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Ethereal Underwater Photographs Capture Frozen Moments in Time

Kurt Arrigo's underwater photographs are a great reminder that we live in a remarkable world. Passionate about the sea his entire life, Arrigo's love for it is palpable in these strikingly-clear images featuring shoals of fish, graceful dancers, and a majestic Black Stallion horse. Our vantage …

Malware jumps 'air gap' between non-networked devices

Computer scientists have developed malware capable of establishing communications between devices that don't have active network connections. The discovery threatens the perceived protection of the "air gap" that separates standalone devices.<p>Using the built-in microphones and speakers found on PCs, …

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Paper airplanes finally get the smartphone remote control they deserve

Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time out, it's a Kickstarter project that brings smartphone control to the notoriously staid world of …

Leica Acquires Swiss Large Format View Camera Manufacturer Sinar

Leica began its takeover of Swiss view camera manufacturer Sinar all the way back in 2006, when the German company acquired a 51% stake in Sinar from …

Coffee Maker Cooking Is A Thing Now According To The Internet

Soon hotel rooms everywhere will be smelling like fishy coffee thanks to the somewhat new craze of coffee maker cooking. Do you like poached salmon? Short ribs? Grilled cheese sandwiches? Don’t bother heating up the stove top, just prepare it all in your Mr. Coffee. You might raise some eyebrows …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

California Design 1930-65, Queensland Art Gallery – review

For a good part of the last century the golden state of California, gazed at from across the Pacific, was to many Australians the embodiment of the American dream. A place glimpsed through cinema, records and television while its residents, many of them immigrants, fostered new ways of living that …

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Chicken, Vegetable, and Ricotta Frittata Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Make this meal faster by using pre-cooked chicken; thigh meat will yield the moistest texture. Feel free to substitute your favorite vegetable for the broccoli. This frittata releases easiest from a non-stick ovenproof pan, but a regular pan can be used in a pinch.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Yvonne …

Pasta al Limone Recipe

Lemon zest and juice perk up this classic buttery and cheesy pasta dish. The secret lies in emulsifying the sauce to a satiny consistency using the starchy pasta water, not cream.<p>Why It Works<p>Using the starchy pasta water to emulsify the sauce creates a cleaner flavor than you'll find in renditions …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Free Flat User Interface Kits of Widgets by Riki Tanone

Free UI Design.<p>Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic and web designer Riki Tanone created this nice flat user interface design kits of widgets. You can …

Stumptown Hairbender at The Thinking Cup (Boston). Angry barista, angry coffee

Stumptown Hairbender at The Thinking Cup (Boston). Angry barista, angry coffee.

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China warns US to 'stop manufacturing crises' and raise debt ceiling

China criticises "mind-boggling political infighting" over issue of raising America's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling<p>China has critcised the "pitiful" and self-inflicted political deadlock in America over raising the country's borrowing limit, as premier Li Keqiang added his voice to concerns that the …

Why Sugar Is Just As Bad For Your Skin As It Is For Your Waistline

We all know sugar is bad for your waistline, but what about your skin? With all of the negative press sugar has been getting for its effects on heart health and obesity rates, we thought it was time to decipher its beauty ramifications -- and the results aren't pretty. We spoke to Dr. Nicholas …

Obama To Nominate Janet Yellen As New Fed Chief As QE Taper Debate Looms

Amid a political standoff in Washington, President Obama is set to nominate Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday night. Yellen, the current vice chairwoman of the central bank and the front-runner for the top spot after Larry Summers …

The NSA's Hugely Expensive Utah Data Center Has Major Electrical Problems And Basically Isn't Working

Well, this is good news for those with privacy concerns about the NSA and terrible news for those concerned about government spending. The National Security Agency’s new billion-dollar-plus data center in Bluffdale, Utah was supposed to go online in September, but the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan …

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Asia’s richest man sells China to buy Europe—but maybe he should pay his Aussie tax bill first

Li Ka-Shing, the octogenarian billionaire known as “Superman” for his business savvy, is offloading assets in China to buy more in Europe in a characteristically super-sized fashion. He’s planning to sell or take public various companies and investments in Hong Kong and mainland China that could …

SoFi raises $500M to fix the broken student loan market

SoFi just reached a new milestone: It has raised half a billion dollars in financing, making it one of the most well-funded startups you haven’t heard of — yet.<p>The company, which was formerly known as “Social Finance,” is on a mission to prevent students from falling into crippling debt. It was …

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

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Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Craig Federighi talk new iPhones, iOS 7, collaboration in interview

Just before the new iPhones launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Design chief Jony Ive, and Software head Craig Federighi have sat down with <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> for a wide-ranging interview. The interview does not reveal any breakthrough new information, but this seems to be the first time that Apple’s …

The Best Coffee Roasters in the U.S. Right Now

Over the past few decades, the way America thinks about coffee has changed dramatically. Just as the rest of the food and beverage world has seen a …

Photographs by Lewis Morley

Lewis Morley, who died last week, captured a country on the cusp of change. He had donated his entire archive to the National Media Museum in Bradford