lennon was clearly enthusiastic about “Cry Baby Cry,” pushing it to the top of the pile as the first song tackled at the Esher summit. …

Clever Object Allows Photographers to Shoot Through Glass Without Unwanted Reflections

Josh Smith's silicone Ultimate Lens Hood<p>When I lived in New York, I'd occasionally see photography crews shooting store windows in SoHo. To eliminate …

Top Mac Malware & Threats: Watch a MacAdmins Presentation on MacOS Threat Landscape [Video]

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? …

Using Levels to Create the Film Look in Your Photos

The film look continues to enjoy a resurgence in popularity. And while many enjoy the style, they may balk at the cost of shooting actual film. This …

Tutorials

Quantum optics without photons

Atoms can exhibit wave-like behaviour to form matter waves. Such waves have been used to model the basic processes that underpin how light interacts …

Where the Voice of Alejandra Pizarnik Was Queen

Hay, madre, un sitio en el mundo, que se llama París.<br>Un sitio muy grande y lejano y otra vez grande.(There is, mother, a place in the world called Paris.<br>A very big place and far and very big again.)– César Vallejo<p>In a diary entry of May 1959, while still living with her parents in Buenos Aires, …

Who is Tacita Dean?

She is renowned for her specialist conceptual work in the art world, but Tacita Dean is perhaps not well known by all.<p>We've all heard of Damien Hirst …

UnderGround Film Festival

FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS<p>Entries should not exceed 20 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 1 extra …