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The suites at the spectacular Valentinerhof Hotel make you feel like you are sleeping outside

The family-owned Valentinerhof hotel nestled into a hillside in the Tyrolean Alps offers magnificent views of adjacent Schlern Mountain. The owners …

As Drones Take Flight, Hype And Reality Are Miles Apart

On Wednesday, a little-known Chinese drone manufacturer decided to make a splash at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show. Shooting for headlines, Guangzhou-based EHang unveiled its EHang 184, a passenger-carrying craft that the company dubbed “the world’s first electric, personal Autonomous Aerial …

Drones

Watch Taylor Swift Perform an Acoustic Version of 'Blank Space'

Taylor Swift gives “Blank Space” an acoustic makeover in another video from the pop star’s September session at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. In the …

Taylor Swift

7 Must-Read Tips From Ace iPhone Photographers

Darren Pearson lights up the night with colorful characters and scenes in his LED paintings. For Tree of Light, he “sket<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Darren Pearson<p>1 …

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The Best Drone Photos of 2015

See the world from a different perspective.<p>Drones aren't just used for fishing, warfare, and target practice. As the remote control flying machines grow in popularity, so does the amount of jaw-dropping aerial imagery being produced.<p>"There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can …

Photographers reveal the stories behind 2015's most powerful pictures

Photojournalists work ceaselessly to capture these events and their effects on individuals, and photographers for Reuters were always on the scene, taking some of the year's most newsworthy and captivating photos.<p>But most of the time, we don't get the full story behind the photo; how it came to be …

Special Forces

Why You Shouldn't Obsess Over Lens Sharpness

How overblown is the issue of lens sharpness? It’s a loaded question, I know. If you were to give any credence to the chatter found on numerous …

A Minimalist Lapdesk Called Tab

Posted by<p>Main Technology<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>Tab is a simple and elegant way to work with all your tech at once. Clean and minimal in its design, …

Furniture

Kids abandon PC gaming for mobile devices

Kids are gaming differently than we did.<p>According to a new report by market research firm The NPD Group, 63 percent of kids ages 2 through 17 use mobile devices to play video games. This makes it the gaming platform of choice for children and teens, a spot previously reserved for home computers — …

What is a supermoon lunar eclipse?

On September 27, the moon will enter a phase called the supermoon lunar eclipse - find out what it means with this animation<p>Nasa has released a video to explain an upcoming cosmic display that has only happened four times in the last century.<p>On September 27 2015 the moon will enter a phase called …

Gigantic Wooden Megaphones Amplify the Quiet Sounds of a Natural Forest

On display in an Estonian forest near Tallinn is <i>ruup</i>, an installation of three gigantic wooden megaphones that amplify the typically-quiet sounds of nature. The project was created by interior architecture students at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, and it's intended as a site of relaxation. …

Sculpture

Christian Carollo re-creates grandfather's travel photos 30 years later

Christian Carollo was never a stranger to traveling and documenting his trips, but when he stumbled across his grandfather's vintage travel photos, he started to see the world through a whole new perspective.<p>In October of 2012, the Philadelphia-based photographer found a box of slides that …

National Parks

Can Anyone Make a Beat? New Class Aims at Amateur Producers

The Foxgrove hopes to turn music production into the next after-work hobby<p>On a warm night in mid-August, a dozen New Yorkers sit behind iMacs on the …

‘Prints for Refugees’: Photographers Donate Artwork to Help Those in Need

When London-based photographer Mark Sherratt saw that unforgettable shot of the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed ashore in Turkey— from …

To This Day

Articles about light filled metallic home embraces its wooded site on Dwell.com - Dwell

A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.<p>Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...<p>In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has …

Architecture

How to Use Your Eyes to Create Better Black and White Images

In an article about determining how to decide when you should convert an image from color to black and white, one user left a comment proclaiming, …

Tutorials

Laws of Silence - Photographs and text by Jennifer McClure | LensCulture

<i>Jennifer McClure is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is her winning entry and artist’s statement. View her profile to learn more about her and to see more of her great work.</i><p><i>When</i> …

Loneliness

The Best Adventurous Destinations for Fall -- And What to Do When You're There

Ask most people across the country when they travel and you're likely to get one of two answers: over the holidays or over the summer.<p>Those popular travel times draw big crowds to the airports and roads and they typically also come with hefty price tags. If you still have some vacation time, …

Travel

A Primer on Planning a Lunar Eclipse Photograph

This article is about how this time slice shot of a lunar eclipse was made. Its focus is mainly on the planning that went into it, even before the …

Supersonic stars reveal Milky Way’s heart

Harvard astronomers want to examine the radio waves from supersonic stars at the Milky Way’s core, to learn more about this hidden region of …

Actor Andrew Garfield explains how he embedded himself in the housing market crisis to make an incredible new movie, '99 Homes'

The film, directed by Ramin Bahrani ("At Any Price," "Goodbye Solo"), is a modern day "Wall Street" with the e-cigarette smoking Carver as its Gordon Gekko. It's also an infuriating look at what many families, particularly in central Florida, endured during the harshest times of the financial …

Real Estate

The Least-Visited States In America, And Why You Should Go To Each

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism (edited)</i><p>Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones …

15 of the Coolest Supercars From the 2000s

From your bedroom wall to the desktop of your first computer, these are the cars that celebrated big power, big engines, and spectacular performance.<p>From your bedroom wall to the desktop of your first computer, these are the cars that celebrated big power, big engines, and spectacular performance.

Sports Cars

Netflix knows the exact episode of a TV show that gets you hooked

A TV pilot may get you interested in a show, but Netflix says it's rarely the episode that gets you hooked. It's probably no surprise that Netflix has been analyzing our TV-watching habits to figure out exactly how we all get obsessed with certain series. It hasn't come to any conclusions about …

TV

'Furious 8' has a director dilemma

As its announced April 2017 release date inches closer and screenwriter Chris Morgan works on the script, Universal still has not found a director for the next outing. And in this case, it seems that the job will involve more than just the usual challenge of overseeing a big-budget thrill ride. …

Movies