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The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Samsung Galaxy S5 potentially spotted in benchmark results, reveals monster specs

The Galaxy S5 rumors have started swirling, though so far there has been little mentioned in the way of specs. But new benchmark results posted on …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Microsoft's Answer To Apple's Siri May Be Halo's 'Cortana'

I don’t usually dabble into the phone wars here, as I’m far more concentrated on Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo in the console game, rather than Microsoft vs. Apple vs. Google in the phone OS arena. Sometimes however, there’s crossover in unexpected ways.<p>According to a report for ZDnet, Microsoft …

Into The Tunnels: Exploring The Underside Of NYC

Urban explorer Steve Duncan goes underground, examining the hidden infrastructure of major cities all over the world: their tunnels, subways and sewers. Late in 2010, NPR's Jacki Lyden joined Duncan and a group of subterranean adventurers in New York. (This story originally aired on <i>All Things</i> …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Top 10 ... No 11 MARVEL Events That Had a Major Impact

'NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME'<p>1 of 13<p>Last year’s <i>Secret Empire</i> was Marvel’s last major event, with the publisher vowing to avoid company-wide event …

Samsung's smartwatch to be unveiled Sept. 4, report says

The Samsung smartwatch will be unveiled in early September, according to a report this week.<p>SamMobile, a website that covers Samsung news, reports that it has confirmed that the South Korean tech giant will unveil its rumored device on Sept. 4.<p>The unveiling will take place at the IFA annual …

CES

An Interview with Photographer Zhang Jingna

Chances are you may, at some point or another, have seen New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna‘s work in your daily lives. Her work has appeared …

The honest Chromecast review: Three weeks with Google’s TV stick

It’s been three weeks since Google unveiled its Chromecast dongle, and I’ve been using it practically every day since then to watch Netflix(s nflx), …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Humor: What if Disney Princesses Shared Photos on Instagram?

I admit that I am an Instagram Junkie. To paraphrase that classic SNL line: “I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE INSTAGRAM.” It’s not …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

Daylighting Takes Off as Cities Expose Long-Buried Rivers

The latest trend in urban renewal involves opening up underground streams.<p><b>There's likely an underground stream in your city, but it may soon be seeing the light.</b><p><b>Uncovering buried streams has had huge impacts in places as diverse as Seattle, Washington, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and even Seoul,</b> …

Canon to Release 75+ Megapixel Monster!!!???

<b>Canon to Release 75+ Megapixel Monster!!!???</b><p>So, rumor has it that Canon is working on a Pro DSLR with 75+ Megapixel, eh? Crazy! Do we need this many megapixels? And, more importantly, can we handle it?<p><b>It is going to happen!</b><p>I know that you may feel inclined to scream out a convicing "NO!". Me too! But the thing is that this is will eventually happen - whether you like it or not. If you expected that 10 years from now we would still be shooting with 20+ MP, you're in for a surprise: The pixel …

Google’s new virtual reality game is going to bring audiences to ads in real life

Have you ever played Ingress? Probably not, because it’s still in closed beta release and on an “invitation” policy. The game is produced by Google and goes under the label of Niantic Labs. It’s a virtual reality game that uses augmented reality to defend your city and conquer the warring faction. …

Virtual Reality

Confessions of an Ex-Gear Addict

Thank God, I am now a gear minimalist focused on photography and a big fan of “limitation creativity” (i.e. you are more creative with less)… But …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

07.07.2013 – Episode #393 – Satellite Sam #1

Show Notes<p>Total Running Time: 01:02:23<p>With Conor off returning the iFanboy Bell to its clandestine shrine, resident Man of Science Ryan Haupt joins …

Comics

How to Make Your Own Light Panel for Portrait Photography

Let’s face it, lighting equipment can be pretty expensive once you add up all the power supplies, light stands, light modifiers, power packs, slaves …

Sewing

A Brief History of Sliced Bread

Every new and clever innovation seems to win the praise of being “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” Have you ever wondered, how long has it …

Here's an Awesome Redesign of the Los Angeles Freeway Map

Boston-based designer Peter Dunn decided to try his hand at creating a new map of LA's highway system and the results are pretty great, and more than a little reminiscent of London's iconic tube maps. Dunn explains that "my challenge was to clarify every possible route through <b>31 freeways</b>, 75 …

Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

If we weren't all using 1960s technology to conduct financial transactions, maybe we wouldn't get heisted.<p>Yesterday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed that an international team of thieves had stolen close to $45 million in the biggest ATM fraud case in history. The heist required some …