Peter Säll

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Remarkable Large-Scale Paintings Reveal the Power of Photorealism

Artist Hirothropologie has devoted himself to creating photorealistic paintings that are spectacularly detailed. Every freckle is emphasized along with each strand of hair. As for the clothing that he portrays, all embellishments are intricately represented and help to add a sense of texture. “I …

Buying a car in Austin just got way easier and — dare we say — fun

I could barely concentrate on anything else the day it was supposed to be delivered. My new car, an electric Nissan Leaf, was expected to arrive …

Here’s Why Electric Cars Are Always Greener Than Gas

Advocates call electric cars a solution to combat global warming, critics have suggested coal-fed grids make them dirtier than conventional cars, but …

Tesla’s New Feature Takes The Model S From 0-60 MPH In Under 3 Seconds

At a press conference in San Francisco today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that a new feature will let the electric car maker’s Model S P85D accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.8 seconds. Dubbed “Ludicrous Mode” in an apparent nod to Mel Brooks film <i>Spaceballs</i>, the new …

Floating plasma display makes fairies a reality

See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI -- that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not exactly new either. However, floating lights created using existing techniques can usually burn skin, …

Engineering

20 Questions That Could Change Your Life

Finding the answers starts with posing the right questions—and Martha Beck has 20 to get you started.

'Star Wars' battleships crash land on Earth in spectacular photo series

From a galaxy far, far way to your back yard.<p>By digitally altering photographs of major cities like London, New York City and Tokyo, French art …

New York City

Apple Watch review: a status symbol for iOS devotees

​Mankind's fascination with watches capable of more than simply telling the time is nothing new. But recently, our collective interest in intelligent timepieces has spiked, and we have more and more powerful wrist-worn computers to choose from than ever -- whether made by startups with …

Photographer Spends a Season Watching an Adorable Family of Red Foxes Grow Up

When wildlife photographer Melissa Groo got tipped off by friends that a family of red foxes had set up a home in a backyard shed in Lansing, New York, she made it her mission to photograph them. She didn't just snap one or two shots, she spent an entire season with the family, watching the kits as …

12 biggest surprises after a week with Apple Watch

Far from being a superfluous device strictly for hard-core Apple fans, the Apple Watch is a surprisingly delightful and useful device.<p>Now that we’ve spent enough time with the latest gadget from the mothership, we’re noticing quite a few sweet little positives (and a couple negatives) about Apple …

This Guy's Office Post-It Murals Put The Rest of Us To Shame

The word “office” usually makes us think of a drab and uninspiring sea of monochromatic cubicles. Not content with the status-quo, designer Ben …

Murals

Whimsical Photo Manipulations Offer Lighthearted Perspectives on the Natural World

Using beautiful imagery and editing prowess, graphic artist Anil Saxema's whimsical photo manipulations lend a fresh perspective to our view of the natural world. His work depicts lighthearted scenes of humans and animals interacting in amusing – and often surprising – ways. For instance, a woman …

13 crazy facts about the mansion the founder of Minecraft bought for $70 million

When video game studio Mojang was bought by Microsoft for $2.5 billion in September 2014, Minecraft's creator Markus Persson became a billionaire.<p>A few months later, news broke that the newly wealthy Persson — or "Notch," as he's known in the gaming community — had dished out $70 million for an …

Highfive Raises $32 Million To Bring Cheap Video To Conference Rooms Worldwide

Companies like Slack and Zenefits are known for how they’re changing the way we work, from reducing work email clutter to making it easier for human resources at small businesses to buy insurance for their employees.<p>Inside those companies, they’re using a new kind of video tool to be more …

How the Apple Watch is made

No Apple fan is oblivious to the huge amount of science, technique, expertise and care that Apple puts into every product. Apple doesn’t design its products the way it does because it <i>has</i> to, but because it is compelled on a profoundly spiritual level to do so.<p>For the Apple Watch, Apple has taken …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

I'm Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder of Airbnb, and This Is How I Work

When you need a place to stay while traveling, hotels seem practically quaint in the context of current online markets like Airbnb. Airbnb has …

Mac Starter Pack: unleash your iTunes gift card and upgrade your Mac with these great apps

Let’s assume you unwrapped a brand new Mac this year (<i>awesome!</i>) or scored a ton of iTunes/iBooks/App Store credit (<i>still awesome!</i>) and you need ideas for awesome apps to buy and check out for your new MacBook or iMac. Tons of new apps have launched on the Mac this year and even more have added new …

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Productivity

Microsoft in 2015: Windows 10 must repair the damage from Windows 8

What lies ahead for Microsoft in 2015 can be summarized in just two words: Windows 10.<p>The company's fate has always been deeply intertwined with …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

Top 10 Ways to Be a Better Runner

Running is one of the easiest ways to get a good cardio workout (and it's an important skill for when the Zombie Apocalypse hits). Whether you're …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Open Source Remote Control lets you pilot just about any drone

Drones and other remotely piloted vehicles are inherently limited by their controls; you frequently have to switch controllers when you switch vehicles, and you can usually forget about customization. You might not have to worry if the Open Source Remote Control (OSRC) project gets off the ground, …

So You've Validated Your Startup Idea. What Next?

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to provide instant technical support and shopping advice from reliable and vetted experts.</i><p>Working on startups for the last 10 years, I had some successes and some failures. Six months ago, I pulled the curtains on a startup I had …

17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World

Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web.<p>They’re certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things drones can do that prove this. You can view them all on one page here.<p>1. Delivering fast …

Philips opens up preorders for 'Hue Lux,' its new white light smart bulbs

Philips is now letting people preorder its new smart lightbulb kit the Hue Lux on its website as well as other online retailers like Apple.<p>Philips first smart bulb kit was the Hue, which offered three LED smart bulbs that could change a plethora of different colors as well as a bridge that let you …

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1093000/1093120_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637987_f52220c76969bf6dab76d8a86238d034<p><b>An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of …