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By UBIK Maurizio Lodi | rivista di ispirazioni e appunti di un fotografo di cibo

13 Creative Exercises for Photographers

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

The Coming War: Browsers Against Advertising Pollution

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>An internet user testing an advertising flow at a secret Google facility in Mountain View (Photo: Nasa Commons)<i>Next year, will see</i> …

Advertising

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

eBooks

The Photographer's Emphemeris will launch a 3D app for iOS on June 27

The Photographer's Ephemeris, a tool that helps photographer's plan landscape photos by providing lighting information about locations, will soon …

Photography

Want a “news-style soft article”? That’ll be $15. Or splurge and discredit a journalist for $55,000

The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed.<p><b>“新闻软文,” or “News-style soft article.”</b> Want to discredit a journalist? That’ll be $55,000. …

Journalism

Gli alberi hanno sempre più foglie (e non è una buona notizia)

Sono, proverbialmente, il <b>polmone verde</b> della Terra. Che assorbe <b>anidride carbonica</b> dall’atmosfera e vi rilascia <b>ossigeno</b> grazie al processo di</b> …

'Mummified' Body Of German Adventurer Still At Desk, Found On 'Ghost Yacht' After Years Sailing The World

<i>Warning: graphic image</i><p>The mummified body of a German adventurer has been discovered on board his yacht, seven years after the vessel was last spotted, leading to speculation the boat and sailor may have been drifting around the world for years.<p>Manfred Fritz Bajorat was found by two fishermen at the …

Vice Media Launches Meal Kit Service With Chef'd

Vice Media is taking on the meal kit world, following in the footsteps of other publishers, like <i>The New York Times,</i> by partnering with online meal …

Ricoh R Development kit now shipping

The RICOH R Development Kit that was first shown to the public at Mobile World Congress this spring is now shipping and available to order for $499. …

Ricoh

WoodSwimmer: A New Stop-Motion Short Made Entirely by Tediously Cutting Through Wood

WoodSwimmer is a new short film by engineer and stop-motion animator Brett Foxwell, who has built armatures for films such as <i>Boxtrolls</i> and <i>Star Wars:</i> …

Animation

Power Causes Brain Damage

Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise.<p>If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually …

Indra Nooyi

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America's Cup

German police will give you €25 if you give your face to the government

Federal police in Germany want you to hand over your face, but you'll get to do a little shopping in return.<p>German police want 275 volunteers to participate in a facial recognition beta test. In exchange volunteers will receive €25 Amazon gift cards<p>For the test, the police are asking participants …

Your Face

Dog meat dropped from two Carrefour supermarkets in China

French supermarket chain removes products featuring dog meat in Xuzhou, China, after pressure from Animals Asia<p>The French retailer Carrefour has removed dog meat products from two supermarkets in China after an outcry from animal rights groups.<p>Animals Asia said it had already asked the …

China

Watch a mirror, LED, razor and a camera make the invisible visible

If you have a camera and a long lens, then you're halfway toward a Schlieren photography setup. YouTube channel Veritasium demonstrates the effect in …

Download 36 Dadaist Magazines from the The Digital Dada Archive (Plus Other Avant-Garde Books, Leaflets & Ephemera)

In searching for a treasure trove of publications springing from the avant-garde, deliberately irrational, early 20th-century European "anti-art" art …

Cool Stuff

This Student Used 3D Printing to Combine the Best Parts of Discontinued Cameras Into One Device

3D Hubs recently received an application for their Student Grant from Paul Kohlhaussen a student at Richmond. Thanks to 3D printing, Paul was able to …

Cameras

Apple iOS 11 Photo and Video Formats Will Cut Your Storage Use in Half

Good news for iPhone and iPad users who are running low on storage space: Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 update will bring more efficient compression …

iOS

Instagram Rolls Out Archives to Let You Hide Embarrassing Old Photos

As previously reported during its initial testing phase, Instagram has rolled out a new feature which allows you to archive and hide photos from your …

Instagram

Instagram added an Archive feature to help you de-clutter your profile

Instagram's latest feature, the ability to archive posts, is pretty self-explanatory. But it's kind of a big deal if you're a user who wants a …

Instagram

Instagram to Clearly Label Sponsored Photos with Product Placements

When Facebook took over Instagram, it was clear it would adopt the same changes seen in Facebook news feeds that are known so well. Algorithms push …

Instagram

Instagram, le pubblicità saranno meno occulte

C’è un elemento che probabilmente interessa tanto a <b>Instagram</b> quanto alle autorità di controllo: evitare che la <b>pubblicità occulta</b> su cui lucrano vip …

Gomix :・゚✧

Dag Piet @schreu, here's a proof that cats can still read newspapers, not only in 70s! (Zeitung newspaper is now added to our online shop at www.underware.nl, price €3 + shipping) #cat #reading #zeitung #newspaper #depoezenkrant #webfonts #webtypography

Polluted Water Popsicles: Faux Frozen Treats Highlight Taiwan’s Water Pollution Problem

Focused on environmental change rather than flavor, art students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of the …

Water

Vi racconto la Insta-mafia dietro la popolarità degli influencer

La fotografa Sara Melotti ha denunciato gli strumenti più o meno eticamente corretti usati dalle star di Instagam, su cui i brand puntano per …

When Bowie & Jagger’s “Dancing in the Street” Music Video Becomes a Silent Film: Can the Worst Music Video Ever Get Even Worse?

You might remember it. Back in 1985, Mick Jagger and David Bowie recorded "Dancing in the Street" to raise money for Live Aid, the famine relief …

Music

Stevie Ray Vaughan Plays the Acoustic Guitar in Rare Footage, Letting Us See His Guitar Virtuosity in Its Purest Form

Ask accomplished blues and southern rock guitarists who they listen to and you’ll hear a number of names come up: Duane Allman, Albert King, Buddy …

Guitar

Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children?

Research has found a link between ‘technoference’ and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance<p>A study published by the journal Child Development has taken a look at how parents’ use of technology affects their children’s behaviour, and …

Parenting