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Fashion Photography

Meet Monika Mogi, Tokyo's Photography Prodigy

At just 22, she has an impressive list of credits and the photo skills to back them up.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had …

Photo Essays

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

Christopher Nolan explains Inception's ending: 'I want you to chase your reality'

Christopher Nolan has finally explained the controversial “spinning top” ending to his critically acclaimed science fiction blockbuster Inception.<p>Speaking at a commencement ceremony at Princeton University earlier this week, the British film-maker said the 2010 brainteaser’s final scene inspired …

CreativeLive Asks Photoshop Experts to Open Photoshop 1.0

Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Remembrance ceremonies will be held in towns and cities around the disaster zone and in Tokyo, where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are to lead tributes to those who died in Japan's worst peace-time disaster.<p>A national moment of silence is to follow the cry of tsunami alarm sirens which will …

Japan
Fukushima

Britain Launches First Driverless Car—And It’s Precious

Google's self-driving cars face some cute competition<p>Britain’s first driverless car doesn’t look like a car at all. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder launched Wednesday, wandering the sidewalks of London’s Greenwich neighborhood, and it’s closer in appearance to a runaway cockpit of a small …

Driverless Cars

Check In to Japan’s Creepy Robot Hotel

Nagasaki’s Henn-na Hotel will feature ten robotic, but startlingly human-like, members of staff. Now scientists are working on them being able to …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Universe

Should New York Release Sex Offenders?

As New York state considers releasing sex offenders previously held in civil commitment, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner's research on the Depravity Standard asks the public to consider how to judge the worst crimes people can commit.<p><i>Illustration by Amanda Lanzone</i><p>Under a New York state …

Crime

Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years

British Beagle 2 probe had not been seen or heard from since December 2003 and had been presumed destroyed<p>So near and yet so far. New images show that the UK’s Beagle 2 successfully landed on the surface of Mars in 2003 but failed to fully deploy its solar panels. Without these, it could not …

Space Science

This USB wall charger secretly logs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards nearby

Privacy and security researcher Samy Kamkar has released a keylogger for Microsoft wireless keyboards cleverly hidden in what appears to be a rather large, but functioning USB wall charger. Called KeySweeper, the stealthy Arduino-based device can sniff, decrypt, log, and report back all keystrokes …

Sony Officially Announces the a7II in the US! Will Ship in Time for Christmas

The Sony a7II and its impressive 5-axis in-body stabilization has generated a ton of well-deserved buzz since it was officially announced. There’s …

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days …

Open Letter to Client Regarding the ‘Job Killer’ Quoted Rate

Hello Potential Client,<p>Regarding your last email in which you said:<p><i>“… if they (your client) saw the $700/ $1400 a day fee for the photographer they</i> …

Follow Around Justin Borucki as He Captures Wet Plate Collodion Street Photography

Photographer Justin Borucki has spent the better part of a year and a half capturing Chinatown through the age old process of wet plate collodion …

Sony’s Rumored APCS Technology, Not All It Was Cracked Up To Be?

Today, we have some interesting new information regarding Sony’s APCS (Active Pixel Color Sampling) sensor, which we first told you about earlier …

Cameras

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

This High Speed Camera Can Capture 4K at a Mind-Bending 900fps

One of the biggest challenges of shooting 4K Ultra HD footage is the sheer amount of data you’re processing. That’s about 30 8MP photos coming into …

Remarkable Landscape Photos of Hokkaido, Japan

Photographer Kent Shiraishi works and resides in a small village of Biei, Japan in the heart of the Hokkaido Island. Although quite far from the big …

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

A few weeks ago, we shared what 7 top photographers said they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have …

Google

Google

I Ditched My iPhone For A Samsung Galaxy S5 And Was Blown Away By What I Was Missing With Apple

Until recently, I was a loyal Apple customer, with two MacBooks and an iPhone 5. But I recently moved from New York to London, and that meant I needed a new phone number. But my iPhone was locked, preventing that from happening.<p>So I decided to get a new phone. I really wanted a big, 5.7-inch iPhone …

Samsung Galaxy S5

From prey to predator: how I got justice after sexual assault

First came the attack, on her first day at college. Then came the long, hard road through disbelief and two trials<p>My obsession with animals pre-existed any trauma in my life. As a five-year-old, I wrote a fully illustrated book titled Tigger Maskkir, about circus animals that revolt and eat the …

Wolverine is going to die, and I couldn't care less

<i>Anghus Houvouras on why he couldn’t care less about the upcoming Death of Wolverine…</i><p>When I first start reading comic books, the idea of a character …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …