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Man Took a Cross-Country Adventure of a Lifetime for Under $500

A trans-American adventure, from one coast to the other is a classic travel-junkie's dream. Derek Low, a 24-year-old engineer from San Francisco, writes about how he got to experience this journey of a lifetime with a train ticket that carried him across the country in 15 days, for under $500. …

The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di Giovanni

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Middle East

How 4 Designers Built A Game With 18.4 Quintillion Unique Planets

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is an impossibly large game. You take on the role of a space explorer flying around a universe that’s filled with 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique planets, each possessing their own terrain, animals, and plant life. As Polygon points out, if you were to spend just one second visiting …

These Beautiful Black and White Photos of Waves Breaking Look Like Impressionist Paintings

<b>Tim Chadwick</b>‘s series “Fluidity” looks, for all the world, like it was painted… not photographed. Abstract long-exposures of waves breaking, captured …

Landscape Photography

Crazy art installation puts an LED thunderstorm in a glass house

Grab your virtual umbrellas and raincoats, as the forecast calls for a significant chance of thunderstorms in this art installation by German artist Leigh Sachwitz of Flora&faunavisions.<p>The piece was displayed at the Triennale der Photographie exhibition in Hamburg last month, and features a …

Google AI chatbot threatens human master

<i>Human: what is the colour of blood ?</i> <i><br>Machine: it is the same as a black eye .</i><p>Artificial intelligence just got threatening. A chatbot has learned how …

Intricately Handmade Collages Offer a Seamless View of Otherworldly Scenes

Artist John Turck creates otherworldly collages by hand that seamlessly blend elements from pop culture, nature, and architecture. “Most of my time is spent collecting collage materials from books and magazines. I'll cut them up in advance, and then file them away,” Turck told Castle Foundations. …

Art

Modular Parts Allow You to Custom Build the Lightsaber of Your Dreams

For many <i>Star Wars</i> fans, having their own lightsaber might be just a dream. But through Saber Forge, it's a reality. The Portland-based company makes high-end, accurate laser swords, and they've recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new endeavor called Adaptive Saber Parts (ASP). It's a …

7 Tips To Make Your Street Photography Easier

It is no surprise to say that street photography can be challenging, at times, and even more challenging in certain countries due to differing …

Will my Fuji X-Pro1 earn a place on the shelf next to my Leica M4

There are certain cameras, for whatever reason, I have become attached to over my long career as a professional photographer. Even though I don't use …

On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD …

Gear & Gadgets

4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Illusion of Lights: A Time-Lapse of the Night Sky Above the Western United States

In 2013, photographer Brad Goldpaint and his wife Marci quit their day jobs, sold all of their possessions, and began living out of a motorhome while …

Hands On with the Samsung NX1: One Samsung Camera to Rule Them All

Samsung is making a statement with the recently announced NX1, and that statement is, “pros, we’re ready for you.” Up till now, any pros who wanted …

Idyllic Photos of a Shepherd’s Everyday Life

When I first contacted Marco Sgarbi, he let me know that he is not a photographer, but a shepherd. An Italian trained as an architect, Sgarbi left …

A Year in the Life of Pro Photographer Forest Woodward | Outside Online

Photo: Forest Woodward<p>Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in the U.S. Here are a few of the best shots he's taken over the past year. Don't be …

New Ball-Shaped Camera Captures Mid Air Panoramas

With panoramic cameras seemingly all the rage, it’s no surprise to find a new contender entering the market.<p>We’ve already seen a plethora of handy pocket cameras, selfie sticks and action cameras which will attach to just about anything that moves, but the Panono is something entirely …